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A great place to study
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, thanks to the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. There's an almost 50,000 strong population of students who choose to flock there 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. Sheffield is home to some great higher education facilities, matched by great nightlife and of course, our student accommodation which places you right in the middle of it all.
Food and drink
Sheffield has some incredible – and more than just edible – dining options throughout the city and beyond.
For the savvy student, there’s Wig and Pen, a quirky favourite around town which won’t break even the strictest budget. Burger lovers can rejoice at the Twisted Burger Company, which is sure to take you to heavenly heights in just one bite! If you’re a fan of international cuisine, Sheffield is no stranger to suitable options, as Cosmo’s and the newly opened VeroGusto 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 like Pizza Express and delicious independents like Smoke BBQ.
If you fancy a bit of a day trip, you can of course head out to Sheffield’s huge shopping mall, Meadowhall. You’ll find plenty of choice when it comes to food and drink, so if you shop ‘til you drop, you can reenergise pretty quickly.
Sports and leisure
If sport is your thing, you’ll most likely get more than you bargained for. Sheffield has not one, not two, but three climbing centres, including the world’s biggest bouldering wall at The Climbing Works. One third of Sheffield is within the Peak District National Park, which is a total Mecca for hill walking and rock climbing enthusiasts who prefer to get their kicks in the great outdoors.
Other impressive and unbeatable accolades include the fact that the city is home to the world’s deepest diving pool, and there’s also an Olympic sized swimming pool for swimmers past the point of just splashing around!
Motorpoint Arena Sheffield plays host to some fantastic teams, including basketball giants, Sheffield Sharks. The Sheffield Steelers ice hockey players also call it their home, and at nearby Ice Sheffield those who want to perfect their own ice skating can get into gear, too.
Of course, you can’t mention sport without dropping in a bit about football in the same breath, so football enthusiasts will be pleased to note there are also two football teams in the city, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, the world’s oldest team.
For many people though, no city is complete without Rugby League, which is popular here too.
Culture and music
If you want to learn more about Sheffield’s vast history, there are plenty of opportunities to do so.
No residency in Sheffield is complete without a visit to the stunning Chatsworth House or the equally notable Botanical Gardens and, if nature’s your thing, you’ll feel right at home in the Winter Gardens, an iconic building housing over 2000 species of incredible plants.
Film buffs will feel right at home, as Sheffield has more than 30 cinema screens, including those at the acclaimed independent Showroom Cinema. Also unique to Sheffield is its impressive theatre complex, the largest of its kind outside of London's South Bank.
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 over the past few years.
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 and Sheffield City Hall are the two main concert venues, the Leadmill and Octagon Centre both put on regular gigs to suit all styles.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy a day or night out with your flatmates in Sheffield student accommodation, but perhaps the biggest and best icebreaker of all is to venture on out to experience the nightlife.
It’s a rite of passage to enjoy a night out or two in the good old SU, and luckily, both Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University have one. If you see enough of university in the day, why not try one of the other popular student haunts, such as Embrace, Plug, or basically anywhere along Division Street.
If music’s much more up your alley, the O2 Academy might be exactly what you’re looking for. The name speaks for itself, but if you’re looking for something fresh, there’s always the Leadmill as well.
Finally, Corporation somehow achieves the impossible by making a very alternative venue very mainstream instead, perhaps in thanks to its incredibly cheap drinks. Just try and drink responsibly, okay?
Sheffield is a super city, and so it has Supertrams. Serving both universities, these are a pretty fun method of getting around (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 mere 80p, you can go here, there and everywhere (on the bus network, at least!) – and you can’t really say fairer than that.
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!
Health and wellbeing
Sheffield has two main hospitals, meaning you’ll never be caught out if you need them (but touch wood that you don’t!).
Both Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Northern General Hospital offer exceptional service, as do the drop-in health centres on campus at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield as well.
When you need a prescription filling you can just head to the Wicker late-night pharmacy, where they’ll be happy to fill them for you until 10pm, or until 8pm on Sundays.
Finally, if you want non-judgmental and confidential sexual health services, Hallamshire Clinic is where you’ll need to go.
All of these facilities are within easy reach of all of our Sheffield student accommodation, and the Residence Team is on hand to help with anything else you may need.
Sheffield has a brilliant selection of both high street and independent stores. Shopping in the city centre might lead you to the Drop Dead brand, a clothing line started by famous metal frontman Oliver Sykes, or perhaps to The Forum Shops & Boutiques where you’ll find an array of beautiful indie garments and trinkets.
Ecclesall Road offers a range of boutiques, whilst Devonshire Quarter remains a particular favourite for independent designers. Of course, if you want all your chain stores all under one roof, Meadowhall, just a short bus ride away, is renowned for having the absolute best of everything.
The city centre houses the usual suspects when it comes to supermarkets. You’ll find Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, as well as ASDA and Aldi, plus a lifesaving 24-hour Tesco.
If you’d prefer to shop somewhat more continentally, you’ll find a range of independent grocery stores, as well as a Chinese supermarket. Finally, no student city would be complete without an abundance of takeaways. Thankfully, Sheffield isn’t the exception to this rule, and you can basically order in whatever you fancy.
Inevitably, we all need slightly less exciting amenities (what do you mean, it’s not all about food…?!), so there are loads of banks and pharmacies dotted around too.
Sheffield is a highly connected city, meaning there are loads of fun places nearby in all directions! Our Sheffield Liberty Living student accommodation is close to rail networks that will allow you to explore Yorkshire and beyond.
Just 40 minutes to the North is Leeds, surely one of the most vibrant student cities around, and then after just a couple of hours by train you’ll find yourself in the heart of the capital, London. In the other direction, just off to the West you’ll find Manchester.
Cheap tickets are available as ever up and down the country with services like Megabus and National Express. You’d also do well to get yourself a railcard, too, for one third off rail fares.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it with Liberty Living in Sheffield.
Accommodation available in Sheffield
Liberty Court is perfect for students at Sheffield Hallam University. Located on Mortimer Street, Liberty Court is within easy reach of all local amenities and transport links, including Sheffield train station.
Of course, University isn’t just about studying! Liberty Court is at the heart of the amazing city that is Sheffield, where you’ll find so many different activities and fun places to keep you entertained.
Students at Liberty Court are always well looked after and we provide 24-hour security for your safety. That’s not all we provide – your bills are also all-inclusive, so everything’s nice and simple.
Liberty House is in close proximity to the city's higher educational establishments including Sheffield Hallam University. Conveniently located on St Mary's Road, Liberty House is within easy reach of everything you could possibly need for your stay here, including transport links like Sheffield train station.
You'll have loads to do when you’re not studying. There’s so much going on in Sheffield that you’ll never be bored, and you’re at the heart of all the action!
Liberty House is relatively cosy as it’s one of our smaller residences, so you’ll get to know other students really well. You’ll be supported by a 24-hour security team from nearby Liberty Works. Your bills are included, too – so that’s an added bonus.
Liberty Works is in an ideal location for the city's higher educational establishments including Sheffield Hallam University. The residence sits right on Matilda Street, which basically means you’re right in the heart of everything you’ll need to make the most of your student experience.
It’s not all work and no play – Liberty Works is close to tons of exciting places to spend your downtime. It’s easy to get around, too, thanks to great transport links.
You’ll be able to breathe easy throughout your time here because security is included as standard. In fact, our rents are all-inclusive meaning you don’t have to worry about a thing – except those looming deadlines!
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…
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 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
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
It's easy to book
It's easy to book with Liberty Living
- Find your perfect room
Found your perfect room? You’ve chosen where you want to be, we just need you to create an account and give us a few details to secure your booking.
- Pay your booking fee
Once you’ve given us your details and signed up to the Tenancy Agreement, all you need to do is pay us a one off £200 booking fee and set up your payment schedule – and the room is yours.
- Get ready to move in
Now try and contain your excitement… you’re booked and ready to move in! We’ve sent you confirmation of your booking and everything else you’ll need to know. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to your new home very soon.
- Find your perfect room
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.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
We have summer accommodation available in great destinations for you to book for just a few nights or the whole of summer – extend your stay with us or book at any one of our 48 residences in 19 cities.
Whether you’re planning to start an internship, summer school, language school, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield – we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and we have a wide range of summer accommodation options available.
Plus, you don't even have to be a student to stay with us over the summer… all bills and internet access are included in the rent, and you’ll feel safe and secure with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
It’s super easy to make a booking, so follow the link to find out more about our summer accommodation.