Why I’m staying at The Elements student accommodation in Sheffield…

Guest blog – Final year student living at The Elements, Sheffield

Hey, I’m Jake!

It’s that time of year again; the mad rush has begun to get signed up to a student house for the next academic year.

STOP! You should take your time to sign and don’t believe the myth that there is a shortage of student housing in Sheffield – it’s not true!

I’ll be honest, finding the right accommodation can be an absolute minefield! That’s why I’ve decided to do away with the hassle of finding a shared house and will be staying in halls at The Elements for my final year. Believe it or not staying in halls after your first year is defo worth considering, and The Elements was the best option for me. Here’s why:

1. Bills are included

Living in a shared house will usually involve paying your own utility bills, whereas at The Elements, my bills are included in the rent – no arguments with housemates, no hassle, no problem!


2. Cosy rooms & my own bathroom

I personally find my bedroom at The Elements to be much nicer that what I have experienced in shared houses. What’s more, as it’s an en-suite not having to wait for the bathroom in the morning is a major bonus!


3. Support 24/7  

Living in halls makes me feel like I’m part of a community and there’s always someone to talk to at The Elements if I have any problems or issues. I know that I can always pop down to reception and have a chat with the site management team!


4. Great facilities

Where else can you get a gym, common room, cinema, study area, and launderette all under one roof?! My mind is blown!


So, make sure you don’t rush into finding your perfect shared student house. And seriously consider living in halls (I’d obviously recommend The Elements), after your first year.

If you’re looking for student accommodation in Sheffield and would like to find out more about The Elements, contact the team directly or visit the Sheffield Hallam University Accommodation Services page.

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