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Sheffield Student Accommodation

Student accommodation in Sheffield from Unite Students. We offer great value student housing, close to the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and the city centre.

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Our student accommodation in Sheffield places you at the centre of a vibrant student city. Unite Students offers safe, secure and private accommodation, designed to enable you the peace and quiet to relax and study, whilst being located close to all the most popular areas in Sheffield.
Sheffield is a thriving, highly student-orientated city. The city is home to nearly 50,000 students from both Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield. Nicknamed ‘The Steel City’, Sheffield is known for its industrial heritage.
Today, it features the Tudor Square (the largest theatre complex in England outside London) and the popular shopping centre Meadowhall. The city has a fantastic range of bars, pubs and nightclubs, plus the popular Students’ Unions. Both universities hold regular theme nights throughout the year so there’s always something going on.
Sheffield is one of the safest cities in the UK and, with a strong local economy, has the highest student retention figures in the UK – so people moving to study in Sheffield rarely want to leave.

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The fifth largest city in the UK, with over 550,000 inhabitants, Sheffield is a centre of industry and entertainment. Some of the city’s famous exports include the Arctic Monkeys, Def Lepard and Jarvis Cocker.
Sheffield is home to a number of leading venues including the Motorpoint Arena, O2 Academy, plus two football stadiums which are home to Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United football clubs. Accessing the city is easy with the Supertram network serving both universities, the city centre and the most popular city venues.
Unite Students accommodation is situated in easy reach of the many theatres, cinemas and shopping areas, including The Crucible and Lyceum theatres, Meadowhall shopping centre and the Millennium Gallery. The Crucible plays host to the World Snooker Championship, during which the BBC punditry team can be found filming in the nearby Winter Gardens.
Art lovers will discover an array of striking galleries dotted around the centre, and the city has become a cultural hotspot with theatres, concerts in local pubs and flagship arenas and clubs offering great live performances. 
Sheffield is home to many different communities offering a multi-cultural experience for students in Unite Students accommodation, whether attending Sheffield Hallam University or The University of Sheffield.

Unite Students Accommodation in Sheffield

Unite Students offers seven student properties in Sheffield, so there really is something for everyone.
Exchange Works is in a fantastic location and is the closest student accommodation complex to Sheffield Hallam University City Campus. Just two minutes away are Leadmill Point and Archways which are both less than five minutes’ walk to the City Campus and the town centre, so you have everything right on your doorstep. Leadmill Point recently underwent a makeover and had a full refurbishment of all the kitchens.
Devonshire Courtyard is also located right in the city centre, next to the popular Division Street and West Street which feature a range of boutique shops and lively bars and nightclubs. This property is just a five minute walk to Sheffield Hallam’s City Campus and The University of Sheffield.
Central Quay is one of our newest properties and is located 15 minutes’ walk from both The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. Sitting on the Quayside of the River Don, in the lovely Kelham Island area of the city, you can spend time in the nearby award winning pubs. The property features a large common room with free pool and table football tables, and residents of Central Quay also have access to a free onsite gym.
The Anvil is our newest property in Sheffield and has a great community feel. It is located a 10 minute walk to Sheffield Hallam City Campus and is just a 5 minute walk from the train station.
The Forge is the largest of our student properties in Sheffield, housing over 1000 students. It is ideally located for both Sheffield Hallam’s Collegiate Campus and City Campus alike. This is a vibrant student village with a pleasant internal grassed courtyard.
The Forge 2 is a newer development on the same campus as The Forge with access to all the same amenities. The property features a large common room with free pool and table football tables. Residents of The Forge and The Forge 2 have access to a free onsite gym.


Located in the north of England in the South Yorkshire region, Sheffield is in a great place for studying and student living, offering a gateway to the Peak District National Park if you want to get out and explore the local countryside.
There is also easy access to other large cities such as Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham which are all around an hour away by train. There are also fast train links to London, taking around 2 hours.

Contact Us

For any more information, you can look through all of our student properties, or to ask us anything at all, call us on 0800 121 7387, or +44 (0) 117 302 7497.
Alternatively you can email us on salesenquiry@unite-students.com, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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