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I’ve lived here for second year and now third year of uni. The building looks so nice on the outside and the colour schemes inside make it look so nice and modern. This is a complete rouse for the shambles of a place that it is. For starters, staff will walk into your flat/room unannounced at any given moment at any time of day and night. The latest time someone randomly walked in to do a check on a flatmates room (they were away) was 11:30pm and I was in the lounge - no knock, no hello, just walks straight in and past me. The cinema room and gym that entice many to join in the first place were always being closed for this that and the other before covid. During covid, they are just constantly closed. When the pandemic started, they really didn’t want to give any money back, despite the students not being present or able to get back during lockdown. It’s disgusting. Also, the number of times that parcels etc get lost due to the failed mail system they have going is laughable...
I’d say the location is pretty good it’s near the train station, Asda and near the clubs. However the whole time living there it had so many issues as in it was not finished yet. There was constant drilling and touch ups which was annoying. The gym and cinema room was a nice thing there but it constantly was closed. Oh and the constant fire alarm drills like to begin with 5-10 a week. It’s a nice accommodation overall.
Covid-19: Absolutely awful. They were demanding full pay even though most student returned home after following the government guidelines and following the actual university’s advice. They then were offering students stupid prize pools? The student housing company who owns belaton are just very greedy and do not care for their students at all. They then had the cheek to offer 50% off the rent off despite many of us have moved out left the key behind and are not using any of its services like hot water, electricity and gym etc. It is disgusting how they are trying to take advantage of student who are going to be huge debts anyway to pay rent when they are not living there due to these worldwide circumstances. A lot of people like me need our maintenance loan to provide for our families at home as they have been let off and we need it for food and bills. To conclude go to an accommodation affiliated with University themselves as they have their students best interest at heart.
I enjoyed living her except a huge problem was that the wifi and hot water was constantly going off and they have dealt with the covid-19 situation terribly.
Covid-19: They have not been honest from the start, constantly offering things than changing their mind. Trying to bribe us with a free stay in a University accommodation in another country for a week next year except who knows if it will be safe to fly by then! Also putting us all in "draws" to win tickets to the Tokyo olympics instead of offering us something practical such as money off.