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The biggest flaw of this halls is the location,but its easy to solve taking the bus which works really well, also in my year i experienced problems with my wifi but as far as im concerned that was fixed. Anyway, the social experience for me was exceptional, i met many amazing people im still friend with and the catering and cleaning worked well.
I absolutely loved living here for my first year even though it was a bit in the middle of nowhere. The 25 bus and the N25 night bus were great though and come so often that you don't really need to worry. I was lucky and probably got one of the nicest flats in terms of the kitchen/living room as we had proper sofas and a nice dining table and matching chairs. It does massively depend who you end up living with that will define your experience here and I would strongly recommend to girls to choose an all girl flat. I didn't ask for one but very glad I got put into one. there'll be plenty of opportunities to meet guys without having to share a kitchen with them! Staff that work here are really lovely for the most part and help you with ANY issues quickly. Would 100% say live here for first year if you can, especially with catered!! Food is much better than you think it will be! Plus, who wants to cook every night? Will definitely miss my en suite room!
When I look at paddock fields for what it was - a flat to live in - it was absolutely diabolical. It was messy, outdated and partially destroyed upon arrival, but was able to look past this as obviously reckless students have lived here before me. My window handle fell straight off when I tried to shut my window on my very first day and this unknowing to me then, sets the scene for the year I was about to face. Constant tripping with electricals, heating/water/lighting. Problems with main doors to block and flat constantly, not closing and locking. My bedroom door wouldn't shut and it took 5 different people to try for it to finally shut. Contractors were in practically every other week, I wish I'd kept every single notice of contractor work because it was awful. Mouldy bedrooms and bathrooms and had to fork out for heavy duty cleaning tools to get rid of it as they couldn't help and just told me to open my window more. I have a long list of more things but I've ran out characters.
This halls has a rubbish location. Bus has to go through a different university to get to this campus, takes forever and the halls is literally in the middle of nowhere but the quality of the halls is great. I had a massive living room and kitchen with a nice sized bedroom with ensuite. I'm sure the social experience could have been better elsewhere but it was still really good, would definitely recommend halls, falmer is a good one. The catered food could have been better also but it was much better than cooking for myself.