You may have already sampled life in the university-owned halls as a first-year student, or second year student, and depending on whether your experiences were positive or negative, may want to consider your options again. If you're undecided, here is a run-down of the two main student accommodation options, alongside their pros and cons, to help you make the right choice.
University students living away from home have been one of the groups hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19 over the past year. As schools re-opened on 8th March, many higher education students may be forced to wait a bit longer before they can resume their classes.
Every student knows that going to university and having housemates go hand-in-hand. Many young students start in the dormitories, sharing a room with another first-year or an older mentor during their first uni experiences. As you get more experienced, you can branch out into sharing a house with other students for a more residential lifestyle. Of course, whether you're in the dorms or a spacious house, sharing your home with housemates has the usual set of challenges.
With the third national lockdown gaining momentum, students in Sheffield are once again stuck in their student houses, looking for ways to juggle studies, work, and personal life. Even though, the prime minister expressed hope that the remote learning regime will end by February half-term, the pandemic is too unpredictable to make plans.
Every year, thousands of students pack up from Sheffield University and head home for Christmas break. After exams and with a big holiday ahead, it's the most happily anticipated travel events of the year. It is also one of the most dangerous. With roads in icy conditions and so many joining in travel, this time of year is usually when we share a few helpful cold-weather travel safety tips.
With the announcement for schools and universities to remain open during the second lockdown. Here's some information on what that means for students in Sheffield.
Whether it's your first semester at uni or the first time living in Sheffield student accommodation, it can be hard finding time and a place to study and finish your assignments. It might be that you're spending too much time in front of the TV, or you miss working at your desk at home.
There have been a lot of speculations lately about how life in uni will be like post-lockdown. Students, especially freshers, are scared to push forward with the enrolment with some planning to cancel their applications. Continuing students have had a great time for the past few months studying online, and now that they have to go back to physical learning, some want to defer.
From the affordable cost of living, beautiful sceneries to lovely studying environment, there is everything to love about Sheffield. The city attracts thousands of students every year as it is home to some of the most reputable institutions, including The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and The Sheffield College.