3.83 / 5

3.83 / 5

Oakley Court Reviews

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The kitchens are great, large with good equipment and perfect for having friends over or for large pres. Close to uni (closer than the vale) it's about a 15-20 minute walk (to the poynting physics building anyway). In my experience there wasn't much socialising between flats, although the flats are large enough that there wasn't really much need for that anyway. The only problem was that our oven kept breaking, and we had a broken ironing board that only got replaced at the end of the second term, maintenance weren't the best, although that seems to be a thing over all the halls and everything got fixed in the end.

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By Hmt421
On 11th April 15

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The kitchens are great, large with good equipment and perfect for having friends over or for large pres. Close to uni (closer than the vale) it's about a 15-20 minute walk (to the poynting physics building anyway). In my experience there wasn't much socialising between flats, although the flats are large enough that there wasn't really much need for that anyway. The only problem was that our oven kept breaking, and we had a broken ironing board that only got replaced at the end of the second term, maintenance weren't the best, although that seems to be a thing over all the halls and everything got fixed in the end.

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By Hmt421
On 11th April 15

Oakley Court Information

CampusPritchatt's Park
PostcodeB15 2QX
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms213
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th October 17

Good accommodation but don't choose it if you don't like noise. The kitchens are really nice. In fact, so nice that everyone wants to stay there all day and socialise. This is fine if you're social but if you're like me and have a lot of work to do it gets really noisy especially if you have the pleasure of getting the room right next to the kitchen. With around 8 to 13 people in each flat it gets very noisy so keep that in mind. I'm moving for this very reason. The rooms themselves are OK. I have enough space for everything but they do get very warm even with the heating turned off. The duplex bathroom I have is good apart from the shower, which is cramped and has very low water pressure. Maintenance is bad. It'll take weeks for them to come fix your door, shower or oven. The cleaning service is good though.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th October 17

Such a little gem! Definitely the best kitchen in any accommodation. Has lovely large flats which make for social flatmates! Leo’s bar is super close and cheap. Maintenance could be better but overall so so so worth it. The vale is far overrated in comparison to this

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 26th May 17

137pounds per week, and at the end of the tenancy, you are requested to hire your own professional cleaner otherwise you will not get the full refund of deposit back. The internet is terrible, the wifi doesnt reach your rooms, also it has latency with slow connection speed. Overall I am disgusted with this accommodation.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st March 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 16

Oakley Court has great kitchens. The rooms aren't state of the art, but the included cleaning service is a bonus. Halfway between campus and the Vale. Socially, the Vale beats Pritchatt's hands down though.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 16

Large kitchens, beautiful area, nearest halls to campus except for maybe Victoria Halls or Jarret.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th October 15

Great room and communal area size however there are faults with certain utilities in our flat (i.e. The shower pressure is not so great and one of the toilets has low water pressure too). The location is fantastic as you are 10 minutes away from Harborne, 20 from Selly Oak and less than 10 from the Campus. Great if you are a med student as you can get to the med school in about 7 minutes. However keep in mind that you are likely to live with 12/13 people. This means at times it will be noisy and the kitchen will look like a dumpster, but you will also have the most amazing pre-drinks and 11 people to talk to.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th September 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th April 15

The kitchens are great, large with good equipment and perfect for having friends over or for large pres. Close to uni (closer than the vale) it's about a 15-20 minute walk (to the poynting physics building anyway). In my experience there wasn't much socialising between flats, although the flats are large enough that there wasn't really much need for that anyway. The only problem was that our oven kept breaking, and we had a broken ironing board that only got replaced at the end of the second term, maintenance weren't the best, although that seems to be a thing over all the halls and everything got fixed in the end.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th March 15

Defiantly the best halls at UoB. Feel very homely and really sociable.

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