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Accomodation in Coventry
Applying to Priory Hall
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Online learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- On campus open day on 7th Aug.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- For most students, teaching and learning will continue to be delivered online until at least 17 May 2021, with the exception of courses that need to access specialist equipment and facilities.
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Don’t be fooled by the bad reviews about this accommodation because they are false! When I was searching for accommodation and I saw only bad opinions I got a bit scared and I didn’t know what to expect. I had my best experience of first year of uni in this hall. The building is really good placed, is next to city centre and is close by everything. The people from the reception and security guards are very very nice, friendly and helpful. The food is good and consistent and regarding the kitchen part, is true that is a small one but people mainly chose this accommodation because it is catered so it was their interest to make you come to eat their food, not to make yours. Even with this, you can be inventive and make something for the weekends with the help of microwave or kettle. The bathrooms are clean, but it depends on the people you share with because even if they have a cleaning service, people still need to take care of it. You wouldn’t regret choosing Priory Hall!
As the first Warden of the then Lanchester Polytechnic Hall of Residence, I was greatly saddened to have news of the fate of Priory Hall. My time living on the 18th floor of the building, looking down on the Cathedral and across the centre of the City, I felt great pride in the College and the City it served, and continues to serve. Coventry was at the time deeply conscious of its pioneering role in building peace, reconciliation and prosperity amid the ruins and trauma of the post-War. Institutions such as the Cathedral and adjacent Polytechnic were at the forefront of the country’s recovery from the world’s most devastating conflict. The vision, technical skill, and social relevance that drove that recovery are as urgently needed to meet the challenges of the present time. Thank you, Lanchester , for your example and inspiration. May Coventry University long continue to honour and celebrate the ambitions of your founders. John Potter
Great WiFi. Great, helpful and friendly reception staff. Security is very good most of the time however a few individuals were very rude. Rooms were very big compared to most student rooms. Shared bathroom and kitchenette which wasn’t too bad except for a few incidents where people don’t clean up after themselves. Cleaning staff very friendly and very thorough. The social areas and study space were very practical and handy although the 11pm curfew isn’t great if you like to party and stay up late pre drinking. If you’re lucky you won’t get bad neighbours. The food that you get as part of the deal is not great at all, I think it’s only fair I elaborate on that. I got food poisoning from pork twice, chips are always undercooked, deserts are often served 2-4 days after when they were made fresh (cheesecake and fruit), vegetables and lettuce was often brown due to ageing and some of the mains (e.g Mac and Cheese) were very very plain and rubbery. Overall not a bad choice for first year.
I think that priory hall is ideal for first year students as you aren’t limited to flat mates, you can make friends with anyone and everyone in the building. Rooms are a good size, however I found the lack of kitchen an issue. The kitchenette has a microwave, sink, fridge and a kettle, so limits what food you can prepare. It is catered, in my opinion the food wasn’t great however the social aspect of dinners and breakfasts was really good. The staff are friendly and made me feel very at home here, and I made some amazing friends to live with in second year. Overall my time at priory hall has been really good.
My experience at Priory Hall was horrific. I couldn't sleep for more than 2 months straight due to malicious fire alarms that some students decided to set up at night,t sometimes more than 4 activations per day. This situation was not sorted effectively and prejudice my studies and well-being. Priory is not cleaned properly and the food provided at the HUB has an insufficient portion. Moreover, you can't have more than one portion unless you pay extra. The breakfast provided is always the same English breakfast with no variety and the timings available for the meals don't match with the students' schedules.
Priory Hall is the worst place! I paid for my accommodation and when the time was to move out I asked them if i need to send them something to get my deposit back, in reception they told me that i don need to do anything that it will be done automatically. After 1,5 since i din not get my money back I contacted them , they told me that i need to fill out deposit refund form.. I asked them why I got misleading information? their response was I don´t know .. when I send them that I got an email that from my 300 Pounds deposit I will get just 50 back with excel sheet with no explanations. I send them another email asking why? the lady Sue responded that it is because i never paid deposit.. When I called her she was raising her voice so rude. I asked her to explain me the excel sheet.. First she said that I never paid deposit, then she could not understand the sheet got even more angry, then she said that it was used as part of my payment.. which it was not.. do not go there!!!!!!
Do not ever go to Priory Hall!!!!! Priory Hall is an outdated, dirty and inconvenient accommodation with a lack of good facilities. The bathrooms are often shared with more than 5 people, there are garbage shoots on every other hallway, I had one in front of my door and my room constantly smelled like garbage, and the kitchenettes do not provide you with an oven or a cooking stove and thus you are obliged to eat out every weekend, which costs tons of money. Additionally, during my stay, there was someone who deliberately set off the firealarm and over a period of two months this happened almost every night. FutureLets did not succeed in finding the person responsible even though there is a guard on site 24/7. Because of this situation I went home for a whole month. These four months will cost you about €7500 euro’s, so please save yourself the trouble and go somewhere else.
Do not ever go to Priory Hall!!!!!! Priory Hall is an outdated, dirty and inconvenient accommodation with a lack of good facilities. The bathrooms are often shared with more than 5 people, there are garbage shoots on every other hallway, I had one in front of my door and my room constantly smelled like garbage, and the kitchenettes do not provide you with an oven or a cooking stove and thus you are obliged to eat out every weekend, which costs tons of money. Additionally, during my stay, there was someone who deliberately set off the firealarm and over a period of two months this happened almost every night. FutureLets did not succeed in finding the person responsible even though there is a guard on site 24/7. Because of this situation I went home for a whole month, because I was too tired to function. These four months will cost you about €7500 euro’s, so please save yourself the trouble and go somewhere else.
Clean and Modern however you dont get the full social and flat expierience that other students get ! The security was very high which is good in the sense youre safe however i was questioned almost evey time i entered ( using my un/halls Id) as to whether i really lived there which was a bit intimidating.
Cold, cold, cold, cold. This is my life in Priory Halls, where they wouldn't turn the heating on (only about 3 hours a day). If you want a nice social experience where everybody gets to know each other this is clearly your choice, as you'd rather stay in the common room than in your freezing room. On the upside the halls are located in a central location, being literally 2 minutes away from every uni building.
Priory hall doesn't look like anything special from the outside and the food catered isn't that great. But, from my experience I found this the best place to begin my uni experience. A minute walk from anywhere on campus and within walking distance to all the clubs, Priory hall is the most sociable place to be. Unlike other halls, you only need a key to get into your room. Your student ID allows you access into the building. This means that you could be on the 3rd floor and walk to your friends room on the 5th floor with no problems. I found the only problem would be the security, if they heard you talking in someones room past 11 they would ask you to leave the room if it wasn't yours. Also, the walls are incredibly thin so if your neighbour is playing music, it is guaranteed that you will hear it. But, as I've said a lot, Priory hall is the best and the food is edible just not enjoyable.