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Internet is abysmal if you aren’t on the 3rd floor or higher, showers regularly go cold, but you will never get a good nights sleep here. Even if you’re given a “quieter” room from your application that the uni lets you request, there’s always noise from other flats or the courtyard 24/7 that goes through walls like they’re paper. Security take hours to intervene with 3am parties and drugs are regularly taken in the stairwells. Complaints to accommodation will be ignored as apparently “the way the building is built makes it impossible to be quiet”. Rip off. If there was disabled rooms anywhere else I’d be in them, really couldn’t be worse.
Lived here the first year after it had been built and there were lots of problems. It's the most expensive halls of residence and I'm not sure why, there were regular fire alarms, sometimes multiple of a night and I heard stories of showers going cold. My room felt cramped and small and being on the ground floor, facing inwards towards the courtyard and being right by the entrance to the building meant I could never open my curtains (adding to the cramped feeling) or window. If I opened the window it would be very noisy at all hours and I would smell cigarette smoke, everyone used to smoke by entrance and talk (lucky me).
I loved my halls, the only downside was the people I shared with and the lack of living space we only had dining chairs and a kitchen no living area. The location was great only 2 minutes away from pretty much everything, the big issue was when I joined it was the first year of the halls being built so there were many teething issues including several fire alarms going off a night. Cleaners were good but rude, understandable when they’re cleaning up your crap... WiFi was up and down which affected studies