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For the price you pay, the rooms are very adequate. I came here wanting a big kitchen and decent bed with a sink that is what I got. Nixon court is very close to the campus and it's such a stress reliever knowing you don't have to leave so much time to get to lectures . I feel awful for the people at Oadby having to get a bus every morning. The team at reception are very helpful, I haven't had any issues regarding questions or issues that I have had. The cleaning is done through external contracting and I have to say I haven't been that impressed with the level of cleaning they do. They/the accommodation doesn't clearly set out what it is the 'cleaners' clean so it was always unclear for my flat at least. The social experience is very determined on what kind of flat mates you get, I had a flat full of fluent english speakers who were eager to talk, my friend had a flat of 5 non english speakers and was upset cus they never spoke at all and he had issues with them. Slow internet.

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By member532445
On 17th June 18

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Cheap hall near the Uni of Leicester

Rooms from only £71 a week
WiFi throughout and free onsite laundry
It's only 10 minutes from the University of Leicester


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For the price you pay, the rooms are very adequate. I came here wanting a big kitchen and decent bed with a sink that is what I got. Nixon court is very close to the campus and it's such a stress reliever knowing you don't have to leave so much time to get to lectures . I feel awful for the people at Oadby having to get a bus every morning. The team at reception are very helpful, I haven't had any issues regarding questions or issues that I have had. The cleaning is done through external contracting and I have to say I haven't been that impressed with the level of cleaning they do. They/the accommodation doesn't clearly set out what it is the 'cleaners' clean so it was always unclear for my flat at least. The social experience is very determined on what kind of flat mates you get, I had a flat full of fluent english speakers who were eager to talk, my friend had a flat of 5 non english speakers and was upset cus they never spoke at all and he had issues with them. Slow internet.

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By member532445
On 17th June 18

Nixon Court Information

Price from£107.10 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms979
CampusOff Campus
PostcodeLE2 7TG

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st July 18

Nixon court was a really conveniant place to stay. I made loads of new friends and it was right near uni

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th June 18

For the price you pay, the rooms are very adequate. I came here wanting a big kitchen and decent bed with a sink that is what I got. Nixon court is very close to the campus and it's such a stress reliever knowing you don't have to leave so much time to get to lectures . I feel awful for the people at Oadby having to get a bus every morning. The team at reception are very helpful, I haven't had any issues regarding questions or issues that I have had. The cleaning is done through external contracting and I have to say I haven't been that impressed with the level of cleaning they do. They/the accommodation doesn't clearly set out what it is the 'cleaners' clean so it was always unclear for my flat at least. The social experience is very determined on what kind of flat mates you get, I had a flat full of fluent english speakers who were eager to talk, my friend had a flat of 5 non english speakers and was upset cus they never spoke at all and he had issues with them. Slow internet.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th May 18

I would not recommend this accommodation. This year, the block I was living in was infested with mice throughout both semesters, the wifi connection was off and on, and I have had several problems with the delivery of post. This halls is very noisy but is a 5min walk from the accommodation which is good, however is isolated from the majority of the student accommodation as it is about 15-20min bus journey from the student village.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th January 18

I currently live at Nixon Court as a postgraduate student. I live on the ground floor of one of the older blocks and have an ensuite and money wise I am happy with what I have. The kitchen can get a bit of a mess and the rooms definitely need some new carpets, but the rooms are spacious and I've made mine quite cosy. Being on the ground floor does mean that I have few options window wise, either let everyone look directly in or have my blind down, or cover the window, which is a bit of a pain. I find Nixon Court much too noisy as a postgrad student. I have invested in earplugs so I don't ruin the freshers fun, but I was under the impression that there would be more postgrads living in Nixon rather than freshers, but this is not case this year. I wouldn't recommend Nixon for postgrad students, you will find yourself being kept up by the parties and woken up through the night by drunken screaming. Which isn't great when you've got one year to make your masters count.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th October 17

Good value for money, the internet in my room is brilliant (50mbps down 10 up) and i'm only sharing a kitchen (which does get messy) and bathrooms with 4 others However socially, it isn't as great, most of my friends are in Oadby and that's definitely set up much better there. You're only a 10 minute walk away from the university though, so it makes getting to lectures so easy. Minor niggle but while it is absolutely brilliant that the offices are open 24/7, *some* of the staff are a bit rude, namely when I came in to ask for a package early and was ranted at for not waiting for it be processed (baring in mind this was my first time asking) which was frustrating. Overall it's worth the money, I think maybe as a first year it's not as social but if you're a postgrad it's great.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th October 17

A perfect location to access university. Common rooms are good and it's quite a social environment. Rooms are quite standard but spacious however kitchen areas are a lower quality. Internet is awful and it can affect studying because of how slow it is. If you get a delivery then you have to wait around 3 days for it to be "processed" by reception after it arrives. Overall it's decent but looking at other places might be a good idea.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th February 17

The great benefit of living in Nixon Court is the location, it's only a 5 minute walk to campus and within walking distance to the city centre. I'm just glad I don't have to wait for that Oadby bus. The room itself is much better than I had expected, it's a little but shabby and worn but for what you pay it's worth it. The onsite staff are helpful, as are the residential advisors who pop around every now and again. The downside to Nixon court is that you can end up in a flat if 10 where it's a bit more difficult to get to know one another and the kitchen gets messier quicker. However, sharing two bathrooms with 10 people is not bad actually- everyone respects on another and there's never anyone hogging the bathroom. On the topic of bathrooms though- don't expect much but it does the job. The other downside is the noise, throughout freshers and once or twice a week it can be a bit loud and rowdy. If you don't mind noise and want convenience then Nixon Court is for you.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th February 17

It takes 10 mins to walk to the furthest side of the uni campus so you can get out bed and quarter to and still make it to lectures. This also means you don't have to pay for buses/taxis to the union on club nights. Morrisons is 5 mins down the road and the Dry Dock pub is right next door which is good if you can't be bothered to go out but fancy a few drinks. If you want a quiet life 24/7 then Nixon probably isn't for you, it can get quite noisy. Also expect to be woken up at 9am once a week by the cleaner banging the hoover against your door. It's great socially though, there's always stuff going on.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th January 17

If I had been a British fresher I would have been very upset and lonely as it is very quiet and very few fluent English speakers. However, I am a postgrad student in the modern blocks, so for me, it is perfect as I wanted somewhere very quiet and close to the uni & city centre with parking facilities. Most of the reception staff are, unfortunately, very unfriendly and can often make you feel inferior and a nuisance for asking them to complete their job role in assisting you! My room is very large with a double bed and ensuite. Plenty of storage, in fact, almost too much. The kitchen is also very large with plenty of storage and sofa areas. This is the more expensive room options (F-K), and I have seen other kitchens are much smaller.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th July 16

The rooms are good but communal areas can be messy (I was sharing with 9 others). Maintenance staff are great though - normally same-day repairs.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th July 16

The rooms are good but communal areas can be messy (I was sharing with 9 others). Maintenace staff are great though - normally same-day repairs.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th July 16

Best city living option offered by the uni. There are probably cheaper alternatives if you go private but if it comes at around the same cost, choose Nixon. You'll be close to both uni and Welford Road, which is full of good, cheap food options. Also, the common room is fantastic for meeting a lot of foreign chicks ;)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st July 16

Internet is great. They put on some good activities. I would go to coffee night regularly

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th November 15

Grouped outgoing British students with UN sociable international students of a ratio 1:8 outgoing to non outgoing making it a very unpleasent experience for those British students

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

It looks bad for the price you pay. Small, bathroom stinks. Everything inside looks like hospital. Horrible

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15

It has a brilliant location. So close to campus. Great common rooms

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 9th November 15

Horrible experience! I would not recommend this to anyone but especially to North American students. It does not meet our living standards; old rooms, nasty carpet (I don't believe they know there is something called shampooing) bathrooms stink, loud train noises. I put in three requests for maintenance in the last 4 weeks and I haven't got any response from the staff. I was also taken off the wait list without any notification. Very unprofessional! P.S. They have pictures up on the site for the new buildings, do not get fooled by that.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th June 15

Great experience when a first year although may have been an unusual number of freshers this year, I believe there's usually more internationals and older students living there. Very nice not to have to get the bus into town or to uni unlike staying at Oadby as both are well within walking distance. Dry dock is a great student pub which is right next door!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

Nice halls (the newer blocks anyway) and very good location but all international students. Wouldn't recommend for freshers that are coming to Leicester not knowing anyone else in the area.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

If you have the cash to opt for the premium ensuite (double bed + ensuite), go for it. The other rooms are really MUCH older, but if you can deal with the occasional water heater/ central heating breaking down then it shouldn't matter. Location wise, 7 mins away from campus. Literally right next door. Extremely convenient. Trust me, on campus accommodation saves you all the hassle. You pay a bit more but it's really worth it. You don't have to bother with paying your own bills since it's all inclusive. 20-30 mins walk to the City Centre, I'd say it's not too bad. Anyway, if you've got the bus pass or split cab fares between friends to and from the City Centre - works out to be real cheap.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th March 15

Horrendously overpriced for low quality, full of s***ty noisy freshers when it's supposed to be reserved for finalists and overseas students. Wish I'd never signed to live here. DO NOT LIVE HERE

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