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Daisybank Halls is going to be going private next year and Manchester Metropolitan University will no longer be managing it. It is evident why. Since September I have had none stop issues with my flat mates and their Cleanliness and I feel as though my accommodation is the only downfall to my experience so far. We don’t have a communal area and the closest thing to one is a smoking shelter I also don’t use my living area as a communal area as it’s always such a mess. We have no real push to socialise with one another as their is no other way but to be at the smoking shelter which in a way is motivating people to smoke and our fire alarms are consistently going off and the issue has not been handled. Yes it’s expected but at 2am, 4am and 6am in the morning and you have a 9am lecture it really becomes an inconvenience. In comparison to other Manchester Metropolitan Halls Daisybank is not comparable.
In terms of value for money, you're not going to get better than Daisybank from MMU - £115/week for an ensuite room and a bus pass, sorted. I'm living here as a second year student and therefore already have friends outside of Daisybank, so don't use the campus for social experience, however I think if I'd lived here first year social experience would be really poor - the size of the flats doesn't facilitate pre drinks really. The location is really strange, there's no pubs that are particularly close, there's an asda and a lidl pretty close which is fine, and you're only a short walk from Oxford Road, but it's not one that I'd want to do on my own at night and therefore end up getting an uber home which ends up pricey. The management are generally OK; they do what they're there to do - the fire alarms have been awful, I can't remember how many times they've gone off between 2am-5am which is really frustrating. I wouldn't live in Daisybank in my first year! Not the most social
Really good for the the free bus pass. This is a quieter hall off campus with an older vibe. I’d go to liberty Cambridge or Cavendish for a more social experience as I had friends in those halls. Although daisy bank is good for the money but could use an update/modernisation.
Daisy Bank has so far been much better than expected. The distance from uni can be slightly inconvenient at times but the free bus pass has been a god send! It only takes me 15 minutes in total to get to uni on the bus and the bus pass also comes in handy when travelling to the city Center/pub etc. My course (BA Acting @ MST) is very much full time, I have to be awake at 7 and I’m not home most nights until 8 so Daisy Bank has been perfect in terms of getting a decent nights sleep! I rarely hear any loud parties or noise that might keep me awake. The flat itself is nice. The bedroom is very spacious compared to other flats I’ve seen and the en suite is decent. I recommend decorating your room as much as possible with pictures and fairy lights to make it feel more like home. The kitchen is okay, everything works fine and there’s plenty of cupboard space. No Microwave but we all chipped in for one which wasn’t an issue. Overall good for the price!
Walls are yellow and dingy looking and the rooms remind me of prison cells. Fire alarms wre very sensitive, shower steam would trigger it. Kitchen counters are too small for flats with 4 people, and one fridge is also too little for flats of 4 people. The living area in the kitchen should not be bigger than the actual kitchen
Absolute s******. Too expensive for what it is, a complete rip off and not worth the money at all. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!! You’ll move in and enjoy the freedom, living with your mates, going out and partying, but 3 months in and you’ll get sick of coming back from uni everyday and just having to sit in that dark dingy room for hours. The vent in the bathroom is absolutely coated in dust, makes you wonder what you’re breathing in every time you go for a s***. No wonder you’re always ill living at this place when your flatmates leave your kitchen covered in mouldy grated cheese, never empty the bins, and leave pots and pans piled sky high. When I lived here last year my flatmate left a pan unwashed for 2 months to the point where it was coated in mould and had flies and larvae growing inside of it, I wish I could include a picture. You’re extremely lucky if you get flatmates that actually clean up after themselves, most people have absolutely no motivation to do anything living in this dump
I was really concerned about moving here due to the 40minute walk to university, but with the free bus pass it made life so much easier and was really useful to go to town on weekends etc. I had a great social experience here and made many new friends (make sure to meet so many people in freshers, it pays off), except for the lack of social places to go, having pres in one of our flats was the best option. Security is great in the place and you always feel secure, there is an ASDA and LIDL nearby which is great. Only downside is that washing is quite expensive but if you do it once a week it balances out.
- £109 a week. I now pay £110 and I live in a much nicer area, a nicer flat and because I've chosen who I live with we see eye to eye on many things like cleanliness and how to do the food shop and etc. - it was an incredibly mundane, depressing, awful place to live. The ensuite was nice, however shower pressure wasn't great. - The residential advisers did f*** all when you had issues, whereas now we have landlords that will sort out any issues for us with the flat and there's rarely any issues emotionally in the flat. - It was so far away and the bus you had to get to uni was incredibly late/early. It never ran 'like clockwork'. It was great having a free buds pass but my god it was s*** having to get to uni/fallowefield. - it just needs a re-vamp, the kitchens are too small and the living space was too big. Again mundane and depressing decor. - All it needs is a redecoration and never have three of one sex and then one of another in a flat.
I spent y third year of BA at the Ollerenshaw block. I constantly had problem with my room mates over noise problem and cleaning. Unfortunately the managers didn't do anything to solve it. I had the worst human experience of my life here in this hall. I strongly suggest you get somewhere else.
The halls are a little out of town, but a small walk can find you at Rusholme which means you can choose either Fallowfield or Central Manchester for the night. You also get a free bus pass which is a great benefit.
DEMOLISH THE PLACE. . If you like to cohabit with nature then this is the place for you, mice droppings in your bowl to add an extra spice to your morning cereal is just a minor in your daily experience. Infested with the furry little fellas from kitchen to hallway (luckily not on my pillow). The staff were never around, and by chance after a stake out of the reception you do manage to come by a member they're about as helpful as an ingrown toenail. Room checks are frequent and luckily during reading weeks or end of terms when you're back at the parentals. Don't worry, they leave everything as you left it but do expect your door to be left unlocked so be wary of any shifty characters you're cohabiting with (including the mice). Being on the top floor you will expect a bit of damp on your staircase from the virtually collapsed ceiling from a bit of that fine rain so remember to bring your wellies because you will be knee deep in what maybe you wasn't expecting indoors.
Lovely spacious rooms with en-suite, good communal space and lovely staff. There’s not many inspections which is appreciated. It’s not that far from university and town and it comes with a free bus pass which is super handy. There’s always things going on in reception which is super welcoming.
Daisy Bank was the only halls available for me after results day. They're really not as bad as people make them out. The flats are made up of 4 study bedrooms, with an en suite. Bedrooms are decent size with a desk and plenty of storage. Kitchen and living area is good for what you pay. There is a lot of parking available which you have to pay yearly for, but you can park on the road outside for free which is safe, and most people just do that. There is 24 hour security in reception which make you feel safe. I wouldn't say the halls are loud, compared to halls on campus. To get to Uni you catch the 50 bus at the end of the road which takes you straight down oxford road, the bus takes 5-10 minutes on a good day. They are pretty regular but i would go in good time as the buses can be busy and you may not be able to get on that particular one. Although it is annoying not living on campus, you get used to it. Daisy bank is what you make of it, if you make friends you'll have a good time!
Great halls. En-suite in every bedroom and really good sized rooms with good storage space and desk area! Free bus pass if you stay at Daisy Bank as it is supposedly further afield from the rest of MMU’s halls, but it is located down the road from the start of Oxford Road/Curry Mile in Rusholme and down the road from Longsight. Lots of supermarkets and bus stops near by.
It’s a very good hall for students who want to enjoy the social side of uni more and it’s not that expensive in comparison to the other halls. Rooms are a good size, especially on the corner flats and ensuite for every room is ideal. The stairs are cleaned on average every two weeks and generally never get really dirty. Living with 4 people is a bit of a different experience compared to what most other students get so socialising with people outside of your flat is a must. Laundry facilities are clean but really expensive (£3.00 per wash) and the WiFi isn’t anything to rave about. Generally however, if your after good social scene it’s ideal and the included bus pass is really handy
Wifi is good. It's decent, runs pretty fast. Only thing is on my phone is seems to go down regularly for 3 minutes at a time about once or twice a day. Noise is a bit of a problem. I'm on the ground floor and people like to smoke outside my window (which I've complained about twice, it is against rules but nothing has been done). Windows are rubbish at keeping noise out. I could join in to conversations outside I can hear them that well. No TV in communal area. Kitchen space is tiny, barely enough for 2 people let alone 4. Comfy sofas though. Ensuite is good. Proper shower however no shelves. Stairwells are kept pretty clean. 24/7 security so can call at any time. Always someone at reception if you need anything. However the smoking is an issue. The windows are drafty (gets very cold sitting at my desk, heater is on permanently) so cigarette smoke does come into my room. Buses slightly unreliable but I've not had many problems. Free bus pass is amazing!