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Hello! As current students, we're here to answer all of your questions about what student life at Sheffield is really like. Feel free to post a question here, or on our individual AMA threads if you like the sound of a particular course or hobby we’re doing. We'll each be logging in once a week and will get back to you as soon as we can! If you need an answer sooner, you can also find lots of students available to chat on the University website. We look forward to chatting with you!

Emily - online on Mondays
From: Shropshire, UK
Course: BMus Music, 2nd year
Interests: Music Society President, University Chamber Choir, University Wind Orchestra, Choral Scholar at Sheffield Cathedral, Socialising with flatmates, Gym, Walking/Hiking, Baking/Cooking

Georgia - online on Tuesdays
From: Sheffield, UK
Course: BSc Sociology, 3rd Year
Interests: Traveling, going to the gym, walks and snuggles with my dog, eating, reading, socialising with friends, and baking (although I'm terrible at it!)

Alisha - online on Wednesdays
From: York, UK
Course: BMedSci Orthoptics, 3rd year
Interests: Secretary for Orthoptics societte, Animal lover, Vegetarian, Food, Baking/Cooking, Socialising, Walking, Dog Walking, Knitting,Travel !

Ella - online on Fridays
From: Halifax, UK
Course: BSc Psychology, 2nd year
Interests: Gym, Baking, Travelling, Swimming (Recreational Captain of Uni swim team), Socialising, Walking my dog
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Your logo says University of Sheffield. , so why doesn't your username on TSR says University of Sheffield. Students?

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Your logo says University of Sheffield. , so why doesn't your username on TSR says University of Sheffield. Students?

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The University of Sheffield is the university we are students at. This account is specifically ran by 5 current University of Sheffield students. This is separate to the main University of Sheffield account which is ran by staff members.
Let us know if you have any other questions about the University
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Could you give a run down of each accomodation with pros and cons of each - accepted an offer to study at Sheffield and wanted an idea of which accommodation to choose - thanks!
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Could you give a run down of each accomodation with pros and cons of each - accepted an offer to study at Sheffield and wanted an idea of which accommodation to choose - thanks!
Hi!

I stayed in partnership city accommodation called "Sheffield 3" in my first year. I loved how close it was to campus (only about 10 minutes walk from the student union) compared to the university's student villages (Endcliffe and Ranmoor), which were about 20-30 minutes walk away. Sheffield 3 had a common room where lots of fun events were held (e.g. movie nights, society taster sessions, meet and greets) which were great for socializing. There was also a large Tesco supermarket just next door, where I could find pretty much anything I needed! I definitely think that the student villages are the best places to meet people from first year at The University of Sheffield. I found that in Sheffield 3, there were a lot of students from Hallam, as well as students from other year groups (2nd year, 3rd year, Masters students etc.).

Hope that is helpful. If you have any specific questions about Sheffield 3, I'm happy to help!

- Soumya (3rd Year Biomedical Science)
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Could you give a run down of each accomodation with pros and cons of each - accepted an offer to study at Sheffield and wanted an idea of which accommodation to choose - thanks!
Hey!

I stayed in Ranmoor accommodation so can give you my perspective on this to compare. Ranmoor is situated in a really nice green area which I personally enjoyed as it made walks to uni and the shops more enjoyable. Ranmoor is super close to Endcliffe and these two are what most people would say are the 'main' student village. Both Ranmoor and Endcliffe are further away from the University buildings (20-30 mins) but I personally found the walk on a morning quite nice and doesn't feel that long as its usually just straight down the hill. City accommodation such as Allen court is much closer to most buildings so if you want to be closer city is the best choice. Although Ranmoor and Endcliffe are where the bulk of students are so it is often a much more social area to stay in and you will probably find you make some friends that live there and its quite a walk from city to Ranmoor/Endcliffe ( 40 mins). Ranmoor also has a free gym for residents in Ranmoor and Endcliffe which is really handy. City Accommodation is more modern and has a TV in the common area of most apartments and also the beds are 3/4 rather than a single. I personally found Ranmoor quieter and more relaxed than Endcliffe this is why I chose it as I got the balance of social life but had quiet time for work and sleep. What are your main priorities for choosing accommodation? Feel free to let me know and I will try give some more advice based on these!

Alisha
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Hello! As current students, we're here to answer all of your questions about what student life at Sheffield is really like. Feel free to post a question here, or on our individual AMA threads (coming soon) if you like the sound of a particular course or hobby we’re doing. We'll each be logging in once a week and will get back to you as soon as we can! If you need an answer sooner, you can also find lots of students available to chat on the University website here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/study/chat. We look forward to chatting with you!

Emily - online on Mondays
From: Shropshire, UK
Course: BMus Music, 2nd year
Interests: Music Society President, University Chamber Choir, University Wind Orchestra, Choral Scholar at Sheffield Cathedral, Socialising with flatmates, Gym, Walking/Hiking, Baking/Cooking

Sanchari - online on Tuesdays
From: Kolkata, India
Course: MEng Materials Science, 3rd year
Interests: Food, Travelling, Watching TV Shows (a secret addiction!), Badminton, Dance and Music!!

Alisha - online on Wednesdays
From: York, UK
Course: BMedSci Orthoptics, 1st year
Interests: Social Sec for Orthoptics societte, Animal lover, Vegetarian, Food, Baking/Cooking, Partying, Walking, Dog Walking, Knitting,Travel, Music, Bargain Hunting!

Soumya - online on Thursdays
From: Oxford, UK
Course: BSc Biomedical Science, 3rd year
Interests: Volunteering Officer for BMS committee, Project leader for Science Club, Faculty of Science ambassador, Academic rep and peer mentor, Playing Piano, Swimming, Art

Andreea - online on Fridays
From: Bucharest, Romania
Course: BA Politics and Philosophy, 2nd year
Interests: Public Debates Officer for Sheffield Debating, Philosophy in the City, Academic Rep, Ambassador for Politics & Philosophy, Travel, Speciality Coffee Shops, Volunteering, Film, Planning and Bullet Journaling.
Hey does anyone know about the colour of the rooms in Lawrencefield? I am in Flat B1 and I have heard its red/blue/green/yellow for student accommodation at Endcliffe but wondered if anyone knew what B1 Lawrencefield is, thank you!
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Would you guys know when we’re going to find out about accommodation from experience? When did the university get in contact with you ?
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Hey!

I stayed in Ranmoor accommodation so can give you my perspective on this to compare. Ranmoor is situated in a really nice green area which I personally enjoyed as it made walks to uni and the shops more enjoyable. Ranmoor is super close to Endcliffe and these two are what most people would say are the 'main' student village. Both Ranmoor and Endcliffe are further away from the University buildings (20-30 mins) but I personally found the walk on a morning quite nice and doesn't feel that long as its usually just straight down the hill. City accommodation such as Allen court is much closer to most buildings so if you want to be closer city is the best choice. Although Ranmoor and Endcliffe are where the bulk of students are so it is often a much more social area to stay in and you will probably find you make some friends that live there and its quite a walk from city to Ranmoor/Endcliffe ( 40 mins). Ranmoor also has a free gym for residents in Ranmoor and Endcliffe which is really handy. City Accommodation is more modern and has a TV in the common area of most apartments and also the beds are 3/4 rather than a single. I personally found Ranmoor quieter and more relaxed than Endcliffe this is why I chose it as I got the balance of social life but had quiet time for work and sleep. What are your main priorities for choosing accommodation? Feel free to let me know and I will try give some more advice based on these!

Alisha
1st Year
BMedSci Orthoptics
Hi, were there any lives in Ranmoor or Endcliff. I don’t want to be carrying all my stuff while walking up the stairs. I’m staying in Rivelin F6 and I think the wall is either blue or red, i’m not sure.
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Hey everyone. I have an offer for Allen Court (brightmore house), but i really don't know whether it is right for me. I was really keen on ranmoor/encliffe as i appreciate the quiet and green areas. Do you know whether brightmore has been recently renovated? I now feel a bit confused and the controversial online comments about allen dont really help. I would appreciate anyone with experience of allen coming forward and sharing with us.
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Would you guys know when we’re going to find out about accommodation from experience? When did the university get in contact with you ?
Hi ,

Can I ask which accommodation you have applied to? From my experience I found out as soon as I had reserved my accommodation in April. I do believe due to Covid the accommodation office are working slightly different for this year due to offering international students free accommodation for 3 weeks to quarantine this may have caused some disruption. They should be in contact soon to confirm with you, if you don't hear anything and it's getting close to move in I would recommend contacting them, there contact info is here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/accommodation. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

Alisha
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Hey everyone. I have an offer for Allen Court (brightmore house), but i really don't know whether it is right for me. I was really keen on ranmoor/encliffe as i appreciate the quiet and green areas. Do you know whether brightmore has been recently renovated? I now feel a bit confused and the controversial online comments about allen dont really help. I would appreciate anyone with experience of allen coming forward and sharing with us.
Hey! I'm not sure what you read about Allen Court online but I've had a very good experience living in Allen Court. I lived there in my first year in E Block (Latimore House) and I've met some amazing people over there! If you're concerned about it being noisy, then don't worry because even though it's close to the city, it's not located on any of the main roads so you won't be hearing any of the car/bus and other noises. I'm not sure if it has been renovated after I left so you can try contacting the accommodation team about it directly if you want to at: [email protected].

Allen Court common room has a pool table, foosball, table tennis, gaming room and my personal favourite, a movie room! I used to go there with my flatmates or friends just to chill and watch movies on a big screen so overall, it's quite a social place too. Our kitchens were really big with sufficient shelves for everyone and two big fridges (including freezers) for a flat of 6 people. We had a kettle, toaster, microwave, iron and ironing board etc all included in our kitchen and had a good dining and living space too.

I personally loved living in Allen Court mainly because of its proximity to University (cause I'm lazy!!) but also because of the experiences I've had there.
Let me know if you need to know anything else!

-Sanchari
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My daughter is an overseas student and is already in the UK to quarantine before starting her course. I am trying to purchase everything she needs online and send it to her as she can’t go out.
I was wondering if someone could tell me the color scheme of her room so I can buy the bedding. She will be in Kinder F.
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My daughter is an overseas student and is already in the UK to quarantine before starting her course. I am trying to purchase everything she needs online and send it to her as she can’t go out.
I was wondering if someone could tell me the color scheme of her room so I can buy the bedding. She will be in Kinder F.
Many thanks for all assistance
Hello,

Unfortunately we aren't able to provide information on colour schemes because each block may have a different colour, which can also vary between rooms. Apologies.

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I'm thinking of applying for biology this year, I was just wondering whether cancer biology is covered in the course? and also how have you found the course in general?
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I'm thinking of applying for biology this year, I was just wondering whether cancer biology is covered in the course? and also how have you found the course in general?
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Hi there,

Some aspects of cancer biology are touched upon in the biology course. However, despite doing "Biology" which falls under the Animal and Plant Sciences department you will be able to take modules from the Biomedical Science department which will be more targeted to your interests in cancer biology.

I absolutely love my course. Biology allows you to expand the way that you understand the concept of life and it allows you to draw links between things you see in the real world on a very applicable basis: for example, considering the specific adaptations between dogs and cats or how each of the species evolved under different selection pressures. I am enrolled on the Biology with a Year Abroad course which allowed me to spend the past year studying biology in New Zealand, which has also provided me with international experience.

I'm really passionate about my course so be sure to let me know if you have any further questions about studying biology at Sheffield!

Daniel
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Hi there,

Some aspects of cancer biology are touched upon in the biology course. However, despite doing "Biology" which falls under the Animal and Plant Sciences department you will be able to take modules from the Biomedical Science department which will be more targeted to your interests in cancer biology.

I absolutely love my course. Biology allows you to expand the way that you understand the concept of life and it allows you to draw links between things you see in the real world on a very applicable basis: for example, considering the specific adaptations between dogs and cats or how each of the species evolved under different selection pressures. I am enrolled on the Biology with a Year Abroad course which allowed me to spend the past year studying biology in New Zealand, which has also provided me with international experience.

I'm really passionate about my course so be sure to let me know if you have any further questions about studying biology at Sheffield!

Daniel
Third Year
MBiolSci Biology with A Year Abroad
Thanks that's really useful to know! Can i ask what you plan on doing after your course?
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What is your opinion on the Channel 5 documentary 'A very British Brothel' filmed in Sheffield?

Is this a big reason why students like to live in the Sheffield city area
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I'm gonna stay at city accommodation, and I wonder whether they give us duvet and pillowcase kind of stuff or not. If it's not I wanna bring one of mine from my home country. ( I don't think I can buy it when I arrive in Sheffield, cause it's quite long journey)
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I'm gonna stay at city accommodation, and I wonder whether they give us duvet and pillowcase kind of stuff or not. If it's not I wanna bring one of mine from my home country. ( I don't think I can buy it when I arrive in Sheffield, cause it's quite long journey)
Hi there,

I lived in city accommodation for the past two years and the only things they provide you with bedding wise is a mattress and a mattress topper. You will have to bring your own pillow and duvet or buy them when you get here. I managed to find really cheap but good bedding from Next and Primark which are located on the Moor which is about a 10/15 min walk from Allen Court/The Diamond.

Hope this helps!

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