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I had a great experience living in manor park during my first year. I lived in one of the newest blocks and had an ensuite room (Band D). My room was very nice and modern. I did have issues with the heating in my room at first but this got quickly resolved by maintenance. The kitchen was very spacious as it was shared by 8 people and had very good amenities. There was a cleaner who would come once a week. As for the location, it is about a 25 min walk or a 10 min bus ride to the main campus, although they were sometimes not reliable. The quality of the manor park rooms are a lot better than the ones on campus which makes up for daily journey. Overall I thought manor park was a very nice, clean and well maintained campus but there aren't many spaces to socialise - there are few common rooms but are mostly located in the laundrettes and so were not used much by students.
I thought it was nice at first but I can't even lock my door because the Electronic key-systems are poor. The flats are nice, but the Maintenance loan doesn't even fully cover the cost and my feet are destroyed from walking to Uni everyday. The cleaning is done very well but it feels like staff are overworked and security are relied on for everything when they're busy enough so they barely get any sleep. It seems nice on the outside but really, it is like The Good Place. :) Have fun.
My room was quite old, but had everything I needed. There are a lot other buildings being built at the moment. There is a nice mini restaurant in the main building, but the food is quite expensive. Sadly, there is not a common room for every building, but there are places where you can meet your friends especially outside if the weather is nice.
Really nice accommodation but quite anti-social as people stay locked in their rooms, especially in the new ones that require the keycard to open the door every time. Buses are relatively unreliable but the nicest place to live by far and lots of other students.
Lovely rooms and decent kitchen size however not all flats are very sociable. Thankfully lots of friends in the building and pres are always a lot of fun! Love the proximity to the sports park and tesco and the walk to campus really isn't bad!
Had problems with Internet connection (the issue woth wore gettinh into my room) which couldn't get fixed for the whole year. The battery was too far from the desk which wasnt great in winter when freezing.... The rest is absolutely fine - the environment is rather new and comfortable! :)
Band E room - very comfortable and spacious. The 5-room hall meant I didn't have to worry about too much noise, many strangers, or much mess. Returning to a comfortable and clean room meant I didn't have the distraction many other students had. Although a fair distance from the campus, the location, with a view of fields, meant there was little sound pollution, and was a rather tranquil place to spend my first year.
Band D room, shared kitchen with 6 people, en suite with a single bed, large kitchen space. Area around manor park is amazing dispite being off campus (however is only a 20-30minute walk) but is just across the road from tescos. Also connected to surrey sports park via a 5 minute walk. The area looks updated and clean with a road system worked around the building. Buses are readily available to go into town and uni.
Great bedrooms and kitchen. Cooker oven is slow so don't start cooking at 10pm as you'll be there till midnight. 5min walk to the gym or a short walk/bus to the main campus, with the laundry room just around the corner from your flat. Heart and soul is a great place to eat or socialise.
Very convenient for sports park but a bit far from university and town. The bedrooms are comfortable to live in and the campus is quite modern. There aren't many common rooms and they aren't very equipped. They have TVs and maybe table tennis in a few.
The rooms/kitchens themselves are really quite good, but it's quite far from town/campus, and there are only two small common rooms for a huge housing estate. Heart and soul is okay, but for the only place to eat/drink on site it closes early and it's expensive.
Its so far away from University, the Student Union, and town. And the transportation to and from these places sucks. But overall, Manor Park as a residence hall is new- but the lighting in the room is awful. Its only one lamp.
Buss pass solves the issue of the walk to uni, however the buses are so unteliable, but being further out means that its harder to be socially involved, especially when your friends are living on campus! However the rooms are much nicer than on campus and the sports park and tesco are right next door!
Some student would complain that Manor Park is 'far away' from the campus and all the student on Manor Park form a little 'bubble'. But I honestly think it was amazing. All the accommodation vary from Band D to Band F (Band A being the cheapest and Band F most expensive). When I lived there I was paying £121.50 for a Band D, which included an eu suite, cleaners cleaning your kitchen once a week, and bins being taken out for you every day! I was very lucky to live in one of the brand new accommodation which they build the summer before I arrived. The rooms were amazing - good size, lovely mutual colours (mostly cream). However this isn't the case in all of the blocks at Manor Park. The walk to campus is NOT long at all (around 15-20 minutes), and if walking doesn't appeal to you, then there are buses running every 10-15 minutes from Manor Park straight to Campus and Guildford town centre. The big Tesco, Surrey Sports Park and the Hospital are all around 5 minutes walk from Manor Park!
Living at manor park has been brilliant, the rooms are so spacious compared to rooms on campus and the kitchen is huge. Our bathrooms have proper showers not wet rooms so it's very clean and new! The only downside is being 20 minutes walk away from campus but a bus pass solves that problem easily and it's worth the trek for the much higher standard of accomodation!