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    Generally I'd say the student villages are better to live in... the buildings are all really close together plus there's The Edge. I can imagine you'd meet a heck of a lot of people! When I visited I just got a better feel from the village than I did in the area where the uni is!
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    Yeh definatley go for endcliffe, i live here and its pretty good. The other accomadation is fine, but i know a few people who lived there and always felt a bit jelous of us endcliffers.

    If you want to go catered the only option is tapton which is a bit rubbish (older not as nice, not as much going on), you can get an eat with us card for the other accomadation which gives you a certain amount of money per week that you can spend at the dining room and cafes around campus, but there not very good for your money and its much easier and cheaper to go self catered.
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    City and Central (or whatever it is) is closer to the uni and city center (obviously), and also tends to work out cheaper for roughly similar facilities. Ok, they don't have bars on site like the villages do, but you're right on the middle of the city, there shouldn't be any problem finding them!
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    I'd say the student villages. From what I've seen, it is bloody awesome <3

    All the buildings are really close to each other and the place looks very nice.

    That's where I'll be applying to when the application thing opens
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    Definitely go for Endcliffe! It's where most other first years live so you might feel left out if you're somewhere else like City accommodation. Ranmoor seems quite similar to Endcliffe by it's smaller and further out.
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    Endcliffe or Ranmoor. Definitely dont go catered unless you really cant cook and cant learn to cook.
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    I'd go for endcliffe, as its the social place to be and many people seem jealous of endcliffers. As for the eatwithus card its a waste of money, as you can always buy the same food in cash anyway!

    Tapton is okay, but compared to the other accom its a bit shabby.

    Have you got any specific questions? I used to work for Accomodation and Campus Services so I know a little about it all.
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    I'd go for Endcliffe. I live up at Ranmoor, mainly because I was too lazy to fill out my accomodation form until the last minute, (which is the case with pretty much all of Ranmoor-something of an Endcliffe Reject village!) It's perfectly fine, and the layout of the rooms/flats aren't really any different, apart from the fact you can get flats of 10 at Ranmoor, which I don't believe you can get at Endcliffe. But there's a bit more going on at Endcliffe, and if you make friends on your course you'll probably find yourself having to traipse down to Endcliffe a lot. It's not far (5-10 minutes,) but it's a bit of a pain.

    I can't speak for Tapton or Opel 2, as I know pretty much no-one who lives there. Though I think it's easier to get a traditional accomodation feel at Tapton, with the big corridors and dining halls and stuff like that. But the eatwithus card is a complete waste of time to be honest. You have to have a minimum of £37 a week, and commit for a whole term. You can eat for much cheaper than that in catered, and even if you are inclined to eat at university outlets regularly, you'll only have to pay 10% extra anyway.
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    I am a new international student starting with English courses at English Language Teaching Center after Easter holiday.
    I have signed a self catering contract with the university & they appointed me at stephenson hall! the en suite looks very tiny & gloomy.
    What do you think of this residence & how about language barriers? Is it an issue?
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    What's the difference between ensuite at sheffield and shared bathrooms?
    My mum thinks sending me to an en-suite is a waste of money, since my parents are paying.

    Thanks!
    Sheffields my firm.
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    (Original post by DrDé)
    What's the difference between ensuite at sheffield and shared bathrooms?
    My mum thinks sending me to an en-suite is a waste of money, since my parents are paying.

    Thanks!
    Sheffields my firm.
    Ensuite means along with your own room you get your own private bathroom (shower, sink, toilet, etc), with the shared bathroom option you get your own room but you have to share toiler & shower facilities.
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    (Original post by Skycat)
    Ensuite means along with your own room you get your own private bathroom (shower, sink, toilet, etc), with the shared bathroom option you get your own room but you have to share toiler & shower facilities.
    Oops I meant price difference.
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    (Original post by DrDé)
    Oops I meant price difference.
    Oh right, sorry. :p:
    I think it comes out to roughly £20 a week difference in general, so if you multiply that by 42 weeks (contract length) it's quite a big difference.
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    From looking at Google Maps, Endcliffe seems quite far away. What is the transport like getting from the village to the university. Also getting to town and back at night - taxi prices?
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    (Original post by steven.miles)
    From looking at Google Maps, Endcliffe seems quite far away. What is the transport like getting from the village to the university. Also getting to town and back at night - taxi prices?
    It easy to walk to uni and most people do, it only takes half an hour max. There are loads of buses if you want though, there's the 120 which comes regularly and is 50p or there's the 80 which is a bit less often, thats £1 return. I think taxis are about £6/7 so when split up between a few of you its not much.
    Hope this helps.
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    I've applied for Sheffield this year and will be firming my offer very soon!

    I've been to look round the university quite a few times now and i'm definitely going to go for Endcliffe. My friend and I visited Endcliffe and walked there and back from the city centre and it really isn't very far. I think there are regular buses though.

    I've also been to stay with a friend who is living in Endcliffe this year and the rooms are really nice, and the kitchen and living area are a good size.

    Most of all though, I felt that the student villiage had a really nice atmosphere which I think would make moving away from home a lot easier
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    If you're not keen on going for the university accommodation, there are other options. We have 2 sites in Sheffield, both within 5 minutes walk from Sheffield Uni and West Street. We hold regular social events for our tenants so that everyone can meet and socialise with each other and we have quite a few first years living here next year so you wouldn't be alone!
    iQ Brocco starts from £74.50 p/w for an en-suite bedroom and that price includes all bills, 4mb internet and contents insurance.
    iQ Steel starts from £92 p/w for an en-suite room and includes the same things as iQ Brocco.
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    (Original post by allieRAWR!)
    What are the pros and cons about the City Accomodation and the Villages, especially socially? For a first year undergraduate new to the city, which would you recommend and why? And lastly, in the grand scheme of things, is it really that big of a deal which you pick?
    City Accomodation:
    Pros
    -Its in the city
    -You will probably be in en-suite accomodation
    -Its close to the Uni buildings
    - You will most likely be in Opal, which has a gym

    Cons
    - Its generally not regarded as social as the villages
    - There are alot of international students, many of which don't speak much english at all
    - Flat sizes are small, so get to know less people
    - Less of a Uni bar
    - All single sex... could be a pro or a con really

    The Villages
    Pros
    - Its regarded as very social
    - You can be self-catered or en-suite, or a bit of both if you like
    - Most of it is en-suite
    - Flat sizes vary but are usually around 6-8
    - Some flats are mixed sex
    - The Edge and the Ridge are social
    - Good care for the rooms, ACS fix things really quickly
    - Its University owned

    Cons
    - Its slightly dearer than City
    - Its further walk 15 mins from Endcliffe, 20 from Ranmoor
    - There are less international students
    - Gap yearers are often seperated from other students.

    -> In the grand scheme of things, it doesnt make much difference, no. It will only change what social life you have really. All rooms are pretty decent, and none are far from Uni.

    -> I'd personally recommend Endcliffe or Ranmoor. Both are fab and great quality and you will meet ace people there. Its dead sociable and the majority of first years are there so it means you are in blocks near to all your course mates and things like that.
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    I am a first year who will be attending in September i have applied for Opal 2 deluxe room and have stated in the notes box in my application this is a big preference for me. I would just like to know if current students know the chances of getting what you want?

    Thanks in advance
 
 
 
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