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Deciding Where You Want To Live

Luckily all popular student areas are relatively close to the University and it shouldn’t take you more than 20 minutes to walk to lectures or make your way home after a night out at the Students’ Union. There are also good public transport links. See the drop downs for more information on each location.

Top Tip

If you have never really ventured out of your local area in your first year, it is worth exploring other areas - they are probably not as far away as you think.

...is a very popular area for students due to its close proximity to the University and has excellent local facilities, including lots of pubs, a variety of shops and plenty of take-aways. The accommodation comprises mainly flats and shared houses for larger groups of five or more. This area is expensive so be prepared to pay full rent for 12 months. Typical rent for room in shared house between £75-£90 + bills.

...is also very popular due to close proximity to the University and U sport. There is a good range of shops nearby and the accommodation is mainly flats or shared houses for groups of four or more, plus a few bedsits and studio flats. Be prepared to pay full rent for 12 months. Expect to pay £75-£90 per week + bills.

...is extremely close to the University with a few small corner shops nearby. The accommodation is mainly flats or shared houses for larger groups of five or more plus some bedsits and studio flats. Expect to pay £65-£80 per week + bills.

...is popular as it is quite close to the University and has excellent local facilities with plenty of shops, take-aways, pubs and an excellent bus route if you don’t feel like walking up the hill. The accommodation is mainly terraced houses for groups of three or four. Rents are typically £60-£80 per week + bills.

...is a little further from the University but offers a good range of shops and pubs. Rents are generally lower than in areas closer to the University and some landlords will agree summer reductions. Like Crookes, the accommodation is mainly terraced houses for groups of three or four. Average weekly rents would be £55 to £65 per week + bills.

...is an area growing in popularity with students. Has local shops but main attraction is proximity to main campus. There is a mix of accommodation, including shared houses but also purpose built student halls and apartments. Rents vary depending on property type from £65 to £105 per week. This may include bills.

...is slightly more popular with Sheffield Hallam students and is about a 15 to 20 minute walk from Western Bank. The area is very vibrant and offers excellent local facilities with plenty of pubs, shops, cafes, restaurants and take-aways. The accommodation is mainly terraced houses for groups of three or four with a number of flats. Average rent £65 to £80 per week + bills.

...is very close to the University but also has all the amenities of the city centre close at hand. The accommodation is mainly purpose built en-suite flats of a high standard. The area is popular with students from both universities and rents are high averaging £105 to £130 per week per person. This may include bills.

Top Tip

In general the closer to the University you live the more rent you will pay. You may get more for your money if you are willing to live a little further out. Don’t sacrifice quality for location.