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    Anyone in the city want to swap for my Ranmoor accommodation?
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    (Original post by Rocky1312)
    Anyone in the city want to swap for my Ranmoor accommodation?
    how come you want to swap?
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    (Original post by 00steze)
    how come you want to swap?
    My friend and gf are both living in the city so I will have to travel to see them 😁
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    I've been offered an ensuite room in Sheffield 3 and could be interested in swapping it for yours in Ranmoor??
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    Hi sorry I'm now in Sheffield 3 aswell lol, I wanted to swap to Allen court but they put me in Sheffield 3 😔
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    Wow I'm a Sheff graduate and I would NEVER have swapped Ranmoor for City accomodation!! 10 min bus ride away for the newest accommodation and en suite yes please
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    (Original post by abc:))
    Wow I'm a Sheff graduate and I would NEVER have swapped Ranmoor for City accomodation!! 10 min bus ride away for the newest accommodation and en suite yes please
    Isn't City accomodation way closer to the uni though?
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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    Isn't City accomodation way closer to the uni though?
    It is yeah, but Ranmoor and Endcliffe are only a half hour walk or 10 minute bus ride away, down pretty much 1 straight road. It's on a hill so the walk back from uni can be a bit tiring but to be honest everything in Sheffield is on a hill. The standard of the halls is just much higher as well.

    I can't speak for the atmosphere, maybe City is better, I don't know, I was in Ranmoor. I believe City has quite a lot more international and mature students though, who don't necessarily want the freshers / ring of fire / beer pong life so much.

    Basically City does sound more convenient and might have an ok atmosphere but Ranmoor and Endcliffe, in my opinion, are still very convenient and do have a really good atmosphere.
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    (Original post by abc:))
    It is yeah, but Ranmoor and Endcliffe are only a half hour walk or 10 minute bus ride away, down pretty much 1 straight road. It's on a hill so the walk back from uni can be a bit tiring but to be honest everything in Sheffield is on a hill. The standard of the halls is just much higher as well.

    I can't speak for the atmosphere, maybe City is better, I don't know, I was in Ranmoor. I believe City has quite a lot more international and mature students though, who don't necessarily want the freshers / ring of fire / beer pong life so much.

    Basically City does sound more convenient and might have an ok atmosphere but Ranmoor and Endcliffe, in my opinion, are still very convenient and do have a really good atmosphere.
    That's good then - I've been allocated Ravenstones in Ranmoor and was worried about how far I was from the uni. I've heard that Ranmoor is mostly second years though - would you say it still has a good freshers atmosphere? How convenient is Ranmoor when it comes to doing your food shop or wanting to go into the city? Sorry for all the questions lol just curious!
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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    That's good then - I've been allocated Ravenstones in Ranmoor and was worried about how far I was from the uni. I've heard that Ranmoor is mostly second years though - would you say it still has a good freshers atmosphere? How convenient is Ranmoor when it comes to doing your food shop or wanting to go into the city? Sorry for all the questions lol just curious!
    I don't think it is mostly second years, as most second years move into private student housing! When I was there it was all freshers, or seemed like it anyway. Not much difference between a fresher and a second year anyway, they all go out!!

    Ranmoor and Endcliffe both have good freshers atmospheres. Ranmoor is slightly smaller though, but with nicer, newer accommodation. I got to know a lot of people in Endcliffe and spent a lot of time there, as there was sometimes more going on (it's across the road from Ranmoor). Bear in mind that when you start uni and join societies and everything you won't only know and socialise with Ranmoor people, you'll have a wider circle.

    Your nearest supermarket is a Morrisons which is a 10 minute walk away. As it's a local, it can be quite pricey. It's good for basics like milk and bread, but for a proper food shop I'd recommend getting delivery from Asda or Tesco or something. Most students end up doing this, you see the vans going round all the time, works out a lot cheaper.

    To go into the city it's the same bus as the one to uni, only you stay on it longer. I think it's the 120, it goes from right outside the accommodation.

    Basically though Ranmoor is really good. If I were choosing again now I'd probably go for it over the others, Endcliffe a close second.

    I don't mind the questions I had about 1,000 before I started uni, most of them completely unnecessary as I was over thinking everything. If I can help with anything else let me know!
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    (Original post by abc:))
    I don't think it is mostly second years, as most second years move into private student housing! When I was there it was all freshers, or seemed like it anyway. Not much difference between a fresher and a second year anyway, they all go out!!

    Ranmoor and Endcliffe both have good freshers atmospheres. Ranmoor is slightly smaller though, but with nicer, newer accommodation. I got to know a lot of people in Endcliffe and spent a lot of time there, as there was sometimes more going on (it's across the road from Ranmoor). Bear in mind that when you start uni and join societies and everything you won't only know and socialise with Ranmoor people, you'll have a wider circle.

    Your nearest supermarket is a Morrisons which is a 10 minute walk away. As it's a local, it can be quite pricey. It's good for basics like milk and bread, but for a proper food shop I'd recommend getting delivery from Asda or Tesco or something. Most students end up doing this, you see the vans going round all the time, works out a lot cheaper.

    To go into the city it's the same bus as the one to uni, only you stay on it longer. I think it's the 120, it goes from right outside the accommodation.

    Basically though Ranmoor is really good. If I were choosing again now I'd probably go for it over the others, Endcliffe a close second.

    I don't mind the questions I had about 1,000 before I started uni, most of them completely unnecessary as I was over thinking everything. If I can help with anything else let me know!
    Thank you so much!! That's so helpful. Just a few more questions if you don't mind! How much was the bus to uni? Did you end up getting a bus pass or anything like that or was it just more efficient to pay each time? Is there anything I should be bringing to uni that most people don't think to (or vice versa, not bringing something as I don't need it)? How was the accommodation itself, did you find the room space to be adequate and the en suite to be okay? And how is a night out in sheffield? I'm coming from the Midlands so I've heard I'll find it a hell of a lot cheaper due to it being further north
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    (Original post by JMACM98)
    Thank you so much!! That's so helpful. Just a few more questions if you don't mind! How much was the bus to uni? Did you end up getting a bus pass or anything like that or was it just more efficient to pay each time? Is there anything I should be bringing to uni that most people don't think to (or vice versa, not bringing something as I don't need it)? How was the accommodation itself, did you find the room space to be adequate and the en suite to be okay? And how is a night out in sheffield? I'm coming from the Midlands so I've heard I'll find it a hell of a lot cheaper due to it being further north
    When I first started the bus was like 40p with your student card but it went up a lot since then. Now I've no idea how much but you do still get a discount with your student card, I know that. To be honest though, most students walk. I'd wait before getting a bus pass and see how much you use the bus compared to walking. Like I say it's one straight road into uni, I used buses when I was hungover and late haha.

    In terms of bringing stuff to uni, I brought literally EVERYTHING you need to survive. Then I realised I'd forgotten washing detergent and I panicked, before realising that actually Sheffield does have shops. I think if I were doing it again I wouldn't stress so much about bringing all the right things. You can find good lists online though.

    The accommodation - really good. You have enough space, a lot of storage, I never had any problems with my accommodation (except not really gelling with flatmates but I made friends elsewhere). Your bathroom is basic though, a wet room with toilet and shower right by each other, and the shower is pretty crap. But it was decent enough for a year and nice to have the privacy and be able to shower whenever you want etc.

    Nights out in Sheffield are ace as well and ridiculously cheap. Depends what kind of a person you are and what you're into but for freshers I'd recommend Leadmill, Plug, and definitely the Students' Union - unlike what I've heard about other unis, first years do go to a lot of the Union nights, and they are pretty good. West Street Live is also good. To be honest you'll get to know all of this though and you'll get so many flyers and reps telling you to go places.

    I'm from the Midlands too and it was mainly the price difference in a night out that I thought was good
 
 
 
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