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    (Original post by notinacreepyway)
    just got an unconditional for computer science + am considering exchange works as my halls. anyone else thinking about exchange works?
    im wanting to go to exchange works, haven't had a look yet though
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    Anyone doing sport? I'm thinking about applying to Victoria halls
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    Hey,
    I'm currently studying at Sheffield Hallam and I live in The Pinnacles.
    If you guys have any questions, I'll be happy to help
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    (Original post by Manisha__06)
    Hey,
    I'm currently studying at Sheffield Hallam and I live in The Pinnacles.
    If you guys have any questions, I'll be happy to help
    What are the pinnacles like??? I'm thinking about going for the pinnacles or victoria i think cant decide!


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    Hey,
    Of course I am biased towards the pinnacles but it's great. From all the halls I have seen, the pinnacles is the nicest out of the bunch. The staff are really accommodating and it's great value. It's not too far out to get into central town probably a less than 10 minute walk and to get to uni is the same length of time too.
    If there are anymore questions let me know!
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    Hi, was just wondering if anybody could help me in picking accommodation at Hallam? I haven't had the chance to go and visit any so just going purely off the comments off here and what I've read off the website. I've looked into Leadmill Point, Trigon and The Anvil?? any comments on these on people who have lived there/living there or been on a tour around them?? Any comments will be grateful! thank you x
    Hey everyone!

    We thought you might be interested in where Hannah and I (official Hallam reps) stayed during our studies. There's a huge range of accommodation to choose from depending on what you're looking for, so have a good think about what would suit you

    Laura - I chose Leadmill Point for my first year of uni because I couldn't quite afford the dearer residence with en-suite bathrooms. I was a bit dubious before I got there, but I really loved Leadmill Point. My bedroom was quite spacious and was easy to make it feel like home. Leadmill is set around a courtyard and is great for making friends because you chat to people and have a laugh through the windows, and everyone heads out into the courtyard when they're ready to go out at night. It's quite a social place. Even though there were no en-suites when I stayed there, there were two bathrooms for six people so we decided to split it into a male and female bathroom based on who was staying there and it worked fine. It's also in the best location, next to the train station and city campus so nothing is very far away at all.

    After Leadmill Point, I stayed at The Forge which I also enjoyed. It's made up into a few different buildings so it has a little less of a community feel but the bedrooms and en-suites were a bit nicer. It’s got a nice communal area with games and sofas and TVs too. All in all, I felt there wasn't much difference between the two. The Forge is a little bit further out, but in a fab location and a 10 minute walk to the city centre. It's on a long street of restaurants, takeaways, supermarkets, international food shops and pubs so there's loads going on up there. I've lived in that area ever since and I think most people who start around there stay in the vicinity.

    That was super long winded, sorry. If you've got any more questions about anything I've said, just shout!

    Ok, over to Hannah!

    Hey! I lived in Charlotte Court, which is not too far from The Forge where Laura mentioned. Most of the flats in Charlotte Court had 6 modern rooms, all with en-suite bathroom and a shared open plan living and kitchen area. Charlotte Court is small in comparison to some of the other accommodation, which I really liked as there was a community feel to the place. I found it really easy to make new friends. It was a 10 minute walk to City Campus, and 20 minutes to Collegiate Campus, so there was a great mix of people from both living there. With a good sized ASDA within 5 minutes walking distance and loads of places to grab a bite to eat in the area, it was so convenient as I was new to the city. Charlotte Court wasn't my first choice when applying for accommodation, but I now couldn't imagine living anywhere else for my first year in Sheffield!

    Hope that helps!
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    Which is the most upmarket accommodation from your experience? Thanks x


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    my student id wasn't allowing me to register on the accommodation site, but to their credit the accommodation team got it sorted! so i've just applied for leadmill point + exchange works.

    i'm seriously so excited it's ridiculous
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    (Original post by notinacreepyway)
    my student id wasn't allowing me to register on the accommodation site, but to their credit the accommodation team got it sorted! so i've just applied for leadmill point + exchange works.

    i'm seriously so excited it's ridiculous
    Why wasn't it allowing you to register? X same with when I've tried mine just now


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    (Original post by Elelizabeth)
    Why wasn't it allowing you to register? X same with when I've tried mine just now


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    i had to wait 48 hours after firming my offer because it gives them time to process the application, and then it wouldn't work due to an internal issue. they've resolved the internal issue now thankfully! which i'm super pleased about
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    Hii i just made sheffield hallam my firm choice but im not sure about which accomodation is best. not sure if i should get a studio or live in an actual flat because i want to make friends lol. and i dont want accomodation thats too far from the uni
    please helpppp
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    (Original post by Manisha__06)
    Hey,
    Of course I am biased towards the pinnacles but it's great. From all the halls I have seen, the pinnacles is the nicest out of the bunch. The staff are really accommodating and it's great value. It's not too far out to get into central town probably a less than 10 minute walk and to get to uni is the same length of time too.
    If there are anymore questions let me know!
    hey how much is the rent at the pinnacles?
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    Is pinnacles meant to be the best all rounder? What about iQ brocco? X


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    (Original post by notinacreepyway)
    my student id wasn't allowing me to register on the accommodation site, but to their credit the accommodation team got it sorted! so i've just applied for leadmill point + exchange works.

    i'm seriously so excited it's ridiculous
    Glad to see you were able to register! I really loved Leadmill Point great choices. We have had a few technical issues with the site in the past couple of weeks but everything should be running properly now. If anyone else has any issues trying to register, do give our Accommodation team a ring on 0114 225 4501.
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    Hi I'm currently a Hallam student, will be returning in Sept for my fourth year, thought i'd give a bit of imput on some halls.

    I stayed at Leadmill for both my first 2 years - both times with ensuite and i'm truely gutted i won't be there again this year! its not the largest or most modern of halls however it's very social and in an excellent location (leaving at 8.58am and making 9am lectures is a blessing!!). The kitchen/social area in the flat is large and the sofa/seats are actually a lot comfier than they look, they're easy to move around and make great beds for when friends stop over (easy to push into rooms too). the common room has recently been refurbed this year too so is a lot more modern now. One thing though, Leadmill club is opposite, if you're a light sleeper this may be annoying. i had rooms facing leadmill both years and never found it too much of an issue although i know some people who did.

    Other accomodations:

    Archways: This one is almost pat of Leadmill, they share the same enterance and reception. Very similar room layout to Leadmill, Archways isn't modern at all though, i have friends there at the moment and the floors, kitchen area and louge is very run down almost compared to other accomodations for the same price. again though great location and Archways has an enclosed courtyard with table tennis in the middle so seems very social

    Liberty Court: These rooms are some of he nicest i've seen! you get loads of storage space - something others can lack. bathrooms all look really nice and kitchen is rather modern, also just round the corner from leadmill point so again 5minute walk to city campus. The building is an older converted building rather than purpose built so has more character to it. Downsides - social area in flats is only a kitchen, no lounge area, kitchens are fairly small so most socialising would have to be done in bedrooms. also, the laundry and common room, you have to leave the liberty court building, go out onto the main road and walk round to the liberty works entrance, these things have always put me off as otherwise liberTy court would've been my first choice.

    Exchange Works: This year has been refurbished. honestly this is the one i'm recommending! i've viewed the new rooms and they are brand new and shiny! no one will have lived in these rooms in this state before (no scratches or weird floor stains) also 3/4 beds, brand new living room/kitchens too with leather sofas. the common room has also been refurbed and theres an enclosed courtyard and table tennis, plus a study room. the location is also only a 5min walk from city campus, within walking distance from town/shops/clubs too but you won't have the noise of them at night. Unite (owner of exchange works) have sold all their rooms privately now, i'd expect this to be one of the most popular halls this year! view the unite website for new pics as the shu site theyre all old now and dont do it justice!

    Opal 1/Fenton House: Visited for predrinks. These bedrooms are massive! you get so much more space than unite bedrooms, i think they're all ensuite too. the kitchen area didn't look the most modern however not at all run down. the location - opposite corp, great if you love rock/metal nights. location wise probably about a 10minute walk from city campus, close to west street so not far for clubs/bars, benefit being all previous ones you have to walk up hill on a night out!

    Victoria Halls: Nicest looking Halls, never visited as i never knew anyone who managed to get a room there but i know most people do apply and its probably the most popular, just round the corner from opal one so good location for clubs/bars and about 10mins from city campus.

    Central Quay: Never visited however half my seminar group in first year lived here! it seems to be the one most people don't apply for but end up getting to be honest. it's unite so fairly standard room. only complaint i ever heard people making was the distance from city campus and clubs... especially when wet and in winter! often though they'd club together for a taxi. its a massive halls so seems very social.

    Anvil: Visited a few times. A lot smaller and quieter to other halls, more popular with second/third/fourth years. location is very good about 5/10min walk from city campus. again unite, so fairly standard bedroom wise. kitchens aren't the most modern however are still fairly modern and decent. leather sofas. wouldn't really be suitable if you wanted a really social halls.

    Forge: visited a few times. Again like Central Quay, huge halls and very popular for first years, id say it's closer than central quay too about 10minute walk. id say it's a good all round halls for first year, not the most modern but then for what you get its decent price. seems very social and has a gym onsite. also close to Eccy road which is full of student pubs and shops, food places etc.

    Pinnicles: Visited for predrinks and viewing properly with the view to live here next year. From when i visited seemed very modern kitchen and living area, leather sofas and if i remember correctly you get a tv include in the living area. rooms also seemed decent sized and modern. Location - no entirely sure, when walking to predrinks it was snowing and i wasnt wrapped up so didnt pay too much attention however i know for nights out you would need a taxi, city campus is about 10mins walk i think. Some people seem to think its the best halls, others think its too far out.

    Triagon: Visited a few times. its Almost next to Leadmill Point so again great location. rooms didn't really have anything special about them, they have a lot of disabled rooms though and often these dont all get filled by disabled students, these rooms have a larger floor space. one thing noting with triagon though is they dont provide toaster, kettle, iron etc so as a flat (or individually) you have to buy these items as well. kitchen/lounge from what i remember are fairly modern with leather sofas.

    these are the main accommodations people go for/end up getting. bit long but hope it helps
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    Hi I'm currently a Hallam student, will be returning in Sept for my fourth year, thought i'd give a bit of imput on some halls.

    I stayed at Leadmill for both my first 2 years - both times with ensuite and i'm truely gutted i won't be there again this year! its not the largest or most modern of halls however it's very social and in an excellent location (leaving at 8.58am and making 9am lectures is a blessing!!). The kitchen/social area in the flat is large and the sofa/seats are actually a lot comfier than they look, they're easy to move around and make great beds for when friends stop over (easy to push into rooms too). the common room has recently been refurbed this year too so is a lot more modern now. One thing though, Leadmill club is opposite, if you're a light sleeper this may be annoying. i had rooms facing leadmill both years and never found it too much of an issue although i know some people who did.

    Other accomodations:

    Archways: This one is almost pat of Leadmill, they share the same enterance and reception. Very similar room layout to Leadmill, Archways isn't modern at all though, i have friends there at the moment and the floors, kitchen area and louge is very run down almost compared to other accomodations for the same price. again though great location and Archways has an enclosed courtyard with table tennis in the middle so seems very social

    Liberty Court: These rooms are some of he nicest i've seen! you get loads of storage space - something others can lack. bathrooms all look really nice and kitchen is rather modern, also just round the corner from leadmill point so again 5minute walk to city campus. The building is an older converted building rather than purpose built so has more character to it. Downsides - social area in flats is only a kitchen, no lounge area, kitchens are fairly small so most socialising would have to be done in bedrooms. also, the laundry and common room, you have to leave the liberty court building, go out onto the main road and walk round to the liberty works entrance, these things have always put me off as otherwise liberTy court would've been my first choice.

    Exchange Works: This year has been refurbished. honestly this is the one i'm recommending! i've viewed the new rooms and they are brand new and shiny! no one will have lived in these rooms in this state before (no scratches or weird floor stains) also 3/4 beds, brand new living room/kitchens too with leather sofas. the common room has also been refurbed and theres an enclosed courtyard and table tennis, plus a study room. the location is also only a 5min walk from city campus, within walking distance from town/shops/clubs too but you won't have the noise of them at night. Unite (owner of exchange works) have sold all their rooms privately now, i'd expect this to be one of the most popular halls this year! view the unite website for new pics as the shu site theyre all old now and dont do it justice!

    Opal 1/Fenton House: Visited for predrinks. These bedrooms are massive! you get so much more space than unite bedrooms, i think they're all ensuite too. the kitchen area didn't look the most modern however not at all run down. the location - opposite corp, great if you love rock/metal nights. location wise probably about a 10minute walk from city campus, close to west street so not far for clubs/bars, benefit being all previous ones you have to walk up hill on a night out!

    Victoria Halls: Nicest looking Halls, never visited as i never knew anyone who managed to get a room there but i know most people do apply and its probably the most popular, just round the corner from opal one so good location for clubs/bars and about 10mins from city campus.

    Central Quay: Never visited however half my seminar group in first year lived here! it seems to be the one most people don't apply for but end up getting to be honest. it's unite so fairly standard room. only complaint i ever heard people making was the distance from city campus and clubs... especially when wet and in winter! often though they'd club together for a taxi. its a massive halls so seems very social.

    Anvil: Visited a few times. A lot smaller and quieter to other halls, more popular with second/third/fourth years. location is very good about 5/10min walk from city campus. again unite, so fairly standard bedroom wise. kitchens aren't the most modern however are still fairly modern and decent. leather sofas. wouldn't really be suitable if you wanted a really social halls.

    Forge: visited a few times. Again like Central Quay, huge halls and very popular for first years, id say it's closer than central quay too about 10minute walk. id say it's a good all round halls for first year, not the most modern but then for what you get its decent price. seems very social and has a gym onsite. also close to Eccy road which is full of student pubs and shops, food places etc.

    Pinnicles: Visited for predrinks and viewing properly with the view to live here next year. From when i visited seemed very modern kitchen and living area, leather sofas and if i remember correctly you get a tv include in the living area. rooms also seemed decent sized and modern. Location - no entirely sure, when walking to predrinks it was snowing and i wasnt wrapped up so didnt pay too much attention however i know for nights out you would need a taxi, city campus is about 10mins walk i think. Some people seem to think its the best halls, others think its too far out.

    Triagon: Visited a few times. its Almost next to Leadmill Point so again great location. rooms didn't really have anything special about them, they have a lot of disabled rooms though and often these dont all get filled by disabled students, these rooms have a larger floor space. one thing noting with triagon though is they dont provide toaster, kettle, iron etc so as a flat (or individually) you have to buy these items as well. kitchen/lounge from what i remember are fairly modern with leather sofas.

    these are the main accommodations people go for/end up getting. bit long but hope it helps
    I've gone with Exchange Works the rooms look great, do you hear back about accommodation in august? I've firmed an unconditional and didn't know if you are offered a place earlier seen as the place is guaranteed
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    (Original post by notinacreepyway)
    just got an unconditional for computer science + am considering exchange works as my halls. anyone else thinking about exchange works?
    I've applied for exchange works, have you applied?
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    Hey guys! My name is Pete. I work to try and help students meet other students before going to uni. This includes a freshers page on Facebook for all the latest news etc...

    We have created groups for all Sheffield Hallam halls options which we can add you too, this will give you the opportunity to not only meet people who are going to Hallam but also to meet people who will be living in the same place.

    facebook.com/groups/1076696895684834/?ref=ts&fref=ts

    Copy this link into your browser and join the group

    Any questions give me a shout!!


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    (Original post by EthenHughess)
    I've gone with Exchange Works the rooms look great, do you hear back about accommodation in august? I've firmed an unconditional and didn't know if you are offered a place earlier seen as the place is guaranteed
    Hi, i don't know the answer for sure i'm afraid, i know other years reapplying hear back around june time so i'd presume if its unconditional and firm you may hear back slightly earlier (most likely NOT as early as June though). Best thing to do would be to ring up the accommodation people at uni
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    What are people's thoughts on vic halls compared to Fenton (opal1)?


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