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I love DC! I think its location is great as it is super close to Hollywell (gym, fields, and beach volleyball) and the views are so beautiful! Also literally a 2 min walk to the library and it's easy to catch a bus into town/anywhere around campus. Great value for money as it is catered 10 meals a week, gives you the freedom to make your own lunch and also meals on the weekends! I never have to buy fruit as there's always apples, bananas, oranges, pears and plums at the dining hall. Rooms are great, spacious and shared bathrooms are great too! Cleaners always do an amazing job cleaning it!

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By member1260051
On 12th June 21
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Loughborough University Hall Rankings


Butler Court #14
Robert Bakewell #15
William Morris #16
Rutherford #17
David Collett #18
The Holt #19
Asha House #20
Forest Court #21
Forest Rise #22
Claudia Parsons #23

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I love DC! I think its location is great as it is super close to Hollywell (gym, fields, and beach volleyball) and the views are so beautiful! Also literally a 2 min walk to the library and it's easy to catch a bus into town/anywhere around campus. Great value for money as it is catered 10 meals a week, gives you the freedom to make your own lunch and also meals on the weekends! I never have to buy fruit as there's always apples, bananas, oranges, pears and plums at the dining hall. Rooms are great, spacious and shared bathrooms are great too! Cleaners always do an amazing job cleaning it!

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By member1260051
On 12th June 21
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Applying to David Collett

Covid-19 Response

TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
On-campus open days on 23rd Sep & 24th Sep.
TEACHING NOTES:
The university is planning for each student to have a mixture of in-person classes (including practical and laboratory work, where relevant to the course), live online interactive sessions, ‘on-demand’ pre-recorded lectures/resources, individual/group project work and guided independent study, supported by teaching staff and personal academic tutors.
This is the latest available data taken from the lboro.ac.uk website on 27th July 2022. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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does David Collete have ensuite rooms ?
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Is this accommodation near to the Economics study block?
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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member1361454 On 28th July 21 verified Verified student

Due to covid we weren’t able to use the common rooms however it was still a decent hall to live in with a lot of interesting and amazing people go meet

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member1361224 On 21st July 21 verified Verified student

David collett is a great hall for engineers who want to focus, it isn't without a party atmosphere like most student halls but isn't perhaps as loud as some on loughborough campus

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member760446 On 23rd June 21 verified Verified student

David Collet is excellent for providing a convenient location for students to access lecture halls and the library.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1260051 On 12th June 21 verified Verified student

I love DC! I think its location is great as it is super close to Hollywell (gym, fields, and beach volleyball) and the views are so beautiful! Also literally a 2 min walk to the library and it's easy to catch a bus into town/anywhere around campus. Great value for money as it is catered 10 meals a week, gives you the freedom to make your own lunch and also meals on the weekends! I never have to buy fruit as there's always apples, bananas, oranges, pears and plums at the dining hall. Rooms are great, spacious and shared bathrooms are great too! Cleaners always do an amazing job cleaning it!

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Student Review: 1.7 /5
By member1253269 On 30th December 20 verified Verified student

Where to even being with DC... Nobody I have so far encountered has ended up in David Collett by choice. The kitchens leave a lot to be desired and I seem to have been unfortunate enough to be in the worst possible one in DC. Ours is by far the smallest I've seen, with two s***** induction hobs, the only microwave in DC which doesn't have an oven function, a fridge not near large enough to accommodate the groceries of eight people, a freezer that broke, and a kettle which broke as well (although it did get replaced quite fast). Another big downside of small kitchens is that there is no common space to enjoy with your flatmates. Any parties going on are spread around the narrow corridors or the people's tiny rooms. The rooms (at least in E block) are either painted an orange color which I know not many people are too fond of or alternately, the most annoying shade of green known to mankind. The taps in the rooms have only two options: 3rd-degree burn inducing water, or freezing cold

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member945378 On 8th February 20

Could be better socially but it's an engineers hall so...yeah

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member1343045 On 31st October 19

The worst hall on campus, the furthest away from everything. I was in the spiral block (A,B and C) and it wasn't even an actual flat, just doors coming off of a staircase. I had the worst ever freshers experience, was so difficult to make friends as I wasn't even in a flat. The rooms are just old and unpleasant, everything is just breaking (my window handles just broke when I was closing them). Toilets and showers are just disgusting, I hated having to use them. Catered food is disgusting, unhealthy and if you are vegetarian its not great. You have to cook lunch and food on the weekends but the kitchens are basically non existent. They are absolutely tiny, stink, and only get a little induction hob, microwave and one under the counter fridge and freezer, which all have to be shared amongst 9 people. Freezer didn't work for the first month. Always a disgusting smell in the halls. Common rooms are tatty. I moved halls after 5 weeks and thank god. AVOID DC AT ALL COSTS.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By memb6345646 On 10th March 19

The apartment is incredibly spacious , with a great layout. The service is brilliant, all faults reported are attended to ASAP, and if they require an external contractor to do the work, you will be informed regarding the delay. It was overall, a wonderful student living experience

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Student Review: 1 /5
By Jody Stevens On 13th March 18

The only reason I have put 1 star for everything is that I cannot put 0 stars. My first year of university is meant to be the best year of my life however due to the less than acceptable facilities I was offered this was not the case. The food is awful, not only does it either taste like nothing or horrendous, it is always really unhealthy. The internet is a joke. The reception staff are rude and unhelpful and during the stressful and also unnecessary time of moving out during Easter, we are offered absolutely no help to make this a less stressful experience. The hall claims to offer a place for you to keep our things during the Easter period when in reality you are only allowed to store a max of two boxes and if they run out of space they won't help you. Despite me paying the most out of almost all the halls for freshers, what I received for my money was atrocious. We received subpar nights out, compared to other halls we did nothing and I honestly wonder where my money went. AVOID DC

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Student Review: 1 /5
By JodyOrenStevens On 13th March 18

The only reason I have put 1 star for everything is that I cannot put 0 stars. My first year of university is meant to be the best year of my life however due to the less than acceptable facilities I was offered this was not the case. The food is awful, not only does it either taste like nothing or horrendous, it is always really unhealthy. The internet is a joke. The reception staff are rude and unhelpful and during the stressful and also unnecessary time of moving out during Easter, we are offered absolutely no help to make this a less stressful experience. The hall claims to offer a place for you to keep our things during the Easter period when in reality you are only allowed to store a max of two boxes and if they run out of space they won't help you. Despite me paying the most out of almost all the halls for freshers, what I received for my money was atrocious. We received subpar nights out, compared to other halls we did nothing and I honestly wonder where my money went. AVOID DC

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1030548 On 26th February 18

I love DC, it has a great atmosphere and good facilities. If you're doing engineering it's in the best location and even if you're doing something on the other side of campus (like me) you'll be right next to the library and gym, and the bus service will still help you get to your lectures if you don't want to walk. The food isnt incredible but it's perfectly good and is always getting better! Several common rooms with pool tables, game systems and speakers mean there's loads to do! We're a fun hall who are pretty good at sport and always enjoy a good night out! Come join!

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By hindengodders On 10th August 17 verified Verified student

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: 4.6 /5
By Europe 141 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 member927159 On 9th August 17 verified Verified student

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: 3.7 /5
By SachinPatel 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: 2.6 /5
By member625565 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: 4.4 /5
By member425544 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: 4.6 /5
By Benjamino72 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: 2.4 /5
By member1125309 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: 4.4 /5
By member723656 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 member722965 On 2nd July 16

Love David Collett but catered food was disgusting

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By James W 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: 3.5 /5
By member1011229 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: 3.2 /5
By member109247 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 member99259 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: 4.5 /5
By member129341 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: 3.8 /5
By member119132 On 12th June 15

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

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Student Review: 3.5 /5
By member55495 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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