Sheffield students on...where they live

Catalina, Romania

Sheffield University has a number of student accommodations for every budget and need. It is of a high standard and modern. The advantage of staying in University flats is that you are guaranteed a safe environment, support from residential mentors and loads of activities and nights out to meet new people. Aside from University options, Sheffield has a number of private student accommodations that are of the same high standard. I opted for private student accommodation near the city centre which has modern facilities at a reasonable price. Here as well there is a strong student community and a range of facilities included (tv and licence, dish washer, ensuite bathrooms, laundry room...etc.). Sheffield has a high number of students and as a result you will not fall short of options when it comes to places to live!

Catalina, MA Leadership and Management, Romania

Everything at Sheffield is very accessible. There are a variety of choices, and EU students are seen as equal to every other student. In terms of prices it is difficult to compare since the majority of students in European countries live at home, but with the right mindset, especially at Sheffield things like food, and entertainment as well as social events can be very cheap, you just have to know how and where to look.

Carmen, BA Modern Languages, Portugal

Carmen, Portugal
Adam, Poland

I stayed in Endcliffe during my first year. I found the experience extremely valuable - I met fantastic people and had a really good time! I really liked the feeling of community created between students. You could pop in to your neighbours any time and simply hang out.

Adam, BA Architecture, Poland

During my first year at university I lived in Jonas Court, which was a catered accommodation in Endcliffe. It is a convenient solution if you are worried about cooking for yourself. Endcliffe is the biggest student accommodation site, with beautiful scenery and a social hub offered by the Edge building. The University accommodation is perfect to live in. The rooms are large and en-suite. Living in halls is also a great opportunity to make new friends.

Fanni, BA Architecture, Hungary

Fanni, Hungary
Magdalena, Germany

For my first year at Sheffield I lived in Endcliffe student accommodation. I highly recommend applying for university accommodation in your first year, particularly if you don’t know anyone at Sheffield yet. It’s such a great opportunity to be close to all your fellow first years, because Endcliffe and Ranmoor are First Year strongholds. It’s the perfect balance between having your own space and being able to be as sociable as you like. I found three great girls from my degree whom I will be living with next year.

Magdalena, BA International Relations and Politics, Germany

I live at Broad Lane Court which is a part of the city accommodation. This means it is close to everything - the university buildings, the Students' Union, stores, the night life (no need for a taxi home!) and also the city centre. My flat is a mixed one - 3 boys and 3 girls share 2 bathrooms, toilets and a fairly large kitchen with so many drawers and cupboards you could fit an entire army in and it's so well-heated you'll never feel cold. Learning to live with other people is a bit scary at first but you'll get the hang of it!

Monika, MA Material Culture Studies, Estonia

Monika, Estonia
Elina, Finland

In my first year I lived in Endcliffe and really enjoyed it. I lived in a flat of six girls who were all international. Living in Endcliffe was a great way to get to know other first years and get used to university life. As bills were included and other services and support provided (e.g. fortnightly cleaning), living in Endcliffe made living away from home a lot easier. Currently, I live in private accommodation in a popular student area. Our house is great and our landlady takes good care of it. We found the house through the University and in comparison to my friends living in other cities our rent is very affordable.

Elina, BA Business Management, Finland

University halls are worth the experience! They are a great way to meet new friends and to organise club nights - so go for that in your first year!

Polina, BA Journalism Studies, Bulgaria

Polina, Bulgaria
Paula, Malta

In my first year I lived in the University residence. I had selected the preferred residence over the University website as I had not been able to visit beforehand. During the year, when I had a couple of issues, I immediately brought them to the attention of the person in charge who dealt with them very efficiently. It was then that I appreciated paying that little bit more as I was able to focus on my studies and not worry about other things. I would definitely recommend any student to go for Ranmoor. It is a beautiful residence :)

Paula, MA Landscape Architecture, Malta

This being my first year, I looked for a place to live on my own. I managed to find a really cheap flat, and although at first I had my doubts, I grew to love it. Being only 52 ppw, 15 minutes away from The Mappin Building and in walking distance from a lot of stores and shops, this was the perfect place for me. Now, the thing I tell all my younger friends is that they shouldn't be afraid to look for private accommodation, even as first year students, for there are a great number of opportunities out there, only one click away.

Andrei, MEng Aerospace Engineering, Romania

Andrei, Romania
Alexandra, Greece

Sheffield is a very student-friendly city with loads of different accommodation options. Whether a student would like to share a flat with a room-mate, or find a flat for themselves, it is easy to access useful information on rents. What could be a good idea as well is to rent a house/flat at a short walk from the city centre. Sheffield's city centre is not that big and there plenty of nice areas around.

Alexandra, MSc Data Science, Greece