What is the best Sheffield Hallam Accomodation?

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Ghana-Gooner
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]Hi i was looking on the website and saw some nice looking places i.e. Trigon, The Forge and The Anvil. I was just wondering where the best place to stay would be?
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Well, I am from Sheffield university, but I've got an impression that Park Student Village is simply a perfect place for Hallam students. Some three Hallam'ers live with me, and they're very happy with the acommodation and location. The university is just down the hill, practically 5 min walk, the rent is rather low (67-75ppw for the next year), all facilities are new, there's a large park nearby, etc.

Universities often advertise their own acommodation excessively, misleading the students (especially Sheffield uni students - the en-suite prices begin with 100ppw! And the rooms are smaller than in Park Student Village, which also has way lower prices). It's always good to look for some non-university alternatives, especially in Sheffield, where supply of student acommodation is ample. There are much better offers out there (I've seen prices as low as 38ppw).

All in all, do not spare some effort to look beyond the widely popular choices, as there might be some better offers financially and even socially. Just need to do some investigation on the net.
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ahhh okay thanks alot i will do!
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(Original post by wilder)
Well, I am from Sheffield university, but I've got an impression that Park Student Village is simply a perfect place for Hallam students. Some three Hallam'ers live with me, and they're very happy with the acommodation and location. The university is just down the hill, practically 5 min walk, the rent is rather low (67-75ppw for the next year), all facilities are new, there's a large park nearby, etc.

Universities often advertise their own acommodation excessively, misleading the students (especially Sheffield uni students - the en-suite prices begin with 100ppw! And the rooms are smaller than in Park Student Village, which also has way lower prices). It's always good to look for some non-university alternatives, especially in Sheffield, where supply of student acommodation is ample. There are much better offers out there (I've seen prices as low as 38ppw).

All in all, do not spare some effort to look beyond the widely popular choices, as there might be some better offers financially and even socially. Just need to do some investigation on the net.
This is good advice however for your first year you need to think about the best way to make friends and the easiest way to do that is through halls. Ive heard some complaints about the forge if im honest, but this year there doesnt seem to be many complaint about anywhere. You need to think about what you prioritise, e.g. distance from uni (whichever campus ur at), distance from town if ur based at collegiate, price, ensuite etc etc. Im a first year at hallam now so if you have any more specific questions dont hesitate to ask xx
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This is good advice however for your first year you need to think about the best way to make friends and the easiest way to do that is through halls. Ive heard some complaints about the forge if im honest, but this year there doesnt seem to be many complaint about anywhere. You need to think about what you prioritise, e.g. distance from uni (whichever campus ur at), distance from town if ur based at collegiate, price, ensuite etc etc. Im a first year at hallam now so if you have any more specific questions dont hesitate to ask xx
I agree that living in student halls is important in the first year, but what I meant is that not all student halls are university-owned. Some are private halls that offer lower prices and/or better service (e.g. Omnia estates, IQ Brocco and IQ Steel, Park Student Village, and others.)

Some good place to look at private halls and other property are http://www.artfullodger.co.uk/ and http://www.accommodationforstudents.com/
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Victoria Hall is by far the best IMO
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I live in Victoria hall now and seeing what my friends have in different place we definitely have the best. Out of the uni halls offered, and also I would say go with gals for first year because its the best way to make friends
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so is vicotria halls the place to be then? the price is kind of putting me off if im honest like
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so is vicotria halls the place to be then? the price is kind of putting me off if im honest like
why, because its cheaper than the rest?
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You pay a lot everywhere and your loan covers it anyway. To be fair Victoria Hall has a lot of perks that others don't and you pay slightly less than places like Trigon, Forge and Leadmill.

No doubt they're probably alright to live in, but Victoria Hall is the best located, has SKY SPORTS among countless other things.
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I live at the Student Village, and its good for getting into Uni (but bad if you're on Collegiate Campus), and quite close to town. It's not as close as Victoria Halls for example, but its walkable. It's also a lot cheaper than a lot of places too... but its up a hill which is a massive pain to walk up!
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I live at the Student Village, and its good for getting into Uni (but bad if you're on Collegiate Campus), and quite close to town. It's not as close as Victoria Halls for example, but its walkable. It's also a lot cheaper than a lot of places too... but its up a hill which is a massive pain to walk up!
Isn't it probably over a mile to the city centre? :ninja:
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Isn't it probably over a mile to the city centre? :ninja:
20/30min walk. So it depends on what you consider to be too far to walk. If you're going out to West Street its MILES though,
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20/30min walk. So it depends on what you consider to be too far to walk. If you're going out to West Street its MILES though,
I think I would hate that to be honest, being at Collegiate it would be pointless as well
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Hi,

I'm looking at accomodation for Sheffield Hallam and I like the sound of Victoria Hall, Leadmill and the Forge. I will be at the collegiate campus. Are these halls too far from that campus?

Thanks x
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Hi,

I'm looking at accomodation for Sheffield Hallam and I like the sound of Victoria Hall, Leadmill and the Forge. I will be at the collegiate campus. Are these halls too far from that campus?

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A fair walk, but doable if you know where you're going.
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What accommodation is a good distance from the collegiate campus but also good distance from the city centre


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I have applied for accommodation and chose Victoria hall and Trigon. However I'm being told that Trigon is really far out the way for me as I'm studying at collegiate campus, does anybody have an opinion?


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Which accommodation is less than 5 minutes walk to uni and is most social?


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Devonshire Courtyard is seriously so close to the Owen building and is close to Division Street/West Street where all the bars are! I lived there in first year and it was ace.
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