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The accommodation is very modern and is easily adapted to become your home away from home! I loved the fact that we had onsite security and reception desk that was here to help students 24/7. The halls are designed and encourage students to socialise but are also able to give students their own space when needed which helps make everyone feel comfortable
The cleaning in the kitchens wasn't at all thorough and neither were the cleaning staff friendly. Your halls have to be 'clean' to be cleaned anyways. Which, because of the vagueness of such a criteria, the kitchens were frequently left uncleaned and bins not changed.
Pittville is a little out of the way, located outside the center of Cheltenham town, but this is made up for by the fantastic facilities available at the halls and the regular buses running from the halls to the town center as well as the university campuses
Halls were great fun, the layout was a bit weird, it was 20 minutes from campus however, and we did experience quite a few maintenance problems throughout the year. However the facilities on site were fantastic!
I lived in one of the older blocks at the rear entrance. The first 2 weeks we had no hot water, but staff went above and beyond to sort the issue. We were told cleaners will come once a week to clean the stairwell but they never did. The common room was probably the least comfortable place I’ve ever been with hardly any space for people to sit. The internet was pretty standard although you need to pay for extra devices and people could easily see into my room and bathroom through the window. Sorry to everyone that saw me naked or taking a dump.
My hallmates and I didnt get along and every time we asked for help resolving an issue all we recieved was an email telling us to be respectful of one another. Where other universities help students with cleaning we were offered nothing and the location was bad because it was at least a 40 minute walk to most places
Social experience was poor. I rarely left my room and was never encouraged to either. I wasn’t aware of any social experiences. The room was amazing. The location was good with a free bus pass. Shame about the building works but I know that can’t be helped.
Very badly ran halls. Moved in with no working toilet. Great start. Wasn't fixed for nearly a week. Room hadn't been cleaned and was mouldy prior to moving in. The photos I was shown look nothing like my room. Can barely open my windows to ventilate room. Curtains only allow one window to be opened at a time. Staff are rude. Kitchen tap makes very loud noise and leaks. Wifi doesn't work well. The list goes on. Paying far too much for what you get. Do NOT live here!!!
During my first year at uni I was placed in Pittville halls of residence. It was a building site for my whole stay there, it's quite far away from campuses on foot 25-30mins approx. Staff were not that friendly and didn't care for complaints or issues. My ensuite was very unclean and dusty, one of the taps didn't work and the toilet didn't flush properly and still to the last day they didn't bother fixing the toilet. On the first day the bathroom mirror door broke and I had to pay for replacement hinges. Social space is a tiny room shared between 5-6 students, the students i lived with were very rude, loud and unfriendly and after emails of complaints and transfer requests to head of Pittville accommodation they did nothing to help with the issue. For the price of accommodation which was over £5000 a year and is increasing next year I would not say it's worth it at all, I had a terrible first year living experience.