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Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University accommodation

Make your home a few steps from the collegiate campus and the buzz of the city centre with a Sheffield Hallam University accommodation from Student.com.

With our private student accommodation near Sheffield Hallam University, we offer a range of modern, high-quality student apartments in the heart of Sheffield.

Move into a shared or private room or en suite near the trendy student quarter where you will get to immerse yourself in Sheffield’s underground art, music and culture scenes.

You can send us your queries about the Sheffield Hallam accommodation we offer via live chat or, alternatively, just give us a call. Our booking consultants are always happy to help!

Where are the Sheffield Hallam University campuses located?

Sheffield Hallam University is located on two sites. The City Campus sits right in the heart of the city centre of Sheffield on Howard Street. Two miles away is the Collegiate Crescent Campus in south-west Sheffield located in the Broomhall Estate off Ecclesall Road. The university’s campuses are conveniently located a stone’s throw away from the city’s excellent bus and tram services.

Sheffield, known as a great northern city, is Britain’s fifth largest. The city has excellent road and rail networks linking it directly with the rest of England. It sits just two hours from London and less than an hour from Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester and York by train.

As you walk out of the station, you are right in the middle of the City Campus which sits opposite the Sheffield train station and right next to the bus station. The Collegiate Campus is about a 20 minute-walk from the city centre, in the popular student area around Ecclesall Road.

Sheffield has everything a student needs, from thriving scenes in music, art, sport and culture to one of Europe’s biggest shopping malls. The city is geared towards students, so whatever you’re into, you’ll find it here.

You’ll also have loads of opportunities to make new friends with 60,000 students living in Sheffield.

Sheffield is a great city for art

Sheffield offers a daily dose of inspiration when it comes to creativity. With countless galleries and studios, the city has one of the biggest art scenes in the UK outside of London.

With one of the UK’s largest communities of artists and designers outside of England’s capital, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to soak up some art.

It is difficult to move around the city without stumbling into wonderful pieces by street artists such as Malarko, Phlegm and Pete McKee.

Take a stroll up Park Hill for the latest works in S1 Artspace, see the latest major touring exhibition at Millennium Gallery and get inspired by new pieces at Site Gallery for free.

Studying at SHU

If you choose to study at Sheffield Hallam University, you’ll be doing so at an institution that is renowned for award-winning teaching and top-class research.

SHU has been awarded five stars in the QS Star rating, achieving top marks in the categories of teaching, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness.

The university was ranked inside the top 50 in the 2021 Guardian League Table and 67th in the 2021 Complete University Guide rankings for UK universities.

The 2020 Times and Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality also holds a silver award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Good opportunities for finding work after graduation

All SHU’s courses have work experience opportunities embedded in each year of study. The university works with over 1,000 organisations such as the BBC, Sony, Adidas, the NHS and Rolls-Royce, delivering over 20,000 placements and real-world projects each year.

Up to 96 percent of its students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating. 73% of them are in highly skilled employment, well above the sector average.

SHU has a high student satisfaction rate placing in the top 20 in the 2021 Complete University Guide and scoring 82% in The Independent’s 2020 National Student Survey.

SHU student life

You won’t have to travel further afield to engage in transformational intercultural exchanges while at SHU.

With students from over 100 countries studying on a culturally diverse campus and a Culture Connect programme that links UK students with international students, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet people from all over the world.

The university’s on-campus ‘GoGlobal’ projects and extracurricular activities not only help students meet new people and experience different cultures but also develop personal and professional skills.

Student’s Union

Through its student-run union, the university offers a range of activities and programs for you to get involved with the student community through activities, organised sports, and volunteering.

There is a lot going on at the Students’ Union all year round, from live music events and club nights to competitive activities and more.

The Union also has an advice centre where students can receive free, confidential, and independent advice.

Societies and clubs 

At SHU, there are over 80 student-run societies and more than 30 sports clubs.

From rock music and Harry Potter to campaigning, scuba diving and cheerleading, you’ll have plenty of options to find your squad and meet people with similar interests.


SHU Student Union has a wide range of volunteering opportunities for everyone that will allow you to take on experiences that will stay with you and impress potential employers.

Student support

From the moment you arrive on campus through to graduation and beyond, you’ll be supported by dedicated advisers who can help and advice you with your studies, your personal affairs and your career.

Enjoy Sheffield

Whenever you need a break from your studies, you’ll have plenty of options to have fun in Sheffield.

The city has a calendar of major festivals covering everything from music to food. Tens of thousands of fans flock to Hillsborough Park each year to see their favourite acts perform at the Tramlines festival.

Whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy a drink with your friends at a pub, bar or club, Sheffield’s thriving nightlife has something for everyone.

If you prefer to get active in between classes, there are a ton of places where you can go for a walk, run or cycle as 60 percent of Sheffield is made up of green spaces.

Almost a third of the city is covered by the Peak District national park, which possesses some of the most beautiful natural views in the UK.

History of Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University can trace its roots back to 1843 when the Sheffield School of Design was founded. The institution was so small that lessons were given in the Bath Saloon, a rented room above the baths on Glossop Road.

With 132 students enrolled, Sheffield City Training College officially opened at Collegiate Campus in 1905, welcoming students from both genders. A year later, the institution’s sporting tradition was born. A forerunner to today’s Varsity tournament, the first sports day at Sheffield City Training College was staged. In 1966 it was renamed the Sheffield City College of Education.

In 1969, Sheffield Polytechnic opened offering courses in design, science, and building. In 1976, it merged with the Sheffield City College of Education and the Totley-Thornbridge College of Education. The word ‘city’ was added to Sheffield Polytechnic after merging with Lady Mabel College of Physical Education a year later.

In 1985, the institution, now one of the largest providers of nursing and midwifery education in the UK, began training the next generation of nurses.

Sheffield City Polytechnic became Sheffield Hallam University in 1992 when it gained university status and thus the authority to award its own degrees.

In February 1994, the Queen officially opened the award-winning atrium at City Campus. At a cost of £27m, it was at the time the largest ever construction project in higher education.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Sheffield Hallam University

How do I book student accommodation Student.com?

Booking accommodation on our website is easy. After finding a student property you like, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’. On the property page, you’ll need to choose your preferred room type and the dates when you’ll want to live there.

After this, simply click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book now’ and leave your contact details. One of our booking consultants will soon contact you to answer any question you may have and talk you through the next steps in the booking process.

Why should I choose to live in a private room rather than university halls?

There are many good sides to choosing private student accommodation over student halls. Many purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) are very modern and comfortable, with excellent amenities like games rooms, in-house gyms and in-house cinema rooms available for the inhabitants to use.

You can also freely choose where in Sheffield you’ll want to live, whether you prefer to live right next to your campus, in the city centre or some other part of the city.

Another thing you get to choose freely with private accommodation is your room type. You can still choose to share with a flatmate, but you can also live in a fully self-contained studio property where you can have your own peace and quiet and won’t have to share with anyone.

What are the different types of rooms you offer?

We currently offer three different types of rooms:

Shared Rooms: Two or more people share a bedroom. Other living areas are shared with occupants of other rooms.

Private Rooms: You get your own private bedroom, and in some properties, also a private bathroom. Other facilities are shared with tenants from other rooms.

Entire Place: A fully self-contained studio property with a private bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette. Here you won’t have to share anything with other students.

Do you list accommodation in the city centre of Sheffield?

Yes, we list several properties in the city centre. These are also right next to the Sheffield Hallam University city campus.

Are bills included in the rent?

In almost all of the properties we list in Sheffield, all bills are included in the rent. However, some landlords may have different policies about bills, so check on the property to make sure that this is the case with the property you’re interested in.

Most properties also include free Wi-Fi in the rent, so you’ll typically get high-speed internet as well.

Are the rooms you list fully furnished?

Yes, most of the student properties we list in Sheffield are fully furnished. Again, check the property page to make sure if this is the case with the property you’re thinking about booking though, as some landlords might make an exception and expect you to get your own furniture.