It’s the prerogative of students the world over – to live among empty pizza boxes and crushed beer cans without risking the wrath of their mothers.
But one group of would-be graduates have taken grubby student living to a new extreme.
Photographs of a communal area in Sheffield have revealed laid bare the extent of its squalor, with litter strewn and discarded food strewn across the room.
A student flat in Sheffield has been dubbed Britain’s most disgusting with its kitchen counters strewn with filthy cutlery, plates and moulding food
With their two large bins overflowing, the occupants of 2C in the Froggatt Apartments at Endcliffe Village must navigate their way through piles of rubbish across the carpeted floors and sofa.
A towering pile of dirty dishes lies in kitchen sink with empty plastic bottles scattered across the counter tops.
Their most important possession – a plasma TV – is given pride of place, sitting atop an empty keg of beer.
Around it lie random playing cards, the evidence of countless drinking games before heavy nights at the student union.
The residents of the flat admit its condition has become so dire they now resort to using chairs as work surfaces.
‘We get a lot of compliments about the way the TV is mounted on a beer keg, but I don’t think anyone has ever come in here and not said this place is a s******,’ one first-year student living there, a Physics student who named himself as George, told The Tab.
The flat in Sheffield University’s Endcliffe Village is so disgusting, the fortnightly cleaner has refused to clean its communal areas
Among the most common complaint from visitors is the smell of dirty George Foreman grills and pots and pans.
One resident said the stacks of filthy cutlery and plates that have been turned into ashtrays ‘adds character’ while another admitted the only time the sink has been emptied was when someone urinated in it.
Earlier this year Sheffield University was voted as having the best student accommodation of any institution across the UK in The Times Educational Supplement.
But so bad are conditions in this the pantry at in Froggatt 2C that the cleaner, who visits fortnightly, has refused to work in the kitchen, brandishing it ‘a disgrace’.
Unsurprisingly, the flat has failed its last two communal area inspections.
The flat is found in Endcliffe Village, a sprawling complex of apartment buildings which houses more than 3,000 of the university’s students.
An en suite single room in one of the flats in the Froggatt building sets students back £5,294.94 for 42 weeks.
The University of Sheffield did not respond to MailOnline’s request for comment this afternoon.
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