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I am starting Dentistry in September, and was just deciding between Endcliffe accom and St Vincent's. I was quite set on Endcliffe for the community atmosphere and being able to meet new first years more easily, but now I am also considering St Vincent's as it looks nicer and more modern. I am quite a clean and tidy person, and St Vincent's seems to cater well to that, but I'm just concerned about the number of first years that will be there and socialising, making friends etc. Any help would be appreciated!
Original post by Anonymous
I am starting Dentistry in September, and was just deciding between Endcliffe accom and St Vincent's. I was quite set on Endcliffe for the community atmosphere and being able to meet new first years more easily, but now I am also considering St Vincent's as it looks nicer and more modern. I am quite a clean and tidy person, and St Vincent's seems to cater well to that, but I'm just concerned about the number of first years that will be there and socialising, making friends etc. Any help would be appreciated!


St Vincents is very small im told and its full of international students. I personally chose endcliffe through lots of recommendations.
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Original post by Anonymous
St Vincents is very small im told and its full of international students. I personally chose endcliffe through lots of recommendations.

Yes, I'm going with Endcliffe too now as there are more people
Original post by Anonymous
I am starting Dentistry in September, and was just deciding between Endcliffe accom and St Vincent's. I was quite set on Endcliffe for the community atmosphere and being able to meet new first years more easily, but now I am also considering St Vincent's as it looks nicer and more modern. I am quite a clean and tidy person, and St Vincent's seems to cater well to that, but I'm just concerned about the number of first years that will be there and socialising, making friends etc. Any help would be appreciated!

Hi!

In my first year (I am now in my third) I stayed in Endcliffe and really found that a majority of the people I was friends with or met through my course all also stayed in Endcliffe which meant that socialising and benefiting from that community feel really helped to make my first year experience a great one. In my opinion and experience, there is a much higher number of first years that stay in Endcliffe (and Ranmoor is only a short walk away) so you are more likely to meet people, socialise and obviously make friends. That being said, there are benefits to both and aside from the ones you already mentioned, the distance from campus is another factor to possibly consider if you are struggling to make your decision.

The block I stayed in was called Rivelin, and I am happy to answer any other questions you may have about accommodation, as well as the University or the City in general, so feel free to ask away! 🙂 Hope this helps!

Ellie (3rd year English language and linguistics student at the UoS)
Original post by University of Sheffield Students
Hi!
In my first year (I am now in my third) I stayed in Endcliffe and really found that a majority of the people I was friends with or met through my course all also stayed in Endcliffe which meant that socialising and benefiting from that community feel really helped to make my first year experience a great one. In my opinion and experience, there is a much higher number of first years that stay in Endcliffe (and Ranmoor is only a short walk away) so you are more likely to meet people, socialise and obviously make friends. That being said, there are benefits to both and aside from the ones you already mentioned, the distance from campus is another factor to possibly consider if you are struggling to make your decision.
The block I stayed in was called Rivelin, and I am happy to answer any other questions you may have about accommodation, as well as the University or the City in general, so feel free to ask away! 🙂 Hope this helps!
Ellie (3rd year English language and linguistics student at the UoS)

Hey Ellie
I recently firmed Sheffield and have just started looking at accoms. Based on my research I'm looking for someplace in endcliffe.

I am a little confused though about the self select process. I believe they release apartments on a rolling basis, so what happens if I want to wait and see what options I have? Do I risk loosing the chance to book a room in someplace that is currently available or should I grab the best option I see right now?

Also, if all endcliffe rooms are the same in terms of layout, are there any other factors I should consider while selecting the building or does it make no difference? I'm an intl student so I have very little idea what I'm getting into.
Original post by Britiparni
Hey Ellie
I recently firmed Sheffield and have just started looking at accoms. Based on my research I'm looking for someplace in endcliffe.
I am a little confused though about the self select process. I believe they release apartments on a rolling basis, so what happens if I want to wait and see what options I have? Do I risk loosing the chance to book a room in someplace that is currently available or should I grab the best option I see right now?
Also, if all endcliffe rooms are the same in terms of layout, are there any other factors I should consider while selecting the building or does it make no difference? I'm an intl student so I have very little idea what I'm getting into.
hey I'm currently a student at Sheffield living in Derwent block in endcliffe. I waited for a new set of blocks to be released but it always comes with risk. depending how well you are on it at checking (if you are a girl especially the blocks seem to fill up faster) so my advice is if you want to hold out for a better room check multiple times throughout the day everyday day as you do not know when they are going to be released.in terms of other things to consider there are a couple things. I would recommend not going for the ground floor especially in blocks that can be noisier - you run the risk of people being noisy and drunk from a night out and waking you up or if you are very unlucky knocking on windows. I live in Derwent which I was concerned about being noising but I have not had any trouble with it affecting my sleep - things tend to quieten down after 11 /12 when the village shop closes and people have left to go out. if you are worried about foot traffic just go higher up. Derwent is good as it's further from where Ubers drop you off so when people are on their way home there isn't much foot traffic. whereas howden and stanage are right by it so I would assume you may have a bit more noise.
Original post by ameliag0264
hey I'm currently a student at Sheffield living in Derwent block in endcliffe. I waited for a new set of blocks to be released but it always comes with risk. depending how well you are on it at checking (if you are a girl especially the blocks seem to fill up faster) so my advice is if you want to hold out for a better room check multiple times throughout the day everyday day as you do not know when they are going to be released.in terms of other things to consider there are a couple things. I would recommend not going for the ground floor especially in blocks that can be noisier - you run the risk of people being noisy and drunk from a night out and waking you up or if you are very unlucky knocking on windows. I live in Derwent which I was concerned about being noising but I have not had any trouble with it affecting my sleep - things tend to quieten down after 11 /12 when the village shop closes and people have left to go out. if you are worried about foot traffic just go higher up. Derwent is good as it's further from where Ubers drop you off so when people are on their way home there isn't much foot traffic. whereas howden and stanage are right by it so I would assume you may have a bit more noise.

hey I was wondering what's its like living in Derwent as I'm going to be living there 24/25 , eg room colours, how's the kitchen in there, how far is it to the central bar bit?
Original post by Singam21
hey I was wondering what's its like living in Derwent as I'm going to be living there 24/25 , eg room colours, how's the kitchen in there, how far is it to the central bar bit?

so I live in E block which is directly opposite the village shop (such a bonus when you need one thing for dinner, a sweet treat or booze for pres). the walls are like a dull bluey grey colour which I like compared to potentially having orange like other blocks. The kitchen is like most kitchens in endcliffe its a decent size - one weird thing about Derwent is they can slightly vary in size for example my kitchen is slightly smaller than the D block kitchen but its not really caused any problems. its laid out with a corner sofa by the window/door that looks onto the village shop for me and then a dining room table - there's two ovens and two hobs so between 10 is plenty. as for the bar its about a minute walk away - if you were in A then its on your doorstep. being honest about the bar is that its not really used for much unless you want to watch the football maybe or play some pool so I would not stress too much over it.
Original post by Anonymous
I am starting Dentistry in September, and was just deciding between Endcliffe accom and St Vincent's. I was quite set on Endcliffe for the community atmosphere and being able to meet new first years more easily, but now I am also considering St Vincent's as it looks nicer and more modern. I am quite a clean and tidy person, and St Vincent's seems to cater well to that, but I'm just concerned about the number of first years that will be there and socialising, making friends etc. Any help would be appreciated!

I am a first year at Sheffield at the moment and I haven't met anyone in st Vincents - obviously they do exist but if you are worried about the social or aspect you will definitly meet far more first years that live in Ranmoor/encliffe, obviously you can still make friends with people from endcliffe it would just mean if you wanted to go for pres it would be harder but then again hopefully you would be friendly with your flatmates that you can do it with them
Original post by ameliag0264
hey I'm currently a student at Sheffield living in Derwent block in endcliffe. I waited for a new set of blocks to be released but it always comes with risk. depending how well you are on it at checking (if you are a girl especially the blocks seem to fill up faster) so my advice is if you want to hold out for a better room check multiple times throughout the day everyday day as you do not know when they are going to be released.in terms of other things to consider there are a couple things. I would recommend not going for the ground floor especially in blocks that can be noisier - you run the risk of people being noisy and drunk from a night out and waking you up or if you are very unlucky knocking on windows. I live in Derwent which I was concerned about being noising but I have not had any trouble with it affecting my sleep - things tend to quieten down after 11 /12 when the village shop closes and people have left to go out. if you are worried about foot traffic just go higher up. Derwent is good as it's further from where Ubers drop you off so when people are on their way home there isn't much foot traffic. whereas howden and stanage are right by it so I would assume you may have a bit more noise.

Thanks a ton for the reply, it was reassuring. I have found a couple options at Curbar and a single sex option at millstone, so any idea what those might be like? They are pretty close to derwent so I assume they'll be quieter but I'm also concerned it might be too far from the bus stops (I've heard it's on Fulwood road)
Original post by ameliag0264
hey I'm currently a student at Sheffield living in Derwent block in endcliffe. I waited for a new set of blocks to be released but it always comes with risk. depending how well you are on it at checking (if you are a girl especially the blocks seem to fill up faster) so my advice is if you want to hold out for a better room check multiple times throughout the day everyday day as you do not know when they are going to be released.in terms of other things to consider there are a couple things. I would recommend not going for the ground floor especially in blocks that can be noisier - you run the risk of people being noisy and drunk from a night out and waking you up or if you are very unlucky knocking on windows. I live in Derwent which I was concerned about being noising but I have not had any trouble with it affecting my sleep - things tend to quieten down after 11 /12 when the village shop closes and people have left to go out. if you are worried about foot traffic just go higher up. Derwent is good as it's further from where Ubers drop you off so when people are on their way home there isn't much foot traffic. whereas howden and stanage are right by it so I would assume you may have a bit more noise.

Hi, I'm looking at options in Stanage and Froggatt and leaning more towards Stanage right now because it's closer to the edge and the exit. I'm just worried about it getting noisy because of Ubers dropping people off after nights out and things like that. Do you know anyone that lives in stanage to get their opinion?
they are actually close to bus stops just the a different one; the two buses you will get from or too end cliff will be the 6 of the 120. the 6 goes every hour but it has a bus stop on endcliffe vale road which is right outside curb. then the 120 there are loads every hour and you just go up to Fulwood Road a get the bus from there where you would go up Endcliffe vale road and get the stop nearer Ranmoor side of endcliffe so you nice and close
Original post by animalcrossing
Hi, I'm looking at options in Stanage and Froggatt and leaning more towards Stanage right now because it's closer to the edge and the exit. I'm just worried about it getting noisy because of Ubers dropping people off after nights out and things like that. Do you know anyone that lives in stanage to get their opinion?

I would actually say there is virtually no difference in the distance from the edge between froggatt and stanage so that should not worry you. stagnate will be noisier because it is right by the taxi rank so you are more likely to hear people getting dropped off at all hours of the night. so depending on how much of a light sleeper you are I would consider that but as stagnate is not near as many other blocks you won't get as much noise from other flats having flat parties which could be a bonus. I would suggest trying to get a flat not on the ground floor and maybe even 2 floor if you can then you reduce the foot traffic noise
Original post by ameliag0264
I would actually say there is virtually no difference in the distance from the edge between froggatt and stanage so that should not worry you. stagnate will be noisier because it is right by the taxi rank so you are more likely to hear people getting dropped off at all hours of the night. so depending on how much of a light sleeper you are I would consider that but as stagnate is not near as many other blocks you won't get as much noise from other flats having flat parties which could be a bonus. I would suggest trying to get a flat not on the ground floor and maybe even 2 floor if you can then you reduce the foot traffic noise

Thank you! Yes, I definitely wouldn't want a ground floor flat for that reason.
Original post by ameliag0264
they are actually close to bus stops just the a different one; the two buses you will get from or too end cliff will be the 6 of the 120. the 6 goes every hour but it has a bus stop on endcliffe vale road which is right outside curb. then the 120 there are loads every hour and you just go up to Fulwood Road a get the bus from there where you would go up Endcliffe vale road and get the stop nearer Ranmoor side of endcliffe so you nice and close

Thank you for the trouble
Original post by animalcrossing
Hi, I'm looking at options in Stanage and Froggatt and leaning more towards Stanage right now because it's closer to the edge and the exit. I'm just worried about it getting noisy because of Ubers dropping people off after nights out and things like that. Do you know anyone that lives in stanage to get their opinion?

im not sure if there is any froggatt left
Original post by ameliag0264
they are actually close to bus stops just the a different one; the two buses you will get from or too end cliff will be the 6 of the 120. the 6 goes every hour but it has a bus stop on endcliffe vale road which is right outside curb. then the 120 there are loads every hour and you just go up to Fulwood Road a get the bus from there where you would go up Endcliffe vale road and get the stop nearer Ranmoor side of endcliffe so you nice and close

Another question- does Curbar or millstone have lifts?
Original post by Britiparni
Hey Ellie
I recently firmed Sheffield and have just started looking at accoms. Based on my research I'm looking for someplace in endcliffe.
I am a little confused though about the self select process. I believe they release apartments on a rolling basis, so what happens if I want to wait and see what options I have? Do I risk loosing the chance to book a room in someplace that is currently available or should I grab the best option I see right now?
Also, if all endcliffe rooms are the same in terms of layout, are there any other factors I should consider while selecting the building or does it make no difference? I'm an intl student so I have very little idea what I'm getting into.

Hello!
I would recommend booking if you see any flats that you like as you can always delete your booking and find a new one if a later flat or block is released that you prefer. That being said, someone could choose the first flat you had in the meantime which may mean you can't go back and change your mind. When I booked, I just went for the first flat that had people in that I thought I may get along with as I wasn't very bothered about room colours or anything along those lines.

Room wise, I have been in a fair few and they are all essentially the same layout with a bed, en-suite, wardrobe and a large desk. All endcliffe blocks are also very walkable from the edge/launderette etc; I was in Rivelin which is probably as far from the edge area as you could be and it never took me longer than 4-5 minutes maximum to get there. But, if being right next to these places is important to you, then that is possibly something to take into consideration.

I hope this answers your questions! If you have any more, feel free to ask away :smile:

Ellie (3rd year English Language and Linguistics student at UoS)
Original post by University of Sheffield Students
Hello!
I would recommend booking if you see any flats that you like as you can always delete your booking and find a new one if a later flat or block is released that you prefer. That being said, someone could choose the first flat you had in the meantime which may mean you can't go back and change your mind. When I booked, I just went for the first flat that had people in that I thought I may get along with as I wasn't very bothered about room colours or anything along those lines.
Room wise, I have been in a fair few and they are all essentially the same layout with a bed, en-suite, wardrobe and a large desk. All endcliffe blocks are also very walkable from the edge/launderette etc; I was in Rivelin which is probably as far from the edge area as you could be and it never took me longer than 4-5 minutes maximum to get there. But, if being right next to these places is important to you, then that is possibly something to take into consideration.
I hope this answers your questions! If you have any more, feel free to ask away :smile:
Ellie (3rd year English Language and Linguistics student at UoS)

Great, thanks for the help!

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