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- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Online learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- Virtual open day has taken place
- TEACHING NOTES:
- The majority of teaching will remain online with some exceptions where on-campus teaching, assessment or use of specialist facilities is essential.
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Eliot College is bang in the centre of campus so is close to all the facilities. It is one of the oldest colleges so rooms are smaller and it looks dated but it is clean and light and it's a great social hub with a good restaurant. Like all the colleges its all about the people you meet and live with you, luckily I made great friends and had a good experience at Eliot.
If you’re given Eliot college, don’t panic cuz it’s not that bad. Eliot college is not the cheapest accommodation, there’s cheaper ones in Darwin and parkwood; so if you really want a cheaper accommodation try requesting a change (when you got given the accommodation). Eliot college is located in the centre of everything, so you will be close to most of the facilities, e.g. library, venue and restaurants. Ngl the toilets and showers are grim, if you are lucky and have hygienic flat mates then you will be fine; but if you are unlucky like me the toilet will smell so will the corridor and the kitchen. The kitchen is very small containing a small fridge, a microwave and a cupboard with bin bags and recycling plastic bags; the cupboards could be dirty (again depends on your luck, because different cleaners are assigned to different flats and blocks). There’s not enough space here to write everything so contact me for further details, like showers and social spaces etc
Not as bad as I was told it would be. Rooms are white brick, good wardrobe space, large desk, and a sink. However, WiFi is nonexistent, as is the phone service, unless you’re at the very end of the corridor. Have to walk to Rutherford or elsewhere for food, however Mungos downstairs is highly recommended. The token system is actually fairly useful, make the most of the full £10 and stock up on snacks/drinks. Central campus, so close to most lecture theatres, the gym and the venue. The cleaners come weekly to clean the toilet, sometimes they vacuum too, but they rarely replace the loo roll so bring more! Nowhere really to socialise so making friends can feel like a huge task but just get on those group chats and meet up with as many people as possible.
Horrible experience. Oldest place in the area. The room is always hot. Place is filled with moulds. Radiators are always noisy as you will hear water travelling through pipes from room to room. 1 toilet to share between 8 people. Everything in the room is old. Far worse than items brought from thrift shop. The sink and desk are full of chewing gums under. The cupboard was already broken on the first night. It's hard to breathe in the room especially during the summer. The windows only open to small extent meaning you can never get fresh air. There is no kitchen. Only a small room no bigger than 55 cm width with a mini-microwave and a mini fridge that is full when filled with 4 bottles of milk. The beds are horrible and feel like sleeping on metal thus feel like prison environment. The bathroom is extremely thin and has width of 55 cm. Extremely smelly and has no windows at all let alone the flatmates that knock on the door all the time out of desperation.
the food situation is very awful. avoid this accommodation to the extent you can because chances are you'll be left deprived of nutritious food which will affect your work and energy levels. the building looks like a prison and the layout is uncomfortable to be in and makes it more difficult to meet people. your mental health will be up and down due to feeling isolated and lonely. if it wasn't for my friends in turing i would have left this uni.
Very run-of-the-mill accomodation. I had a double bed and en-suite toilet so I couldn't complain. I wasn't expecting a 5 star hotel. Certain people will be disappointed with their accomodation however. I lived in the Parkwood flats.
Unless you are lucky enough to live with good people, you'll be left feeling isolated and lonely. No common room or place to socialise so no opportunity to meet people outside your flat. No place to have pres if you are lucky enough to make friends. The food situation is bad, impossible to make healthy food and the food available on campus isn't healthy either unless you eat in Rutherford (which is tasteless). The rooms are okay but my mattress is really thin like a prison mattress, although my friend in the same flat has a normal sized mattress. The only really good thing I can say is that I like the location.
Do not pick this building as an option! Avoid living here at ALL costs! It’s like a prison and your mental health will surely suffer. I spent my entire first year unhappy and unable to socialise due to no common room. Take mine and my friends advice, just don’t do it!
Okay so the other reviews are pretty bleak but Eliot really isn't that bad, the whole catered aspect is a little annoying but you get money to spend each day which can get you one main meal or a couple of small meals if you make it stretch. It's a little annoying but going out to places to eat with friends is quite nice. The halls are a little dated but you get over that after literally a day. The accommodation depends on who you meet and I can say I've met some great friends here so it completely justified staying here. All in all, the accommodation isn't amazing but it's not as bad as people are making it out to be.
Awful, awful, bloody awful. The rooms are ok and the college is in a nice place though here are the negatives: There are two showers and one toilet to share between 7 people; one shower was tiny, the other was cold. The toilet was too small to sit down and close the door The whole place is demoralising. I honestly felt horrible living there and the only reason I stayed was because the other people trapped with me were great company I lost one stone while living there and couldn't cook myself anything other than pasta in the microwave because we only had a microwave; no oven, no stove, no nothing The whole place has a horrible atmosphere and I hated living there
This place is full of mould and has no kitchen. Is impossible to make healthy meals for yourself and you must share a half sized fridge between 7 of you. The corridors are claustrophobic there is no social area to meet with others in and the walls are painted over bricks. Showers and toilet are all shared and basic/falling to bits. Almost every two leaks. I chose this accommodation because it's the cheapest and I thought 'ah it's only a year' but in the long run you probably spend more on food due to having the get microwave meals or eating out more, than you would spend on the extra grand for accomodation with a kitchen. Also the whole building is loud 24/7
A good, central Hall of Residence that draws in a nice community, is a social area and is well centred for all university needs. However the Hall is lacking in kitchen facilities, and its area is small and confined.
there is no kitchen in the facilities. Also there is no social areas and so it is quite hard to meet people. There is only one bar in the building which is the only way to meet people but is awkward if you don't drink. On the plus side the location is close to all other uni buildings so you can get up 10 minutes before your lecture and still make it :-D