LIV Student: More than just a room
Exposed checks in at Sheffield’s newest student accommodation, LIV Student, to discover how this ambitious young company is redefining living experiences for the city’s academics.
Located in the heart of the Sheffield’s student life on Ecclesall Road, the newly-built LIV Student building is just a five-minute walk to Collegiate Campus and 15 minutes to the Sheffield Hallam City Campus and Sheffield University. It’s as well located as you can get when it comes to being close to a wide range of the city’s finest bars, restaurants, cafes and green spaces – not to mention being based on Eccy Road’s well-serviced bus route.
LIV are about much more than providing a bed; a carefully curated experience programme – all entirely free – is on-hand for residents to enjoy throughout the year with a key emphasis on wellbeing, inspiration and fun. Staff are trained in mental health awareness and self-care activities from yoga classes to mindfulness workshops will be available. The on-site gym and exercise studio won’t cost you a penny either, with virtual personal training sessions available when you’d like – so you’ll never have to worry about missing a good workout.
Thinking about what to do after university can be a tricky one. Throughout the academic year there will be a number of talks, debates and discussions from young entrepreneurs and creatives for residents to enjoy and hopefully gain some fresh, useful insights from.
After researching what types of discounts students would find most useful, they’ve teamed up with Beats Travel to save you money on festival experiences and other country-hopping adventures. As well as this, there will be a number of offers available at local hangouts and with ethical partners online. If your running late and need to hop on a bus to make your lecture, theres also the offer of a free shuttle bus to both university campuses on Monday to Friday. Impressed? Well, how about a free coffee and pastry EVERY morning? Or tea and bao bun if you’d prefer? Yep, that’s all provided free of charge too.
Creating an engaged, inclusive community is key to the ethos at LIV Student, and as such the social spaces on offer are utilised to the full. Kick back in the cinema, catch rays on the roof terrace, enjoy meals in the residents-only café, take on your pals in the games room, or belt out a classic in the karaoke room. The spacious kitchen area on the ninth floor will host a number of masterclasses from local businesses; whether that’s Street Food Chef showing you how to cook a perfect burrito, or Pot Kettle Black bringing you up to speed on the intricacies of perfect cocktail-making. They also welcome students from both universities, so the Varsity period should be plenty of fun!
The social side is well catered for, but education is always the main priority at university. Individual study areas are provided around the site for those who prefer to tackle a workload away from their rooms, while each desk is designed for both right-handed and left-handed students. The key to productivity is good sleep, so each bed contains high quality pocket-sprung mattresses while the rooms have dimmable lights and the all-important blackout blinds or stained glass windows stickers to ensure residents can get a perfect night’s kip.
Want to enjoy a university experience you’ll never forget? Email email@example.com or WhatsApp +44 (0) 7872 992 684 (Available Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:30 BST). Studio prices start from £155pw and en-suite apartments sleeping 1-6 from £127.50 pw – all bills included!
LIV STUDENT // 131 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield // S11 8HY // www.livstudent.com/sheffield