When you were looking for which university to attend in the UK as an international or exchange student, you probably primarily looked at what they have to offer academically and what exchange programs your current university has with British universities. However, now that you have been accepted to the University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam University, you have a new set of choices you need to make before getting on the plane to the UK. Most urgently; where will you be staying during your studies here?
In this article we will be sharing the basic guidelines you need to know to NOT end up renting a studio you cannot afford or will not be comfortable in.
Where in Sheffield should you be staying?
Of course this is a matter of priority: Do you mind getting up early to commute to class? How comfortable are you navigating a new city in a new country after a social gathering with your new class mates in the evening? Generally, we suggest international students to find accommodation close to campus, to make getting to class and home as easy as possible and eliminating the risk of getting lost somewhere.
Tip: Renting close to campus can be slightly more expensive than living outside the city ring. However, the cost of UK public transport easily makes up for the difference, making it cheaper to live walking distance from campus. For example, the student community, Aspect 3 on Edward Street, is located just 0,6 miles from the University of Sheffield, making walking to class super easy — and completely free of course.
How big should your student accommodation in Sheffield be?
Many students look for the smallest rooms they can find to save money. But for that reason the high competition for small rooms and studios make their prices almost as high as more spacious alternatives.
As an international student, however, you most likely won’t bring many possessions with you. So a 16 m2 room might be perfect for you, especially if it comes fully furnished with everything you need to get a comfortable stay while bringing a minimum of things with your from home. Aspect 3 not only offer a fully furnished studio, you also get your own ensuite bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, 40” flatscreen TV (including TV license), access to communal laundry and much more.
But what makes Aspect 3 the best place for a student to live close to Sheffield University is that it offers everything included in the rent. In other words you get one bill covering everything you need to worry about from utility bills to content insurance and WiFi connection. There will be no extra costs or hidden surprises during your stay.
Room sizes range from 16 to 29 m2, and you will live door by door with 416 other students, giving you a rich opportunity to make new friends without even leaving the building.
To learn more about cheap and luxurious international student accommodation in Sheffield visit https://studentfm.co.uk/student-accommodation-in-sheffield.