Student Accommodation in Sheffield
Sheffield Etymology - Where Does the Name Sheffield Come From?
Named after the River Sheaf, The first part of “ Sheffield” means “shed” indicating division and separation.
Sheffield is three hours away from London by car, with a total distance of 168.1mi/270km. Distance is approximately the same when using the underground from Sheffield station to St Pancras International station.
Why Book a Student Accommodation in Sheffield?
Sheffield, UK, is a city located in South Yorkshire. Its name is derived from the picturesque River Sheaf; it is running right through its centre before joining River Don. Sheffield’s population is about half a million (third largest in England), of which almost 10% are university students.
What is Sheffield Famous For?
Living in Sheffield as a student is a unique experience as the city is both historic and modern. It is a very safe place to live with more than 250 parks and gardens making it one of the greenest cities in the UK. Summers in Sheffield are warm but could get cloudy. Winters can be tough, mostly windy and quite cold so you should be prepared with sufficient clothing.
Weather and Temperature
9.2 °C | 48.6 °F is the annual average temperature in Sheffield. With a temperature of 15.8 °C | 60.4 °F, July is considered the warmest month. January is the coldest month with 3.8 °C | 38.8 °F. As for rainfall, February is the driest and August is the heaviest.
What to Pack and Sheffield Local Timing
Leave your shorts back, you won’t be needing them much in the UK. Sheffield is like any other UK city, it is cold. Therefore, if you are coming from somewhere with tropical climate you need a total wardrobe makeover. Jacket, coats, scarfs, thermals, rain gear and heat preserving shoes are your go to when it comes to living in any UK city. GMT is the local timing, keep it in mind when booking your travels and accommodation in Sheffield.
Is Sheffield Rural or Urban?
Sheffield is considered urban. However, it holds a unique mixture of both urban and rural, where cultural fusion is at its finest.
What are Some Must-Visit Places in Sheffield?
You get to enjoy a very large selection of entertaining, cultural, and sporting activities along with endless supplies of restaurants and shopping complexes. Parks are the highlight of the city, including the stunning Sheffield Winter Park and Peak District National Park, among many others. If you are an art lover, visit the Millennium Gallery for a look at some of the best art exhibitions ever.
Universities in Sheffield
Sheffield is among the best student cities in the UK, hosting both UK/EU and international students. It is home to both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University along with many other educational institutions, colleges, and language schools. Both universities are located in the centre of the city, making student life in Sheffield enjoyable. You can reach them on a daily basis on foot or via the many transport links available. The city reflects a blend of modernism with history, as it was almost completely redeveloped after the 1960s.
Transportation In Sheffield
Sheffield hosts a major train station which allows transport around the UK or internationally to be quick, easy, and convenient. Using trains from Sheffield, you can visit many major cities near Sheffield. London is only a 2-hour train ride away. Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, and Liverpool are all less than an hour away by train making day trips and a weekend travel hassle-free.
Famous Neighbourhoods For Student Accommodation in Sheffield
Newcastle Street, Leadmill Road, Boston Street, Arundel Street, Clough Road, Radford St, Edward Street, Suffolk Road, Wellington Street, Charter Row, Edward Street, Pitt Street, Scotland Street, Rockingham Street, Hollis Croft, Hoyle Street.
Other Student Accommodation In UK
Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Sheffield, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities:
London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberystwyth, Aberdeen, Bangor, Belfast, Bradford, Bath, Brighton, Bedford, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Colchester, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Coventry, Cardiff, Chester, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Egham, Exeter, Falmouth, Gloucester, Guildford, Hatfield, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lancaster, Lincoln, Loughborough, Leeds, Luton, Leicester, Medway, Newcastle, Norwich, Newcastle under Lyme, Nottingham, Newport, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Salford, Stirling, Sunderland, Stockton on tees, Swansea, Southampton, Stoke, Winchester, Wrexham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.
1. How much do the rooms cost?
The average cost of a student room in Sheffield is £120 per week for a single room. Other room types including en-suites, studios, and flats are available as well.
2. Do you have studios /ensuites available?
Each building has its own range of room types varying between single rooms, en-suites, studios, twin rooms, shared flats, and private flats.
3. Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, you can pay in instalments; however, some providers could require you to have a UK guarantor. Ask your accommodation expert for help if you are not sure.
4. How many people will be in the same apartment /unit with me?
This depends on the room type you choose, you can choose in a private room, studio, or flat, and you can choose to share a flat with 1-6 other students or share a room with 1-3 other students.
5. How to complete my booking?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with your booking for your chosen room or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the " Enquire" button, then fill the enquiry form you see in front of you.
6. What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Sheffield?
Most providers now have intensified cleaning and sanitizing measures of student rooms and communal areas while other providers provide weekly cleaning free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for details on the COVID measures implemented in your building.
7. Can a tour be arranged for student rooms in Sheffield?
Almost all providers have the option of online viewings through Skype or Zoom while other providers offer virtual tours of the property so you can get to know your new home.
8. Who can book with Casita?
All university students over the age of 18 can book with Casita and if you are under 18, contact our accommodation experts to find you properties that accept students under 18.