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Good accommodation and no issues that couldn't be resolved by talking to the team onsite.

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By member947317
On 14th April 20

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Covid-19 Response

QUARANTINE PROVISION:
Not yet specified
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
Virtual open day on 2nd Oct & 9th Oct.
TEACHING NOTES:
Most degrees will run a mix of digital and in-person teaching, though the exact balance will depend on your School’s arrangements.Large group teaching is the most likely type to be delivered digitally.
This is the latest available data taken from the ed.ac.uk website on 13th September 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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How many break ins have they had in the past year? How good is the security?
By member1161891 On 23rd August 21
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Horrible staff and terrible internet service. Irresponsible reception. They want to charge us an expensive fee without offering service. Do not live in this awful student accomm.
By member455518 On 23rd March 21
Is this even a question? lol
By member855742 On 30th March 21
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Hi.. I start in January. Can I apply for a lease from January to Aug
By member550705 On 23rd August 20
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 26th May 21

Do not trust this awful accommodation. They would make every effort to charge you costly money if you want to move out. They would accuse you and threaten you without any evidence. Moreover, they are dishonest and they always make excuses to refuse to provide any service. If you have problems, they won't help you out. They would use lots of way to get money from you, please stay away from this terrible accommodation.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th September 20

They had the genius idea to reject parcel deliveries because students were self-isolating. That makes no sense. Because of this insane policy, I am now missing equipment required for my course that was posted to me because I was in self-isolation. This was specialised equipment sent by the college, so I can't just pick it up in tescos. They are also dishonest, and mark you as "accepting" inventories before you even arrive. My room had multiple stains and missing items, as well as damaged furniture. No doubt they will try to charge me for this. Honestly, I would advise students to stay away from O'Shea North accommodation, it's run very badly and staff have a contempt for residents.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th April 20

Good accommodation and no issues that couldn't be resolved by talking to the team onsite.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd February 20

I had many negative experiences during my year living at O’Shea South. Generally, I felt that the residents were not respected and taken advantage of financially, and that the property was poorly managed. Despite a few benefits (amazing view-depending on room, convenient location, and accessible for international students), I would not recommend O’Shea South. Here are some of the negatives I experienced, but the space is not big enough to list everything: -The building was poorly designed, with bad circulation (causing smell and over heating). -Management hard to contact to repair equipment. Often equipment not adequately repaired. Management threatened to charge us when equipment malfunctioned (which was often). -The property had a mouse and ant infestation. -Mould in bathrooms. -Ineffective vacuum. -Area is sketchy at night. It is next to a homeless shelter and on the same street as many bars. Lots of drinking and drug use in the area, with loud yelling many police visits

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th January 20

Overall the halls is close to my classes and has a modern feel. However, there have been ants in all the rooms and kitchens since the beginning and all the hall management tell us is to clean or report it to Engie, Engie doesn't do anything. The washer and dryer are coin operated and most of them rarely work. I live facing Holyrood road and there are two homeless shelters on the street and people are constantly screaming and shouting at all times of day at night from these facilities, let alone people just out partying. The actual design is alright, but for a project that probably cost a lot of money to the University it is not that great, they clearly don't know the correct materials to use that are durable.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th November 19

Lift not functional for two weeks without maintainance; room inspectation asks for fine for spots on the wall even it's not what you made.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th September 19

I came here very apprehensive and stressed out, but the RAs are very well-trained and actually care about what they do and sorted out everything and made me feel very much at home. Everyone's been very kind and helpful. I have studied in England before, and have had to pay more than this for dingy, musty old rooms - in comparison, this is a palace with lots of facilities to ensure you have fun, can socialise and also learn. It's also great that they come to clean your en-suites too! Management has also been very courteous and kind and helped a great deal when I was ill. The location is likewise very convenient with plenty of shops within walking distance - with a Tesco just 4 mins walk away.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st July 19

The worst place I have ever lived. Management are terrible and completely intrusive, there is NO privacy - people from the building are constantly coming into your room and nitpicking. The WiFi is terrible, things are constantly breaking and the management treat residents as cash cows, charging us for things which are not our fault. The management treat you like a child when they want to inspect you but expect you to sort every problem (like the heating and wifi not working) out with private companies by yourself. Please PLEASE do not live here. You will regret it.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 12th April 19

Would not recommend. The inspection company is way too strict and they make comments which never been notified at first point, not even in the guideline provided when you moved in. They are inflexible and very uncomfortable to live in such a strict rule such as they prohibit hanging washings in your room.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th July 18

O'Shea South is is just the new name for Holyrood South, and so this review is identical to the one I provided for the accommodation under that name. Significant variation in quality of life based on where you are in the building, mediocre facilities. Clearly the poor relation of O'Shea North. If you are given a room at the back of the property, you'll have the delights of local vagrants drinking and doing drugs in the street near your window, then screaming and swearing in the early hours of the morning. If you're on the ground floor, locals will slam your windows or throw things at them. We've had a student mugging nearby. Facilities are generally of good standard, but tumble dryers don't work. Probably much nicer if you're on the Holyrood Road side of the property, and not at street level, but I can't recommend from my personal experience, certainly not at this price.

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