University of Sheffield

Study Geography at the University of Sheffield

Are you contemplating distant overseas study abroad travel? Are you wishing for a life-changing and amazing experience? Here are four good reasons to particulate in Study Abroad by visiting the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK. 

First, Sheffield is not just a ‘city’ it is ‘the outdoor city’ – on the edge of the stunning Peak District national park, you are situated 10kms from the climbing mecca of Stanage Edge and within easy distance of a raft of further climbing, mountain biking, fell running and kayaking opportunities. At the same time, Sheffield has the benefits, amenities and nightlife of a major city (it is England’s fourth-largest city). Sheffield is also home to two major soccer teams (Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday) as well as the rugby league team, the Sheffield Eagles.

Second, Sheffield is a city of makers, shakers and culture – their industrial history inspires a new generation of creative businesses and opportunities, from artists such as Kid Acne and Pete McKee to acclaimed bands Def Leppard and the Arctic Monkeys, through to local designers and makers. The city boasts 70 live music venues, its own music festival (Tramlines), a documentary film festival (DocFest) and outdoor film festival (ShAFF), as well as a vast array of breweries, pubs, bars and restaurants.

Third, make lifelong British friends in one of the friendliest and open cities in the UK; it is also the safest and one of the best value major cities to live, study and play in. The central Student Union is consistently voted as the best in the UK, while the student GeogSoc is regularly voted the best student society within the University of Sheffield and provides a tremendous programme of events and activities to ensure you quickly make new friends, settle in to the city and University, and transition in to your studies with ease.

Fourth, do all the above while studying at one of the UK’s leading geography departments, the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield. Not only will you be taught by world leaders in the field, but the curriculum resonates strongly with the geography curriculum at the University of Wollongong. 


For more information about the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, please visit their website. 

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