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- QUARANTINE PROVISION:
- Not yet specified
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- On-campus open days on 17th Oct, 6th Nov.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- They’re planning to provide lots of campus-based, face to face activities. They do have some specialist blended learning programmes (which are advertised as such), the majority of students will be on campus for the vast majority, if not all, of their learning activities.
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Firstly, when I moved in my toilet seat was falling off. This is not acceptable, especially for the large amount of rent that I am paying, which is far too much. The mattress is like a rock, very hard to sleep on. The floor of the shower is dirty. The overall experience is not what I expected, the social aspect is especially lacking, one communal area without even a TV or any entertainment. The shops are also at least a 30 minute walk away, meaning it is difficult to get shopping if you don’t have a car, which you can’t get a permit for anyway. The noise levels are astronomical throughout the early hours of the morning, even during COVID times where students do not respect the rules. Overall not a great experience, I would not recommend.
Pretty decent, rooms a lot bigger than expected and beds are good (recommend bringing a matress topper though) Internet is great, the cleaning was fine although I would recommend giving it a once over. Main issues is the distance from shops and any campus, also the social spaces aren't amazing but that might just be due to Covid. Definitely seems like the most lively of the accomodations!
Great campus with firendly staff who are always willing to help. A litle bit far to walk to park but I got the bus most times. It was nice to see managers walking round doing their checks and addressing us as adults. I've been treated like a child at my last university. Cleaning is good and they even cleaned our hallway. Can't wait to go back!
In terms of value for money the only reason it is more expensive than the other halls options is due to the proximity to the racetrack. There is no sound proofing on windows or doors or if it is, it doesnt feel like it. On the old blocks (cheaper option) you can hear everyone go up and down the metal stairs as well as easily hear your noisy neighbours almost 24/7 The plumbing is quite shocking too. The water pressure was bad for showers and toilets alike. It is the furthest away from any of the actual university sites being around 30-40 min bus journey from park. (1 hours walk) Security team are almost non existent and noise complaints and concerns do not get taken seriously the most the pittville staff will do is send the occasional email out. The social “events” are mediocre at best and you'll have way more fun doing stuff in town/clubs. Overall i would not recommend going here for your first year as it is quite simply a s***hole.
A good place to live in first year to meet people, but is quite far out from the town and the uni (about half an hour walk). I lived in the cheaper, older buildings and was very happy. The newer halls seemed quite stark and soulless to me.
Different tiers for different people, if you get something in the middle you’ll be happy for what you get at £150~ per week. Decent sized room with space for a PC/laptop on the desk and a TV. Common area is pretty big with a kitchen built into it, enough storage for 12 people which is rather impressive as well.
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.