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Moving in was a breeze. Since I've been there it has been maintained when a fault has occurred. Staff are very helpful. I find the price of the accommodation does not justify the service and flat you get for the money, and it is also raising prices next year by £500 over the year. The lack of social space is also a huge negative.

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By member56903
On 24th April 15

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Most helpful review

Moving in was a breeze. Since I've been there it has been maintained when a fault has occurred. Staff are very helpful. I find the price of the accommodation does not justify the service and flat you get for the money, and it is also raising prices next year by £500 over the year. The lack of social space is also a huge negative.

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By member56903
On 24th April 15

Jennens Court Information

Price from£145.00 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms596
CampusCity Centre Campus
PostcodeB5 5JR

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 18

Great location 10 mins to opposite side campus, 15 mins to all major things in city centre (train stations, Bull Ring, shops). Great on-site team. The 2 main doors were sometimes left open for some reason. As long as you don't mind being on a main road (Jennens Road) otherwise ask about being in a room at side/back. Laundry room was enough, sometimes no available washers so had to wait to do washing, ended up often doing Saturday afternoon, or after 10pm when not many people were using them. Only real downside is the price, especially compared to other Unite properties I have visited and compared with friends both in Birmingham, and at other universities.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th March 18

Le QQWiFi is always turning off. Reception staff are rude, unhelpful, unorganised and obvious about the fact that they don't want to be there! One woman from reception went into my room randomly then lied and said she had to because the smoke alarm went off and it didn't. Another guy had to let me in because I forgot my key and complained the whole way up even after I apologised a million times. General unfriendly and unwelcoming atmosphere. 100% do not live here. Can't even explain how horrendous it is! Completely ruined my final year and had added 10X more stress on to me.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th June 17

So unbearably hot in the summer, I moved out a month early because of this despite having already paid all my rent in advance, and so cold in the winter. Radiators can only be turned on for up to 2 hours at a time, so it gets very cold by morning. Rubbish insulation! Do not move here without bringing a fan or two. Windows do not open more than a couple inches. The hobs in the kitchens are very slow to heat up, and when they do it is like a furnace! No way to cool down the kitchen! Massive rat problem in the basement where students are expected to take out their bins and recycling. This is not pleasant. It is great to know the fire alarms work. But when it goes off for hours until 2 in the morning for no apparent reason ... uni is not fun the following day! Especially for those who have exams.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 29th November 16

WISH I HAD NEVER BOOKED WITH THEM. COMPLETE RIP OFF ! I wouldn't even rate it 1 star. When I moved in there were various things missing from the kitchen- there was no kettle or toaster. My room wasn't even cleaned properly- found a box of fags down the side of the bed and again there were things missing from the room. Showers are awful ! Never got a decent nights sleep during my stay. It is so noisy outside. The laundry room - that just makes me want to VOM ! During my 2 months there I used it once and never again. My washing came out of the machine covered in bleach stains.There are rats in the car park as the bin area is so filthy. Overall a complete rip off for what you get and very overpriced!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 17th October 16

DO NOT GO! I paid 144 a week to which I have left BCU. One main reason being the accomodation, it's located in a VERY unsafe area with huge gangs outside all the time, I have witnessed three fights in the first two weeks, there was a written off car crashed outside with the number plates taken off and the inside ripped apart and two weeks later it's still here, my friends flat got robbed by a group of shady looking lads the ones who hang outside, there's no security it takes 40 minutes for them to arrive, the gangs of people always get into the accomodation wait outside for someone to open the doors and run in, I've been approached by MANY drug dealers, if you're a very sociable character like myself then this isn't for you, the majority staying here were exchange students so it was very difficult making friends, I couldn't be happier to leave even with having to still pay the extortionate price. Google crime rates outside millennium point to see yourself.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th May 16

Very nice single room with ensuite bit more spacious than most halls I've seen but there is no social spaces to mingle except the courtyard which is hardly used unless you're a smoker

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th April 16

amazing location 5 minutes away from bullring however there is no common spaces and security could be better

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th February 16

Great location for BCU City Centre campus and only a 2 minute walk from the city centre. Internet is not that fast by modern day standards, 25Mbps is no longer 'super fast', other hall providers commonly provide 100Mbps. Some issues with cheap fittings and showers are especially poor, other than that, comfortable and warm to live in with ample storage space.

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

On the whole, a pleasurable stay. Staff are very friendly and helpful, fast Wifi and bang smack in the middle of Birmingham, next door to the main BCU campus. Your room/living area has everything you need however certain aspects (like kitchen cupboards and the showers) are quite cheap and not great value for money. If you are an outgoing, sociable person then plenty of opportunity to make friends! I would recommend.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st September 15

Didn't enjoy my overpriced stay at Jennens Court last year! £120 a week and I hated every minute of it! This year I will be living at home and commuting, Jennens put me off student accommodation for good.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th August 15

Jennens has okay facilities but it would be nice to have a large communal area to socialise with students from other flats

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

Great landlord but wouldn't go back

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

Overall Jennens Court was a brilliant first year halls. Minutes walk from uni and a 10 minute walk into town. Really can't pick many faults with it. Only down sides, not much of a common room and the washing facilities were way too expensive.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15

Moving in was a breeze. Since I've been there it has been maintained when a fault has occurred. Staff are very helpful. I find the price of the accommodation does not justify the service and flat you get for the money, and it is also raising prices next year by £500 over the year. The lack of social space is also a huge negative.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

this accommodation was perfect, it was close to the university and the city centre. The other people in jennens is what made it best though. I was in a flat with non English students but this didn't matter as I spent my time in other people flats.

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

Well, it's expensive and we don't have any kind of common room. No snack machine, nothing. It feels like you're in a hotel tbh

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