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Pros- close to the medical centre so when you're dying of aids then it won't be too much of a trek for ya. cons- oh my where the fuqqqq do i start. its so ancient that the rats have started to inhabit the place. oh and the stench, gives me progeria. a lot of the rooms become damp which aint healthy. the kitchens are small and i have to put half my food in my room which isn't hygienic. the toilets are grim and the sinks in the rooms only have hot water for like 1 minute lol... theres no social space or space to eat so you have to eat on your bed. theres no full length mirror in the rooms and the radiators either don't turn on or are so hot that u burn urself. do not recommend. prefer east slope tbh.
Park village is the cheaper option on campus, however there is a certain standard which you expect for all accommodations nowadays, and Park Village is a joke. There is no social space to hang out and to get to know your flatmates, people stay in their rooms all day and it is a very lonely environment. The cleaners do not clean the kitchens or showers well. (We still have pubic hair in the corners of the shower since we moved in). Also the showers have black mould around the walls and the water from the shower does not reach the whole cubical - you have to stand in the corner of the tiny shower to wash. I experienced rats or mice running within my walls and ceiling too. Things were broken when i moved in to the accommodation and its been almost a year and the porters have done little to fix them. I do know that the university plans to demolish Park Village in the future, however the state they were in and the lack of maintenance from the Porters and cleaners has left a bad impression.
Disgusting. Had mould all over my bedroom wall by the head of my bed within a week of moving in which ruined my brand new bedding. Mould keeps coming back and ruining more bedding. Kitchens are tiny so good luck if more than two people are trying to cook at the same time. NO social/communal space at all so meals in your room and pre drinks in a hallway.
Met some lovely lovely people in Park Village - the rooms and kitchen are of a decent size. The shower and bathrooms are good. Cleaning is also very good. However, it really would be greatly improved by having a common area/social space as we always ended up sitting in the hallway, which was awkward for other people and crammed when there were quite a few of us meeting.
Oh, park village is absolutely lovely, if you like mould, constant parties behind your window, messiness, tiny kitchens, disgusting showers, toilets that don't work, incredibly selfish and immature flatmates, no social space and carpets that you can probably catch a STI from. If you want to save money, go for East Slope.
I'd have given social space a zero if I could! There's nowhere in the block to socialise, me and my housemates last year sat on the landing on the floor! Also the cleaning was shocking, they'd come in, wipe the surfaces in the kitchen and leave! One time, a newspaper was left on our kitchen side, and the cleaner, rather than picking it up, just wiped round it, useless! Also my sink was blocked for about 3 months, I reported it multiple times but no one did anything, so I had to do it myself, paying a lot for sink unblocker as well! The only positive thing I can say about Park village was the rooms were decent, and the location was okay.
I studied in Uni of Sussex for 3 years. I had spent a year in East Slope and had friends over other residence there, and Park Village turned out to be the best of them all. Best from the price to the commodities and social life.
Lived in terrible conditions, black mould along the walls, no social area whatsoever and a tiny kitchen so small, that i had to have a fridge in my bedroom. Also mattress and microwave were disgusting when I moved in, to an unacceptable standard. After moving out, of course, i find that where i had stayed (building 11) had actually been condemned, and not suitable for human habitation. Yet, i lived there and paid to, for a year. Terrible.
My flatmates were just trash. Omg trash. Why put a whole bunch of nerds in one flat. They put Neurosciences, engineers, mathematicians, experimental physicists and law students all in one flat seriously. You need people that are doing pointless subjects like sociology or drama to make the residence more fun. My flatmates stayed in their rooms all the time. Only came out for food or lessons....the sad part is that they weren't even revising. So pathetic. Oh and they lived like tramps never cleaned up after themselves.
whilst it may be a little nicer than East Slope, the cheapest halls on campus, it's not £10 a week nicer. What you gain in... well I'm not quite sure what you gain, you lose in kitchen space, social life, roof (that you totally don't go on ever) and table. if you want somewhere cheap but decent pick park houses. if you want somewhere dirt cheap and fun pick the park houses. if you want somewhere actually nice go for one of the new halls. all in all, don't pick park village.
I loved living in Park Village, the only thing I would say is there are no communal areas to eat/ socialize in so we ended up hanging out in eachother's bedrooms and keeping our desk chairs outside in the landing. The cleanliness was an issue, especially as we had 12 of us sharing one shower (no one dared to use the bath!) but we managed. It's a very sociable place, I have friends from nicer accommodation (stammer court etc.) that have come round to ours every night because their halls are so dead. I've made life long friends here and would recommend but only if you aren't super fussy on hygiene and sharing things. This is a way more sociable halls than others on campus.
one of the cheapest accommodations on campus (£93 a week) and is really close to the campus bar/bus stops/lecture theatres. However there is no table/social space, you have to eat/predrink in your bedroom which can get v claustrophobic after a while. The buildings are very old (it was one of the two accommodations on campus when the university began) and it feels it, everything breaks. The porters are s**t, we have had our hob broken for 2.5 months with no one looking at it despite constant nagging. (Positive being we have learnt to cook everything in in the microwave eg risotto). The cleaners come once a week but have not once mopped the kitchen/bathroom floors. The bedrooms are nice and spacious but the main issue is the lack of social space/that everything breaks. Would mainly recommend if you need a cheap option.