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Woolf College Reviews

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#9 out of 16 halls at University of Kent

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Reception hours are limited The building has aged at least 5 times its actual age

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By member737859
On 13th May 19

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New hall near the University of Kent

Everything is new- opened September 2017!
Multimedia room, communal spaces and luxury bedrooms
And there's an indoor and outdoor gym


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Most helpful review

Reception hours are limited The building has aged at least 5 times its actual age

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
By member737859
On 13th May 19

Woolf College Information

Price from£185.87 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms544
CampusCanterbury Campus
PostcodeCT2 7BQ

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 13th May 19

Reception hours are limited The building has aged at least 5 times its actual age

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th March 19

Not bad. I have an ensuite single, 8 flatmates. The wifi is excellent, plus wired internet in the room. Laundry is ok. Washers get dirty and have this gap where small clothes get stuck. Kitchen is cleaned every week, lots of storage space. My ceiling leaked water due to the person above me flooding their bathroom. My flatmate also had a leaking ceiling in the same place on the ceiling but caused from a pipe problem, and they came to fix it right away. Only issue with problems out of hours (at night and weekends) is that you have to call the campus security and they are sometimes jerks/nice about contacting accommodation for you. If something needs fixing or replacing they are quick and helpful. Broken chair when I got here and they brought a new one that day. My mattress is hard and old, they provide a cover that barely fits (does not completely enclose). Heating is perfect. My room appeared clean when moved in. There is carpet in the rooms.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 18

Overall it has been a positive experience. I had problems with my mattress at first, but maintenance switched it for a brand new one. Some appliances were missing in my room on the first day, but by the second day I already had them. The carpet floor can be a bit annoying, but at least the rooms are always super warm. Heating is so good that I have never had it on full power. All rooms are ensuite, and I live in a studio room. Bathroom has good size, even though it does not have any kind of storage. The only thing is that you need to keep your drains clean, because they clog easily, but I have never had any flooding issues. Wi-Fi is always good, never not had wi-fi when I needed it, and it is quick. However, if it fails you also have wall internet sockets. Anything you need, usually, if you send an email to reception they come and fix it right away. Only bad thing: when I first arrived my room was the dirtiest room I have ever seen, so that is a thing they could get better.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 26th June 18

Worse accommodation I have ever paid for. Nearly £8000 a year for somewhere with less quality than a homeless shelter. Not only has my room flooded twice in one year due to the terrible plumbing, the flooding caused a horrendous smell in my room that can only be described as smelling like a decaying cat corpse. During the first flood, UPP refused to send a plumber to fix the problem as it was outside of term time - leaving me homeless for over two weeks, sleeping at a friend's house. Woolf reception has the worst service known to man. The opening times are ridiculous, they start from 9-4 in the week which is no good when you have a day of lectures and a life. They shut before normal working hours finish, and have the most inconvenient lunch times (1-2) so you can't even collect your post during lunch hours. The washing machines are ridiculously expensive, costing nearly £10 a time if you need to do two washes. That is if you're lucky enough to use them before they go out of service.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 23rd January 18

DO NOT LIVE HERE!! luxury prices for below average quality, prices go up every year and they treat you so badly, NO SIGNAL/3G inside flats, poor wifi connection in flats, they claim both of these are due to woolf location on the campus but for £7000/year thats not a good excuse, hot water is constantly not working for 24 hours at a time, noisy blocks as walls are super thin and staff take months to listen to complaints; they even didnt want to call out a plumber when my flatmates floor flooded due to upstairs blockages until we said it is illegal not to do so, no study space only a common room with 1 computer despite them claiming woolf is a "study/academic environment", small kitchens for 6 bed flats with one cooker between you all, small rooms in comparison to what else you can get on campus for the money, cleaner comes once a week but only is allowed certain amount of time for each kitchen and so is often not very good, I could go on and on......

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15

Very cool and good rooms with all basic facilities in them.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15
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