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The University of Sheffield

Sheffield University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and currently has more than 25,000 undergraduates and postgraduates studying at the campus in the city centre. Situated right in the heart of Sheffield, the University of Sheffield was recently voted number 1 in the Student Experience Awards, making it a fantastic place to go to university. And with iQ Steel and iQ Brocco both situated less than quarter of an hour's walk from the university, it isn't hard to see why many Sheffield Uni students choose to live with us at iQ Student Accommodation.

You'll find both iQ Steel and iQ Brocco in the centre of Sheffield; perfectly placed for reaching the city's shops, restaurants and nighlife. Both are less than a mile from the University of Sheffield 'Western Bank' campus, meaning the Students Union, Octagon Centre, Firth Court, Hicks Building and Western Bank Library (plus many more of the uni's facilities and buildings!) are all within easy walking distance.


  Distance Bus Tram Car / taxi Walk Cycle
iQ Brocco 0.8 miles - 15 minutes 5 minutes 15 minutes 8 minutes
iQ Steel 0.4 miles 6 minutes - 4 minutes 11 minutes 5 minutes


How to find Sheffield University from iQ Brocco or iQ Steel

Both iQ Steel and iQ Brocco are well placed for students at The University of Sheffield to get to campus quickly and easily.

From iQ Steel Student Accommodation, you can walk down Glossop Road to reach the uni in approximately ten minutes. If you're running late or feeling lazy, you can hop on either the 120 bus or the number 70 to get there faster. Alternatively, the buses 51 and 52 will take you to the other side of campus in just six minutes. Perfect!

iQ Brocco is slightly further away from campus than iQ Steel, however, it's still super easy to get to and from the university. Walking will still only take you quarter of an hour if you go via University Square, and you can cycle the same route in just eight minutes. If you want to feel like a real Sheffield local, take the tram - the Blue or Yellow tram lines will take you part of the way down Netherthorpe Road to the very edge of campus.

If you're feeling REALLY lazy - or have tonnes of books to get to and from campus - you can get a taxi there in a few minutes from both sites for approximately £3. Plus, cycling enthusiasts can pop to Sheffield University from either iQ Steel or iQ Brocco in less than ten minutes. And with our on-site secure cycle storage offering a safe and easy place to keep your bike, cycling is one of the most convenient and cheapest options to get to campus.

Sheffield University contact details

General enquiries

  • 0114 222 2000

Students' Union

  • 0114 22 28500
  • studentsunion@sheffield.ac.uk

Did you know...

  • Sheffield University was voted No. 1 in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Awards, 2014-15.
  • Approximately 25,000 people study at the University of Sheffield each year.
  • Famous alumni from the university include Jessica Ennis-Hill, Eddie Izzard, Hilary Mantel, and Nobel Prize winner Sir Richard Roberts.
  • The University of Sheffield is ranked top in Yorkshire for graduate prospects.
  • The University of Sheffield was ranked 69th in the world in 2014.