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Eliot College Reviews

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#10 out of 17 halls at University of Kent

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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

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By member86861
On 24th April 15

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Most helpful review

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

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By member86861
On 24th April 15

Eliot College Information

Price from £132.33 per week (subject to availability)
Catering
No. of rooms255
CampusCanterbury Campus
PostcodeCT2 7NS

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So I’ve put Eliot as my first choice as it was in centre campus and I was going to have a knee operation. I looked around at the applicant day and didn’t particularly warm to the environment, the smell and general condition that wasn’t brilliant. Now I don’t have to have surgery I’m thinking of putting Park wood first as I preferred the environment and location is no longer an issue. How would you...
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th October 19

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st September 19

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th July 19

Wifi access always good and maintenance always on hand to fix issues

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th June 19

My room had a leak on the day I moved in. The fridge froze my stuff more often than not. The window was very unsafe for someone suicidal.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th June 19

At first i was not happy as it appeared small - however it was such a social hub and the people i met there were amazing. The facilities were good and the food lovely!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 5th June 19

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th May 19

Eliot college is huge and you can get lost pretty easily at first. But it’s definitely gets better with time and the seminar rooms are very nice and spacious

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th May 19

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th May 19

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th May 19

Hit or miss tbh, and sometimes these lads miss huh

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th May 19

Needs more social areas in parkwood

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 21st March 18

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!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th January 17

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th November 15

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

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

nice and central so easy to get everywhere buy no social areas shared facilities not cleaned often

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th October 15

Disappointing kitchen area but great location

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th September 15

Just hoped I had a common room or actual kitchen so everyone in the corridor can chill together

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st July 15

Thick walls so better than average sound proofing, shame there was no real kitchen. Convenient location though!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15

There is no common room, judt have a kitchenette which is smaller than a cubical in the loos. The rooms are relatively big, but are very dated and crap... the location is central on campus but a long walk from town!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

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

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

Not catered yet no kitchen, no common room, one toilet and two showers between 7 people. Prison like feel to the accommodation

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Fine for what you pay for but really lacking in the university experience. Also no kitchen = regret for the whole duration of your stay.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd April 15

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

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