I've had a few new post-graduate students coming to work with us asking me for guidance on student accommodation in Sheffield. First thing I’d advise is, go with a reputable student housing company. I’d recommend Capland for example, who are a long established quality provider of student accommodation Sheffield.
I’d written this post as a guide to some of the areas:
What part of Sheffield is good for Student Accommodation?
Well, I’d suggest looking at the following:
City Centre – While it’s not the best City Centre, it’s been improving a lot over the last decade. Great theatres and gig venues and the cinema situation is improving. Good bars on Division street, but don’t rent on West Street. That’s the worst place to be on a Saturday night.
Broomhall – Not quote in the centre, but one of the closest student areas. Good for both Sheffield and Hallam University. Can be a bit rough at night, but that’s the price you pay for good accesspubs and nightlife.
Broomhill – don’t confuse with Broomhill, Broomhall is a good spot. A bit quieter that the last two, but has some really good pubs and some handy shops. It’s also at the bottom of the hill, so avoids the walk you get living in Crookes. Great for Sheffield University.
Ecclesall Road – ever popular, this is a good all-round choice. Good location, great facilities and had its own self-contained night life. You will probably have to pay a bit more for student accommodation in this location.
Crookesmoor – A quieter area than the others. Good for those past the partying stage, but like a good local with nice beers. A bit too quiet for me, but some students love this area and the large, old houses they can get.
I hope that’s useful. Good luck with the house hunting and welcome to the new IT post-grads at Sheffield University and Hallam University.