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Being Money Savvy at University

4 May 2022



Juggling your money at university is tricky and takes some time to get the hang of it. Capland have compiled a few tips and tricks in order to make it slightly easier for you.

1)    Extra funding – its crucial to seek out all the extra funding you are entitled too beyond your student finance package. Check to see if you can get a grant or a bursary from your uni, and don’t leave it until you’ve already run out of money.

2)   Set a Weekly Budget – to do this, divide the number of weeks you are at uni by the total amount of money you have. Try and stick to this budget, but remember to plan for overspending for events such as birthdays or big nights out. If you exceed your budget one week, deduct however much you spent for the following week to keep on track. 

     Food Shopping – it’s easy to over spend on food if you don’t plan your meals or shopping. By planning your meals for the week and bringing a packed lunch into uni, you will end up saving a lot of money.

H    Have you heard of the app 'Too Good to Go'? Well this app is fantastic for getting food for as little as £3 that would otherwise be thrown in the binCry there are more and more supermarkets and convenience stores offering this service which can offer you best before or use by food bundles to not only help you save a little bit of money but also help tackle food waste ... WIN WIN!  There is also an app called 'Olio' which allows people known as food waste hero's to collect food waste from various stores then list the food on olio for people to collect for FREE! How good is that! 

B   But another good thing to look our for are those yellow stickers/ reduced items in most supermarkets and convenience stores, most

 stores reduced there best before and use by produce at a certain time each day and you can get some great buys shopping at this time, dont be ashamed of being a yellow sticker shopper, all the food that isnt purchased will go to landfill.. and we dont want that! Most yellow sticker/ reduced items can be kept for a couple more days in your fridge or maybe even frozen as soon as you get home! 

4    Find a job – although you may not be too keen to have a job alongside your studies, you can find jobs which are 0-hour contracts and fit nicely into you routine. Even working for a few hours a week can help you keep on top of your budget. 

5)   Overdrafts – many students will have an overdraft at some point when they are at uni. Try to choose a student bank account which gets you the biggest and longest 0% overdraft you can. This will reduce many money problems you may encounter. However, it is tempting with an overdraft to spend more than you should, so you have to be careful with how you use your overdraft.

6) Transport  - a really simple way to save hundreds every year, is to walk more! The majority of student halls or houses will be in walking distance from lectures and seminars. If not, take the bus but check to see if they do a student deal. It’s also a great idea to get a 16-25 railcard, which will help you save a lot on train travel.

Tags Students, money, Accommodation, Sheffield, Living, Homes, House, Apartment, Flat, Student, University, Budget, Savings

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Things to Do in Sheffield

29 April 2022

Things To Do in Sheffield For Students

  • Visit the Moor Market which is full of wonderful local business from crafts, handbags, fashion, meat, fruit, veg and fish, cafes, drinks and so much more, its a great place to shop local and keep the costs down whilst also helping out small businesses. This fantasic place is located in the heart of Sheffield City Centre.

  • Are you a lover of the great outdoors? Why not head out into the Peak District which is a short drive from Sheffield City Centre and has some great walks and views for you to enjoy, theres so much out there to see and do in the Peak District and its right of the doorstep of Sheffield. Did you know that a third of our City actally lies within the boundaries of the Peak District? 

  • Do you love nature and plants, but the peak district is a bit too far away? Then why not head to the Winter Gardens in Sheffield, which is 5 minutes away from Sheffield City Centre and is home to over 2000 varieties of plants

  • Drinks with Friends? If you are wanting a quiet catch up or a night out with friends, then head to Carver Street/Division Street home to some wonderful pubs, clubs and bars for you to enjoy! Want to dance the night away? Then in the later hours pop round the corner onto West Street where you will find a whole whost of nightclubs to enjoy into the early hours of the morning! 

  • Love a music Festival? Then you may have heard of Tramlines which is Sheffields most iconic and popular music festival held each year in the summer, there are many great bans and artists who perform at this fantatsic event and the City really does come alive during Tramlines, the atmosphere is fantastic. Last year it was held at Hillsborough Park but head over to their website to be kept up with the latest information about this years Tramlines Festival-

  • Being away from Home may mean you miss much loved family pets, but why not head over to Graves Farm Park located a short distance from Sheffield City centre, here you will find cows grazing in the field and a small animal farm which is open 7 days a week with free admission, here you will find goats,pigs, sheep, horses, llamas, alpacas, chickens and so much more, beware it can be breezy at the top of Graves Farm Park but the views you get are worth the chill! There is also 2 lovely lakes to walk round, wonderful woodland works and a very inviting cafe selling drinks, food and cakes.

  • Did you know that Sheffield is known for being the most diverse affordable and Safe city for students to live and study? Sheffield is super popular with Students many of them choose to stay here even after their studies have ended, Student accommodation in Sheffield is very well maintained and thats where we can help, head over to our available properties and book your viewing today! We would love to help you find your perfect property here in Sheffield and feel settled in our wonderful City! 

  • Below you can find other wonderful places to visit in our Wonderful City of Sheffield. 

Tags Student Accommodation Sheffield, Students, Homes, Unihomes, Home, House, Flat, Apartment, Student Living, 6 Bedroom House, 7 Bedroom House, 6 Bedroom Apartment, Things to do in Sheffield for Students

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4 Easy Steps to Secure your Student Accommodation Sheffield

20 April 2022

Are you a group of 3, 5, 6 or 7 students still looking for Student Accommodation in Sheffield?

Did you know you could secure your student accommodation with us in 4 easy steps:

  1. View our remaining properties on our website here

  2. Book a viewing on our website, call 0114 2687222 or email

  3. Found a property you and your friends love? Click on rent this property on the particular property you wish to rent, fill in your details and then we will send out the relevant documentation to be complete.

  4. Once all the documentation has been signed and completed and deposits have paid we will then look forward to welcoming you to collect your keys for the property on the 01/07/22. 


Tags Student Accommodation Sheffield, 7 Bedroom Student House, S11 , 6 Bedroom Student House, Ecclesall Road, Student Living, Student Housing, Student Home, Unihomes

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Student Accommodation Going Fast

11 April 2022

We are nearly half way through April and the Easter break is in the distance.... but dont worry we still have a handful of properties left for 22/23 here in Sheffield.


We only have 2x 3 bedroom properties left and they are in the sought after Student area of Crookesmoor, check them out here. Private parking is available for an annual feel and The University of Sheffield is just a short walk away. 


Our last two other remaining properties are a 6 bedroom flat and 7 bedroom house both of which are located close to the prime student area of Ecclesall Road. Check out our 7 Bedroom Student House available to groups of 6 or 7 here and our 6 bedroom student apartment in the heart of Ecclesall Road which is available to groups of 5 or 6 can be found here


All our remaining properties come with Half Summer Rent for 8 Weeks so dont miss out, book your viewing today through our website or by calling 0114 2687222.

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Snapshot of Sheffield

30 March 2022

Did you know that Sheffield is home to over 60,000 students? Around 7000 of those students who choose to Study in Sheffield are international and come from around 150 different countries which is what makes this city great too!

Our wonderful City is also voted the most affordable place for students to live with its amazing shops, bars, resturants and nightlife this city has something for everyone... Keep reading for more about SheffieldSmile

What makes Sheffield Great?

Sheffield is a city renowned for its bustling city vibes, art & culture, music scenes and green spaces. Did you know Sheffield has one of the largest regional thatres outside of london? Nestled in the heart of our amazing city is also famous pubs in birtain, niche independant shops, legendary music venues and amazing art scenes to show how wonderful, vibrant and welcoming Sheffield is.

Sheffield is famous for being a green city and a third of the city is set in the Peak District National Park, over 60% of the city is Green Space with over 2 million trees and 250 parks gardens and woodland areas for people to enjoy which is more than any other city in the UK!

But dont worry even though our city is so big we have an extensive tram and bus route transport system to help you navigate and explore the city easily!

But guess what even when Students have completed their studies many of them choose to set up home here because they love the City so much and so do we!

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22 March 2022

Still not secured your perfect student home in Sheffield?

Do not fear we still have a handful of wonderful student properties left for the upcoming academic year!

Take a look at our last few remaining properties- all of which come with HALF SUMMER RENT FOR 8 WEEKS! 

LAST 2x 3 beds in Crookesmoor (next door to each other so great for a group of 6)

LAST 3 bed in Broomhall

LAST house for a group of 4 or 5

LAST 6 Bedroom property 

LAST 7 Bedroom Property

We also offer an all bills included package, you can view the 360 tours for all our properties on our website. 

Call us on 01142687222 for further info or book a viewing through our website

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Last Few Properties for 22/23

2 March 2022

Have you and your friends sorted your Student Accommodation in Sheffield yet for the 22/23 academic year?

We only have a handful of properties remaining and all of which come with HALF SUMMER RENT FOR 8 WEEKS!!

Don't miss out, why not call us on 01142687222, email or check out our available properties here and book your viewing today!



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Half Summer Rent for 8 Weeks

14 February 2022


Yes thats right! We are now offering Half Summer Rent for 8 weeks on all our remaining Student Properties for the 22/23 acdemic year in Sheffield, so dont miss out on securing your perfect student accommodation in Sheffield.

Check out our remaining properties here on our website!

We have accommodation for groups of 3,4,5,6 and 7 people in popular student areas of Sheffield, so why not let us help you find your perfect student property.

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Student Accommodation Going Fast

4 February 2022

Are you still looking for the Perfect Student Accommodation in Sheffield?

We have some wonderful properties left for the 22/3 academic year in Sheffield... BUT they are going fast and we would hate for you to miss out.Head over to our website, view our 360 property tours and book your in person viewing today! 

We would love to help you secure your perfect student home here in Sheffield, so why not call 01142687222 or email for more information or to chat with our friendly team! 

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All About Sheffield- For Students

2 February 2022

Did you know that Sheffield is voted the 5th most popular city by students? 

Sheffield is home to two wonderful Universties which are The University of Sheffield which is located in Crookesmoor and The Sheffield Hallam University which is located in Sheffield City Centre close to the train Station.

The University of Sheffield is ranked the Number 1 University across the whole of the UK according to the Student Crowd website.


Sheffield is a multicutural city with lots of inetresting places to visit and embrace, some of the city is even located within the Peak District National Park. Sheffield has gone from one of the industrial powerhouses of England to a rising star of the UK's arts and culture scene. Formerly famous for its stainless steel cutlery, the hollowed-out husks of its once mighty factories and foundries now contain galleries, theatres and museums.

So if you are looking for Student Accommodation in Sheffield  for the 22/33 academic year then we would love to help you and your friends find the perfect place to call home whilst studying in Sheffield, you can view all our available properties here

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