Student Life – Accommodation and Living

Where you live is a huge part of the university experience. Most students will move away from home into university accommodation called halls of residence, or halls. Moving into halls can seem daunting, but it’s one of the most exciting aspects of starting university.

For many, it’s the first taste of independence and freedom and the chance to develop essential life skills such as cooking, washing and cleaning. By living in halls, students can make lifelong friends and memories. When it comes to accommodation facilities, everyone has their own list of likes, dislikes and must-haves so universities offer different accommodation options to suit the needs of all.

In this section, you can look inside some of the accommodation at both Sheffield universities.

Living at Home

Not all students live in university accommodation, some prefer to live at home for a variety of reasons. Students who live at home still get the opportunity to make lots of new friends and can make the most out of the university experience with clubs and societies. Chloe is a commuter student from Sheffield Hallam. In this video, she shares her experiences of commuting to university.

The University of Sheffield – Student Accommodation

Join student vlogger Paula as she takes you on a tour of tranquil Ranmoor/Endcliffe University of Sheffield accommodation, voted in the top five for student accommodation in the UK.

Sheffield Hallam University – Student Accommodation

Sheffield Hallam has 17 halls of residence to suit all budgets and tastes. They’re all within a 30-minute walk from City or Collegiate campus. In this video above, look inside The Forge. This Hallam’s closest large halls to Collegiate Campus and just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. It’s next to three supermarkets and near the popular student area of Ecclesall Road. As well as the brilliant location, The Forge has a free on-site gym, a bookable study room, a common room with pool table, ping pong and TV, and a private outdoor courtyard.

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