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If you are at Whitworth pay a little extra to get a room with a sink. Not because of the convenience of having a sink but because these rooms are all in thorncliffe- despite having two flights of stairs your room will be way bigger, there will be less damp and you will have a better view and social experience. Thorncliffe also have nicer showers and toilets. The downside is that pretty much all UoM accommodation has pests that the uni can’t do much about. Thorncliffe has a silverfish problem and a slight rodent problem. Some people go without seeing them although I have seen one rodent and 10+ silverfish. I don’t know of one accommodation that doesn’t have a pest problem in Manchester. They are commonly silverfish, mice, rats, cockroaches and earwigs. The only way to avoid this is to keep your areas clean and dry, keep food in containers and don’t leave clothes or books lying around on the floor. Don’t go out of your room at night and you won’t see them as they are only in common areas

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By member737907
On 14th May 19

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Whitworth Park #15
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If you are at Whitworth pay a little extra to get a room with a sink. Not because of the convenience of having a sink but because these rooms are all in thorncliffe- despite having two flights of stairs your room will be way bigger, there will be less damp and you will have a better view and social experience. Thorncliffe also have nicer showers and toilets. The downside is that pretty much all UoM accommodation has pests that the uni can’t do much about. Thorncliffe has a silverfish problem and a slight rodent problem. Some people go without seeing them although I have seen one rodent and 10+ silverfish. I don’t know of one accommodation that doesn’t have a pest problem in Manchester. They are commonly silverfish, mice, rats, cockroaches and earwigs. The only way to avoid this is to keep your areas clean and dry, keep food in containers and don’t leave clothes or books lying around on the floor. Don’t go out of your room at night and you won’t see them as they are only in common areas

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By member737907
On 14th May 19

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Are the shared bathrooms mixed gender?
By member950848 On 30th August 20
Yes they are
By member751026 On 9th September 20
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Which resident hall has wide and nice rooms?
By member444556 On 25th December 19
I’ve heard thorncliffe does but I’m not sure
By member751026 On 9th September 20
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is it true its too quiet there and harder to make friends
By member441595 On 19th August 19
Yes. I found it hard to make friends and half the time I barely saw my flatMates
By member751026 On 9th September 20
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How many people do you share a bathroom with?
By member1139889 On 24th June 19
Depends where you stay. For me it was 3 small bathrooms for 8 people. But I know people who shared 2 with 10. So... I recommend you get a room with a basin as it is a life-saver
By member1152658 On 30th November 20
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does the internet situation work on phone and laptop
By member539305 On 12th June 19
Yes it does
By member751026 On 9th September 20
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st March 21

Whittyp is quite possibly the worst uni accommodation i have ever seen. There are mice EVERYWHERE including dead ones found in the kitchen and alive ones in peoples rooms. Maintenance don’t do anything about it and no traps have been set or any effort to get rid of them at all despite multiple flats making complaints all year long . Location is decent but other than that do not go to whitworth if you can help it.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th November 20

I lived in Whitworth Park in my first year, I found it incredibly lonely, hardly made any friends and the ones I did make, I only saw once a week. I was put in a flat with 6 other international students who were very cliquey, which made socialising difficult. If you can avoid it and you really care about making friends and having a sick social life, do not choose this accommodation under any circumstances. It will ruin your university experience.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th November 20

I am currently staying in Burleigh and admittedly it is one of, if not the, oldest buildings. As an international student, you will have to accept the leftover housing regardless of the double tuition fees you pay. Everything is old. We kept having problems with heating in our rooms and hot water. The fridges are way too small for nine people. The bathrooms are two toilet stalls and two shower stalls. There are huge stains on the carpet that look gross and the kitchen smells like a rotting hamster. The oven billows out smoke and the fridge is either too warm or it freezes everything like a freezer. The cleaners are nice but do a subpar job it took them two months to empty the sanitary bin and we all know how rancid old tampons can get. The internet goes out five times a day and 2 of my outlets don't work. The laundry facilities are on the other side of campus. Good luck lugging your clothes back and forth. Lots of Break-ins. Restricted package deliveries. Close to shops, though.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th October 20

Guys, please do not think about Whitworth. I have lived 1.5 months here and this is the shittiest accomodation in manchester. Ceilings are broken, rainwater literally wets your furniture, your books, your bed!!! The management does not look at it, not bothered. There is no campus security, 4 burglaries in 1 week and thats the average, ground floors are broken into and valuables are stolen. Please get private accommodation but not this.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th April 20

Many people think it's crappy since it's not in fallowfield, but it's actually pretty fun! Grove is super cosy and everyone gets to know everyone since it's not as big as fallow. It actually doesn't matter the halls you get but the people you surround yourself with, wanna party hard, you'll find your people, wanna have chill hangouts, there's people that'll like that too

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th April 20

It's cheap and has an excellent location (about 3 minutes walk from uni) and the cleaners are nice and come twice a week. However, the rooms are tiny and look like prison cells, and there are 2 toilets (one of mine had a broken seat) and 2 showers shared between up to 9 people both boys and girls. The gym is limited and I had many maintenance problems including water leaks, broken microwaves, no hot water and a hole in my wall. I've seen mice on site and from my room I had no service for the whole year so I had to sit outside for phone calls and rely on the wifi which often went down. The social aspect was not good at all either, no one really talks to each other except at the weird social events. Would not recommend at all if you can afford somewhere nicer but tbh for the price, the accommodation itself is tolerable and if you're happy not making friends here it's not that big a deal, at least it was quiet at night. The staff were really nice though.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th February 20

Don’t come here I found it EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MAKE FRIENDS as my flat was full of people who could barley speak English, don’t make the same mistake I did by coming here, the only positive is it’s location, however, I’d prefer to have friends than a good location

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th February 20

Don’t come here I found it EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MAKE FRIENDS as my flat was full of people who could barley speak English, don’t make the same mistake I did by coming here, the only positive is it’s location, however, I’d prefer to have friends than a good location

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

Cleaned on time and respectful staff

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th July 19

I have nothing to say here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th May 19

If you are at Whitworth pay a little extra to get a room with a sink. Not because of the convenience of having a sink but because these rooms are all in thorncliffe- despite having two flights of stairs your room will be way bigger, there will be less damp and you will have a better view and social experience. Thorncliffe also have nicer showers and toilets. The downside is that pretty much all UoM accommodation has pests that the uni can’t do much about. Thorncliffe has a silverfish problem and a slight rodent problem. Some people go without seeing them although I have seen one rodent and 10+ silverfish. I don’t know of one accommodation that doesn’t have a pest problem in Manchester. They are commonly silverfish, mice, rats, cockroaches and earwigs. The only way to avoid this is to keep your areas clean and dry, keep food in containers and don’t leave clothes or books lying around on the floor. Don’t go out of your room at night and you won’t see them as they are only in common areas

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

Looks a bit like a prison, but just means no one cares when it gets trashed at parties

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th December 18

Disappointing. The rooms are so old and look like prison cells. I've lost count at how many times we've lost water or internet over the past few months. Not worth the money at all. Location is good though.

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

Really f****** boring. Honestly people will report you if you breathe too loudly after 23:00.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th November 18

Amazing location if you want to be in/close to the city. Lots of great people and about 1/5 international students (less than other in the city) so good mix of people. Great ability for social life being so close to the city and unit and having a decent cheap bar on site with socials going on every week. It's away from the constant business of fallow field but still has enough energy for great party's and less noise at times when work is important (and fallow field is still very easy to get to if you need). Safe area even at night, lots of shops and great bars within crawling distance and a maccies, subway, morrisons, sainsbury's and dominos literally across the road.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th September 18

DO NOT GO HERE. The only good bit about it is the location.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st July 18

It is the best hall in Universe

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th July 18

I would have to say that I have both up and downs with Whitworth park. Positive: Close distance, Reslife team(who organizes events) are really nice, twice a week cleaner, free squash courts, own bar and 10-pound gym, free trips around the UK (Chester, Stratford-upon Avon Negative: Mice in our kitchen, shower only one of the two works, room size very different but same price, some rooms single glaze some double and at summer very hot!! (no AC and top floor kitchen is very hot), some windows open small and some big, cleaning days could change without any notice, no socialization with other halls. Overall I would say if you want somewhere cheap and close to university Whitworth is great. The Reslife team were great and I use the squash courts and gym a lot so that was good. I had a moderately large room so I cannot complain but mice and shower problem continued and these problems were summed up as 'this hall is old so this is normal' which was not good.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st May 18

Despite a great location (close to a lot of buildings, shops and libraries as well as a short bus ride to bars and clubs) and also a great pub on site, my first year here has been quite awful. My social life wasn't too bad. Me and my flat have been out a lot and I get on with most people. Thorncliffe is probably the best house to go to for social life (plus this is the only house with a wash basin in the room). Cleaning and hall management etc are TERRIBLE. One of our cleaners would drink and eat our food and use our dishes - when reported nothing happened to him, even though other flats reported the same thing! The cleaning they done - when they actually turned up to clean - was very minimal and they usually made more mess! There was also a constant problem with our sockets/extractor fans in the kitchen and we also had rats. Staff were often reluctant to help and came across very rude. But as other reviews have said, you do get what you pay for!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st May 18
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th April 18

Cheap, cold, and not very cheerful accommodation! Positives: Best located accommodation for UoM, literally a few minutes from most main campus lecture halls. Flats do get cleaned every week (communal areas). That is where the positives end though... Negative: Very cold, I got ill on several occasions. Also, living with 7, 8, or 9 people is quite tough as it is more likely you'll have one (or two in my case) people who do not know how to clean/put their stuff away. Room sizes are all very different so you could either have a tiny 1 by 2metre box or a decent size room. Slanted roofs so banging your head happens a lot. All flats (except ground floor) are spread onto 3 floors so you'll have to walk flights of stairs to get to your kitchen on the top floor. Squirrels get into kitchens when (idiot) flatmates leave windows open. Bar is usually dead as the events that happen there are quite boring. Can be noisy every Friday/Saturday night. All-in-all, do not pick Whitworth

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th December 17

The location is good and the international students are friendly ..... Other than that are all sux ..... UoM is a looser.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th December 17

I am a postgraduate student and so far I have had good time in Whitworth park. The room size do depend on a luck, despite that we pay the same price. I live on the top floor and have a double glazing but some of my friends have bigger rooms with single glazing so it really do depend on your luck. However the location is the best! Literally 3 minutes to campus and I usually walk to city center as well. It has its own bar (Groove Bar) which has nice area to chill and relax and with only 10 pounds you can join the gym as well! (It is small but it does do its job :) ) The staff member are nice and cleaners do come to clean the kitchen,living room and toilets which is good too. It also has a squash court that students can use. Despite being next to campus it has this bubble of silence that for postgraduate student is really suitable. Negative point will be that I have seen some silverfish and we have seen a mouse in our kitchen..(hopefully will be sorted soon...)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd January 17

It's good because it's a 10 minute walk to the uni. Shared bathroom is not nice. Can get lucky with the bedrooms and get a big one or be unlucky and get a tiny one. Could get lucky with kitchen and have windows. Overall it's not bad- it's cheap and really neat to the uni

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th December 16

You'd expect better facilities for the money you pay, but it's ideally placed, with only a 5 minute walk to the uni.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th August 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th July 16

Great location close to university, has its own bar, gym, squash courts, it room. Good balance between loud and quiet social life depending on what you want

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th May 16

Utter s******, but very cheap and right next to the Uni. Hall Management is a joke, Extractor fan hasn't been working since November and no one has come round to fix it. Kitchen is as bad as you'll see.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st April 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th March 16

pretty good tbh

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