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Just finished my first year in DC, the people there were pretty sick, although it quickly became quite clique-y with people mainly socialising with people from their floor or close by. Location-wise, great for getting back an forth from the library (literally a 30 second walk) and the bus stop outside it, which gets you anywhere on campus for free or town for under \u00a32. Bit of a mission on nights out to the union, or worse, town, so it's important to booze up heavily if it's a cold night. Cleaners are awesome, I'm a messy person and they kept my room spotless! Hall management however, was pretty poor. The light above my sink (which was my main light source due to the ceiling light being weak as f***) broke on three occasions, and took 3 weeks of asking for it to be fixed each time for anything to happen. So to sum up, sound people, sound food, sound location, poor management.

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By member109247
On 24th June 15

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Just finished my first year in DC, the people there were pretty sick, although it quickly became quite clique-y with people mainly socialising with people from their floor or close by. Location-wise, great for getting back an forth from the library (literally a 30 second walk) and the bus stop outside it, which gets you anywhere on campus for free or town for under \u00a32. Bit of a mission on nights out to the union, or worse, town, so it's important to booze up heavily if it's a cold night. Cleaners are awesome, I'm a messy person and they kept my room spotless! Hall management however, was pretty poor. The light above my sink (which was my main light source due to the ceiling light being weak as f***) broke on three occasions, and took 3 weeks of asking for it to be fixed each time for anything to happen. So to sum up, sound people, sound food, sound location, poor management.

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By member109247
On 24th June 15

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CampusMain Campus
PostcodeLE11 3UE
CateringCatered
No. of rooms318
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th August 17

An often overlooked hall due to sitting just outside of the student village, DC is a perfect on-campus location, situated 30 seconds walking distance from the library and a stone’s throw from the engineering building, meaning you can wake up at 8:50am and be sitting in a lecture theatre at 9:00am. Its hall spirit is as competitive as the next, with an active student committee that organises activities and events for students to get involved with, from intermural sports to fundraising for RAG, to community volunteering and hall events. Its hall layout guarantees that upon arrival, you will have made 20 new friends from your corridor in your first week – and its catered option makes it an easy choice for first-year students. DC! DC! DC! DC!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th August 17

Loved my time in halls, spent 2 years here, the second as a committee member. The atmosphere and people encouraged to me to get out, get involved and meet new people. Halls are an essential part of the Loughborough experience.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th August 17

3 meals a day, 5 days a week catered = lifesaver!!! Friendly staff, the cleaners are a joy to chat with. Good sized rooms, three options, all very good value for money. The hall is entirely open corridor, meaning that there you can get to any other part of the hall; this makes it very sociable! There are three very well maintained common rooms with pool tables, TVs, sky tv, sofas, speakers. They are great for pre drinks and punch parties.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd July 17

David Collett is an alright hall which is more convenient if you are an engineer as the building are 5 mins walk. For me the the halls have a fairly good price however as it is also catered which brings the overall experience down as the food served (apart from breakfast) was crap and was good on a decent day ( but that's my opinion). The hall is cleans as it is clean everyday unless you mess it up intensionaly, and the common space is very big which and there are different facility in each of the respected ones. The internet and signal in my room wasn't that great cause it kept cutting off. But if you have Ethernet cable your all good. In addition the kitchen size are fairly small but that is excepted for a catered hall, which means they do not put table in kitchen making it hard to socialise with neighbours on a day to day bases.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd January 17

The food is awful, having being cooked at another hall, everything tastes stale. Also if you don't like potatoes don't go here!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd January 17

Amazing community and crazy cheap for catered accommodation (foods not the worst either!) If you choose DC you won't be disappointed. The location isn't great for town or anything arty (as it's far end of campus) but you can hop on a bus or have a short walk. It's right next to the library and engineering.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st December 16

Overall a good hall: awesome location, managing staff are great and cleaners are really friendly! Social spaces are good and Ethernet is something like 99mbps so awesome. Took a while to settle in with the rest of the hall and finding it difficult to encourage group participation in charitable events but would definitely recommend.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th December 16

Potentially the worst accommodation in the whole university. It's lucky that the internet connection is decent as it's very difficult to socialise (at least it is for those of us in the tower blocks where we don't have a flat or a corridor - it's just a spiral staircase with rooms coming off it). Awful food, awful bathrooms, awful location... and for the amount we pay, it's really not worth it. My advice? Avoid at all costs!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th August 16

Majorly friendly Hall right next to the library. Ideal during exam time.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd July 16

Love David Collett but catered food was disgusting

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd October 15

Accommodation Halls can make or break your University experience. There are so many factors to consider; price, location, noise, to name but a few. You could get dropped in a Hall where your neighbours are inconsiderate and unruly. A Hall ripe with disorganisation and hierarchical chaos. A Hall where you're just another brick in the wall... Fortunately, David Collett is not that kind of Hall. Straight from day one I could tell that I chose to live in the right place. From the 'fresher helpers' to the Warden Team, everyone had a happy face on. And the best part about it was that it wasn't just for show - they were genuine smiling faces. Not only do I feel happy at David Collett, but I feel safe and part of the family as well. If any problems do arise, there's always someone available - no matter if the sun's high in the sky or shining on the other side of the earth.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th July 15

Great fun and amazing mix of people (good for partying and not depending on your preference)!

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

Just finished my first year in DC, the people there were pretty sick, although it quickly became quite clique-y with people mainly socialising with people from their floor or close by. Location-wise, great for getting back an forth from the library (literally a 30 second walk) and the bus stop outside it, which gets you anywhere on campus for free or town for under \u00a32. Bit of a mission on nights out to the union, or worse, town, so it's important to booze up heavily if it's a cold night. Cleaners are awesome, I'm a messy person and they kept my room spotless! Hall management however, was pretty poor. The light above my sink (which was my main light source due to the ceiling light being weak as f***) broke on three occasions, and took 3 weeks of asking for it to be fixed each time for anything to happen. So to sum up, sound people, sound food, sound location, poor management.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th June 15

Had the most amazing time here - anyone can fit it! all types of people - drinkers, workers etc...loads going on - best place to live

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th June 15

It's so social and the people are great. We get such good cleaners (especially from what I've heard from other halls, we get more regular and more thorough cleaners). I did want to be self catered but am so happy I got here instead. The only downside is the potato overload that sometimes happens with the meals

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th June 15

Good food, good friends, good location. Cleaners could be more consistent.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th March 15

Near to the library (1 min walk) so great for printing and studying however the furthest hall from the SU. Has more of a family vibe than a social/boozey vibe which I personally prefer however may not be for everyone.

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