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New Freedoms for sheffield students

It looks like we are still staying with online classes in the meantime. At least the shops and pubs are opening today! (Monday 12th). A few of us are organising a meal and drinks out.

Let us look at what we can do in Sheffield

I love all that Sheffield has to offer, and it has certainly not disappointed me throughout the lockdown. Wide-open spaces and the Yorkshire Peak District on the doorstep. Now it's time to explore the town again.


The library is opening again, both the University and the local libraries. I have a few books I need to exchange, and I'd like to loan some more audiobooks. Sheffield has quite a collection in house and online through the Libby app. I wish Museums had been allowed to open too, but it didn't happen, despite the petition.


Although we are losing both the John Lewis and Thornton's stores in Sheffield, many of my favourite stores are here. Of course, many of the independents are going to rely on us returning to shop. I'm heading to some of the clothes outlets along West street and getting some new threads now that I'll be seeing more people! Who else has been living in leggings and shorts!

OMG Pubs

All be it in the beer gardens and car parks. The Beer Engine is right next door to The Peaks, and so if you are staying there, you don't need a taxi home! Kelham Island is the place to sample the local breweries craft beers; most of the pubs have organised marquees and outdoor heating. Ecclesall rd is swapped with eateries and drinking venues, so we are spoilt for choice!

Next month the 17th of May, will bring more freedoms as it's now confident that we shall be able to return to University face to face lectures. Along with fewer social restrictions.

What are you shopping for in the 'non-essential' shops?