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The only good thing was location. Overpriced, they get around giving you your deposit back by dy describing it as "advanced rent" ie rent for months you can't live there. Maintenance is poor, cock roaches and maggots but we were told it's not their problem

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By member517382
On 25th October 15

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Hall Rankings


Study Inn Cambridge - Castle Court #1
The Railyard #2
Swinhoe Hall #3
CB1 #4
Peter Taylor House #5
Chelmsford Student Village #6
Nido Castle Hill #7
Student Castle Cambridge #8
YMCA #9
Sedley Court #10

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Anglia House offers en-suite rooms and studios
Prime location, great communal area & modern rooms
Only a 15-min walk to Anglia Ruskin University


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The only good thing was location. Overpriced, they get around giving you your deposit back by dy describing it as "advanced rent" ie rent for months you can't live there. Maintenance is poor, cock roaches and maggots but we were told it's not their problem

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By member517382
On 25th October 15

Applying to Peter Taylor House

Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning
OPEN DAYS:
7th & 28th Nov
TEACHING NOTES:
Blended learning approach that combines both online and on-campus teaching. Students will be able to access the campus every day and will be taught in smaller groups. Essex has moved to Government's three-tier COVID-19 alert system to high (middle tier). Education is classed as an essential service so teaching, learning and student support operations on campus are not affected.
This is the latest available data taken from the aru.ac.uk website on 19th October 2020

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has rooms available to book near Anglia Ruskin University.

Peter Taylor House Information

Price from £147.63 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms254
CampusCambridge Campus
PostcodeCB1 1PT

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Can you stay there for your second year
By member745957 On 19th February 20
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Are rooms available to students from the university of edinburgh as well? I am a part time post graduate student from the university of edinburgh, under 30 years of age. Thank you!
By member1344910 On 19th January 20
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th June 20

As an international students I paid more than others but overall happy experience

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st May 20

Avoid if at all possible. Upon moving in, I was greeted by a tiny room, with little ventilation, black mould everywhere, a carpet that had hair ingrained in it (presumably from the previous tenant) and what looked like coffee stains on the wall. When entering the bathroom I found the toilet to be completely black (took two weeks of thorough cleaning to become somewhat presentable), no shower curtain, and a shower which overflows due to the layout of the bathroom. Kitchen was large and clean though and neighbours were lovely. Residential assistants were also fab and quick to respond. The residential service itself is poor. Had an insect problem and was told that it was probably my fault and I needed to hoover. (My room was always tidy and the hoover provided was blocked and unusable upon moving in and was told it was my problem). Apart from that it was great.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th January 20

I've been staying at Peter Taylor House for the last 5 months and i can confidently say that my initial expectations were quite low however the place doesn't seem bad at all! excluding the whole paying almost a grand a month for a small room and a space in the kitchen thing. Price is definitely way too high for what you get, especially with all the maintenance issues that come up every other week. The walls aren't thin and i sleep well considering im a very light sleeper, the ensuite bathrooms can be quite a mess because of mold, non existant shower heads and other issues but otherwise they're okay. I wish there was a living room or some sort of communal space that isn't the kitchen and the bins get changed 3 times a week by staff but that's as far as the cleaning aspect of it goes. Its right in the middle of town so location aspect is amazing, there's plenty of events and shops around and i definitely feel safe walking around the area. I'd give it a solid 6.8/10

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th September 19

Horrendous, having dropped my daughter here expected her to rough it but was shocked how rough it was. Rooms need a total overhaul wouldn’t put my dog in the room being offered and the room did not reflect the room we were shown on the open day. There was a hoover in the kitchen with no hose or brush (how are students expected to keep their rooms/kitchen tidy?? The bathroom had black staining throughout where mould had been wiped away but not painted. Black mould around the window. Filthy shower panelling, filthy black stained bathroom floor. There was also a large hole in the wall through to insulation. She has been put in temporary accommodation in another block away from Peter Taylor House until they’ve done the remedial work. This is not a good start to my daughters first year at university as she is not in the block where her fellow students are, this has made it very difficult to for her to be able mix, settle in & socialise with her fellow students. DISAPPOINTED

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd July 19

My friends and I recently stayed in Peter Taylor House for a few days for an event which was hosted at ARU, and honestly we couldn't wait to get back to my own homes. The beds were very uncomfortable, and whatever they wash the sheets in triggered allergies in me and several of my friends (stinging eyes, blocked noses, a couple of us even had a little bit of blood in our snot.) The walls and carpets also had stains on them. One of my friends tried to open her cupboard door and it just fell off. Some of the bathrooms had mould on the floor and inside of the door, and there was nothing keeping the shower area separate, so the entire bathroom floor got wet every time we showered. The shared kitchen smelled quite bad, and one of the fridges hadn't been de-iced properly before being switched off, so there was a massive water puddle in the middle of the kitchen floor. If we wanted to stay for longer, it would have cost £49 per night, which we feel was honestly not worth it at all.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd February 19

My kitchen was relatively clean because I had amazing people who shared my kitchen with me. They are all respectful and if ever there was a clash, we would talk it out and everything would be fine. I got on way more with my friends from Halls than in my course!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th January 19

WiFi wasn’t bad buildings disgusting tho

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th January 19

If you can avoid it, don't stay in university accommodation. The accommodation service do not care about anything. At one point we had mould in our kitchen and I had to get the local government involved before they would do anything about it. If there's anything broken in your room and you can live without it, expect a 6 month waiting period. Also their "emergency" repairs take like 2 weeks.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th January 19

Quite grotty tbh, but way better than the otger campus on site as at least you have ensuite bathrooms! Plus nothing beats rolling out of bed at 8:50 to get to a 9am lecture on time... think about the sleep guys!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th September 18

locations are perfect but the dirtiest places ive ever seen. and too expensive for what they offer

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 29th July 18

Don’t stay during summer school. I stayed there while attending summer school and it was worse than terrible. The windows can’t open, the ventilation in the bathroom don’t worke, so the room gets overheated and humid and you can’t sleep properly . On top of that everything is dirty and sticky. the place is really not fit to stay in.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th July 18

Do NOT stay here in summer or whenever the temperature goes above 20c. The windows hardly open and there are heating pipes running through the rooms that cannot be switched off, so you need to add another 10c to the outside temperature. Ruined my stay for the summer school, even though it's on campus and the other facilities are ok.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th August 17

Facilities is standard. I cant stand with the noise from a group of International students from certain country hanging out in the kitchen since afternoon till evening around 08:45pm shout and scream. Can we respect time. Some need quite moment to rest and study.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th May 17

Good location and overall living areas. This accommodation has no social spaces as of yet, but I hear they are building one now (2017). What I liked about this accommodation was that the cleaning in the kitchen floors are done by a cleaning service a couple of times a week, while also taking out the trash, which makes it one less thing to worry about. If you report any issues, they are usually very quick and helpful but be aware that they operate according to urgency. What I found the worst about this accommodation was that there is literally no ventilation, so if there are more than 20 degrees outside you will die (the windows don't open very far). A lot of spiders and bugs. The post office in the building is only open one hour a day, and even sometimes the residential services forget to even do that. The lift also broke down A LOT. So if you are going to live here, choose a room that has a low number to avoid having to walk from the Ground floor to the 4th (like me).

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd September 16

You kinda expect that, once a new year hits, the rooms will be cleaned thoroughly for the new students that will arrive there. Dated (but functional) furniture, and the shower doesn't have a hose or anything just a head on the wall, but at least it's an en-suit bathroom. Good by "student accommodation standards", bad by "Room to live in" standards.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th March 16

The halls are above a nursery and have no common room with dated and damaged rooms and small cramped kitchens. Windows do not open so are stupidly hot. maintenance takes for ever. my room used to flood and another had its heating permanently on. Parties are not aloud even though there is no su bar.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th October 15

The only good thing was location. Overpriced, they get around giving you your deposit back by dy describing it as "advanced rent" ie rent for months you can't live there. Maintenance is poor, cock roaches and maggots but we were told it's not their problem

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st October 15

Its ok, having your own shower is awesome but the screaming internationals at 3 in the morning sometimes gets tiresome but everyone is quite friendly

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd July 15

the staff are very kind and bubbly and the place is awesome. Brand new and very modern looking

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