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Home to two major universities, Sheffield Hallam and University of Sheffield, students make up a major part of the vibrant atmosphere that Sheffield boosts. It's no surprise with the city home to around 60,000 students. 

The city centre is a hub of activity, while the countryside is unmatched and perfect for a city break. Sheffield has become a popular student location. With its popularity, students also will not be stuck for for choice when it comes to student accommodation in Sheffield. 

So, let’s look at some of the best potential areas for students to live in Sheffield. 

After living in university accommodation or private halls during first year, Sheffield students tend to move into student housing with the friends as they move into year 2. This second and 3rd year student accommodation in Sheffield traditionally tends to be in popular student areas such as Ecclesall, Sharrow, or Sheffield City Centre. 

The city centre, just like Sheffield itself, is full to the brim with character. The areas around West Street and Cathedral district have plenty for students to experience both during the day and at night, making it a great place for those looking for a vibrant social life.

Being central, it also has great transport links, with the train station on the doorstep giving easy access in and out of the city for students travelling to Sheffield. Student accommodation is available in the city centre in a variety of apartments and studios and Resooma can help students navigate the search and booking process and secure the perfect place. 

Sharrow, another popular areas offers something for everyone. The restaurants are particularly well-known for providing almost every type of cuisine under the sun. Sharrow is also conveniently close to Sheffield’s city centre just a few minutes’ ride away, 10 minutes by bus and 20 minutes on foot.  Sharrow is also close to the popular Redvers and Truro Works student accommodation and Sheffield Hallam University.

Ecclesall Road is a hotspot for students, with much student accommodation near Sheffield Hallam University. Commonly known as Eccy Road, this area is one of Sheffield’s defining features, boasting shops, restaurants and bars galore. It is also a popular area for when parents come to visit.

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