3.47 / 5

3.47 / 5

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#11 out of 17 halls at University of Birmingham

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A little bit overpriced but rooms/kitchen are modern and a decent size. No cleaners are provided but it has a great location on the vale and I would choose to live here again. A pretty social hall, don't choose it if you don't like going out and don't like noise. Also due to its high price be prepared for the abuse from other halls.

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By ob20
On 28th March 15

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A little bit overpriced but rooms/kitchen are modern and a decent size. No cleaners are provided but it has a great location on the vale and I would choose to live here again. A pretty social hall, don't choose it if you don't like going out and don't like noise. Also due to its high price be prepared for the abuse from other halls.

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By ob20
On 28th March 15

Mason Information

CampusThe Vale Village
PostcodeB15 2NQ / 2RU
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms840
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd October 17

Loving it so far but overpriced and no real outside social spaces but it's close to other vale accoms

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 17

Overall, the location, management and common rooms were very good. The only downside during my stay at this hall were the experience with my neighbours. My neighbours were not the most neat and cleanest but they were social. However, some problems faced with them was the disappearance of food and equipment from the kitchen and not respecting the hours or being noisy during the night

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd August 16

The halls itself look better than your average however they aren't well designed for the best social experience. The kitchen lay out is not practical for socialising while the sofas are so uncomfortable you'd be better off staying in bed. Many halls have locked gates or main doors in order to enter however such is not the case when it comes to Mason. The location is good as it is part of the vale village but it shares an office with Shackleton which is a five minute walk away. I can't fault the wifi or Internet services which you'll be taking advantage of in your bedroom as you scroll through facebook given that your social life in reality won't be blooming in these halls.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th June 16

Had a great time at Mason. Best location on the Vale being the closest to the university as well as Shackleton where you have all the shops and pub.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th May 16

Not a proper table and not really associated with other flats in a block like chamberlain which is gives opportunity to make more friends but it is very nice, en suite and close to uni and the beds are bigger

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th May 16

The best Hall on the Vale when considering the fact that meal plan is a drag

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th May 16

Location is nice and possibly fantastic if you're lucky enough to have a room with a view. Very expensive for what you get. Big kitchens, although space is so poorly used you barely have any space to cook and very little storage. Wet rooms are weird.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st April 16

Mason is nice enough, and it is great being on the vale. Rooms are lovely and it's great having an ensuit. Kitchens are poorly laid out and you may need to invest in a table. But overall I'd be okay living in Mason again.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd December 15

not sociable at all, kitchen oddly shaped with no communal eating area, lack of security too

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

Lovely building, with adaquate space. En suites are nice, besides the fact that they do flood. Very light, and sociable. Although sociablity brought down by the fact that there is no indoor corridor connecting flats.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th October 15

Pretty good, repairs dealt with slowly and a lot considering its new

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd October 15

Wifi is okay, bit slow at times but I have no service/3G anywhere on the vale which is quite inconvenient if I cant get wifi but other than that the rooms and kitchens in mason are really modern, social and very nice

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st October 15

Amazing location- but as we're in the basement, theres lots of matresses and bedsheets left outside our door in the surrounding space waiting to go in a locked cupboard- its dangerous and just not visually pleasing!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st October 15

Mason is a good accommodation, wifi and signal is bad but we are not mason w*nkers! Mason is so lovely, but if you want somewhere amazing go to Chamberlain it's incredible! Mason is great too

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th September 15

at the vale, we are quite isolated - there are no supermarkets writhing easy walking distance, and no pubs or restaurants nearby… if you come here, definitely buy a bus pass; it will be your saviour! Apart from that, the rooms are nice and clean, and the staff at the hub are always helpful :)

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

No phone reception, having no kitchen table makes it hard to socialise and no common room area for whole block

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

Mason is great!! It's very social and in a great location, however there isn't much in the way of storage, and the social space in the kitchen isn't the best as all the seats face away from each other.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th March 15

A little bit overpriced but rooms/kitchen are modern and a decent size. No cleaners are provided but it has a great location on the vale and I would choose to live here again. A pretty social hall, don't choose it if you don't like going out and don't like noise. Also due to its high price be prepared for the abuse from other halls.

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