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Best Student Accommodation Close to the University of Sheffield

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Everyone will have different priorities when choosing student accommodation in Sheffield. Some will choose based on factors such as price or specific amenities but, for many, location will be a huge driving factor. 

If being close to campus is a priority for you, we’re breaking down some of the best student accommodation options within walking distance of the University of Sheffield to help you decide where to look for your next home.

Where is the University of Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield is located just a short distance away from the city centre, in the south-west of Sheffield. Nearby areas include Broomhall, Broomhill, Crookesmoor, and the city centre itself.

Benefits of being able to walk to university 

Living within walking distance of your university has many advantages. First, and maybe most obviously, it’s undeniably extremely convenient. When you live close to uni, you can leave for lectures or seminars later, meaning you can enjoy your lie-ins after a late night out! 

You’ll also save on travel costs, which can quickly add up, especially if you’re going into university every day. Walking is free and it’s good for you - win-win! And, of course, It isn’t just your health that will benefit from your extra steps. Choosing to walk rather than taking public or private transport is also better for the environment. 

Top 6 student accommodation options within walking distance of the University of Sheffield

There are brilliant options for student housing in Sheffield across the city, but these six accommodations have the added benefit of being located within walking distance of the University of Sheffield. You can get to campus from each of these housing options in fifteen minutes or less. Say goodbye to last-minute rushing and long bus queues!

1. Nebula, Egerton Street 

Located close to campus in Broomhall, this stunning accommodation block is just an eight minute walk away from the University of Sheffield. Choose from a wide selection of ensuite and studio rooms with bills included in the total cost of rent. Plus, you can enjoy the on-site gym and selection of communal areas where you can hang out with friends, watch TV, play games, or chat.

2. Crown House, West Bar

Just an eight minute walk away from the University of Sheffield, rooms in Crown House are an excellent choice for any student looking to live close to university. The accommodation block is decked out with a cinema room, fitness suite, games room, and a courtyard, so there’s even more to enjoy than the convenient location! 

3. The Moor, Skills House

With a convenient city-centre location, it takes less than fifteen minutes to get from rooms in The Moor to both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, making it the ideal choice for any student. When you’re not at uni, you can take advantage of the social space equipped with a pool table, basketball hoop, table tennis table, foosball table, and TV. Or you can get stuck into one of the social events hosted in the building throughout the year. There’s always something going on to enjoy!

4. LIV Student Sheffield, Ecclesall Road

Packed with restaurants, cafes, and bars, Ecclesall Road is one of Sheffield’s most popular student areas. And that’s exactly where you’ll find LIV Student Sheffield, just a thirteen minute walk away from the University of Sheffield campus. As the accommodation is so close to uni, it’s unlikely that you’ll need a car, but if you choose to bring one then there’s parking available! Plus, there’s a gym, dedicated study rooms, a media room, and a selection of games tables to use at your leisure.

5. Bailey Street, Sheffield City Centre 

Bailey Street is one of the closest accommodations to the University of Sheffield on this list, with a great city-centre location just a three minute walk from campus! Just roll out of bed and go! That is, if you can tear yourself away from the free on-site gym, the games area, or the study spaces inside your new building.

6. Bailey Fields, Rockingham Street

Choose from a range of ensuite rooms and studios at Bailey Fields, located a mere two minute walk away from the University of Sheffield and the heart of the city. This accommodation boasts more than a fabulous location too - it has fantastic features such as outdoor heated study pods, a multimedia lounge, and even a rooftop terrace to enjoy.

Find convenient Sheffield student housing with StuRents

Want to find your next student home? This is just a small selection of the Sheffield student housing available within walking distance of uni campus. Search on StuRents, the UK’s leading student accommodation platform, and find your ideal property today.


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