10 Things You Should Do In Sheffield Before The End of Your First Year
Sheffield is an amazing city and has so much to offer its students. Here are just some of the many things you should definitely do before the end of your first year.
1. Take a wander around the Botanical Gardens.
It’s situated only ten minutes from the city centre, and it’s the perfect place for a peaceful stroll. Even it’s only to clear away that awful hangover…
2. See a show at The Crucible.
If you fancy an evening which doesn’t involve damaging your liver, Sheffield has a great theatre which hosts an array of different shows. They also have some great last minute deals so keep an eye out!
3. Spend some of your student loan at Meadowhall.
If the local high streets of Sheffield aren’t enough for you, Meadowhall Shopping Centre is a 10 minute tram/train ride away. It has a great selection of shops and also has a huge food court area with all the most popular restaurants. During Freshers’ week, it will also have a Student Lock In night with exclusive student discounts.
4. Go on a night out at West Street Live.
Ask any ‘Sheffield-er’, this is the place to go on a night out. It plays amazing music, the drinks are super cheap AND it’s free entry…do you even need to think about taking a visit?! When you go, have a Chuck Norris, I dare you. 👏
5. Try your first Blue Pint.
Corp is another great place for a cheap night out and is famous for its Blue Pint – a lethal concoction of who knows what. But there is one thing for sure, a couple of these and you’ll be having the best night ever.
6. Get some food in Forum.
Once the novelty of cooking for yourself has worn off and you honestly just can’t stomach another Domino’s, treat yourself to a Forum. 👌
7. Or go for a Merdoc’s.
Sheffield has loads of great takeaways to choose from, but after a night out, Merdoc’s is the place where all your dreams come true. They do a loyalty card which gives you discount on pizzas, kebabs, burgers and so much more. Plus, it is so central to all the main clubs and bars, it just makes sense. 🙌
8. Explore the Peak District.
If you’re a lover of the outdoors, or just fancy going on a adventure, the Peaks are a 20 minute train ride away. It’s a really cheap day out if you’re strapped for cash, which, lets face it, most students are. Keep an eye out for university-organised trips, too!
9. Or take a walk around the Ladybower Reservoir.
This is the perfect place to come if you want to escape the city but you’re not prepared to do a full-on hike in the Peaks. It’s also a great place to cycle if that’s your thing.
This picture was taken in Sheffield's renowned Peak District. It didn't take much effort to climb this hill, yet the view given from its peak is just unbearably breathtaking. I just can't get enough of this and will surely be back again someday to reminisce and re-embrace all the good old days of mine in this city. Thank you, Sheffield! #lifewelltravelled #cathaytravelfair2017