Hey Sheffield, Molly here!
I'm currently in my second year at Sheffield Uni and having a blast - I thought I'd give you a rundown of some of the great things the city has to offer and my personal favourites...
One of the first things that drew me to Sheffield was its friendly, humble, and happening feel. It really felt as though you could be well integrated in community whilst still having that big city feeling - plus being surrounded by green spaces.
Sheffield is the UK's greenest city! It boarders the Peak District and has a bunch of beautiful calm areas scattered around the city. My personal favourites are the Botanical Gardens, Western Park and Bole Hill (the views are worth the trek to the top!). A great activity on a sunny (or even rainy) day is to get the bus from Ecclesall Road to the Peak District, grab a drink and a bite to eat from the pub and get walking!
The city centre has lots of funky small independent live music venues - Sidney and Matilda is a personal favourite. The Leadmill is always fun - hosting live music, comedy and quiz nights and big club events, and The Washington is also a classic. The cat cafe in the city centre 'Tabby Teas' is also an ideal place to spend the afternoon.
The student areas, Broomhill and Crookes, have a bustling vibrant feel, with some great charity shops and a bunch of cafes - like NamSong and Pom Kitchen which are perfect for food, a coffee and a study sesh. Also, treating yourself to a pie from Nottingham House is a student must do.
Sheffield also has great upcoming areas - Kelham Island has some cool venues, Yellow Arch Studious, a monthly street food market 'Peddlers', and is home to Cutlery Works, a food and bar court... definitely worth a visit.
And finally, when on a shopping trip, of course head to Division Street to get kitted out in some Sheffield, Northern and Proud gear :)