Last Updated on June 20, 2022

Choosing student accommodation was always a bit of a mission. So much loss aversion going on that I could barely decide where to start. And the lack of priorities in later years makes it inevitable that you end up with slim pickings on houses.

However let’s just say that I loved my time at University, and every single place I stayed turned out to be a brilliant home for a year.

I’ll go into a bit behind my preference below.

Which type, Student Halls or Student Houses?

I went to University in Sheffield (Go Sheff Uni!), and I always preferred student housing in my later years, because it felt a bit more private and traditional, and it allowed me to focus on my studies a little more.

*Just a little plug for the house I stayed in, I highly recommend Strawberry Student Homes if you’re going to Sheffield and want to stay near Eccy Road!

However I know plenty of people who much preferred halls of residents such as Ranmoor, and I can totally see why. The social scene at places like that is incredible, there’s always a party going on and you’re never more than a minute away from a friends flat to grab a drink and catch up. They can also be a great way to meet like minded people in your first year.

I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on which one you preferred, or perhaps you’re a student, if so which one have you chosen this year?

Author: Sarah Johnson