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big kitchen containing everything you need and decent amount of space large tv with cables to connect laptop nice long table for studying/ eating/ pre drinking i was unfortunate to get anti social flat mates other flats were lucky and have a wonderful vibe room is a decent size was good storage space ensuite is fine my room is noisy as its by the main road flats get very hot! good security

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On 8th October 15

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big kitchen containing everything you need and decent amount of space large tv with cables to connect laptop nice long table for studying/ eating/ pre drinking i was unfortunate to get anti social flat mates other flats were lucky and have a wonderful vibe room is a decent size was good storage space ensuite is fine my room is noisy as its by the main road flats get very hot! good security

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By FGAA
On 8th October 15

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Birley Information

Price from£141.00 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms967
CampusManchester Halls
PostcodeM15 6GX

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Is there any accomadation available for 1st year student starting sept 2019
By member1337041 On 12th April 19
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Are these halls socialable?
By member936606 On 20th March 19
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Is there any accommodation left at Birley Fields
By member433538 On 21st August 18
hi is there accommodation at birley
By member937481 On 28th April 19
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Is the 1st or 3rd floor better in Birley,Dale accommodation ?
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st August 19

There wasn’t enough cupboard space for all 12 of us. Not enough sofas for all 12 of us to sit downstairs at the same time. Fined us so badly throughout the year for damages even though some of us knew we weren’t there when they happened.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th August 19

WiFi can be touch and go sometimes, but overall this is a good accommodation option for everyone.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th August 19

Depends on who you live with. Untidy kitchen but overall a lovely place to stay. RAs need to help more with problems with untidy housemates though.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st May 19

did not enjoy my stay here. the security guards come into your room without telling you and literally they are everywhere. I did not have a good social experience. My flatmates were partying all night and I am on the first floor , you can literally hear everything happening in your house from your room . There were nights I had to leave to sleep at my girlfriends house because of the noise. The bathrooms are super tiny and it gets really hot . The rooms are alright. If you are international I would not recommend it .

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th February 19

The cleaners come once a week and do a great job, however they do sometimes refuse if the common area is too untidy (which makes sense). At the beginning of the year we were under the impression that they clean the shared bathrooms (one floor per week) but this turned out not to be the case. The receptionists and security are all very friendly although the security enter the premises unannounced and can be rude at times. Maintenance is regular which means the house stays in top condition and anything that gets broken will be fixed quickly. They use Glide WiFi which can drop out / be slow at times, and circuit laundry which is overly expensive and the washers break often.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th February 19

Stayed here in my first year of university, met some of my best friends through living in these halls. Management was amazing and broken things were always sorted out as soon as they were reported. Would recommend to anyone

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th February 19

Best place to live for first year

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th February 19

Nice and modern, large communal areas to socialise, regular cleaning, minutes from each uni building, good security feels safe, maybe slightly pricey but still the best halls.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th February 19

Birley has a wonderful atmosphere where students have many opportunities to socialise among each other in organised events by the living team or by students themselves. There is a safe environment with 24/7 security and pastoral care. Birley may be a short walk away from the main university campus, however with the large number of students living there and the larger living areas, it is often a place where students from all accommodations can come to socialise. I would recommend this accommodation highly.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th February 19

Sharing with 12 people so you’re guaranteed to get on with at least one other person. Although the kitchen/shared area can get messy. Houses get cleaned once a week, bedrooms are spacious with loads of storage and sharing a bathroom is not an issue. Well lit at night with security patrolling, so when you come back from a night out you feel safe. But storage in the kitchen is limited so arrive early when moving in to get the best space.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 19

Really social, always a party going on. The halls staff are insanely good at their job, emailed about getting a new mattress at 11pm and had one the next afternoon.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 19

Amazing halls, so nice and clean, although they try and rip you off at the end for any damage even if you didn’t cause it...

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 19

Was brilliant, enough space. Great social, clean, modern and great location! Well worth the money!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 19

Had a terrible flatmate who was inconsiderate and loud 24/7 and management did very little to help us

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 19

Really great place to live, clean, modern and great social atmosphere.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th February 19

Good for the party life, bad for chilling out and getting your head down. The music is always pumping and there’s always a party going on. Another downside being the bedrooms are way too hot - Literally like a sauna.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 19

A little pricey, but a lovely halls and met great people

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd February 19

Very social block as well as very social communal spaces downstairs in the houses.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th January 19

Ok halls but their location is great

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th January 19

The best halls. The most expensive but worth it and close to everything you need at your doorstep.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th October 18

Honestly can recommend this place so much! Stayed in Dale (big up dale 4) and shared a kitchen with 12 people :/ but overall it was so much fun. There's such a big mix of people so you're bound to click with at least one person. It can be messy but due to cleaners (who are more inspectors then cleaners), everything tends to be clean enough. The well kept green space outside really takes you away from the concrete jungle of Manchester without you being too far from the centre. Just quick things to note: If you can get mmu official accommodation DO IT they are super clean and well moderated and if things f*** up they get sorted quite well (I've heard horror stories from friends living nearby in none official accommodation). The walls in Dale are well insulated compared to other places. The general amount of space you get in your room is pretty decent REALLY question how much you value having a private bathroom... think about it, what types of people NEED a private bathroom? are you one

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th March 18

Too expensive and keeps rising every year! Should be 125 a week max! Also need more accommodation as there isn't enough!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st March 18

Really nice place to live would have been nice to have a common room

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th January 18

Absolutely couldn’t be happier with my halls, I live in one of the town houses, with 12 people. Sounds crazy but everyone is lovely and the space is big enough to accommodate us all. I feel very safe and the building is lovely and modern feeling. Was worried about sharing a bathroom but honestly haven’t had a problem it’s nothing to stress about at all

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

For paying the average price for uni accommodation, the price is incredible for the quality and what is provided in regards to services and space

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Halls was great fun but rather expensive! At birley you get a massive bedroom and a really pretty 12 bedroom house basically.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Best year of my life, if a little noisy

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th May 17

Such a nice accommodation Cleaner every week Tv, couches and so much space for pre-drinks

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th May 17

The cleaner refuses to clean and the social experience is awful no one talks to each other

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st December 16

Such good halls and great for what you pay!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th July 16

Beautiful halls, definitely the best out of the rest, more expensive but definitely worth it! a 5 minute walk from the main campus

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 16

They don't care about the students. My boyfriend has been trying to move out because of bullying but nothing is being done about it and I have been told that it is impossible to leave. His flatmates are all very vindictive and have been trying to break into his room, they are very rude to both me and my boyfriend(He has been trying to move out for over 4 months!)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th April 16

Any problems you have 24hours a day reception open which most halls don't have. From the middle of the night to early hours of the morning they will come up and sort it out for you. Couldn't ask for a better reception

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th March 16

Highly overpriced, although really nice and brand new it's scary to do anything wrong because they fine you massive charges over little things. Living in a townhouse of 12 people, it's never ever clean. In our house we have to live with 'rejects' of other houses - people who didn't get along with their other housemates so they got moved to our house. These are the worst kind of people - dirty, loud, never care about anyone but themselves. And when there's 12 of us, it really matters to consider your housemates. I wouldn't recommend these halls if you care about cleanliness cause it's pretty much impossible to keep it up - only so many times you can have a go at them on the group chat, things never change and the management does absolutely nothing about it.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th December 15

Because its townhouses its not as social as other halls

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th November 15

12 people can be challenging but good experience

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

Modern, clean, high quality wifi and high technology IT Zone and printers with high facilitie living rooms and kitchen areas have been provided fully for each flat

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th October 15

Townhouses are great, sharing with 12 people is fun, just a bit of a dodgey area but perfectly safe

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

love it, good value for money and bar far the best uni run accommodation, makes cambridge look like prison.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th October 15

big kitchen containing everything you need and decent amount of space large tv with cables to connect laptop nice long table for studying/ eating/ pre drinking i was unfortunate to get anti social flat mates other flats were lucky and have a wonderful vibe room is a decent size was good storage space ensuite is fine my room is noisy as its by the main road flats get very hot! good security

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th September 15

I stay in Birley, Warde and it is amazing! Halls aren't that cheap but staying here is worth it. We get cleaners who hoover and wipe down surfaces once a week. It's probably MMU's nicest accommodation and the most sociable. The rooms are quite small but it's exactly what you need and there is plenty of storage. The bathroom is shared between 2 people and it's tiny and basic but manageable. I would strongly recommend Birley Warde

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th April 15

No communication at all by the staff. If you have an issue, it will take ages to get sorted, I waited about 2 months for a chest of drawers they forgot to give me.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th April 15

Appauling value for money. Grounds are still being constructed.

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

very quite , small block , but nice social space with tv and sofas in living area

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

Still not complete fully (exterior landscaping) and still paying full prive for the accomodation. Wifi rarely works in my room. Halls are modern and spacious. Nice looking but if given a 2nd chance for freshers. I wouldnt live here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th April 15

Good but lack of social things to do

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