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Magazine for students living in the Student Communities at the University of Sheffield.

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  • DigsIssue #3 - Nov 09YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR MAGAZ INE

    FINDING NEXT YEARS PERFECT DIGS!

    Communities listingsCDC elections

  • Dont let house hunting spoil your Christmas!So, its that time of year when things start getting a bit hectic Christmas is on its way and with it comes the onset of exams and, well, stress!

    One thing you shouldnt have to worry about is where youre going to live next year and although it seems ridiculously early, a lot of students do feel pressurised into getting this sorted. So, this issue, weve got lots of useful advice and information about house hunting. Check out p.3 and p.4.

    This month is also your opportunity to get involved and have your say about living in University accommodation by taking part in the Accommodation Survey.

    I know what its like when yet another survey lands in your inbox, but by completing this one your voice really will be heard, your opinion really does count and changes will be introduced based upon what you say. Plus, you can also win great prizes, including an iPod touch. So what are you waiting for? Find out more on page 15.

    In the run up to Christmas the residences are the best place to be find

    out about the Christmas Carol Concert on p.4. To add to the Christmas spirit, we want to see which group of housemates can create the best window display! Not only will you make your accommodation look super festive, you can also win beer and chocolate if your window is deemed the best see p.4 for more info.

    Enjoy!

    Ruth

    PS: Id love to hear from you if you have any comments, feedback or ideas for Digs! Email me at [email protected]

    Digs magazine is published by ACS for the Student Communities.Digs MagazineAccommodation and Campus ServicesThe University of Sheffield301 Glossop RoadSheffield S10 2HLDesign: Rob Ellerington ([email protected])

    Digs is printed on recycled paper

    Advertising enquiries:Tel: 0114 222 8956Email: [email protected]

    2 Digs Nov. 09

    Digs ContentsIssue #3 - Nov 09Page 3-6 - Your Accommodation- Next years accommodation (p.3)- Christmas events (p.4)- Love your bed (p.4)- Welfare Officer column (p.4)- Formal dinners (p.5)- Building work (p.5)- Christmas with eatwithUS (p.5)- Fire safety (p.6)- Recycling (p.6)- Hot & not (p.6)

    Page 7 - Resident Support

    Page 8-10 - Student Communities- CDC elections (p.8)- Halloween (p.9)- Ice skating (p.9)- Give it a Go listings (p.10)

    Page 12-15 - Whats On- Endcliffe Community (p.12)- Ranmoor Community (p.13)- City Community (p.14)- Tapton Community (p.15)

    Page 15 - Accommodation Survey

    ACS Customer ServicesGeneral advice and information about your accommodationCall: 0114 222 8800Email: [email protected]

    Accommodation OfficeAdvice and information about your contract, room changes and accommodation options for future yearsCall: 0114 222 4488Email: [email protected]

    ACS Maintenance HelpdeskReport a maintenance problem in your accommodation at your Customer Services reception or -Call: 0114 222 8801Email: [email protected]

    24/7 Security ServicesIn case of emergencyCall: 0114 222 4444

    For general security advice and information:

    City and Central CampusCall: 0114 222 4085Email: [email protected]

    The Student Villages and Tapton HallCall: 0114 222 4075Email: [email protected]

    For more information about our Security Services, visit: www.shef.ac.uk/security

    Useful contacts

    Ranmoor post problemsCustomer Services would like to apologise for the post problems that students in The Ranmoor Village have been experiencing recently. Currently, all post is being delivered to The Ridge due to an issue with Royal Mail. The team are

    working hard to resolve this and hope that post will be delivered to your own boxes soon. In the meantime, pop in and say hi to the friendly staff wholl be

    able to give you any post youve received.

    For any queries about post in all accommodation locations, contact Customer Services.

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  • Digs Nov. 09 3

    YOURACCOMMODATION

    Arm yourself with accommodation info!How to find the perfect place to live next year

    Ok, so it probably feels like youve only just moved in and youre already being told to think about where you want to live next year!

    Many of Sheffields private landlords and agencies target students earlier and earlier each year and theres a few things you need to know before embarking on your house hunt.

    1. There is absolutely no need to rush into signing a contract. Agencies and landlords who tell you otherwise should not be trusted!

    2. Take your time thinking about who you want to live with. The zany course mate who you think is hilarious at the moment may not be the person you want to spend the next year living with.

    3. Get armed with as much information as possible about your accommodation options. What initially seems like a good deal because it offers a low rent might not be when you consider that its a 52 week contract and that the utility costs are likely to be higher in an older property. Many students have been caught out by attractive weekly rents to then be hit with problems later on, so make sure that youre not one of them!

    4. Its worth considering accommodation where your bills are included in your rent. Youll never have to sit huddled together for warmth in the depths of winter for fear of the humongous bill landing on your doorstep a few weeks later and it enables you to budget much more easily.

    5. There are some unscrupulous landlords out there. So, along with the Union and the University, we recommend only looking at accommodation which conforms to the standards set down in the Sheffield Responsible Landlord Scheme and at properties which have been inspected. The best place to look for these types of properties is at www.sheffield.ac.uk/housingfinder

    6. Have fun! Finding a new home shouldnt be stressful so take your time and enjoy the process.

    Where to begin your house hunt?

    With so many places to find accommodation in Sheffield, how do you know where to start looking? Well, as Jenni Hastings, Welfare Officer mentions on p.4 not all agencies and landlords have got your best interests at heart so its really important that you look in the right places.

    propertywithUS, located on Level 4 in University House is a really good place to start. All their properties are on the Housing Finder website, so you know they comply with expected standards.

    Plus, the staff who work there have loads of knowledge about the Sheffield housing market and can offer advice and guidance about your accommodation options.

    To find out more, visit www.shef.ac.uk/accommodation/privatehousing and www.sheffield.ac.uk/housingfinder

    Get your foot in the door!There are so many things to think about when house hunting where to live, who to live with, how much to pay and so on. Hopefully you love where you live now in University accommodation (remember to have your say in the Accommodation Survey), and if you do, why not come back for more?!

    Here at Digs, we are a bit biased we think University accommodation is great and wed recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere to live next year. One of our favourite things is that you know what youre getting no bills! It may not sound much, but they do add up and knowing what youll be spending goes a long way in helping you budget and keep on track of how much youve got left at the end of each month.

    Weve had a sneak preview of whats available next year in University accommodation and it includes some great value houses for up to 15 students and brand new apartments, and the University have frozen this years rents which means its even more of a bargain! Plus, whether youre in a group or looking on your own theyve got something for all sizes and budgets!

    For more information visit www.getyourfootinthedoor.com

    Head down to the Housing Fair in The Foundry on Monday 16 November for loads more housing advice and information.

  • LOVE YOUR

    BED

    Christmas Carols at The Edge

    Look out for the Christmas Carol festivities at The Edge Piazza on Wednesday 16 December.

    Starting at 6.30pm, the student society Brass and Wind Band will be on hand and are open to requests for your favourite festive tunes! For any X-Factor hopefuls out there, why not come down and join in with the carol singing to really get you in the festive mood.

    If thats not Christmassy enough, therell be free mince pies and mulled wine on hand to warm you up and festive stalls to keep you entertained.

    Plus, the Chaplaincy have kindly agreed to offer a complimentary gift wrapping service perfect for those of you who arent too neat with your wrapping! This event is free to attend no ticket needed!

    Window winter wonderlands

    My spies tell me that loads of you have been decorating your flat windows of late with some rather fabulous results. So, with the holiday season on the way, we want you to get into the Christmas spirit and create your very own window winter wonderland!

    Just email me your pics and let me know your name and flat/house number. Therell be a prize of beer and chocolate (what more could you want?) for the winning festive display and the best piccies will be published in the December issue of Digs! Email me at [email protected]

    Occasionally, you may have to leave the comfort of your bed for lectures or a night out with your mates but if you are anything like us you love your bed, especially now it's getting colder and darker! We wouldnt want to be kicked out of our beds by visiting friends and family and were sure you feel the same!

    Well now guest beds are available in University accommodation perfect for when people come and visit you. Although it does mean that no longer have any excuses as to why your mum cant come and stay still, at least she might take you shopping!

    Prices start at just 20.15 per night for a standard room with shared bathroom going up to 46 for a double en-suite room, so its great value too.

    To find out more, check out: www.sheffield.ac.uk/accommodation/guest

    Take your time to get the right digs!

    It may feel as though youve only just moved into your accommodation and already youre being targeted by landlords and letting agencies, triggering the worry of where you will live next year.

    Before you start to panic and sign the nearest housing contract, bear in mind that there are more beds than students here in Sheffield, which means you can ignore landlords claims that everywhere will get snapped up in the next few months.

    Its also worth remembering that most of you havent been living here for that long and so its perfectly normal to not have any idea of who your future housemates are yet.

    Even if you think you know

    who you want to live with, there is absolutely no rush to make any decisions before Christmas.

    Remember, people change, and the group you partied with throughout Freshers Week may not necessarily be the people you want to share a house with for the whole of the next academic year.

    When you do feel ready to begin house hunting, make sure youre armed with the knowledge to ensure its a positive experience.

    The student advice centre produces a great booklet packed full of tips and essential information to make finding somewhere to live as hassle free as possible. I would also advise that you make use of

    the list of University registered properties, available through propertywithUS in University House and on the Housing Finder (www.shef.ac.uk/housingfinder).

    The list of new properties is released on 9 November but rooms will be available throughout the year and, in some cases, students can find themselves getting a better deal if they hold off until later on in the year to sign a contract.

    Remember, its your move and your choice just make sure youre armed with the information to help you make the right one.

    Jenni HastingsWelfare Officer

    4 Digs Nov. 09

    YOUR ACCOMMODATION

    Christmas is coming!

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  • Digs Nov. 09 5

    YOUR ACCOMMODATION

    Lucky eatwithUS cardholders were recently treated to Formal Dinners at Tapton and The Endcliffe Village. Included as part of the eatwithUS food and drinks package, they proved a great success as students revelled in the opportunity to get dressed up for the night!

    Many donned their best suits and cocktail dresses for an evening of fine dining from the Universitys award winning chefs.

    The three course meal with wine included dishes such as roast rump of lamb and a decadent light and dark chocolate tart.

    The evenings proved to be a big hit with residents and made a welcome change from the standard student fare of pot noodles that many non eatwithUS card holders have to put up with! Leroy

    Suleman from Tapton commented: It was really nice to have something different on offer I certainly never expected such an occasion to be included as part of my eatwithUS package.

    Due to the success of the Formal Dinners, plans are in place for another treat for eatwithUS card holders in term two which promises to be bigger and better than the last! Watch this space for more details...

    Formal dinners prove a big hit!Fine dining for Endcliffe and Tapton residents

    Still open for business

    To get you in the Christmassy mood, a traditional three course Christmas meal will be available on Thursday 10 December.

    Come along with your friends and flatmates from 5pm at The Edge and Tapton Dining Rooms for three courses of all your festive favourites including traditional turkey with all the trimmings and an indulgent dessert all for just 5.95!

    On main campus youll have noticed lots of changes around the Students Union and University House as the building work for the Union gets underway.

    All of your favourite eateries will still be open throughout the building works, but the way you get to them might change!

    The easiest way to get to The Common Room, City View Caf and the International Food Court is still through the main entrance to University House. This is also where youll find propertywithUS as they have relocated to the University House reception on level 4 during the building work.

    And if you fancy a hot, delicious wrap, Wrapid is still in its usual place follow the signs for the north entrance to the Union.

    Remember there are lots of great places to eat on campus, including Jessop Caf and the IC Caf and if youre lucky enough to have an eatwithUS card you can spend your allowance in nearly all of them!

    Get festive with eatwithUS!

    I never expected such an occasion to be included as part of my eatwithUS package. Not an eatwithUS

    card holder?Not an eatwithUS card holder and feel like youre missing out? You can get an eatwithUS card from just 37 per week to spend on food and drink in all the outlets in the residences and on campus. To find out more or to sign up, email: [email protected]

  • YOUR ACCOMMODATION

    6 Digs Nov. 09

    Fire safety is really important. Thats why we had to get you out of bed during the fire alarm drills last month we wanted to make sure you know how to leave your accommodation as quickly and safely as possible should there be a fire.

    A fire in your accommodation is one of those worst case scenarios that we never expect to happen but that can endanger your life and those of your flatmates and friends, not to mention cause damage to your belongings and room.

    All University properties are fitted with smoke alarms so if there is a fire, the alarm will sound and youll know to evacuate. But there are some simple things that you can do to prevent fires starting and make sure that you stay safe.

    Over half of all fires in the home are caused by cooking accidents, so always take care and dont leave your kitchen, especially when cooking with hot oil. You should also avoid using a chip pan they are dangerous plus oven chips are just as tasty!

    Midnight munchies may seem like a great idea but trying to cook when youve had a few isnt the brightest of ideas! If youre feeling hungry after a night out, get some food on your way home to avoid any potential risks.

    Candles and fairy lights may create a twinkly atmosphere in your room, but

    you shouldnt be using them in University accommodation and nothing will kill the mood faster than a threat to your life by fire. Fires can start in seconds so you should never leave candles unattended and keep them away from curtains, fabrics and paper.

    Smoking is prohibited in University accommodation and if caught, you will face disciplinary action. Plus, statistically more people die in fires caused by smoking than in fires caused by anything else so, if you do smoke (outside of course) make sure you stub out your cigarettes and dispose of them carefully.

    If the worst happens

    If theres a fire in your accommodation get out as quickly and safety as you can - dont delay to save your belongings or investigate the fire. Then call Security on 0114 222 4444. Theyll respond to the fire and call the emergency services for you.

    You can now do even more to help the environment at The Ranmoor Village as glass, plastic and tin recycling facilities are available in the bin areas by the top entrances to Wimberry and in between the two Ramshaw blocks.

    A big thank you to those of you who have already been doing your bit in the other locations, but if youre unsure where the recycling points are, heres a quick reminder:

    Tapton

    - In the large car park to the rear of Hallam Gate

    The Endcliffe Village

    - At Crescent flats at the top of Endcliffe Crescent- Close to the main entrance to The Edge At the bottom of the Crewe driveway- On the Cratcliffe entrance road to Stephenson

    There are also blue paper and card recycling bins in your accommodation. Remember, to squash flat all boxes, remove any plastic bags and not recycle any food contaminated waste, such as pizza boxes.

    Real ale. Yes ladies and gents, real ale is back. Head down to your very own real ale pub, the University Arms adjacent to the Information Commons, for one of the best selections Sheffield has to offer. With one house ale and an ever changing selection of four guest ales all from local breweries, its a beer drinkers heaven!

    Hot stuff!Stay safe and know what to do in case of a fire

    Whats hot

    Whats not

    Being rowdy on your way back from the pub after one too many. No-one wants to be woken up late at night, so keep it down and remember to stick to the dedicated green routes!

    Trying to cook when youve had a few isnt the brightest of ideas.

    Reduce, reuse, RECYClE!

  • Residential Mentors

    Whats your name?Bijal Shah

    Where do you live and which blocks do you cover?I live in Opal 2 and look after Block B.

    How are you finding living in the city? The location says it all...Im a city girl

    and theres no better place to be! I can be at the Union in a mere five minutes or shopping in town within ten...there are no excuses for getting bored! The best thing about living in the city is bumping into lots of people; faces that I may or may not have seen in a while.

    Tell us a bit about yourself what are your hobbies and interests? I like all forms of dances, but learning Salsa has really given me a new thrill. Im a secret Scrabble lover too...my interest arose from playing competitively when I lived in Kenya for a short while! I enjoy travelling and seeing the many natures of this world...I went to Niagara Falls this summer and I felt like I was in a place

    that was so beautiful, it didnt seem quite possible. Best of all, I love to spend time with my family and friends.

    Tell us a secret!I cant resist biscuits...please hide them from me!

    What made you decide to become a Residential Mentor?My first year here made me appreciate how vital it is to have someone to talk to...sure, you can talk to your friends, but sometimes its not enough. It was great having a Mentor who was a bit older and more experienced in Uni life to talk to. It gave me a sense of security and I wanted other people to feel the same way.

    Whats your favourite thing about doing the job?Its full of surprises...you have to be proactive and enthusiastic. I love meeting people from various backgrounds and getting a little sneak peak into their culture and lifestyle. With this job, the saying you learn something new every day is indeed true!

    RESIDENT SUPPORT

    A minute with your Mentor

    Digs Nov. 09 7

    Theres no better place to be! There are no excuses for getting bored!

  • COMMUNITIES

    November sees the election of each of your Student Community Development Committees at Endcliffe, Ranmoor, City and Tapton.

    Each Committee will be responsible for leading their student community, running activities, events, sports and volunteering and deciding how to spend the Communities budget this budget is made up of all the Community Contributions paid by you and every student!

    Make your vote count!Vote for your Student Community Development Committee

    8 Digs Nov. 09

    Each Committee is made up of 12 positions: Chair, Vice-Chair / Secretary, Activities Rep, Entertainments Rep (x5), Sports Rep, Volunteering / Charity Rep and a Marketing and Publicity Rep.

    You can find out who is standing for each position and what they want to do for your Community by visiting your Official Student Community Facebook groups, the Communities webpages on the Union website plus the information will be up on your Community Elections notice boards The Edge Hub, The Ridge Bar/reception, Tapton reception and Opal 2 reception.

    All candidates will be creatively campaigning to get your vote too so look out for them in your Community!

    On the voting nights themselves, each candidate will be doing a short speech and giving it one final push to convince you to vote for them!

    Voting will take place via ballot box then as the count begins and the votes are verified, the Results Parties kick off!

    Whilst you wait for the results to be announced, enjoy a DJ, drinks, nibbles and cakes!

    To vote: please bring your Community Card and U-Card

    Make sure you come along and vote! your committee will be spending your money, listening to your idea, representing you and putting on the events and activities that you want, your vote really counts!

    ENCLIFFE

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    Thursday 19 November

    Candidate speeches and voting:

    8pm, High Tor, The Edge

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  • COMMUNITIES

    Digs Nov. 09 9

    Over 150 students from Ranmoor and City Communities went ice-skating last month for a bargainous 1!

    After the massive success of the ice-skating trip during Intro, Annie and Lauren from the Communities Team received loads of requests from City and Ranmoor residents for another one to be put on for them!

    Students from Endcliffe Community have also requested an ice-skating trip, which is planned to take place at the beginning of December.

    Got an idea for a trip that youd like to see us organise?Want to put on a trip for you and your Block? We want to hear from you!

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Contact us...

    You have two full-time members of staff - Lauren and Annie - here to make sure that you have the best time in your Student Community.

    We always want to hear from you and hear your ideas on what youd like to organise or see happening:

    Call in and see us: Communities Office, Level 2, Students Union E-mail: [email protected]: 0114 222 8689 Website: www.sheffield.ac.uk/union/communities

    The four Communities celebrated Halloween with massive events at The Edge, The Ridge, Tapton and the Students Union.

    Games, fancy dress, themed drinks, DJs, freebies and amazing dcor were on offer at this spooky spectacular!

    The Endcliffe Scream event saw students pack out The Edge Bar and High Tor where the main attraction was the mighty Halloween Eliminator, a massive inflatable with students fighting it out against each other!

    Taptons Thriller ran its very own Block Thriller Dance-Off and went messy with flour, treacle and apple-bobbing.

    Students from City Community had a great time at the Unions Howl-a-Scream Ball, complete with a Space zombie party, killer clowns and horror films in the cinema!

    Ranmoor hosted Rave from the Grave, complete with a few Halloween classics sung out on karaoke - and not wanting to miss out on that inflatable action, they made sure students had a great time with the huge Halloween Pole Joust!

    What do you want to see at your Christmas events?

    Your newly-elected Community Development

    Committees will be planning these so make sure you pass on your ideas.

    E-mail: [email protected]

    A brrrrrilliant time at the

    ice rink!Communities have a screamCelebrating Halloween in style!

    A massive thank you to all of the lovely Block Freps who planned their Communitys Halloween events with the help of the Communities and Bar Teams the freps put together ideas, ran games, got the fabulous decorations and designed publicity! We cant wait for the next event!

    Trevor the grateful skeleton

  • 10 Digs Nov. 09

    COMMUNITIES

    Endcliffe VillageEvery Monday and Thursday eveningTickets available from The Edge Hub reception

    Monday 16th NovGive it a Little Go: Decopatch Photo Frame Craft Session 7-9pm, High Tor 3, The Edge.Tickets 3.

    Paint with paper onto your very own photo frame! This easy way to craft involves simply gluing special arty paper onto a hard surface to produce a smooth texture and real paint effect. You choose the paper, making the perfect gift for anyone, or maybe just yourself!

    Thursday 19th NovGive it a Little Go: Holistic Facial Workshop7-9pm, High Tor 5, The Edge. Tickets 1.50.

    Learn techniques and theory to enable you to perform a rejuvenating holistic face massage. Great for improving skin tone, reducing tension and bringing nourishment, you will practice massage and use pressure points to leave the face looking healthy and glowing. This workshop involves lots of practical pairwork, so come along with a friend and pamper yourselves with this relaxing facial treat!

    Monday 23rd Nov Give it a Little Go: Fab Abs Fitness Class7-7.30pm, High Tor 5, The Edge. Tickets 1 from The Edge Hub reception.

    Concentrate on those fantastic abs of yours in this session which focuses on technique and toning. Please wear suitable fitness clothing.

    Thursday 26th NovGive it a Little Go: Can Can

    7-8.30pm, High Tor 5, The Edge. Tickets 1.50.

    Ooh la la! This workshop is a whole load of fun wrapped up in a frilly skirt! High kicks, skirt swishes, and laughter-induced tummy aches suitable for all dance levels. It's the right kind of Can Can for those who Can't Can't (yet) but would like to. IMPORTANT: Bring lots of water to drink, and a swishy skirt (to be worn as it is, or over your trousers).

    Monday 30th Nov Give it a Little Go: Mahjong7-9pm, High Tor 3, The Edge.Tickets 1.

    Mahjong is an ancient game originating from Asia, involving skill, strategy & calculation as well as a certain amount of luck. Likened to Rummy, the game involves drawing tiles & then replacing them to make sets. Suitable for all.

    Thursday 3rd DecGive it a Little Go: Yoga 7-8.15pm, High Tor 5, The Edge. Tickets 1.50.

    This session focuses on

    improving flexibility, posture, alignment and breathing. An excellent way to relax and de-stress. Please wear loose clothing.

    Monday 7th Dec Give it a Little Go: Aromatherapy7-9pm, Middleton Room, Halifax. Tickets 1.50.

    Aromatherapy uses essential oils, made from plant materials, to improve both mood and health. This workshop will teach you the healing properties of a selection of oils and the various ways of using them in your own home

    Thursday 10th DecGive it a Little Go: Christmas Card Making7-9pm, High Tor 3, The Edge.Tickets 2. Bored of the same old snowmen on your Christmas cards? Get creative with this fun Christmas card making session. Youll get advice and handy hints from our expert card maker, and with a supply of loads of materials to choose from, your cards will be totally unique.

    Ranmoor VillageEvery Tuesday eveningTickets available from The Ridge reception

    Tuesday 17th NovGive it a Little Go: Legs/Bums/Tums7-9pm, Dove Dale, The Ridge. Tickets 1.50.

    This session focuses on technique and toning rather than intensity; targeting your legs, bums and tums. Please wear suitable clothing for fitness

    Tuesday 24th NovGive it a Little Go: Streetdance7-8.30pm, Dove Dale, The Ridge. Tickets 1.50.

    Sassy, up-to-the minute moves are what Street Dance is all about. It's vibrant, funky and full of attitude! Come and learn from our expert and youll be dancing all the way back home. Suitable for beginners.

    Tuesday 1st DecGive it a Little Go: Yoga7-8.15pm, Dove Dale, The Ridge.

    This session focuses on improving flexibility, focusing on posture, alignment and breathing. An excellent way to relax and de-stress. Please wear loose clothing.

    Tuesday 8th DecGive it a Little Go: Decopatch Christmas Craft session7-9pm, Monsal Dale, The Ridge. Tickets 3. Paint with paper onto your very own Christmas decorations! This easy way to craft involves simply gluing special arty paper onto a hard surface to produce a smooth texture and real paint effect. You choose the paper, making the perfect decorations for your flat in Ranmoor!

    Taster activity sessions right on your Community doorstep

    Give it a Little Go: Ranmoor & Endcliffe

  • 12 Digs Nov. 09

    WHATS ON

    Friday 13th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Monday 16th Nov

    GIALG: Decopatch photo frame craft session 7-9pm, High Tor 3, The Edge. Tickets 3 from The Edge Hub reception.

    Tuesday 17th Nov

    Board games & free cake Coffee Revolution, Students Union. Bring your Community Card.

    Free film night7pm, High Tor 2, The Edge. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week.

    Telly & film addicts quizThe Endcliffe Lounge. The perfect quiz for any square-eyed students!

    Thursday 19th Nov GIALG: Holistic facial workshop 7-9pm, High Tor 5, The Edge. Tickets 1.50 from The Edge Hub reception.

    Thursday Night LiveThe Edge Bar.

    Endcliffe Student CDC - voting & results partyCandidate speeches and voting - 8pm, High Tor. Party in The Edge Bar afterwards with drinks, cakes, nibbles and DJ.

    Friday 20th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Sunday 22nd Nov

    Ultimate quiz night The Edge Bar & The Endcliffe Lounge. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Monday 23rd Nov

    GIALG: Fab abs fitness class7-7.30pm, High Tor 5, The Edge. Tickets 1 from The Edge Hub reception.

    Endcliffe community listings

    Tuesday 24th Nov Free film night7pm, High Tor 2, The Edge. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week.

    Sheffield marrow sign-up clinic7pm, High Tor 4, The Edge. It only takes 15 minutes and you could save a life!

    Wednesday 25th Nov

    Postgraduate & mature student social - with a FREE hot drink!8pm, Interval cafe bar, Students Union.

    International street food evening5-7.30pm, The Edge dining room. Enjoy tasty dishes from around the world!

    Thursday 26th Nov

    GIALG: Can Can7-8.30pm, High Tor 5, The Edge. Tickets 1.50 from The Edge Hub reception.

    Thursday Night LiveThe Edge Bar. With fantastic local live band, Ruberlaris.

    Friday 27th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Sat 28th - Sun 29th Nov Residential training weekendPeak District. For the new Endcliffe Student CDC.

    Saturday 28th Nov

    Open decks night The Endcliffe Lounge.

    Sunday 29th Nov

    Ultimate quiz night The Edge Bar & The Endcliffe Lounge. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Monday 30th Nov

    GIALG: Mahjong7-9pm, High Tor 3, The Edge. Tickets 1 from The Edge Hub reception.

    Tuesday 1st Dec Free film night7pm, High Tor 2, The Edge. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week.

    Christmas board games and free cake7-9pm, Coffee Revolution, Students Union. Bring your Community Card.

    Thursday 3rd Dec

    GIALG: Yoga7-8.15pm, High Tor 5, The Edge. Tickets 1.50 from The Edge Hub reception.

    Thursday Night LiveThe Edge Bar.

    Friday 4th Dec

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Sunday 6th Dec

    Ultimate quiz night The Edge Bar & The Endcliffe Lounge. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Monday 7th Dec GIALG: Aromotherapy7-9pm, Middleton Room, Halifax. Tickets 1.50 from The Edge Hub reception.

    Tuesday 8th Dec

    Free film night - Christmas showing7pm, High Tor 2, The Edge. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week.

    Thursday 10th Dec

    GIALG: Christmas card making7-9pm, High Tor 3, The Edge. Tickets 2 from The Edge Hub reception.

    Christmas meal5-7.30pm, The Edge dining room. All your festive food for only 5.95! Including turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding with rum sauce!

    Saturday 12th Dec

    Your massive Christmas partyThe Edge and High Tor. The Christmas countdown begins!

    Sunday 13th Dec Santas Christmas quiz The Edge Bar & The Endcliffe Lounge. Prove your festive knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Therell be loads more stuff happening in your Community too to find out exactly whats happening each week, make sure you read the Whats On in my Community? e-mail every Monday and check your Official Student Community Facebook group!

    Also coming up...

    Endcliffe ice skating tripDecember. Keep checking your emails for more details.

  • Digs Nov. 09 13

    WHATS ON

    Ranmoor community listings Friday 13th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Sunday 15th Nov

    Southampton v Brighton on the big screen 4.30pm, The Ridge Bar.

    Call my Bluff quiz nightThe Ridge Bar. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Monday 16th Nov Ranmoor Student CDC - voting & results partyCandidate speeches and voting - 8pm, Dovedale, The Ridge. Party in The Ridge Bar afterwards with drinks, cakes, nibbles and DJ.

    Tuesday 17th Nov

    Board games & free cake Coffee Revolution, Students Union. Bring your Community Card.

    GIALG: Legs/bums/tums7-9pm, Dovedale, The Ridge. Tickets 1.50 from Ridge reception.

    Friday 20th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Saturday 21st Nov

    Liverpool v Man Utd on the big screen 12.45pm, The Ridge Bar.

    Poker nightThe Ridge Bar.

    Sunday 22nd Nov Family Fortunes quiz nightThe Ridge Bar. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Monday 23rd Nov

    Free film night - with free sweets and popcorn7pm, Dovedale, The Ridge. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week.

    Tuesday 24th Nov

    GIALG: Streetdance7-8.30pm, Dovedale, The Ridge. Tickets 1.50 from Ridge reception.

    Wednesday 25th Nov

    Postgraduate & mature student social - with a FREE hot drink!8pm, Interval cafe bar, Students Union.

    Friday 25th Nov Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Sat 28th - Sun 29th Nov

    Residential training weekendPeak District. For the new Ranmoor Student CDC.

    Sunday 29th Nov

    Countdown quiz night & karaokeThe Ridge Bar. Prove your knowledge and warble away to your fave tunes!

    Monday 30th Nov

    Free film night - with free sweets and popcorn7pm, Dovedale, The Ridge. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week.

    Therell be loads more stuff happening in your Community too to find out exactly whats happening each week, make sure you read the Whats On in my Community? e-mail every Monday and check your Official Student Community Facebook group!

    Tuesday 1st Dec GIALG: Yoga7-8.15pm, Dovedale, The Ridge. Tickets 1.50 from Ridge reception.

    Christmas board games and free cake7-9pm, Coffee Revolution, Students Union. Bring your Community Card.

    Wednesday 2nd Dec

    Yorkshire food nightThe Ridge Bar. Yummy Yorkshire grub in the bar!

    Friday 4th Dec

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Sunday 6th Dec

    Quiz nightThe Ridge Bar. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Monday 7th Dec Free film night - Christmas showing with free snacks!7pm, Dovedale, The Ridge.

    Tuesday 8th Dec

    GIALG: Decopatch Christmas craft session7-9pm, Monsal Dale, The Ridge. Tickets 3 from Ridge reception.

    Sunday 13th Dec

    Christmas quizThe Ridge Bar. Prove your Christmassy knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Also coming up...

    The massive Ranmoor Community Christmas eventDecember. Keep checking your emails for more details.

  • 14 Digs Nov. 09

    WHATS ON

    City community listings

    Thursday 19th Nov

    Free film night 7pm, Opal 2 Common Room. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week. All City residents welcome.

    Friday 13th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Tuesday 17th Nov Board games & free cake Coffee Revolution, Students Union. Bring your Community Card.

    Endcliffe Student CDC - voting & results partyCandidate speeches and voting - 7pm, venue tbc. Party afterwards with drinks, cakes, nibbles.

    Therell be loads more stuff happening in your Community too to find out exactly whats happening each week, make sure you read the Whats On in my Community? e-mail every Monday and check your Official Student Community Facebook group!

    Friday 20th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Wednesday 25th Nov

    Postgraduate & mature student social - with a FREE hot drink!8pm, Interval cafe bar, Students Union.

    Thursday 26th Nov

    Free film night 7pm, Opal 2 Common Room. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week. All City residents welcome.

    Friday 27th Nov Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Sat 28th - Sun 29th Nov

    Residential training weekendPeak District. For the new City Student CDC.

    Tuesday 1st Dec

    Christmas board games & free cake Coffee Revolution, Students Union. Bring your Community Card.

    Friday 4th Dec

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Thursday 19th Dec Free film night - Christmas showing7pm, Opal 2 Common Room. All City residents welcome.

    Also coming up...

    More City trips, discounted Union Christmas Party ticketsDecember. Keep checking your emails for more details.

  • Digs Nov. 09 15

    Have your say about your accommodation

    We know what youre thinking not another survey Ive got better things to be doing my opinions wont be listened to anyway

    Well, your opinion does count and will be listened to. Last year, over 1,600 residents completed the survey which resulted in real changes in their Communities. The only way the accommodation team can know what theyre

    doing well and what needs to be improved is if you tell them.

    So, if you were impressed by the speedy response when you reported a maintenance problem or you would have liked to know more details about your accommodation before you arrived complete the survey and let them know!

    Not only can you make a real difference to the accommodation and the services and facilities provided in your Community, completing the survey gives you the chance to win these brilliant prizes:

    iPod touch Last Laugh Comedy Club tickets eatwithUS food and drink cards Union club night tickets And more!

    You should have received an email with your own personalised link to the survey by now, so log onto you University account to access it.

    Youll find out the results after Christmas along with details of whats being done to improve things based upon what youve said.

    WIN ME!

    WHATS ON

    Tapton community listings Friday 13th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Therell be loads more stuff happening in your Community too to find out exactly whats happening each week, make sure you read the Whats On in my Community? e-mail every Monday and check your Official Student Community Facebook group!

    Sunday 15th Nov

    Big quiz Tapton Bar. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Tuesday 17th Nov Board games & free cake Coffee Revolution, Students Union. Bring your Community Card.

    Wednesday 18th Nov

    Tapton Student CDC - voting & results partyCandidate speeches and voting - 8pm, JCR 2, Tapton. Party in Tapton Bar afterwards with drinks, cakes, nibbles and DJ.

    Thursday 19th Nov

    Free film night 8.30pm, Courtyard Room 2, Tapton. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week.

    Friday 20th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Wednesday 25th Nov

    Postgraduate & mature student social - with a FREE hot drink!8pm, Interval cafe bar, Students Union.

    International Street Food Evening5-7pm, Tapton Dining Room. Enjoy tasty dishes from around the world.

    Sunday 22nd Nov Ultimate quiz night Tapton Bar. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Thursday 26th Nov

    Free film night 8.30pm, Courtyard Room 2, Tapton. Check your email and Facebook to what the film is this week.

    KaraokeTapton Bar. Warble away to your favourite tunes!

    Friday 27th Nov

    Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Sat 28th - Sun 29th Nov Residential training weekendPeak District. For the new Tapton Student CDC.

    Sunday 29th Nov

    Ultimate quiz night Tapton Bar. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Tuesday 1st Dec

    Christmas board games & free cake 7-9pm, Coffee Revolution, Students Union. Bring your Community Card.

    Thurs 3rd Dec

    Comedy nightTapton Bar. Side-splitting comedy from local talent.

    Friday 4th Dec Fun-time Friday free social sports night 7-10pm, Goodwin Sports Centre.

    Thursday 10th Dec

    Free film night - Christmas showing8.30pm, Courtyard Room 4, Tapton.

    Christmas Meal5-7pm, Tapton dining room.All your favourite festive food for only 5.95! Including turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding with rum sauce!

    Sunday 6th Dec

    Ultimate quiz night Tapton Bar. Prove your knowledge to win some amazing prizes!

    Saturday 12th Dec

    Your massive Christmas party