- Liberty Living
Private Student Accommodation
Accommodation available in Sheffield
This residence is fully let to our university partner.
If you’re looking for the full student experience in Sheffield, Liberty Hall is where it’s at. This is an exciting student hub and you’ll be close to the diverse city centre as well as your campus, including Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.
Liberty Hall is located in the city centre, so you’ll never be short of things to do, and with great access to transport links – you’ll be able to explore Sheffield with ease.
You’ll also feel safe and secure living with us as we have CCTV and 24 hour security. In fact, everything is included in your rent – that’s just how we do things here.
Sheffield for students
Sheffield may well have earned itself the proud nickname ‘Steel City’, but its transformation from the heart of industry to a modern marvel has blown away both locals and students, thanks to The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and The Sheffield College.
There's a strong student population choosing to flock to the city year on year. As an exciting, central city, Sheffield is a blessing to students in that it is both easy to navigate, and easy to afford.
You’ll never be stuck for things to do, as the city has experienced a rejuvenation in recent years which places it right in the centre of the action. It’s home to some great higher education facilities, matched by great nightlife and of course, our student accommodation in Sheffield which places you right in the middle of it all.
Sheffield has some incredible – and more than just edible – dining options throughout the city and beyond. Whether you’re on a budget or really, really into burgers, there will be something suitable for you.
If you’re a fan of international cuisine, Sheffield is no stranger to suitable options, as the many Asian, Mediterranean and American-style restaurants are able to prove. Venture out to Leopold Square and you’ll find a hub of top-notch restaurants and bars to cater for all tastes, and in St Paul’s Place, there’s a variety of both chain restaurants and delicious independents.
If you fancy a bit of a day trip, you can of course head out to Sheffield’s huge shopping centre, Meadowhall. You’ll find plenty of choice when it comes to food and drink, so if you shop ‘til you drop, you can re-energise pretty quickly.
Things to do
Sheffield has a brilliant selection of both high street and independent stores dotted across the city centre. Head to The Forum Shops & Boutiques or Ecclesall Road for indie garments and trinkets, or even the Drop Dead store – a clothing line started by the rock star Oliver Sykes. If you want all your chain stores all under one roof, Meadowhall is just a short bus ride away from our student housing in Leeds.
Perhaps the biggest and best icebreaker of all is to venture out with your new flatmates and experience the nightlife together. It’s a rite of passage to enjoy a night out or two in one of the many popular student clubs and bars throughout the city.
On weekends, film buffs will feel right at home as Sheffield has more than 30 cinema screens. And sport fans, we haven’t forgotten about you! Check out the action from the local basketball, ice hockey, RUFC and football teams – especially given that Sheffield United is the oldest football team in the world!
Arts & culture
If you want to learn more about Sheffield’s vast history, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Kelham Island Museum provides an insight into the past, whilst Millennium Gallery is Sheffield's landmark art gallery. No residency in Sheffield is complete without a visit to the stunning Chatsworth House or the equally notable Botanical Gardens.
If nature’s your thing, you’ll feel right at home in the Winter Gardens, an iconic building housing over 2000 species of plants. Also unique to Sheffield is its impressive theatre complex, Sheffield Theatres, the largest of its kind outside of London.
Sheffield’s music scene is loud and proud, and accounts for some of the UK’s greatest exports when it comes to home-grown talent. It’s not hard to imagine where it all began, when you can visit some of the top venues where such acts got their first big break. Today, venues across the city showcase both local and national talent, and whilst Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, O2 Academy and Sheffield City Hall are the three main concert venues, the Leadmill and Octagon Centre also put on regular gigs.
Health & wellbeing
There are no excuses to be lazy here! Sheffield has several climbing centres, including the world’s biggest bouldering wall at Climbing Works. Other impressive and unbeatable accolades include the fact that the city is home to the UK’s deepest diving pool, and there’s also an Olympic sized swimming pool for swimmers to do more than just splash around. Or, at Ice Sheffield, try your hand at ice skating and look really… cool!
One third of Sheffield is within the Peak District National Park, which is perfect for hill walking and rock-climbing enthusiasts who want to get their kicks from the great outdoors. If you walk or cycle, you might be keen to know that you’ll probably leave university in the best shape of your life – Sheffield isn’t exactly famous for being flat, so all those hills will really put your fitness to the test!
Finally, you’ll find an array of fitness facilities across the city, including plenty of gyms near to your student flats in Sheffield.
Sheffield is a super city, and so it has Supertrams! Serving both universities and the college, these are a fun method of getting around the city (until the novelty wears off, at least!).
Sheffield is also notoriously cheap when it comes to public transport, which will come in highly handy whilst you live out your student days. For a price that’s cheap as chips, you can go here, there and everywhere (on the bus network, at least!) – and you can’t really say fairer than that.
After a big night out, you can use taxis from the city’s reliable network or your favourite taxi app – you’ll never struggle to get from A to B!
Why choose Liberty Living?
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Finalist ‘Best Individual Accommodation in the UK’ 2019
Awarded ‘Best Halls of Residence in the UK’ 2018
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2017
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2017
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
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We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
Stay with us this summer at one of our 46 residences across 17 cities in the UK. We offer both short-term and long-term stays.
Whether you’re planning to work, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield, we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and offer a wide range of room options.
Did you know, you don't have to be a student to stay with us over the summer? All bills and internet access are included, and you’ll feel safe round-the-clock with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.