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- QUARANTINE PROVISION:
- Not yet specified
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- On-campus open day on 16th Oct.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- For on-campus courses, the university has planned for most teaching to be in-person. They will retain some online teaching where student feedback has been especially positive about this mode of learning.
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For context, my stay in grad college was during the pandemic where we had a lockdown in autumn and then another in January so social life was always going to be limited. However, during time out of lockdown, the college seemed to fight against anyone who wished to have friends round, let alone a party. Porters will invade your private spaces without warning. One porter in particular is incredibly rude and seems to be the one given the most shifts, even though we have witnessed him shout at students, particularly international students who struggle with certain parts of the english langauge. Also, the cleaner is very rude and often blocks room doors with a big trolley and the quality of many of the appliances are awful. The location is great and some of the college staff are very nice, but this is ruined by the rude staff that according to these reviews have been working for years with the same awful attitude. Live in town if you can! I certainly will be next time.
Make sure you are not discriminated against. Factors such as your country of origin may influence the way you are treated by the management (let alone by your flatmates). Make sure that xenophobia does not impair your experience.
Overpriced halls with very poor management. With the money you pay for an ensuite room, you can rent your own flat in town, much better equipped and more spacious. The staff is not only unhelpful but rude and disrespectful. Plenty of restrictions, especially for socializing. You will be kicked out by the bouncers (porters) of someone'es flat if you are there after 12. The common room, which is the only space for socializing is small and, compared with the ones in other colleges, it has no equipment. It was closed for refurbishment half year this year with no major improvement. It's probably the noisiest college on campus. The noise comes not from students but from machinery working inside the college. The only good thing is that it is inside campus so you don't have to commute from town to uni every day. Also the bar is nice and it is probably the only social space available.