3.08 / 5

3.08 / 5

Oscott Gardens

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#5 out of 8 halls at Birmingham City University


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This hall is ideally the expected standard of a student accommodation. Throughout the whole year i never once regretted choosing it as it was always equipped with everything i required. From the important utensils to the proximity of important areas i required. From the socialising areas to the privacy of my own room - they were all great. However, i think there is still room to improve on keeping the place a little cleaner. Also, although the building is quite good it would still help a lot if it was slightly cheaper to afford, after all, we are students and have other expenses too.

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By member89369
On 25th June 15

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This hall is ideally the expected standard of a student accommodation. Throughout the whole year i never once regretted choosing it as it was always equipped with everything i required. From the important utensils to the proximity of important areas i required. From the socialising areas to the privacy of my own room - they were all great. However, i think there is still room to improve on keeping the place a little cleaner. Also, although the building is quite good it would still help a lot if it was slightly cheaper to afford, after all, we are students and have other expenses too.

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By member89369
On 25th June 15

Oscott Gardens Information

CampusCity North Campus
PostcodeB42 2SU
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms419

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th June 15

This hall is ideally the expected standard of a student accommodation. Throughout the whole year i never once regretted choosing it as it was always equipped with everything i required. From the important utensils to the proximity of important areas i required. From the socialising areas to the privacy of my own room - they were all great. However, i think there is still room to improve on keeping the place a little cleaner. Also, although the building is quite good it would still help a lot if it was slightly cheaper to afford, after all, we are students and have other expenses too.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Compared to the many city centre accomodation building oscott gardens is hugely behind. The furniture us poor quality and well worn. Bed room shower rooms are infested by silver fish bugs. However everything is practicle and survived the year even if the security wouldnt let any social life take place.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Loved living here! Basic but everything you need :-) Security was pretty intense though and we were constantly getting told off! Hahahh I would be cautious if you like to paty

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd April 15

If I had known about the city centre campus I never would have lived at Oscott. Please go to one of the city centre halls! There was no social aspect, the management were beyond terrible! We had so many serious issues that didn't get resolved. It was more expensive than some London halls, and definitely not worth it.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 15

A little overpriced for what you get. No wifi, parking is an additional £100, we had one fridge between 8 people. My room was a "double" room with only a single bed and a normal sized bathroom.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th March 15

Everything is at an excellent level. However they do not have cleaners and therefore should be dome yourself but I've never seen that as a problem as you are provided with cleaning products. Just don't be lazy. Location wise, it does not feel like a safe area but within the accommodation is fine.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th October 15

At the time I stayed in Oscott Gardens, the uni campus was just down the road so it was great. En suite rooms were also a bonus.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th October 15

Not very close to city centre campus. Not enough fridge and freezer space with only 3 small fridges and 2 small freezers and 7 of us sharing them.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th October 15

Room is nice size & the wifi works great. Kitchen is always mainly clean but that's due to the type of flatmates I have :)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th October 15

Lovely halls, big flats but if you're studying in the city centre is abit annoying having to buy a bus pass which can be quite expensive

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 17th October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd September 15

Would not step foot in this place again

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th July 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Great in the summer football bbq's and summer house music

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

No common room however the courtyard worked in the same way for us! I believe a common room is being put in place however.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

Do not get wifi when I was there, expensive and far from town but close to the campus

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Close to the uni which is good for convenience but next to a bus station so noisy at night in some houses e.g Hobbs (especially the odd flat numbers).

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15

close to BCU north campus, good bus connections

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Bus park right next door with buses making noise at 6am isn't good, security too strict sometimes with social experience.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Overall, a good standard for your first time living away from family, always been kept safe and security are only a phone call away! However, it is quite strict

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th April 15
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