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Just curious to know which city is better to live in as a student, Hull or Sheffield?
Also any thoughts on which university is better for drama/performance, Sheffield Hallam University or University of Hull?

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Lucky I came across this thread! Hello OP. I actually went to Hull a couple of years ago however I'm starting at Sheffield this September!!! I didn't like Hull at all, the atmosphere felt bleak and run down. The uni itself is ok and has a good vibe however the accommodation is not the best, I stayed in the Lawns and found it very isolating and cut off (probably also because I was placed in a block full of rugby guys which didn't help!) also very noisy and dated. The city itself is pretty dire despite a lot of praises about it being "city of culture" it hasn't really got much to show for it, city centre was always dead and drab and there wasn't much to do.

Which brings me to socialising, yes there are quite a few nice pubs however most students frequent either the welly (which is pretty dire) asylum the uni nightclub which is ok I guess and then theres the sugar mill and a couple of others, so not much choice really and you have to get buses everywhere to get to them or taxis!! The course I was doing was poorly structured and I didn't find it very engaging nor interesting, though that's probably down to me personally. The union doesn't have much to offer and it can feel as though you're cut off/pushed out of a lot of events unless your football crazy or a rugby nutter, of which I was either. The support in terms of mental health/counselling was quite frankly appalling and there was nothing stopping me from dropping out, I never felt a part of the uni and have to say it was probably one of the darkest moments in my life to date.

Now Sheffield on the other hand pulled all of the right strings for me, the city centre looked and felt excellent, it has plenty to offer and there's loads to do, plus it's pretty easy to get to and all amenities are very close together! Nightlife is fantastic in comparison to Hull and the uni itself felt absolutely outstanding in all aspects. More opportunity, more to get involved with and most importantly of all the best course of education. Take it from me OP but I really don't want you to throw away such a good option as Sheffield so I will obviously say...CHOOSE SHEFFIELD!! Wish you all the best.
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Thanks for replying, it was really helpful. I’m hoping to go for a campus tour at Sheffield Hallam soon, but how did you personally find the atmosphere there? Friendly, welcoming? I know it’s a pretty large uni which makes it a little intimidating. Were the facilities good, and how were the lecture halls?

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No worries OP, I know I sound very negative in the response, however I was just being as honest as possible! I visited the university of sheffield but I did also take a glimpse at sheffield hallam and I definitely got a good vibe overall in regards to both of them. They both sort of work together anyway so it doesn't make much difference! I felt everyone was approachable and I never felt threatened at any point whatsoever! It's a lovely city and there's so much going on throughout the year. More than welcome!
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SHEFFIELD is a little bit better
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