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Hello!

I'm Eletta.

I signed in because I'd like to move soon to Sheffield and I need an "orientation help".

 

I will come to give a second look around at mid February but just for one week and in this week I would like to put good basis for the move (can one week be enough?).

 

I was in Sheffield the first and last time in November for two days and I can say I know more or less nothing of the city (a bit more).

My boyfriend is a PhD student since October and, because I've lost my job in Berlin, I'm trying to follow him and re-start my life in Sheffield.

 

Right now, I'm a bit lost and he doesn't help me much, being quite busy with his situation.

 

I'd say that the things I should do to make my move possible, are mainly:

1) Find a cheap place where to live.

2) Find a good job/start my own business as photographer/graphic designer or find a temporary job until I can really go for the first option.

 

3) - This is not really a step to move but it's anyway very important -

Find nice people and friends there where I'll go (Sheffield indeed).

 

This is just a general post working also as self-introduction. I shall get into specific areas of this forum to ask particular questions. Nevertheless, if some of you read this post and have anything to say/suggest just so, easily and "open-heart",

please do it :)

 

and thank you in advance

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Eletta,

 

Welcome to the forum. A week should give you a good idea of where to stay but it all depends on your budget. There are lots of nice areas and if you read this forum you will get the general idea of good and bad areas. Budget is key, Dore, totley, whirlow most expensive. If you like lively, hunters bar and ecclesall rd are probably the best. People will say some areas are bad pitsmoor, manor, parson cross but i think they are fine in parts. Anyway i am sure other people will be able to help more.

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Thank you very much Mr Plodge :)

I got a private message which wasn't so positive about Sheffield (critical unemployment situation) but I guess I shall be brave and go on with my plans.

This forum is huge and I'm sure I can find here many infos, the main risk is to spend days reading ;)

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Agreed. The city may be hard and gritty at times but these make for the best photographs. The contrasts of the two sides of the city and the Peaks will provide you with material for years!

 

Where does your boyfriend live? Like MrPlodge says, Hunters Bar, Ecclesall and any areas where the students live will be cheapest.

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Welcome to the Forum . I am sorry to say that the employment situation in Sheffield is poor at this time . There have been many redundancies in the Graphic design industry but if you are willing to commute then Leeds and Nottingham may be the answer for you in the short term until things improve . Sheffield is a lovely City and I am sure you would be happy making it your home .Good luck for the future .

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The Walkley area in S6 is not too expensive and is seen as a nice place to live and a very safe neighbourhood. It is also not too far from Sheffield University (if that is where your boyfriend studies) and not too far from the city centre. Check the thread on Walkley on the Forum. The area around Hunters Bar (S11) is very good and lively but it may be more expensive.

Crookes (S10) is also nice and quite a student area. There are not a great many jobs going in Sheffield at the moment. If you are determined and not fussy you will probably find something but if you are able to become self-employed that would be your safest bet. Sheffield is a great place to live, with beautiful countryside on its doorstep. Don't let the miseryguts on the forum put you off. I have to wonder what someone is up to in sending you a PM about unemployment. The South West of the City can rival anywhere as a fantastic place to live. Welcome to Sheffield.

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Thank you very much Mr Plodge :)

I got a private message which wasn't so positive about Sheffield (critical unemployment situation) but I guess I shall be brave and go on with my plans.

This forum is huge and I'm sure I can find here many infos, the main risk is to spend days reading ;)

 

There will always be ones who want to slate Sheffield for one reason or the other. They'd do it in Paradise if an angel's harp was off-key.

 

Unemployment is an issue, mainly because it's a northern city, and if I'm honest the last time I looked at CVs there were numerous graphic designers of varying experience and qualification amongst them, applying for a job with an element of graphic design, but by no means the whole of the job. So that may be the route you have to go down.

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Hello!

I'm Eletta.

I signed in because I'd like to move soon to Sheffield and I need an "orientation help".

 

I will come to give a second look around at mid February but just for one week and in this week I would like to put good basis for the move (can one week be enough?).

 

I was in Sheffield the first and last time in November for two days and I can say I know more or less nothing of the city (a bit more).

My boyfriend is a PhD student since October and, because I've lost my job in Berlin, I'm trying to follow him and re-start my life in Sheffield.

 

Right now, I'm a bit lost and he doesn't help me much, being quite busy with his situation.

 

I'd say that the things I should do to make my move possible, are mainly:

1) Find a cheap place where to live.

2) Find a good job/start my own business as photographer/graphic designer or find a temporary job until I can really go for the first option.

 

3) - This is not really a step to move but it's anyway very important -

Find nice people and friends there where I'll go (Sheffield indeed).

 

This is just a general post working also as self-introduction. I shall get into specific areas of this forum to ask particular questions. Nevertheless, if some of you read this post and have anything to say/suggest just so, easily and "open-heart",

please do it :)

 

and thank you in advance

 

Eletta,

 

http://www.citysocialising.com - is a great way to meet new people, Ive tried it myself after moving to sheffield from ireland last year and have met some fantastic people. There is a monthly fee if you wish to join up for longer than 1 month, but on the upside you are eligible for a free new members get together/night out to see if it's your thing.

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One thing you could try which might be helpful, is to google 'Sheffield properties to rent' or similar wording.

There are many such sites which give a good idea of what is available and likely rents, often with photographs to help you make a choice.

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