|Upper Quay House||#2|
Accommodation in Cheltenham
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- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- On campus open days on 3rd Oct, 17th Oct, 6th Nov
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Face-to-face teaching for students on courses that require practical teaching, specialist facilities, or on-site assessments as part of a blended approach. Students on other programmes will continue learning online for the time being
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My actual room was great- comfortable, with plenty of storage spaces such as the big wardrobe which fit 3 instruments plus jackets/coats in, and the cubby holes. But the kitchen- for 9 people- was just ridiculously small. A nightmare to cook in if even 2 other people were in there, and worse still if you wanted to go in there for a snack but everyone congregated in there for want of a social space (there are not common rooms of any sort). I absolutely loved the room, and the location was perfect, but something really ought to be done about the kitchen situation. Wi-fi was good, and even managed to connect my Nintendo console to the Internet. I'm not a social person by any stretch of the imagination, but even I can see there needed to be a space for everyone to hang around in. Not in the kitchen where you're trying to cook!
The halls I live in are dated. They are bland, and dreary, and feel as if they have been sat in the same state for well over 10 years. Especially after visiting halls on the same campus and across the town, it really made me question the halls I'm living in. The kitchen is tiny, especially when it's supposed to be for 9 people to use, and yet there is only enough space for 6 seats, so not a lot of opportunity for socialising. My personal experience with halls has been bad, but that can only be put down to the people I am living with. Internet wise, its great, however, has some slight dead zones in certain areas.
Where do I start? On moving day I was under the impression that these "newer" building would be good quality (considering also the price). When I got there I couldn't help being disappointed. The closest thing to a common area is the incredibly small kitchen, with one sink, two ovens that could be mistaken for a child's toy, two grimy looking hobs, and the highest cupboards imaginable. As for the room itself, the wardrobe is fine, shelving is fine, desk is fine, the placement of every plug socket being ABOVE the desk is definitely not fine, and neither is the overall size of the room. WhenI got myself this room, I went for the en suite (I value my privacy), which can be compared to a dingy Travelodge bathroom. The shower is tiny (I'm quite large as well, so that wasn't a nice experience), the toilet roll holder (if you can call it that) is pretty much touching the floor, and the sink isn't big enough to bathe an ant. Not worth it. Finally, I can't connect my xbox to the f****** WiFi.