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3.56 / 5

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#6 out of 9 halls at University of Derby

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If you have any problems someone comes up and sorts it out however only have common room as social space and that can be booked out. It takes about 30mins to get to uni via parks and alleys, which is rubbish after dark However if you dont use them it takes 40mins

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By member126806
On 23rd April 15

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If you have any problems someone comes up and sorts it out however only have common room as social space and that can be booked out. It takes about 30mins to get to uni via parks and alleys, which is rubbish after dark However if you dont use them it takes 40mins

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By member126806
On 23rd April 15

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CampusDerby
PostcodeDE1 3LD
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms363
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 17

The noise is absolutely terrible, they don’t seem to enforce their rules on noise at all.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th June 17

My sleeping patterns have been messed up due to living in Derby University halls and it still hasn't returned to normal after a year. The following improvements should be made: Sound Proof needs to be better Bedroom doors need to close quieter Windows need to open wider Room temperature needs to be cooler Water temperature needs to be warmer Shower rooms need to be bigger Toilet bowls need to be cleaner Security guard who receive late night noise complaints need to walk fasterStaff and RAs who roll their eyes when they think i'm not looking and talk about students behind their back, need to be politer

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th April 17

Constant noise, at all hours of the morning, making it very difficult to get a good sleeping pattern, the hall manager steals all the parcels and doesnt let you have them until 5pm even though its your own flippin property and you paid for that (theft?), internet very shoddy, always failing and very slow for an internet location in a city, location in the worse parts of derby (lots of drugs and theft). They have weekly cleaners which are actually very good though.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th February 17

Hated it! Very noisy halls, beyond what I think it should be. Not just drunks from a night out, we lived above an insanely noisy flat who throw parties every other night and keep us up until 4AM (which is awful when you have uni the next day.) Have reported them several times but nothing seems to get done, they just keep getting worse. Decent room size but no living room and the only social space is the kitchen and common room. Everyone gets annoyed with each other because you're all living on top of each other and people who constantly barge into your room without asking can get aggravating. The people I lived with were mostly nice but food/drink/items were constantly being stolen/eaten. Internet is rubbish. Things are always breaking and they take a long time to replace them. Really good for if you need to switch flats from a falling out. Management is generally nice but don't take issues seriously. Made some really great friends but definitely wasn't right for me.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th November 16

Just as good as the other halls and cheaper

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th November 16

Great accommodation to stay in, but wifi isn't great and it's a bit expensive to pay for termly

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd October 16

Amazing social life, lovely cleaning staff and management. However wifi can be awful at times but overall a nice place to live and comes with a free bus pass to uni!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd October 16

Great halls, friendly staff, WiFi and internet could be better. The hall manager is lovely and the student reps are very easy to talk to.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th September 16

The rooms are a good size however my flat and I know a few others were invested with silver fish which I didn't think was acceptable but however it was apparently stated on the tenancy. Otherwise good social areas it was just a shame of the silver fish as they were in people's rooms, kitchen and bathrooms.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd July 16

The location of the this hall was really good as it had a bus stop outside the entrance, it was also a good distance from the city centre and not too far of a walk to the university. The wifi and phone signal was terrible most of the time I would miss call from family and friends to having no signal. My overall experience at princess Alice was pretty good but wouldn't stay here agin.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 16

Princess Alice Court is placed about halfway between the main uni campus, and town. It doesn't have the best location, as it's quite a walk to either, but as all the halls are in roughly the same place, you can't really avoid this unless you go for a shared house instead. I wouldn't personally say Princess Alice Court is very good value for money; for £96/week, you get a small room, with a sink, and a shared bathroom between 6. The kitchens are small, and you don't get a living room. I feel that it is expensive for what it is, but most of the main halls are the same, so this is the price you should expect. The hall management are quite good, with prompt maintenance times, and helpful caretakers. The RAs are helpful, coming out of help is needed when they're on call. The manager is very chatty, and willing to help if you need it. The common room's okay, but very small and it doesn't get used much. It's a fairly sociable hall, and the basic internet connection is quite fast.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th March 16

Great place, great RA's however things break all the time.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th February 16

Good hall management and 7 minutes away from city centre, uni and aldi (driving). Poor signal and Internet

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th November 15

The best of the Derby halls by far. Very social, wonderful management and value for money. It's always clean and tidy and everyone seems to get along really well.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th November 15

Rooms are okay and kitchen is good, no living room or sofas to sit and socialise on with flat mates. Bathroom/shower are very small. Walls are paper thin allowing you to hear more than youd want at times... THe court yard can be very noisy during the night time but on the pluss side It is cheap the rooms are spacious, they have a good sized desk and comfortable beds.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th November 15

It's a very loud hall and complaints aren't always taken seriously. However, it's a good distance from town and university and is close to the other halls. The major downside is there isn't a common room in the halls and the rooms are very close together meaning noise travels very easily.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th October 15

An amazing place to be am loving halls the kitchens a good size beds are super nice no probiblem sleeping on them, room is also a decent size thought it would be smaller. Love it love it love it

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th September 15

The internet/wifi connection is VERY APPALLING! When trying to do work and doing research online in my room, connection just dies, this happens to my laptop, tablet and phone. It doesn't help when mobile connection is just as bad/worse so you can't actually have access online to begin with to do any work! It's not justifiable, it needs to be sorted. It's bad how it does have an impact on working ethics and research. Time is a crucial thing, it is one thing you can not retrace and have more of. The quicker this problem is sorted, the better... It needs to be in working function because frantically it is a waste of time. As I have said before, time cannot be retrieved, once it has gone, it has permanently gone. Please can something get sorted ASAP. Thank you.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd September 15

Management is alright, was living with girls so that was terrible, didn't enjoy it as much, there's a lot of things you're not allowed to do such as leave dirty dishes on side all time, also a big lass stayed over at my place one time and I'm sure she messed up my bed frame. Didn't sleep very well for the rest of the year

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

Bit small and squalid for the price paid...

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd April 15

If you have any problems someone comes up and sorts it out however only have common room as social space and that can be booked out. It takes about 30mins to get to uni via parks and alleys, which is rubbish after dark However if you dont use them it takes 40mins

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