|Stanmer Court Flats||#8|
Accommodation in Brighton
Kaplan Living offers studios & ensuite rooms
Fantastic location, social spaces & on-site cafeteria
Only a 20-min bus ride to University of Sussex
Applying to Swanborough
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Online learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- 5th June
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Practical courses can return to campus for studies from 8 March. All students studying any other course should not return to Sussex and should continue learning online and should not return to Sussex until at least 17 May 2021.
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The porters are constantly stressed. Block 1 has been out of warm water for an entire week at the moment and they still didn’t bother to fix the problem even though everyone has gotten ill from the incident. 4 flatmates including me have gotten ill and they still don’t care. The flat constantly has problems including leaking toilets, clogged drains, not enough cupboards. It’s a pain honestly. There is no launderette so you have to walk across campus to find the nearest one. The rooms are extremely tiny for the price point. The only good thing in Swanborough is the location and WiFi.
It’s locate in the centre of the university. You can get to the lecture or even bus stop for a very short distance. One thing that is worth to mention is that the laundry room is very far away from the accommodation as it doesn’t have one itself.
Nice halls but not worth the amount they're asking, quite a few of the kitchen furnishings are broken but still technically work so aren't fixed. Convenient location, but not worth paying the extra money for. Reception is only open a couple of hours each day so very difficult to get your post, you have to be lucky enough not to have lectures when the reception is open or you won't get your deliveries on time. The sound proofing is quite good which is useful for the small rooms. Atrocious internet. The speed tests are great but only because they usually use servers located in the uni so the speeds you'll get are no way near as good as the speed test indicated. 200 ping on average in online games with a wired connection and nothing you can do about it bar complaining to an uninterested IT service. Can't stream in HD. Wifi and wired networks are separate. Forces you to log on every time you start a device and download security software every time.
I got on with my flatmates immediately - Swanborough can be either extremely social or completely the opposite however I got lucky (but it's like that with all accommodation) - our flats still socialise amongst the entire block though, and going to the co-op only seconds away is a blessing! The internet, despite being in the middle of campus, can be difficult to connect to at times but once you've established a connection it's quite strong. Great space and living/kitchen area. En suite is a nice size. Beds come with a side table which other on-site accommodation doesn't seem to have!
Not great value for money, constantly finding bugs such as spiders and there's always woodlouce in the bathroom once you've had a shower. Large kitchen which is good, and the hall is central to the campus so you don't have to walk far to get to lectures etc. If you have a problem, good luck getting it fixed, they don't care if you have bed bugs in the mattress or if your wardrobe door is hanging off its hinges.
I was luckily placed with very social people in my flat, and my neighbours across and upstairs were just as sociable too. The layout is very social and spacious and the rooms are very cosy. Extremely convenient location for last minute runs to the co-op, and specific to me I am literally only 2 minutes away from my seminar location. Quiet at night too.
The location is perfect, but the facilities can be improve. The room is quite small comparing to others hall. The table does not have drawers. There are no way to turn off the light when you lying on the bed. The Mattress is in poor condition. Don't ever expect they will fix your problem within a month if it is not urgent. Since there is no laundry service provide in Swanborough, you might have to walk a long way to Park Village laundry.
Most things were dirty and unclean when i turned up , even now our oven doesn't work our freezer doesn't freeze its a night mare. so much is broken such as floor seals the kettle not having matching electrical components. I have to keep chasing up whats happening and its wasting my time as its not getting anywhere. its also wasting my money as i have to buy expensive food just to be able to eat. which ultimately makes the value for money terrible. The wifi keeps coming and going and loves to freeze and be incredibly slow. there is no social area for this residents and its such a shame it would be fantastic if there way. And because of this the social experience is really bad compared to other halls such as Northfields lewes court and east slope. however the location is absolutely perfect and i feel thats probably only one of the reasons why i enjoy being here and the fact i have the best room mates however doesn't make its value for money really worth it .
You basically pay more for the location, rooms are smaller than most other halls and you'd expect a lot more from it. Especially a laundrette. But it's great to be so close to everything: bus stop, co-op, and classes.
All the sockets in the kitchen trip out almost everyday and maintenence take about 2 hours to come and do anything about it. Appliances in the kitchen are not of good quality at all. Other than that, everything else is great.