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Really nice modern halls with weekly cleaning and decent social spaces - nice kitchens in each flat, a common room, and a courtyard. And I genuinely think it’s got the best location out of any uni halls (at least if you’re mainly at george square) - it’s 5 minutes from appleton tower. deaconess Is a bit pricier, but that comes with a really en-suite bathroom and lots of storage space. anyway, would really recommend.
- near to George Square but there's nicer areas for students to live that are also close to George Square - way too expensive (especially for not even including a washing machine wtf), flats in nicer areas are half the price - random people straight up walking into your room unannounced at random times (for this much money students should at least have their own safe space; i don't feel comfortable in my room knowing this) - the building gets hot with really bad air inside the rooms cause windows cannot be opened
Not the place to go if seeking a lively social scene. Would be useful during the application process to have the option to fill out for example, a personal questionnaire based on personality/interests etc so like minded/similar people can be placed together in one flat. Also, be aware of mice (at beginning of term at least , I moved out so don't know how the issue was solved). Cleaning staff superb and rooms are nice and spacious! Great location (5 mins walk from uni)
These halls are lovely and very modern - however the number of fines that are handed out for the smallest of things such as hanging up fairylights or using bluetac are ridiculous. It is also annoying that despite paying over 5 thousand pounds to stay here, there is STILL a charge for using the laundry facilities.
Over-bearing managers who charge you at every opportunity they can (e.g. having too many unclean and clean dishes on you work surface). No sense of community. Builders coming and going all the time in your flat. We even had a random man come in, put a poster down for a club and leave. Not sure who controls the keys. We had a mouse for ages (like many residents) and were then blamed for that and threatened charges. I do not recommend. Sure the location is great and it's nice that it's new but even with that, we had issues with things falling apart because they were put up in a rush. I was incredibly disappointed and I still keep getting charges taken from me automatically for communal costs (some silly people making a mess in the common room/on the stairs near my flat) and I was charged for them (along with everyone nearby) even though we had nothing to do with it. I even heard the staff complaining about us "ungrateful students" too.
Fab location and really nice modern halls. However it is luck of the draw how big your kitchen will be and how awful your view will be (a brick wall is mine). Also the amount of communal charges this year has been ridiculous, paying a lot of money for things being broken in the common room when I've never actually been in the common room.