I don't have my exam results yet, can I still book?
If you're still waiting for your exam results and you're not sure whether your place at university is confirmed, don't worry! You can still apply. You just need to ensure that if you do not get your place at university, you let the team on your chosen site know a maximum of 3 days after you receive your results, to cancel your booking. In this instance, you will receive a full refund of your deposit, proof will be required. If you don't let us know within 3 days, your tenancy agreement will remain in place, and you will be liable for the rent on your room for the entire contract period.
Do I have contents insurance?
I am an International Student, do I need a UK Guarantor to book?
If you choose to pay termly, you are required to supply a UK guarantor who will guarantee to make your instalment payments if you are unable to. The Guarantor must be living in the UK, be in full-time employment or a homeowner. If you choose to pay your year's rent in full, you do not require a UK guarantor.
How close is the university?
The University of Sheffield is a 10 minute walk; and the tram stops near both Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield. There is a tram stop outside the building.
How far is the city centre?
A 15 minute walk or 5 minutes on the tram
Where is the nearest supermarket?
Tesco on Infirmary Road, just 2 minutes' walk.
Is there a medical centre nearby?
There's a medical centre 10-15 minutes' walk away on Broad Lane.
Where is the nearest cashpoint?
At the local Tesco.
Where is the nearest police station?
A 10 minute walk away.
Where is the nearest post office?
A 10-15 minute walk away on West Street.
Where is the nearest gym?
There is a Momentum Gym nearby
How far are the bus/train stations?
The Shalesmoor tram stop is just outside the building. The blue service takes 10 minutes to get to the train and bus stations
Where's the nearest bus stop?
A minute away. There are a lot of services that go to the city centre.
What's in my room?
Your room is fully furnished with: bed (single in a Standard, 3/4 in a Standard Plus, double in Deluxe and Studios), desk, chair, wardrobe, chest of drawers and noticeboard.
What is included in the kitchen?
Kitchens come equipped with: cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board, mop and bucket and vacuum cleaner. You will need to provide your own crockery and cooking utensils.
Who cleans my flat?
You are responsible for cleaning your room and for cleaning your communal areas with your flatmates.
Can I bring a pet?
Sorry, pets are not permitted.
Where can I do my laundry?
There is an on-site laundry room with both washing and drying facilities.
Can I personalise my room?
A large pin board is provided in the bedroom for posters. We ask that you don't put posters on your walls as any damage caused will be chargeable.
Can I have guests to stay?
Guests are permitted for a maximum of 2 nights in any week. Please sign them in at reception on arrival.
Can I bring my car?
There are limited spaces in our underground car park allocated on a first-come first-served basis. There is a charge of £17.50 a week for this facility.
Is there anywhere I can store my bike?
There are a number of external bike rails located in the courtyards
Where do I collect my post from?
Reception accept parcels for students living at Sheffield 3. You will receive a slip in your post box to notify you, which should be brought to reception with photo ID. Parcels larger than 30cm x 40cm x 50cm or heavier than 15kg won't be accepted. Letters are delivered to post boxes.
Can I change my room?
If there is any availability you may be able to transfer rooms. A charge may be incurred
Do I need to have a TV Licence?
You will need to purchase a TV licence if you wish to watch or stream live TV in your flat. This can be shared with flatmates.
What events do you arrange on the site?
We arrange several events throughout the year, which are well publicised in the blocks.
What facilities are there on site?
Common room with seating, pool table, table tennis, vending machine and 60" TV with Sky and Wii console.
Can I store my possessions in the summer?
Unfortunately we are unable to store possessions, but we will be happy to provide information on shipping and storage companies.
Can I book for summer?
We offer summer contracts subject to availability. Please contact the team to find out more.
Can I arrive early?
Please contact the site team to check whether your room will be vacated and cleaned by the time you want to arrive. There will be an extra charge for early arrivals.
What about safety and security on site?
There are staff on the site 24 hours a day, including security guards outside of office hours. There is CCTV throughout, and the site is key-fob access only