Sir Peter Hilton is one of the biggest halls at Derby, which I chose deliberately in order to meet lots of new people. It is a social set-up, as the way the halls are set out creates a big space in the middle of the buildings which people are regularly walking through/across, which allows for friendships to be made. There is always someone about, always people to talk to, which make it a very social place to live. It's situated around a 5 minute walk from the city centre, and the Unibus also drives right past it, allowing for quick access both to the town and also the train station. It is in Cathedral Quarter, a really nice, 'posher' end of Derby, meaning it's a very safe place to live, and also offers some excellent restaurants and pubs (if your student loan can stretch that far!)
Halls management are always putting on events, there's usually at least one every week, which students can attend and make new friends, and importantly, the wifi is really fast!
Great location, so close to the town. Uni bus stop behind the halls if the weather is great for walking in. Although the walk is only 15/20 minuets. Always people around to talk to or chill with. Also has the new Student Union venue behind it, which makes it better for pre drinks or a hungover breakfast.
Excellent halls, have made some great friends here and have many good memories and am sure I will make some more. So close to town which means you don't spend anythig on taxis for nights out. Free buss pass to Ked road too, so honestly can not complain. Our cleaner is honestly amazing and so friendly. The maintenance guy is really friendly too
Sir Peter Hilton court is located close to town and to the university campuses, there are always staff on duty 24/7 which help you with everything within halls. Cleaners come weekly and clean the kitchens and if you have a standard room the cleaners also clean the toilets and showers. For when you run out of food there is a handy vending machine on site which does all of your essential supplies including food, drink, milk, bread and even tooth brushes. I would recommend everyone to come here.
Brilliant Halls, 2 minute walk to the Law School. The Hall Manager is great at his job and clearly cares about the site and his students. The RAs are always really friendly, approachable and professional. The Caretaker is always working so hard and the site is always really clean and tidy. The Cleaner in Charge and her team are very friendly and efficient. The security team are brilliant and get to know the students. Given the size of the hall it is not too noisy and has a community feel. 10/10. 5*s
my time at Sir Peter Hilton Court has been a magical experience. It has allowed me to blossom as a person, with the help of the friendly warm-hearted staff, especially that blonde amazonian goddess that makes every day easier, and that little bit brighter.
Couldnt ask for a better experience, my first year of university made a delight by both staff and my friendly flat mates. I even enjoyed it that much I came back and I am now living here for my 2nd year:)
Just moved in, love it, great location, staff seem really friendly, particularly the Hall Manager, love the fact you now get free unlimited bus tickets to uni.
Few first days have been perfect, just hope the rest of the year is!!
Good social aspect. Terribly slow management and response times to complaints and enquiries. Hot water constantly went off with no permanent solution offered. Decent security. Over priced washing and drying.
Overall, I've had a great first year at sph. The staff are really understanding that you're adults and there for a good time and are always there to talk to in the week (not so much at weekends). The rooms themselves are probably due some renewment to justify the cost but for student accommodation you can't complain!
I love being in halls and SPHC is right next to town meaning a night out is very cheap due to there being no need for taxis. The TV lounge in en-suite plus rooms is defiantly a bonus and i am glad i have chosen this type of room as it has given us space to bond as a flat and also invite friends over, its also useful for predrinks before a night out as it has plenty of chairs, beanbags and a sofa.
Great halls manager! Shame I was above the common room though... Endless amounts of noise! The location is good in terms of closeness to the city centre, but one of furthest away from the main campus. Loved my time in halls though :D