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Disgusting UPP were horrible always throwing there weight around and giving warnings for no reasons ie throwing a cigarette on the floor instead of in a bin. Rude,disrespectful and because they were bored decided to terrorise students for no reason The halls I were in were overpriced for what we got over £109 pounds for a single bed shared bathrooms and barely any kitchen space Nothing worked everything broke at some point including under my sink which flooded my cubourd and wet my clothes The only positive is the vault, the staff are awesome and friendly and I’ve met many friends from there Overall I met lots of awesome friends for life but the luving conditions were disgusting and the price is a scam UPP were out of order and just rude and unhelpful
The halls are clean and are well Maintained, very close to Headingley campus with a 20 minute walk or a free shuttle bus throughout the day. It has a great social space which includes a bar, table tennis table and pool table with tvs to watch sports and a study area attached for when work needs getting done. It’s safe and secure and the staff are constantly about to help with anything at all
The only way to describe this place is like a prison. However, I would have rather actually committed a crime and stayed in a real prison for a year than stay here. The staff are quite an embarrassment don’t even bother to look for your parcel even if you have proof that it has been delivered. Maintenance team may aswell not be there, every week something new isn’t working, however the time to fix is so slow. Kitchen is nothing shy of pathetic, with our ‘social area’ consisting of a wooden table and 4 wooden chairs, baring in mind there is 6 of us in the flat. The vault is decent and cheap but most of the time it’s pretty dead. Location is terrible - nowhere near anything. The buses to Headingley Campus are unreliable so you are always late for lectures. The one positive of staying here is the supermarket is only a 2 minute walk away. Other than that, I would STRONGLY recommend you live elsewhere, even if it means living in the city then having to get the bus to Headingley every day.
At Kirkstall Brewery you get treated like a child, they lose your parcels and lie to say they haven’t arrived when there’s proof that it’s been signed for by reception, there’s writing on my mirror by the builders which is still there 4 months after moving in and originally reporting it, the toilet in my en suite isn’t even fixed to the floor, my block had a leakage and water was coming through the ceiling above my shower and my bed, internet is awful at best, they give you a week long period of when they’ll inspect your flat and they hardly show up, the bathrooms covered in mould, windows let draft in, the heating turns itself off after 2 minutes, hoover was broken when we moved in along with many other things missing which they said would be included. £134 a week to live in a tip, would rather live under the bridge up the road rather than here.
This place is an actual prison, i would highly recommend staying in a cardboard box rather than this pit of dispair. The whole place is freezing and the heating is just useless, shouldn’t be expected to live like that! The showers leak, there was black mould on my shower curtain and half the time the drains stink. You get charged a tonne for a tiny “sofa” and a table and chairs which is supposed to be a communal space. I’d rather sit in a hole in the ground. The fridges leak, staff are useless and the boilers also leak:))))) dont bother
Horrendous, never stay here, get treated like a child, management team talk to you with an appauling manner. More so having to clean your flat spotless every week otherwised threatened with a fine is absolutely disgusting. More so recieveing just 20£ of my 250£ deposit back after a small black mark on the radiator costing over 100£ to fix is a joke. Do not stay here! Poor location, internets awful, having to sit around a dirty communal kitchen with old wooden chairs, aswell as having small radiators which give off an awful smell and radiate no heat at all is astonishing. If you want a good uni experience i cannot express how much i would reccomend not to stay here.
The best part about the entire accommodation is the onsite bar. Absolutely vile accomodarion, decor was old fashioned and plain. All furnite of cheap quality, including carpets. The worlds noisiest boiler! Sounded like a fog horn. Paid £104 a week to sit in a damp cold room, with mould growing from the taps due to the pipes being so old. The windows were put in so badly that cold and moisture were essentially invited in. Rules and security were a joke. Key problems never fixed e.g. our shower broke and six of us had to share one shower for two weeks! And this shower had black mould growing in the silicon. The only way youd get anything done was via contacting the union. If youre a city campus there is no university buses that can take you there, meaning i paid £45 per month of bus travel. Our flat didnt even have a social space, we had a kitchen table and six chairs, no comfortable seating or anything! The entire block i was in was clearing students inc myself but around 50% didnt care
I'm a university of Leeds student so was a bit annoyed being placed here, but I had a great time at Kirkstall as I've befriended everyone in my block as most of the other university of Leeds students reached out to each other before moving in, so we were determined to make the most of our time here, so for me the social aspect is good, however, I don't really socialise with people from other blocks. The main reason I'm leaving is due to the location (buses are not reliable and ubers are at times expensive, plus we all go to city centre whenever we go out) , and to be around more people from uni of Leeds. I'm moving to a different accomodation so I can't be sure that my opinion would have held throughout the entire first year. I also can't really speak much for other Beckett students' experiences Wouldn't recommend it as a first choice, but if you are placed here (even as a uni of leeds student) it isn't so bad. Laundry is also unnecessarily complicated and can be expensive
Management team aren't helpful and do not like to address problems (they just work their way around it) Majority of the buildings have not been refurbished so there are still damp stains and mould Decor is very plain and almost looks like a prison hence why the ensuite bathroom is ridiculously small Heating goes off and on (was sat with 3 jackets on at one point during my stay!) Do not expect to become best friends with your flatmates because if they say they'll clean they probably won't Buses to and from Kirkstall Brewery are never on time so you're always late for lectures and seminars Also if you ever have a problem don't expect management/residential officers to speak about your issues privately, they do it in an open room!