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Living in Eastwood is the best decision you'll make at uni! My house was fully refurbished the day before we moved in; anything broken gets fixed quickly; it's ideally situated on campus close to lecture theatres and other halls but away from the SU so it's quiet at night (and security won't hear you make any noise!); houses have a really open and social kitchen/dining area (fantastic for pres); the bedrooms are a good size and it's easy to get to know you're neighbours. My house didn't have cleaning so we had to clean it all ourselves which was gross at times but good prep for second year!
I love Eastwood. I think it's an amazing community and everyone I've met here agrees. We have to do our own cleaning, but we get regular inspections so it stays clean anyway, cleaner, I've heard than other halls. Our rooms are bigger than the quads, and only a fraction of the price. It's no more than a 7 minute walk from anywhere on campus, and the Chancellor's Building is 2 minutes away. It's great. 10/10 would pick Eastwood again.
Eastwood is great for the price you pay. It is far better than any of the online pictures show. A down side is that it is not as social as the other accommodation. But if you're an outgoing person, you can probably broaden your connections in other ways.
It's so much better than you think it will be - rooms are actually pretty big and the kitchens are decent, although can get crowded if everyone wants to cook at once. Having 13 people in a house is good as there are lots of opportunities to make friends and it's really handy for anywhere on campus. Once a week kitchen and bathroom cleans are a huge bonus. It's also great in freshers week as there are freshers reps that come around and make you feel really welcome and it's just generaly a really fun place to be
Not as bad as people make it seem. The house atmosphere is so much nicer than if you were just sharing a floor. The kitchen is pretty much the social area, there's a dining area with a sofa in the corner so you can just chill out. The only fault are the stairs, they look mank.
Eastwood is composed of 51 houses each with 13 people, there is a real community atmosphere and its so nice not to live on a massive corridor. Sharing with lots of people means there's always someone you'll get along with and enough for a party. Highlight of the year was a shared christmas dinner. Only downside is the lack of cleaners, so the kitchen in particular is messy. The rooms are well sized and away from the tub so you can have a quiet night in if you want.