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Hall staff were friendly, but the area is not safe. Sidwell Street has a homelessness and drug problem, and as a woman I actually don’t feel safe here at night (none of the women here do, we walk in groups after dark). A nearby alley is known for being a spot where many women have been raped, and evenduring the day we’ve been accosted. I feel for the situation of the homeless as it’s clear the government isn’t taking care of the problem, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is simply not safe. In addition, the acoustics are terrible. You can hear people talking no matter where they are in the building, and the doors constantly slam. The furnishings outdated - the building itself is in need of a renovation. Wifi is not reliable. Not a good experience.
20 minute walk to campus, which means you're a little set apart from other freshers, however you are really close to town so it's good for shopping or getting a job (and for if you're going out in the evening!) Halls are self catered and you are required to clean your own spaces, with the occasional check that you're keeping things tidy
While James Owen Court's location may put some people off - roughly a twenty-five minute walk to and from campus everyday - its location in the middle of town makes it ideal for shopping and partying. Its hall management is unfortunately not as well-run as the other halls in Exeter, but its reception is open daily throughout the week for queries. James Owen is certainly one of the cheapest halls in Exeter and this should definitely be taken advantage of, because its large common room areas, kitchens and all en-suite bedrooms mean it is real value for money.