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Sheffield is a city that is bursting with culture, a vibrant nightlife and on the doorstop of the spectacular Peak District, it’s no wonder that 60,000 students every year choose to call Sheffield their new home.
Our Sheffield student accommodation, The Elements, is the perfect of blend of the city’s industrial heritage and contemporary design. The location is just a few minutes’ walk from both Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and the city centre, so your studying needs and access to one of the best high streets in the north are secured.
- Close to Uni
- High speed WiFi
- Social spaces and 24 hour security
- All-inclusive package and spacious rooms
- A student experience like no other
Find Your New Home Sheffield
From £127 P/W
Located within a 15 minute stroll to both Sheffield Hallam University. The Elements was completed in 2018 and is a high standard student accommodation for contemporary student living.
Enjoy the well appointed rooms, fitness suite, cinema room, games room, study spaces and 24/7 onsite management.
What to do
Eating Out in Sheffield
The food scene in Sheffield is vibrant whether you are on the go, sitting in or taking out. With plenty of options for every budget, you can choose world fare from East Asian to American, and everything in between. Renowned for its Henderson’s relish, you can add it to your award-winning pie from Pieminister or on your chips from Two Steps, Sheffield’s premier chippy. Eve Kitchen is literally around the corner so to help with that sweet tooth try the cheesecake in a doughnut and have your life changed for the better!
If you’re looking for something a little more hearty, head to Wellies café, offering classic full English breakfast, alongside a sandwich menu which will keep you going until you’re ready for dinner.
The city boasts many suburbs which are student and budget friendly alike, and a host of independent eateries which will leave you wanting more. Ecclesall Road has long been a student hive, with great pub food and takeaways, as well as restaurants for when your parents visit or you’re doing your best to impress.
Just Falafs for those looking for a traditional Middle-Eastern street food, as well as anyone looking for a vegan fix. It is a place that serves delicious food, 100% homemade vegan food with the hummus and pita to die for.
For a range of international takeaways and restaurants, head over to London Road. There is Rassam’s Creamery, a dessert-only restaurant where you can indulge in ice cream, waffles, milkshakes, cookies and cake.
Food halls more than ever have become more popular and Sheffield boasts, Kommun and Peddler Market where you can find a wide range of food stalls and vendors selling food and drink from a variety of countries.
Like any city in the U.K, there are Wetherspoon pubs, offering cheap meals and student discounts.
Events in Sheffield
In Sheffield and the surrounding areas there are always plenty of events and attractions to fill your spare time. The Peak District offers you the joys of the great outdoors on your doorstep, with plenty of routes available for hiking, runs, bikes rides and long days with groups of friends.
Sheffield City Hall is located in the heart of city and includes the main hall which has a capacity of over 2000 seats, the smaller memorial hall for intimate events and the ballroom. It hosts all sorts of entertainment, ranging from live music and comedy to tea dances and banqueting events.
The Millennium Gallery is Sheffield’s premier destination for art, craft and designs that highlight the importance of the city to the industrial revolution. There is always a an interesting event on of some sort in Sheffield, and our student accommodation provides you the perfect place to enjoy them and to immerse yourself in the major events, and the underground music, art, and culture scenes.
When it comes to festivals and especially music, Tramlines is one of the most popular in the country, taking place at the 30,000 capacity Hillsborough Park and home to 70-acts playing on four stages. A simple 15-minute tram journey from the city out to the festival and at the same time in July, there are dozens of free gigs taking place in and around the city centre.
Off the Shelf is one of the largest and most accessible literary festivals in the UK. Every year we bring the biggest names in literature and the arts to Sheffield. Previous festivals have included Sandi Toksvig, Kate Adie Jamie Oliver – to name just a few.
The city is famous for the Sheffield Food Festival that takes place every May, making the city centre come alive. It is a celebration of the city’s vibrant food scene, showcasing great local produce, talented chefs, mouth-watering street food and outstanding brewers and distillers.
Doc/Fest is a documentary film festival in June, bringing to Sheffield some of the biggest filmmakers in the genre from all around the world, and welcoming over 25,000 people to enjoy the festival.
As far as nightlife is concerned, there really is something for every type of student in Sheffield. The city is known for its full range of student nights, clubs and music venues available. Whether you’re there for the cheesy pop nights, indie bands or techno, Sheffield has the venue for you.
The Leadmill, known for its indie theme and live music scene or you want to take advantage of the many craft ale bars in the city, such as The Fat Cat or The Beer House. If you are looking to enjoy a night out with just students, there is the Student’s Union bar Hideout at Sheffield Hallam, and here you can find what you are looking for as a student in Sheffield.
The Elements is in the perfect location for you to take advantage of a night out in the city. Most places are within walking distance, including the bars, restaurants and clubs in the city centre and on Ecclesall Road. As the fifth biggest city in the UK, Sheffield has certainly got plenty to offer for a night out, and students living at The Elements are in the heart of the action, just a short walk from many a great night out!
Sheffield Hallam Students Union provides the biggest student club night in the city. Those visiting Hallam Union will have the chance to take advantage of a club night with five different rooms, each with different genres of music and cheap drinks.
If you are looking for a ‘pub crawl’, there is a fantastic range of bars and clubs throughout the city. West Street, Division Street and Ecclesall Road have plenty, making them great destinations for students looking to sample many different places. The Original Bierkeller is open until 3am with many offers on for drinks, shots, and bratwurst (great to soak up the alcohol after a few steins!).
The Leadmill is the longest running live music venue and nightclub in Sheffield, and has welcomed many famous bands through its doors since it opened in 1980. They include Sheffield's finest bands such as Arctic Monkeys and Pulp, as well as other popular bands throughout the years like Coldplay, White Stripes, The Strokes, Milburn, and The Killers.
Other great live music venues in the city include Plug, as well as the O2 Academy for larger touring bands, for big bands touring the country.
Sheffield is a real hotspot for craft ale and beers, with 23 breweries in the city and over 400 unique beers coming out of this wonderful town. Kelham Island has long been at the forefront of Sheffield’s brewing reputation and has become a mecca for renowned real ale pubs such at the Kelham Island Tavern, The Riverside and Gardener’s Rest. If you are looking to provide the beer for a student party, Beer Central in The Moor Market is a fantastic place to buy kegs and bottles made by Sheffield breweries.
Shopping in Sheffield
As we know, students are living on a tight budget, so it is important to understand what’s available to you in terms of shopping.
From city centre high street brands and out of city shopping centre, to independent boutiques and crafty stores, Sheffield has something for all budgets.
Living at The Elements means you are in walking distance of the city centre shops with a range of supermarkets on your doorstep.
Meadowhall is one of the big shopping centres in the UK and is located just outside the city centre. It is home to all of the big brands that you know and love, including Primark, NEXT, Apple and Sports Direct to name a few. As students that are new to the city, there are also countless examples of student discounts that can be unlocked, so make sure you look out for them.
In the heart of the city centre, only a few minutes’ walk from The Elements is Fargate. Home to high street shopping, you’ll find more big brands that you trust such as River Island, M&S, John Lewis and Waterstones.
The Moor, again only a few minutes from The Elements, is a part of the city centre that has undergone some exciting redevelopments, including the opening of a new cinema, a gym, bowling alley, and several big brand names such as New Look and GAP. It is a place that is well worth exploring to pick up a great bargain and with the Moor Market you can find all of your grocery needs.
If you are looking for a more student and independent vibes, then look no further than Division Street. It is a hot-spot of designer boutiques and vintage shops that also happens to boast some the best bars in the city centre. The Forum is a perfect example as it combines both, with a small arcade of shops spilling into a vibrant bar.
Ecclesall Road is a big student area and is home to lots of independents and charity shops, including Cocoa Wonderland, where you can experience handmade chocolate and have a coffee at the same time.
Sports in Sheffield
Sheffield has a long history in sport and was labelled the ‘National City of Sport’, boasting some of the finest facilities in the country. Today it has a club in every major team sport in England.
The city is home to a Premier League and Championship football club, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, topflight ice hockey (Sheffield Steelers) and basketball team (Sheffield Sharks). Also, a Premier League speedway (Sheffield Tigers) and its main rugby league team, the Sheffield Eagles who play in the league below the Super League.
Sheffield is also famous for the fact that it is home to the oldest football club in the entire world. Sheffield FC can claim to being the oldest club in the world, founded as it was in 1857.
The city is also home to the Snooker World Championships which has taken place at the Crucible Theatre since 1977.
Sheffield is also home to the English Institute of Sport (EIS). The EIS provides support to British Olympic and Paralympic sports, enabling sports and athletes to realise potential and to achieve excellent.
As a student living in the city you have everything you need, with 60% of the city being made up of green spaces, you’ll never struggle to find some form of sport to take part in.
Going on long walks, hikes, or runs, Sheffield has parks and is known at the green city. Endcliffe Park and Sheffield Botanical Gardens are both spaces that are a great place to walk and unwind with friends.
The Peak District is also on the city’s doorstep, which is suitable for walking, running and biking, so you are really are not short of options. Here you can see and experience some of the UK’s most breath-taking wildlife and scenery.
If you are looking to get active as a student in Sheffield, whether you are training with a view to becoming a professional, just for fun with friends, or to stay fit and healthy, there are plenty of team and individual sports clubs and facilities for you to use.
Both Universities offer sports clubs through their Student Unions, ranging from rugby to netball.
The annual Varsity tournament takes places where both Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University come together for a day of competition and it is now the third largest university Varsity competition in the UK, with the event comprising over 60 fixtures, 23 different venues, 1,000 athletes and 15,000 spectators.
Universities in Sheffield
There are two big universities in Sheffield, and living at The Elements, you’ll be within walking distance of the city centre and Sheffield Hallam University.
Over 60,000 students live in the city, Sheffield is a great choice if you like the outdoors but still want to live in a major city. Known as the green city, it is one of those big student cities that students fall in love with whilst studying and decide to stay on and live in for many years to come.
Sheffield Hallam University is located right in the heart of Sheffield, and within walking distance of The Elements. With over 35,000 students, it has established itself as a university that is regarded in high esteem because of the variety of courses, with over 300 and applied learning opportunities. Delivering approximately 24,000 placements each year, the largest provider of teacher training, health, social care, and sport. The Student’s Union provides the opportunity for students to volunteer for local community schemes, through to having the support to develop your skills through 1-2-1 coaching sessions. With sports clubs ranging from netball to lacrosse and societies for students to get involved with, meeting people, and making life-long friends is a vital part to the student experience.
The University of Sheffield was founded over 100 years ago, and is a leading Russell Group university. It is one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching. The University of Sheffield is a leading research institute, with a world-renowned reputation for success, initiative, and excellence. The Student’s Union is home to over 400 sports clubs and societies that allows students the chance to sample different clubs and societies. The union includes bars, cafes, shops as well as an award-winning cinema and venue for club nights, live music and comedy.
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The Elements is a 10-minute walk from the city centre and close to Sheffield Hallam University. It’s next to three supermarkets and near the popular student area of Ecclesall Road.
ADDRESS: The Elements, 90 Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4FQ