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love living at Liberty! Was at first annoyed as I was not placed on the main student villages, but there's a great family feeling about living here and you can have a good night out or spend a quiet night in- best of both worlds!

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By member106367
On 21st April 15

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love living at Liberty! Was at first annoyed as I was not placed on the main student villages, but there's a great family feeling about living here and you can have a good night out or spend a quiet night in- best of both worlds!

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By member106367
On 21st April 15

Liberty Gardens Birmingham Information

Telephone0121 633 3316
PostcodeB15 2NL
Price from£107.53 per week (subject to availability)
FeaturesWiFi, Car Parking, Bike Storage & Outdoor Space
Top tipAn extension of UoB campus, with the convenience of the city centre on your doorstep


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is the area safe? There are some rough areas nearby - ladywood and lee bank
By member1033629 On 26th August 18
Reply from Liberty Gardens Birmingham
On 21st August 19

Yes. Liberty Gardens is within the district of Edgbaston, which is a popular residential area positioned near Birmingham’s private schools and hospitals. For the walk towards UOB, this is a leafy green area with Edgbaston park only 5-10 minutes away, where several families and students can often be found enjoying a walk and the surrounding area. The walk into the city centre is via Broad...

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Is the area around the accommodation safe for first year female students?
By member1233624 On 25th August 18
Reply from Liberty Gardens Birmingham
On 21st August 19

Yes, the area around the accommodation is a popular, residential community.  We would recommend a search for crime statistics for the Edgbaston area if you are still concerned. Birmingham is a big city and with every city there are concerns from many students, we would recommend that students in any city should walk with friends when out at night and to stay vigilant. It’s a new envi...

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th August 19

Awesome site for being a fresher, it’s not on campus but we loved it because of that. You have all the freedom of living in a shared house with your mates but with all your bills taken care of, WiFi is quality and staff available when you need them. Met my Uni fam here and we now all live together - properly friends for life from this place

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Reply from Liberty Gardens Birmingham
On 21st August 19

Thanks for your positive feedback. We’re really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Liberty Gardens and made such good friends during your time with us.


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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 21st March 19

This is the third student halls I've stayed in, and the worst. For the most part with halls, what you pay for is what you get, but this is extreme. If you like sleeping on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night don't stay here because pres are loud and love screaming in the courtyard at midnight. Tere's no security on site to stop them. You can ring to get security to come out but they keep it very secret so good luck getting your hands on it. You have probably a 1/6 chance in getting a damp room. And by damp, I mean the wall closest to the stairwell is DRIPPING wet. And it drips right down onto your bedding so your bed might be big but it's always nice and wet. And that damp causes a lot of black mould, which spreads into your bedding, too. And maintenance can't fix it. Oh, and ***** in the office will charge you before your first student loan payment even if you do everything they ask so you can't afford freshers. And even then the location is the worst bit, it's that far.

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Reply from Liberty Gardens Birmingham
On 21st August 19

Thank you for your feedback. We’re really sorry to hear that your experience at Liberty Gardens didn’t match your expectations and take all feedback on board where possible.

With so many students in residence, we understand that it can unfortunately get noisy at times. However, we take all noise complaints seriously and do our best to resolve these quickly and ensure it doesn’t happen on a frequent basis. Students can speak to reception or security if they have an issue and security can always be contacted on the number advertised around the residence.

Regarding the damp we are sorry to hear about this, we do everything within our power to rectify every maintenance issue and if this can’t be done, we will do our best to move you in to a more suitable room. Please do get in touch with the team so we can check your account and discuss this further.

For students relying on their student loan to pay their rent, we ask that they email a copy of their student loan schedule in advance of arriving so we can match your payment dates with your student loan.  We apologise if this either wasn’t made clear or if we couldn’t accommodate this change in time for Freshers’ Week.

Finally, we appreciate that Liberty Gardens is further from campus than some of our other residences. Many of our students enjoy Liberty Gardens’ city centre location and find the surrounding transport links convenient.

Once again, we’re really sorry to hear you had a negative experience. We strive to give all students a safe, comfortable and fun place to live while they’re at university, and we deeply regret if this wasn’t the case for you. 


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st November 18

One word. Isolation. For anyone who considers putting it on your list. Don’t. They make no effort to match people in flats, the people who run Liberty Living are not very good (almost incompetent) at dealing with problems. The room is a decent size with lots of storage and a bed that is really nice. Desk space is small however. The window doesn’t open very far, only about an inch which is quite annoying. Our kitchen also smells really bad. The distance from the uni is a pain, you can’t stay late if you’re worried of walking back through Edgbaston in the dark. The location is very close to Five ways station and not far from Broad Street which is decent on nights out. I would recommend for anyone who is doing their accommodation choices: only apply for university run accommodation, not private halls. And if you’re into social accommodation: only apply for the vale.

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Reply from Liberty Gardens Birmingham
On 21st August 19

Thank you for your feedback.

We’re glad you found your room to be spacious and comfortable overall. Desk sizes do vary slightly from room to room but we ensure that all can accommodate a computer and space for your books and notes.

Unfortunately, we do have to limit how far the windows can open due to health and safety regulations. You’ll find that this is the case in many blocks of flats – both student accommodation and normal residential.

Regarding Liberty Gardens’ location, as you mention, we’re closer to the city centre than campus. Many of our students enjoy the city centre location and find the surrounding transport links convenient.

Once again, we’re sorry to hear about the negative aspects of your stay with us and appreciate your feedback. We pride ourselves on giving students a safe and fun place to live and regret if you didn’t enjoy your time at Gardens.


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th May 18

Our oven broke about 3 months in, we had the maintenance people look at it 4 times and they refused to mend it. They kept coming up with some **** story that the oven turned itself off when it got to the right temperature but that simply wasn't true (chips etc. took an hour+ to cook). Basically the halls are lovely and the staff are really helpful right up until the point where they actually have to do anything of note.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 23rd October 17

would rather die than stay here (painful death, torture etc)

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd October 17

Not a great success Absolutely no social spaces so isolating Expensive to travel to uni and a very long walk which is dark in winter No attempt to match people in flats so disastrous all round . They don’t show you these places on the open day which is a bit dishonest but it makes money for a private company so someone is happy Avoid

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th August 17

Absolutely atrocious it is literally inhumane to be offered this horrible building not owned by the uni over 2 miles from the uni rather than any of my 6 preferences, anyone given this has really drawn the short straw i'd rather be anywhere else its ruined my uni experience.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 20th February 17

Everything about it is horrendous, literally choose any other accommodation other than this s*** uni experience

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 6th September 16

F****** hour to walk to uni everyday!!!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd September 16

Horrid location wish i could have stayed else and was isolated from uni.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th June 16

Close to city centre which is nice but too far away from uni, had lots of fun here though

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th May 16

Extremely far from university (40minute walk), office hours are 4.30-5.30 so if you miss a parcel then you can't access it if you're not free! Rooms are small, but beds have just been upgraded so future value for money will improve. No common room space as a halls, but sofa area in each kitchen is nice.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 16

Very sociable accommodation, good value for money and good location near the broad street and the city centre. Would be nice to be closer to the Uni of Birmingham though.

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

Love everything about it, nobody chose it as their choice but pretty much everyone who gets allocated here will tell you how awesome it is. I don't know whether it's because of the way the accommodation is gated in facing each other, or maybe because we're all not on the vale, but there really is a true sense of community and hall pride in Liberty Gardens which speaking to previous residents seem to happen year on year. Incredibly social, the location is amazing if you love the city and love going out, and honestly the distance from uni isn't as big of a deal as you would imagine. Edgbaston is lovely, and we get so many more benefits of the city plus super close train station. Excellent value for money, super friendly and helpful staff from Liberty Living but also get the benefits of it still being with the uni and have lovely RA's who interact with the guild for us. Wouldn't change it for the world

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th March 16

so eah good place stuff like that whatever you like lb is the best man im telling you no joke everybody loves it here man im tellin you

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 11th October 15

Pros: great management, free parking, friendly and efficient (free) maintenance, good storage space, good security Cons: Over two miles to many lectures, no shuttle bus, no cleaning, very small shower, feels very isolated, small rooms, hot and muggy on the ground floor, windows don't open

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

Really nice flats, the rooms are a good size and the living/kitchen room is a good size for pres and chilling! Because it's small and all the flats surround a courtyard it's quite communal and you get to know a lot of people in different blocks! Only problem is there's no communal area, it's a 30-40 min walk to campus and you miss out on some vale activities- but then it's so close to broad street, tesco, train station and McDonald's! And you can catch the train to Uni for £1.30 return so if it's raining you have it better than the those on the vale!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th July 15

It was far away from uni but was right next to Broad Street - if you like going out, it's perfect.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st April 15

love living at Liberty! Was at first annoyed as I was not placed on the main student villages, but there's a great family feeling about living here and you can have a good night out or spend a quiet night in- best of both worlds!

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