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Horrible place to live. Unite is S***. Depressing area of town to live, ex industrial area gradually being filled with tower block student accommodation but no other infrastructure like shops, cafes, bars etc. No big supermarket nearby, have to trek 1 mile with all your groceries. Nisa is disgustingly overpriced and limited range. Management absolutely useless. Had about 20 faults in our flat and it took 2 months of pestering to raise it to management level to get it fixed. This includes replacing my flatmates mattress that was covered in blood and had springs poking out!! Appalling treatment of tenants. Had a construction site outside my room 12 hours a day, non stop noise. Building is finished so this is not a problem now but you'll have students literally a few feet in front of you, no privacy. Rooms are dark and small, so overpriced. Location is good for medics but for anyone else it's a solid 30 min good paced walk uphill. Kind of close to town but not really.
I had a great experience in The Tannery in my first year. It's near to town and uni so you never have to get a bus, the staff are friendly and lenient (good for pres, but bad when you have a 9am the next morning) and the Nisa is so useful. The rooms aren't massive but you definitely have enough room/storage space for everything (coming from someone with a lot of stuff). I've never had an issue with the wifi personally and the cleaning team are reliable and efficient (and hilarious!). All student accommodation is expensive for what you really get, but I think that The Tannery has the most benefits for what you're paying (the double beds are blessed). There are lots of med students at this accommodation, so if you aren't one you have to make a little more effort at the beginning to meet people, but the upside to a high med population is its generally quiet in the week when you need to get work done. Overall I would recommend The Tannery, it ticks all the boxes.
Living in The Tannery has had it's pros and cons, overall it's a decent accommodation but it certainly has it's downfalls especially if you're not a medical/dental student. For medical and dental students the walk to Uni is a 10-12 minute stroll, for me, it's a 20-25 climb up a very steep hill and is massively inconvenient. The flats are nice, you get a massive desk, comfy double bed, a big kitchen with a social space. The colour scheme is ridiculously ugly but you get used to it. You don't get a TV, kettle, toaster or iron which is annoying seeing as you are paying the same if not more as other accommodations who do. Overall, the Tannery has lovely flats and is quite social, I'd definitely recommend it for Medics, but I would suggest other students to look elsewhere due to the poor location and value to money.
The halls are constantly smell like vomit. The management is really bad, once my room got flooded and they didn't do anything for a week; then there was no hot water in my flat so I had to go and get a shower in a different location. The location is ok, it's 15 minutes from the Business School, but you can definitely find something better for that money. Would not recommend.
I didn't pick here originally but when I moved in I was pleasantly surprised - really nice rooms, bathrooms and communal spaces. The location is really good for the city and for uni, but you are quite far away from the main student areas in Leeds. The Nisa is handy and there are lots of local shops. Really safe, secure, clean and quiet. I was really happy here and I would definitely recommend to a first year student.
Had the best first year in this halls, 10 minute walk to city centre, 20 minute walk to uni but £1 buses run every 10 minutes. Really sociable halls, always socials on and random parties and people heading out for a night out. Meet a lot of people in freshers here too, staff are really helpful and not too bad for noise.
I was so disappointed when I found out I was leaving in the Tannery because I thought it was so far from uni but now I really enjoy the short walk to uni (it takes around 10-15 minutes) and we are so close to town. You don't really need to use public transport. Moreover, social life is incredible. I only know one person who put this accommodation as her first option and I think this is one of the reasons that has made people be more willing to socialize. In addition, after having been in other accomodations the size of our rooms is what every student needs to feel at home far away from it. The bathrooms may look like plane toilets but is a very good point to have it in your room and not having to share with anyone. In conclusion, I would highly recommend this place.
You probably wont have chosen The Tannery and you probably haven't heard of it. You're also probably disappointed that you didn't get Henry Price. When you arrive at The Tannery and for the first few weeks, you probably wont like it that much. But after time you'll realise that the people are lovely, Nisa is amazing and The Tannery is actually pretty damn good.
The rooms and kitchen in the Tannery are large and comfortable. However for the money we don't get a lot included and because we pay more the people seem to be generally more snobby. The location is brilliant as it is so handy for both town and the uni, however it is slightly excluded from the student vibe as the halls don't socialise.
It's a long walk up the steep never ending (it seems like it anyway) steps to uni but it really is a good place to live! It's really secure, the staff are so friendly, the shop is a life saver, when I was there the socials were pretty good and at the same time it's quiet enough to study and far enough from uni to take a break. Maintenance requests were pretty quick to get done too - the only thing is that the lifts occasionally/semi-regularly broke or were vomited it (why on earth would you do that?! It has a mini garden in the courtyard perfect for this!!) and were rendered unusable, which is a pain if your carrying your bike up to your room on the 8th floor. But I really enjoyed living there and I would strongly recommend it to anyone considering living here!!