Over 60,000 students live in Sheffield, making it a true student city. From independent shops to student bars, there’s something for everyone here. Sheffield is made up of green spaces like parks, public gardens, and the countryside. So if you’re looking for a quiet, sunny place to study in peace, you’re never far from somewhere pretty to relax in. This city is a great choice if you like the perks of living in the city combined with the outdoorsy experience. It boasts 30 cinema screens, 70 music venues and a knife with 2,000 blades on display in the Kelham Island Museum. You might expect the latter from a city that was built around the steel industry.
Not only that, this lush, green and 4th largest city hosts a number of festivals, like the international documentary film festival called Sheffield Doc/Fest, Off the Shelf (a festival of words), Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sheffield Food Festival, Peace in the Park music festival and the Festival of the Mind, a celebration of the cerebral hosted by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the city’s creative community. Then there’s the 3-day Tramlines Festival, the big music festival in July which books international stars like Dizzee Rascal, The Dandy Warhols, George Clinton, Kelis, Jurassic 5, and Catfish and the Bottlemen!
For the fitness enthusiast, you’re never far from a hill. The meadows, dales and the high ground of the Peak District National Park are a 20-minute bus ride away from the city centre. When it gets just a bit chilly, head to the Winter Garden, housed in one of the largest glasshouses in the UK. Or to one of the city’s museums. The Kelham Island Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet reflect Sheffield’s industrial past when most works were manual, sweaty and sometimes brutal. Stroll over to the Devonshire Quarter, full of character and cafés that offer thali (Indian) dishes, specialist bhajis, and Mexican food, among other cuisines. The Quarter is noted for clothes stores although its most famous shop is Rare & Racy, which is a trove of books, records, old maps, and prints.
If you’re in the mood for shopping, Sheffield has a huge out-of-town shopping centre and a number of shopping quarters and markets. Give the Peddler Night Market a visit which takes place on the first weekend of each month and pops up in various locations. Live bands, delicious smells of street food, with chefs from The Hip Hop Chip Shop cooking battered gherkins, halloumi cheese, and fries, this is an event you definitely cannot miss if you live at Sheffield.
Here we list some of the best student accommodation in Sheffield. Read on choose from some premier properties to spend your best student years in.
This student accommodation is located in Sheffield’s centre, on the vibrant Ecclesall Road close to the both University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. It consists of thoughtfully designed en-suite rooms and studios. This student housing offers unlimited WIFI, a friendly local team and no hidden costs. You’ll have full access to the communal area located on the 9th floor overlooking the city, complete with a terrace. The communal space includes; gym, café, coffee house style chillout area, library style screening room, open plan games and study areas.
Steel City is a brand new student accommodation located on Hollis Croft in Sheffield. It is walking distance from University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University campus with Sheffield’s city centre close by as well. You can choose from a variety of en-suite rooms in shared apartments and luxury studios flats. The property boasts of a rooftop skyline lounge, Les Mills fitness studio and you also get a personal TV! Meadowhall Shopping Centre is in close proximity to the property so you will have the best of what the city has to offer right on your doorstep.
If you are looking for things to do around Steel City Sheffield, then there is plenty. Head to the BBs Italian Sheffield if you are not in the mood to cook, this is the best place to eat with your friends & is only a 2-minute walk. Feel like a drink after lectures? Try Shakespeare for their international beer and live music, perfect spot to drive away from the mid-week blues and is close to the Steel City Sheffield student accommodation.
Make the most of your student life at Hollis Croft situated in the midst of vibrant city life. A premier student accommodation, it’s located close to the Sheffield city centre and a short walk away from the University of Sheffield. It offers students a variety of en-suite rooms or studios to choose from and caters to every preference and budget. When you want to take a break from studying and classes, you can work-out at the residents only gym, watch a movie in the cinema room, catch up with friends in the communal lounge and enjoy the regular social events hosted by the management.
- Card or Coin-Operated Laundry
- Library or Study Area
- Shared Kitchen
- Social Space(s)
- Outdoor Area
- Bike Storage
- Social Events
Security & safety
- Secure Access
- CCTV / Surveillance Cameras
- Controlled Access Gate
- Security Alarm
- Maintenance Team (24-hour On Call)
Oakwood House is a brand new luxurious student accommodation in Sheffield. Opened in 2017, it is right next to Sheffield City Centre and within walking distance from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. While a range of fully-furnished en-suite rooms and 3-6 bedroom apartments are on offer, this student accommodation also has amazing amenities. Such as communal lounges where you can cheer for your favourite sports team on the widescreen TV, study areas for group discussions, cleaning services if you’re feeling too lazy to clean up and high-speed Wi-Fi for avid net surfers. Not just that, located in such a happening area in Sheffield, it boasts a great nightlife and shopping experience. Explore the city’s culture and steelmaking history by visiting Kelham Island Museum. If you love monumental architecture, head to the Bishop’s House to see the Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture. With the Sheffield City Centre just minutes away, you can shop, eat and relax around that area; get a cup of coffee at Tunsia’s Planet Coffee Shop or get some drinks with your flatmates at The Office Bar.
- Price also includes:
- Bike Storage
- Electricity Bill
- 24-hour security
If these properties interest you and you’d like to get more information or book right away, head the listing page for Sheffield on Unilodgers.com. You can book one of the above properties or choose from over 84 other options.
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