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Despite what you're told on the open days, no, social life isn't any better here than it is in city living. It's most likely that you will not be given your accommodation choice, no matter what you apply for, and the accommodation team will try their best to force you into the most expensive rooms. The cleaners are terrible, I've often seen them sitting around our kitchen trying to pass the time before they can leave. We were once told by them that they couldn't mop the floor because the cleaner that mops is on holiday? They've also been known to let themselves into ensure rooms and poo without flushing. The bus passes are extortionate for how unreliable the busses are, that'll set you back £360 a year, just £10 less than a normal pass. The uni want to put prices up again for accom, but are not capping bus prices to balance out the costs. A bus pass is unavoidable as Oadby is in such an inconvenient location. All they want is your money.

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By member116845
On 24th April 15

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Despite what you're told on the open days, no, social life isn't any better here than it is in city living. It's most likely that you will not be given your accommodation choice, no matter what you apply for, and the accommodation team will try their best to force you into the most expensive rooms. The cleaners are terrible, I've often seen them sitting around our kitchen trying to pass the time before they can leave. We were once told by them that they couldn't mop the floor because the cleaner that mops is on holiday? They've also been known to let themselves into ensure rooms and poo without flushing. The bus passes are extortionate for how unreliable the busses are, that'll set you back £360 a year, just £10 less than a normal pass. The uni want to put prices up again for accom, but are not capping bus prices to balance out the costs. A bus pass is unavoidable as Oadby is in such an inconvenient location. All they want is your money.

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By member116845
On 24th April 15

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th July 17

Had the time of my life! Lived here in Lasdun as part of the catered halls in 2010. Was fun and super cheap, and the friends I lived there with are still my best mates today. Not much social space in my block, but made room anyway or hung out at the bar/the outdoor space/other GMS halls. From my experience Lasdun was the most sociable of the halls and I loved every second of living here! Wish I could go back!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd May 17

Lived in Shirley Lodge. Common room dark and damp, so nobody ever used it much. Extremely loud from other students revelling outside every single night became extremely annoying. Location is nice, with the greenery but it is quite far from campus and the bus pass cost £375 for the year which is expensive.

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

Shirley House at GMS is a great place to live as one can meet other international students and learn about new cultures.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th December 16

Good social community. Rooms were a good size and generally quite clean. Catered accommodation unfortunately didn't have a cooker

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 16

A site further away from university but with frequent buses to and from. A bit further from the city, in a nice area with a lovely atmosphere.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 16

It was one of, if not the, best year of my life.

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

It was a great experience living at GMS. Made tons of friends whom I decided to live with next year.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th July 16

I lived in catered halls during my first year and so our only social space was the kitchen, shared between the 12 girls on my floor. My room was a good size and I had an ensuite, but the size of the room varied as the girl opposite me had an oddly shaped room that made it seem much smaller. Cleaners cleaned the kitchen weekly, and hoovered and cleaned our bathrooms every other week, and were all very friendly. Within the student village we were located opposite the main bus stop, but far enough from the road that we rarely heard any traffic or associated noises, though having to get the 8:20 bus to ensure we would arrive on time to our 9am's was a bit of a pain! Being in a student village meant we had a really social community around us and didn't have to worry about our pre-drinks waking up any neighbours.

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

It's really sociable there and an easy commute to campus (by bicycle about 15-20 minutes and bus takes about 15 minutes). Right next to the botanical gardens and the sports centre too!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st July 16

Wasn't great at first but it got better, especially after they painted all the rooms.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st July 16

GMS is in oadby just 20 minutes outside of Leicester. This is a pain as it does tend to mean a bus passes is the easiest way into uni (runs every 10 minutes) however the trip can easily be done quicker on a bike if you want to save some money. The halls themselves though are in a beautiful location with many field behind them to relax and hold events in the summer. A student gym is just 2 minute walk down the road where also many societies use the courts and pitches to practice. There is a free 'party' bus that runs to all Union hosted nights out and is such a laugh and a great way to socialise outside your flat. The catering could be better, as long as your not a fussy eater and don't mind the repetition it's fine. Breakfast is definitely a highlight with English fry up everyday as well as continental. Brunch on weekends is also always a hit with hungover students offering toasties, jacket potatoes, soups and more.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th May 16

Long hallway connecting my block and the one next to it, great for trolley jousting with mop handles

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th March 16

Somerby has a place in my heart

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

Bowder court. rather expensive in terms of value. Internet is awful.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th November 15

Lived in Stoughton Leys. There house was disgusting and looked like it hadn't been decorated for god knows how long. Nothing worked (e.g. oven, shower etc.) and no-one bothered to fix it. Most of the windows didn't shut, there was ivy growing through one of the upstairs windows! The common area was tiny, and had a couple of battered sofas in there. It was not worth the amount of money I paid, especially as other blocks who paid the same amount were living in luxury.

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

Dirty asf but lots of people so fun.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

great place to live but could be closer to campus

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

GMS is a bit rough and ready but it's definitely the best fun you can have in Oadby and probably any Leicester halls. They just need more shops near by!

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

Awful food, awful block, no common space, disgusting kitchen. Worst place I have ever lived in

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th November 15

Very homely and everything works.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st October 15

Not a lot of places to socialise and so I feel I missed out on the proper living in halls experience

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th October 15

Expensive to live in but you definitely get what you pay for

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th October 15

Gilbert marry and stanford border court.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th October 15

Often referred to as "laskaban" due to it's prison like appaearance, not at all cheap for very basic accommodation. Kitchen is small and very limited (not even a toaster!) so difficult to eat outside of set times and no communal areas.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th September 15

I stayed in Bowder Court in GMS halls. Great spacious rooms with huge kitchens! Ensuite is a good size! Lovely area with good access to other halls and definitely the best of the UoL halls!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 15

Not the best looking accommodation from the inside, but mostly everything functions well and theres always hot water. Internet is good. Only issue is distance from university and having to pay for the bus.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15

Located far from uni, have to get a bus pass. Buses only run during term time and not for the whole contract. No basic amenities in a close proximity, Expensive for what you get, rooms feel of low quality. Cleaning done half-heartedly, bathroom didn't seem to have been cleaned when moving in. Only good thing is it's where most of freshers live so social life can be good.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

Asda is a long walk away but we have the best social life

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15

Despite what you're told on the open days, no, social life isn't any better here than it is in city living. It's most likely that you will not be given your accommodation choice, no matter what you apply for, and the accommodation team will try their best to force you into the most expensive rooms. The cleaners are terrible, I've often seen them sitting around our kitchen trying to pass the time before they can leave. We were once told by them that they couldn't mop the floor because the cleaner that mops is on holiday? They've also been known to let themselves into ensure rooms and poo without flushing. The bus passes are extortionate for how unreliable the busses are, that'll set you back £360 a year, just £10 less than a normal pass. The uni want to put prices up again for accom, but are not capping bus prices to balance out the costs. A bus pass is unavoidable as Oadby is in such an inconvenient location. All they want is your money.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd April 15

GMS is a space in Oadby Student Village that contains a few different types of halls. I stayed in Bowder Court. Bowder Court is ensuite self-catered, which means you have to cook for yourself and don't have to move out unlike halls that are catered. The rooms and kitchens are great, beyond what you would expect of student accommodation and unlike the other sites. Would definitely recommend staying here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15

It's a shame it isn't nearer to the university but GMS is a great student accommodation. Great atmosphere as you are surrounded by students and although it isn't as modern as john fosters you certainly get a better value for money, especially in catered accommodation.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th March 15

Lived in Lasdun, also known as the prison block. Bathrooms weren't great but okay. Despite having no social space other than a 2 ft-square kitchen (because we were catered) was one of the most sociable blocks to live in! Rooms were great and we just dragged chairs into the hallway and sat there most of the time. For the amount of money, I would actually recommend Lasdun no end so don't judge on first appearances!

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