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When I originally visited, I hadn't wanted to stay in catered halls, but was allocated Towers - the hall with the biggest catering provision! However, staying in Towers was the best experience and I made friends for life. My department, the Union and Powerbase gym were all within a 5 mile walk, which was pretty handy.
Great hall, if you're someone who's shy or introverted (like me) this hall is fantastic to help you out your shell! You will enjoy the nights out and you'll feel comfortable going back anytime you want - and the pre-drinks are great fun!
The number one student hall for socialising. With everyone in one block, the hall family spirit is unrivalled and the inclusivity and atmosphere makes sure you have a great time. Catered 7 times a week is a god send, and the halls Committee makes sure you have the best uni experience possible. Also a Hall known for its sporting prowess, being one of the 'big' sporting halls in the university's IMS programme.
I went in not expecting anything and it has been one of the greatest experiences of uni so far. The food is ok, but it has been helpful that it is a balanced diet and I'm being fed regularly. The common room is not great, however, this is the only real negative I can give towers.
Very close knit environment. Everyone is really friendly. Very convenient location for getting involved with everything around uni. Brilliant view and room quality. Some aspects like the lifts could do with a update.
No one chooses Towers to be there first choice as a first year but every single student who gets put there loves it and any guests they have come round wish they were in that accommodation! 1/3 of the accommodation is returners who loved it so much that they just want to relive the experience all over again, and those who don't get in are always visiting us because they miss being in the best hall that much!
You live with people that become your best friends. You get to eat every meal with all the 300 people you live with and make more friends that way! Plus you can have huge pres on your floors and socials for guys and girls which allows you to get to know everyone even better. I've definitely made friends for life living here!
Towers is an absolutely wonderful accommodation with amazing views (if you are floor 4 or above). It is fully catered and the food can get a little repetitive during the year; especially if you are a fussy eater. However, the actual rooms you get are very good. Towers boasts some of the largest rooms on campus, with a 4-foot bed (small double sized), a huge wrap-around desk, a three door wardrobe with a full length mirror, a huge window that lets in lots of light, and a sink that is built into a cabinet with a mirror and a mirror light as well.
The catered accommodation food is very repetitive and heavy, but decent. The common room is absolutely terrible - not a social place at all only used for drinking before a night out. Quite a small hall, but good for getting to know everybody easier than having blocks.