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- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Online learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- 21st March 2021
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Teaching will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses, which includes health and teacher education.
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DO NOT STAY HERE. The treatment of students during the current pandemic is disgusting. Making people stay loyal to them for only £400! Most people have not lived there for months. They do not care about the mental health of students at all! They have no morals at all! All they want is your money and do not care about you at all. Cleaners do not clean, they sit on their phones and may hover if they feel like it. Maintenance take weeks to get to any problems, my shower was stuck on scolding hot water and took them 2 weeks to “fix” it. It still doesn’t work properly! It’s my second year there and will not be spending my 3rd there.
Would not recommend, the rooms are horrid they I have lived there for 3 years and they haven't fixed hardly any of the issues even after being taken over by a new company the paint in some rooms it peeling off. There are silver fish in the bed rooms and bathroom I have to wash the bath out before being able to use it because there are silver fish in it. The cleaners don't clean properly. And the maintenance take well over a few weeks to sort issues and most of the time they are botch jobs don't waste your time or money. I wish I had gone private. And the way they are treating students in the current pandemic is horrid they are making students be loyal to them for the next academic year for them to be able to get a rebate of only 400 pound baring in mind most students haven't lived there for over 7 month since the last academic year.
Halls are a 10 minute walk from the University. The flats are cleaned every week, and there are always members of security on site to ensure everything is fine. It's so easy to get to know each other with the communal benches outside and the common room with a pool table, a ping pong table, and a TV and seating area. Your room also comes with a WiFi hub that's easy to set up and connect to.
Downsides: Terrible for vistors, not allowed past 12 weekdays and you have to pay to have them past that on friday/saturday. The "Cleaning" offerd is litterally only that they will bleach wipe the kitchen surfaces/toilet interior, but only if they aren't already visibly dirty. If dirty dishes cover 5% of the surfaces they'll clean nothing and if repeated will charge. Security whilst decent at their job will treat you like an infant and employ no give and take. As of summer 2016, all top floor windows have (EXTRA) restrictors on top of the normal ones meaning the window can barely be opened. So you will BAKE during summer. (Enjoy the 1/4 chance of that). Finally, they are extremely slow at refunding deposits, painfully so. Which can make paying your deposit for your next accomodation (which won't be the same place) difficult. Good points: If it's literally the only place left available all of the features that the residence doesn't control are amazing.
The security treat you like you're 5 and not paying for the accommodation. If you want visitors don't bother living here because you have to pay extra and you're only allowed them round on Fridays and Saturdays. If you plan on bringing people back on a night out on the student night (wednesdays) don't bother they watch the entrance like a hawk and will kick them out. Good value for money though won't get cheaper accommodation so if you're a poor peasant definitely the place to go.
The place is pretty outdated, but compared to other places that you can stay in the local area its good value for money and right in the middle of the town, most shops are no longer than a 10 minute walk away making it very easy to shop in different places, there are three things that I feel let the place down and that is that the cleaners only come once a week and decide to throw away or tea towels and sponges in the kitchen, they have also not cleaned the floors on more than one occasion which is not our job to do. Another thing that lets down the halls is the lack of space and things to do in the common room, 2 tvs with no Sky or equivalent, a pool table and a football table is all it really has would be nice for more variety. Lastly the internet here is around 10mbps and often does not work, but from what I have heard its a problem in all halls.
Where can I start!! 1. Room was dirty when I arrived. 2. Smoke alarm kept going off every hew hrs 3. Fire Alarm went off thrice. Fire brigade came and people were coming down 30 mins later! Like it happens all the time . No fire plan!
Stuck in the middle of a dirty, noisy industrial site with a brothel just two streets behind. Beautiful, scenic location of old cars, garages, derelict warehouses and prostitutes. Only plus side is its very close to supermarkets, train station and university. Beware: the steel works are noisy every morning except Sunday.
I have lived in halls for the full three years being at university. They have been great. It is a 10 minute walk from uni and has the main supermarkets and town centre nearby; good location and ive made lots of new friends!
I would never recommend anyone to live here, the accommodation is dire with badly maintained flats, tiny rooms and unhelpful staff. Your expected to share a table top oven and a microwave between 6 students, without any real oven and temperamental hobs. Any complaints will be overlooked and abusive flatmates will be favoured over you.
Halls are in perfect place with everything you need within 5-10 minute walk. We have a common room with a pool room, football table, telly, couches with vending machines and a toilet but it's quite small and can't host more than about 30 people! Laundrette quite modern. Cleaning is up standard.