Sheffield  is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. During the 19th century, Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production. The city is located within the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries, the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin, and the Sheaf.  There are more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, and an estimated 2 million trees, giving Sheffield the highest ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe. The city has a long sporting heritage, and is home to the world’s oldest football club.

CountryUnited Kingdom
Area367.94 km2
TourismusBishops’ House, Weston Park Museum, Sheffield City Hall, the Crucible Theatre,  Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

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Sheffield is just… amazing !    Especially the student life :

First of all, they only have three or  four hours per days of lectures. They also have TPs but they don’t have any TDs. They work on their oSCAN Mapwn because they have more free time.

We attend some lectures, it’s like the one we have in SCAN at INSA. But the student can choose what lecture they want to attend.

Secondly, they have a student union very active, the one at INSA (BDE) is huge and amazing, but the one in sheffield university is even more amazing and crazy ! You can have an idea if you visit their web site :

Last but not least, the university is near the city center hence you can have a break and take a coffee or eat a “fish and chips” easily.

We also visit the countryside, it’s beautiful but very wet…

To conclude, if I could go there during my four year I would say yes without hesitation 😉

(or in an other university in England).


Sheffield is a small city in Yorkshire, one hour from Manchester. The University there represents half of the city and is famous for its huge Students’ Union, the largest in the UK. It offers many activities daily to students: parties, sports, volunteering… During our visit, they were electing the new student officers and every candidate was campaigning during lunch time distributing leaflets, making choreographies or animations. For our last night we went to their Results’ Party, where the atmosphere was even crazier than for National elections ! We attended several lectures in the Mechanical Engineering department as well, to compare them with the French educational system. During our two weeks there, we also had time to discover the countryside such as Peak District, and some of us even made excursions to York and Liverpool.

Matthieu, Claire, Camille, Pierrick, Lionel