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SC was my 4th accommodation choice, and while it wasn't the worst place to live 'on-campus' (one has to walk through an underpass beneath a busy motorway in order to get to campus), it wasn't the best by far. On-site staff were either angels or the spawn of Satan himself, that is if you could find them anywhere (pretty sure the porter's office was closed for at least 16 hours each day). Rarely responded to noise complaints and would let themselves into your room after knocking and giving you 0.3 seconds to react. The common room was always closed and the laundry room was almost constantly at maximum occupancy. At least one could retreat and relax into their own rooms - as long as they could cope with the sub-Saharan temperatures. The en-suite bathroom is something I miss dearly, however the torn furniture, cracked walls and non-existent wifi lead me to conclude that the price you pay for SC is a sheg and a half. I recommend literally anywhere else on campus, save for Park Village. 4/10
Honestly do not pick this accomodation. The porters and cleaners enter your room at any time they like (i was naked and hungover in bed and they just walked in and my flatmate had it happen whilst they were in the shower). They are also extremely rude. The accomodation is right next to a main road and its almost impossible to get to sleep. Its very hot in the halls, made worse by the fact you cant open the window without a fucked up amount of noise. The porters are useless about dealing with issues, youll report a problem and it takes them 2 weeks to even get back to you, if at all.
Over priced for what it is - rooms/kitchen stink not been cleaned properly ever. Mould in shower and bugs. Meant to have 24 hour porter but it is closed about 16 hours of the day. Crap laundry service as well with people leaving their shit in the machine for hours on it. Full of internationals and anti social people. Fire alarm faulty. Single glazed windows so you can listen to the orchestra of the motorway at night for your convenience. Rooms are very dark. Internet patchy and sometimes just not working. Heating been turned off since March. Cleaner cleans bathroom and kitchen once a month which is okay
When I found out I was originally going to be at Stanmer Court I was upset but I honestly love Stanmer court now. The social aspect isn't great. We did have a GBBO socials where 40 people turned up with food to watch, and on halloween the RA's did some face painting and stuff like that. Location wise - it's got its pros and cons. Pros: It is super close to the station and has a bus stop right outside the accomodation so travelling off campus is super easy, also the distance from campus is honestly not a big deal it's maybe 10 minutes to get to the center of campus. The cons: stanmer is the opposite end of the campus for other fflats so it is quite isolated and antisocial. However, I feel the pros outweigh the cons. Ensuites are good and rooms are pretty big with big desks! There are rats but i've never seen them indoors (and all halls have them). The porters are the only 24 hour ones, so you feel safe and the laundry room being so close is hugely convenient! Would live here again tbh
I enjoyed living at Stanmer court until, it got invaded by rats, I was terrified to walk around or in the complex, it was very disgusting. Couldn't wait to leave by the end. Also there were too many issues with the water and electric and all kinds of people needed access to our rooms for whatever reason, couldn't ever feel comfortable in my own space.