City Residences

Living here puts you minutes away from the campus, and right in the beating heart of our beautiful northern city. Nearly 2,000 students from the UK and 150 countries enjoy Sheffield’s warm welcome and unique personality.

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On your doorstep

City accommodation is interwoven with the campus and the city itself. Full of character and surprises, Sheffield is an open, progressive place that welcomes everyone – no matter where they’re from. So expect to find cultures, cuisines, art and music from all over the world blended with the more homegrown variety. And for the times you need to stay ultra-local, our accommodation has its own facilities too.

The UK’s best Students' Union
Voted the best Students' Union in the country by students for the last five years running, the SU is the centre of Uni’s social life – with events, gigs, and a huge variety of shops and cafes. Five minutes walk from all city accommodation sites, the SU is also where you’ll find your student representatives.

Rent and living costs 

Your rent includes utility bills, contents insurance and internet access, as well as Residence Life events and sports activities throughout the year.

You'll also get 20 free washes and drys in the launderettes at your accommodation. 

All contracts are self-catered and either 42 or 51 weeks in length, with the majority of 51-week contracts reserved for Postgraduate students. 

  • A 42-week contract: 22 September 2024 - 11 July 2025
  • A 51-week contract: 22 September 2024 - 12 September 2025

The prices below are for the 2024-25 academic year.

Undergraduate - City

Self-catered

Room Type

Contract length

Rent

Allen Court

En-suite+

42 weeks

£7,879.20

Allen Court

Deluxe+

42 weeks

£8,473.08

Broad Lane Court

Shared bathroom

42 weeks

£4,200

St. George's Flats

En-suite

42 weeks

£6,947.22

St. Vincent's Place

En-suite

42 Weeks

£7,155.96

Postgraduate - City

Self-catered 

Room Type

Contract Length

Rent

Allen Court 

En-suite+

42 weeks

£7,879.20

Allen Court

Deluxe+ 

42 weeks

£8,473.08

Broad Lane Court

Shared Bathroom

42 weeks

£4,200

St Vincent's Place

En-suite

42 weeks

£7,155.96

Allen Court

En-suite+

51 weeks

£9,460.50

Allen Court

Deluxe+

51 weeks 

£10,181.64

St Vincent's Place

En-suite

51 weeks

£8,689.38

Mappin

Shared Bathroom

51 weeks

£6,854.40

Allen Court 

Allen Court is one of our most popular city residences, and it's easy to see why! With modern en-suite + and deluxe + bedrooms, great facilities, and it's perfect location close to the central faculty buildings and the Students' Union, it's a great option for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

The Common Room is open 24 hours a day, and there’s a separate games room and movie room for residents to use. There’s also a gym on-site, open from early until late. And of course, our friendly customer services team is available if you need anything.

Take a flying drone tour of Allen Court

Allen Court is in a great location, very central to all the main university buildings, and generally is just a nice place to live with good, friendly and helpful reception staff

Heng, 2023-24

St Vincent's Place

Only a short walk from Kelham Island and Sheffield city centre, St Vincent's has comfortable en-suite rooms and a range of study spots, music and cinema rooms, all located in the converted church that is the St Vincent's Common Room – making it a beautiful space to hang out or study. St Vincent's Communal Kitchen is the place to cook with your friends, and make new ones!

Take a flying drone tour of St Vincent's Place

The rooms are very nice and clean, I feel comfortable here and if you have any problems the reception is occupied 24/7 and there is always a nice person who is willing to help you

Lily, 2023-24

Broad Lane Court

Broad Lane Court is our shared bathroom accommodation in the city, with spacious communal areas, comfortable rooms and its own launderette in the courtyard. Located across the road from The Diamond and a short walk to the Students' Union and tram routes, it's a great option for those who want to live centrally on a budget. 

For 2024/25, shared bathroom rooms at Broad Lane Court are available for the discounted price of £100 per week! 

Mappin Court

Mappin Court is our shared bathroom Postgraduate accommodation in the City, this residence has a great community feel and is ideally located for those who want to be close to central faculty buildings. 

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Local area

Students make up about 10% of Sheffield’s population, so as you can imagine local businesses are ready to welcome you – and cater for most budgets. In fact, the city is often voted one of the UK’s most affordable for students.

Kelham Island

​​Home to the popular Peddler open-air food market, Cutlery Works food hall and arcade/bar/church Temple of Fun, Kelham is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world (according to Time Out). The thousands who turn up every week seem to agree.

Weston Park
Found close to the Arts Tower and Firth Court, Weston Park is home to beautiful historic buildings, sculptures, an eclectic museum and a duck pond: the quintessential English park.

Devonshire Green
Take a blanket and sit out on a warm day, watch all Sheffield life come together in this city-centre green space, and then head down Division Street for an alternative corner of the city.

Crookes Valley Park
About a five-minute walk from the SU is the beautiful Crookes Valley Park. When the sun’s out, this place is full of BBQs, sunbathers and music.

Travel and the City

Though it’s big, Sheffield is pretty easy to get around. You can walk across the city centre, from the train station to our campus, in about 20 minutes. If you fancy going a little further afield you can make use of our fantastic transport links to other major cities, and of course, it’s just a short journey to the wilds of the Peak District National Park.

University faculty buildings

City accommodation is a great option if you want to be close to your lectures, The Diamond is 5 minutes from Allen Court, 3 minutes from Broad Lane Court, and 9 minutes from St Vincent's. 

By foot
Sheffield is a walkable city, and living in the centre puts you a short walk from all university facilities and departments… so, in theory, you should never be late for a lecture. 

By bike
Secure cycle storage is available across the site and dedicated cycle paths and routes criss-cross the city, so commuting and exploring on two wheels is a pleasure.

By bus and tram
Single bus tickets for students are just £1.50, and the Supertram network will take you pretty much wherever you want to go in the city, and in Rotherham too.

By train
Sheffield central train station connects you to anywhere in the region and beyond – meaning you’re only around two hours from London, for example.

By car
Like most big cities, it's easier to travel around Sheffield on two wheels or by public transport, rather than by car. 

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