Deal of the week!

Since we at The Sheffield Vibe are always on the look out for the best ways to save you some money, we have decided to publish the best student relevant-deals we come across.

Every single night my flatmates and I watch a film. Besides taking two hours arguing over what to watch, the other problem we have is the awful quality of the films that we stream or download. If only we could afford to go to Blockbuster every night. Well now you can, providing you are not already a member.

I don't promise it will make you as happy as the LAD above

Make yourself a Blockbuster member today at any store in the country and you will qualify to receive one movie a night for two full weeks, absolutely free. I can’t see how you can complain with that.

So get yourself to any of the Sheffield Blockbuster stores near you, and sign up for a Blockbuster membership. If you are already a member, chances are someone in your house isn’t.

Sheffield stores:

Berkley precinct (Ecclesall road)

Chesterfield Road



Crystal Peaks



Join the gym for a cut-price £0 per month.

Here at the Sheffield Vibe we have been searching high and low to find ways of saving you money and keeping you fit. We think we have the solution.

Four of the eight pieces of equipment you will find at Charnock Park outside gym

Many of you like the idea of going to the gym, whether it is for keeping fit, toning up or bulking up. Like us, you won’t like the idea of shelling out £25-45 per month for the privilege. Nobody wants to pay that price, in fact, if we had the choice, we would pay nothing at all. That may seem unrealistic, but we have found an alternative to the typical gym, for no cost at all.

The TGOGC (The Great Outdoor Gym Company) have set up outdoor gyms all around the country and there are three around the more student-populated areas of Sheffield. I have decided to take a look at Charnock Park as it boasts the biggest range of equipment.

Although it is only 4.7 miles away from Sheffield Hallam University, it takes 57 minutes to get to by bus so getting there and back is the first obstacle you have to overcome. However, if you want to use the gym to improve your cardio, I advise you jog there anyway. In terms of cardio equipment on offer once you eventually arrive at the gym, there is a fitness bike, ski machine (bottom left of picture), cross trainer (top left), recumbent bike (top right) and a treadmill. Using this run-of-the-mill equipment requires no instruction so don’t worry if you have never been to a gym before.

There is also a leg press and double oblique machine. The oblique machine barely serves its purpose and there are numerous exercises you can do at home. Literally stand on anything that’s hard to balance on, hold onto the wall and twist and you will achieve the same outcome. The leg press machine is worth using if you have particularly weak legs, but the comparisons with the resistance problems of the chest/lat machine are all too similar. You simply will not improve your strength, and toning is the best possible outcome.

Penistone outdoor gym is a perfect alternative if you live nearby.

All in all this outdoor gym offers an adequate solution to the regular commercial gyms, but does not surpass any regular expectations. My advice would be to join the university gym for a very reasonable £15 a month, or £9 if you can handle the off peak hours (7am-3pm  at City and Collegiate campuses). The equipment there is slightly less than you would expect from Total Fitness or Pure Gym but that is to be expected for the cut-price.

The outdoor gym at Charnock Park is a last resort, but a resort nonetheless if the student loan has well and truly been exhausted.

Sheffield Vibe’s Fashion Week


Who needs London when you have Sheffield Vibes Fashion week?

From 17th- 21st February celebrities headed to the capital to view the latest designer collections at the prestigious London Fashion Week. Images of high class designer wear and those exclusive front row seats have bombarded the magazines. We thought we’d do a little twist on LFW and we proudly present The Sheffield Vibe Fashion Week (check it out on twitter #SVFW)   

We have devoted our time to trawling the streets of Sheffield for people with a runway worthy style. See what you think and join in with our polls!

Runway Worthy pictures coming soon