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About Sheffield

Sheffield is a unique city with plenty of culture (cafes, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, theatres and independent cinemas), a multitude of green spaces (with city centre parks and the Peak District National Park on its doorstep), a central campus, and an award winning Student Union.

To take a look at what Sheffield has to offer, please visit the following:

For cultural pursuits — Sheffield has an amazing array of museums, galleries and theatres, some of which are accessible from campus, like the beautiful Weston Park Museum and the world famous Crucible Theatre.

For the great outdoors — Sheffield is the UK's 4th largest city. But also one of its greenest which makes for a unique and exciting mix of buzzing city life, stunning landscapes and easy access to nature.

Going out — Sheffield's independent food and cafe scene is absolutely thriving, it is often described as the UK's Real Ale capital and we have some of the best coffee and brunch spots in the UK.

Visitors Guide — a fun, quirky take on exploring the city

 

Reaching Sheffield

By Air

Sheffield is close to a number of airports served by domestic and international carriers:

Manchester Airport has a frequent and direct rail link to Sheffield and the journey takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes. To plan and pre-book your train journey, visit the Trainline website.

Robin Hood Airport (near Doncaster) is around 30 minutes distance by car. To travel on public transport, catch a connecting bus from the airport to Doncaster centre (takes around 30 minutes) and then catch a train Doncaster to Sheffield (takes around 40 minutes).

Leeds/Bradford Airport is around 1 hour 30 minutes away by public transport (airport transfers and train).

Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are reasonably accessible by rail with just one change of train (at either London St Pancras or London Kings Cross). We recommend you to allow at least four hours travel time between either of these airports and Sheffield.

 

By Train

Sheffield is a very well served and connected part of the UK railway network. Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (from just over 2 hours), Birmingham (1.25 hours), Leeds (1 hour) Manchester (1 hour) and Nottingham (1 hour).

To plan your train journey, please visit the Trainline website.

There is a direct link from the railway station to the Sheffield Station Supertram stop via the main overbridge (see Trams section).

 

By Car

To plan your route to Sheffield by car, click here and enter your starting point.

Parking at the University in Sheffield is limited, but there are two conveniently located pay and display car parks:

Durham Road is at the Western Bank end of the city campus

Solly Street, which may be more convenient if you are visiting the Broad Lane or Mappin Street areas. Spaces can be pre booked at either car park.

However, spaces cannot be guaranteed and we recommend that you scope out local alternatives using Parkopedia, or consider using the Sheffield Park and Ride.

 

Getting Around in Sheffield

Campus Map: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.734627!/file/campus-map-a-z-oct-17.gif

Interactive Campus Map:

http://ssid.sheffield.ac.uk/campus-map/?location=38-mappin-street

City Centre Map: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.697569!/file/city-centre-april-2017.gif

 

Trams

Trams are a convenient way to travel around the city and there are several campus tram stops that are reachable from the railway station, the city centre and Meadowhall (the nearby shopping centre).

Both the blue route to Malin Bridge and the yellow route to Middlewood stop at West Street and the University.

The nearest tram stop to our venue is West Street.

Stagecoach journey planner

 

Buses

There are plenty of regular bus services that stop on campus. All of these journey from the city centre, through the University and out into the suburbs 51 (Broomhill), 52 (Broomhill, Crookes, Walkley, Hillsborough), 95 (Crookesmoor, Walkley) and 120 (Broomhill, Ranmoor).

To plan your bus journey, visit Travel South Yorkshire.

 

Taxis

There are taxi ranks at the railway station and beside the City Hall in the city centre. The journey to the University should only take five minutes, but can take 15 minutes if traffic is heavy. Expect to pay around £5-£6 for a 10-15 minute journey.

The main taxi company serving Sheffield is City Taxis: 01142 39 39 39.

However, there are also usually plenty of options for Uber cars.

 

Venue

Our venue will be Sheffield University's 38 Mappin Street. 38 Mappin Street is a recently refurbished refurbished teaching space nestled in the heart of the University's Engineering. Our rooms for the two days will be:

17th Sept - 106 Workroom 3

18th Sept - G11 Workroom 2

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