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Catered accommodation

Our catered accommodation is located at Stephenson and Carrysbrook Court, and is operated via the GeniUS card. Students living in catered accommodation automatically receive a GeniUS Card with a weekly catering contribution of £52.50 (previously £51.45). The allowance is added to the card every Sunday during term time (31 weeks in total) and if you don’t spend the weekly allowance during the week, there’s no need to panic – the cash left on the card will roll over.

The GeniUS Card can be used in any of our venues across campus and in the residences, and you choose how to spend the contribution – on breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or drinks. You’ll receive 5 reward points for every extra £1 you spend on top of your weekly allowance, so if you end up spending more you’ll be getting something back. And with each point worth a penny, you’ll soon save up enough points for a treat.

Your accommodation will contain a kitchenette, which includes a kettle, toaster, microwave and a small fridge for preparation of light snacks. Catered accommodation is a great way to budget, especially if you don’t like to cook!

The £52.50 contribution has been designed to cover an average of two meals a day and it’s entirely up to you how you decide to spend it.

How GeniUS works for you;

  1. Register your card You can start to use your catering allowance on your GeniUS card from Sunday 16 September, and you will have an account set up for you when you arrive. We will email you a week before Intro Weekend with your login details. You can use your account to check your balance and you, or your parents, can top it up online too!
  2. Your weekly allowance Every Sunday for the 31 term time weeks of your accommodation contract (excludes Christmas and Easter vacations) your £52.50 will automatically be credited to your account. You can use this in any of our hustle & bUStle outlets, if you don’t spend it all, don’t worry as you won’t lose it, the value will stay on your account and roll over to the next week.
  3. Add cash If you want to add extra cash to your card, you or your parents and friends can top it up at any time online by clicking the ‘top up’ button below.
  4. Collect points for every £1 you spend Each point is worth 1p.
Location Rent Contract length
Stephenson (shared) £5,750.64 42 weeks
Rent includes weekly food allowance for 31 weeks

Residence Life - Get involved

By choosing University accommodation, you will become part of a much bigger, supportive, fun and vibrant community of like-minded people. There are a huge range of exciting events and activities on offer throughout the year as part of your Residence Life experience, including sports, competitions, skills development workshops and welfare support from Residence Mentors.

Visit the Residence Life Portal, a central hub of activity where you can keep up to date with everything you need to know about what's going on with your accommodation and fab discounts throughout the year on food and drink. Accommodation Services and the Residence Life team are here to make your experience in University accommodation the best one ever. Get in touch if you have any questions at all.

Contact us: residencelife@sheffield.ac.uk

Twitter: @ResLifeTUoS

Facebook: /residencelifeTUoS

Instagram: @residencelife_life

Snapchat: sheffielduni

Residence Life Accommodation website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/accommodation/residence-life

General information

We are proud to have been voted in the top five for UK University Accommodation for six years running by students in the Times Higher Education Experience Survey.

You can live in university accommodation every year throughout your studies

Tried private sector and didn't like it? Or just enjoyed your first year in University accommodation so much that you want to come back and do it all again? Everyone is welcome to live with us throughout their entire studies.

You can self-select your accommodation and live exactly where you want to throughout the residences. So get applying now on your own or with a group of friends to pick your perfect accommodation.

Please get in touch with our accommodation office if you have any questions relating to applying for University accommodation, room allocations, Residence Contracts and accommodation for future years:

Email: accommodationoffice@sheffield.ac.uk

Web: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/accommodation

Phone: 0114 222 4488 (option 2)

Apply for accommodation: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/accommodation/prospective/index