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I have studied at three different universities and there are certain qualities about Manchester that I really don't like. Firstly there is no campus feel. Secondly, teachers at my previous universities were very down to Earth and students were "normal". Here, lots of students are very middle class and the staff are not friendly and sometimes confrontational. In one class, the lecturer had a five minute arguement with a student who was speaking to someone next to him. This was in a huge lecture hall in Roscoe and there was barely any audible noise. I have heard that this happened frequently with this lecturer and there are others who are really not nice. The university feels artificial and like the only thing that matters is the reputation of the university. It feels like a business and students are livestock. There is no open door policy. Also, there were huge numbers of students in my classes here (over 200 in my first year).
The rooms are great- well insulated, a nice comfy bed, massive radiator, excellent cooking facilities, a great bathroom and space is generous too considering that it's student accommodation. That's about where the good points end. Grosvenor is incredibility anti-social and so quiet that you can hear people outside having more fun than you are. I don't know if it's because I'm on a bad floor, but from what I can gather most people in Grosvenor say the same. You usually have to depend on your new friends that you make at uni to get a friendship group going so you can join them. Not to mention the price of Grosvenor- if you stay here, you're probably going to need more than just your student loan to pay for the rent, so be prepared. To conclude, I'd say this accommodation is perfect for those who want an EXTREMELY quiet living space, and all the luxury you can get as a student. Just as long as you're prepared to sacrifice your social life.
Grosvenor is great if you're looking to spend a bit more but have a fab room. Each room is En-suite with a queen size bed and kitchenette. The only problem with these halls is the common room is rather small and no one really uses it, meaning it's difficult to meet new people, but we made brownies and knocked on doors to make friends and that seemed to work!