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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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By member725109
On 17th December 16

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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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By member725109
On 17th December 16

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Price from£105.00 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms1268
CampusCity Campus
PostcodeM13 9WJ

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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: 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: 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: 3 /5
By On 6th December 15

whittyP is so so quiet but the people you do meet are so chill its just hard to meet them due to the lack of social life.

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

You get what you pay for but the social life does suffer, a lot of quiet international students and students who are VERY work orientated. Still a flat party every weekend without fail so not a total loss and always something on at the bar located in the residence.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th November 15

ridiculously poor maintenance. radiator not working house corridor insanely hot never fixes leakages in room no windows in kitchen

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th November 15

Honestly didn't believe it when people told me these halls were full of international students but it's true. It's not necessarily a bad thing but a lot of the students outside of Europe aren't very sociable and prefer to hang out with people from a similar culture. If you are someone who likes a party this halls is probably not for you, though I'm sure through Facebook you can probably find something happening every night there's just not the same vibe as halls in Fallowfield. Also, apart from going to uni every other bloody event is down there so you might as well buy the bus pass despite being a five minute walk from lectures. The living room/kitchen is the best part about the flat, though the maintenance are pretty s*** we've lived here months and our cupboards are still broken. The room sizes vary so much, the smallest isn't very functional and boiling hot but the bigger ones are actually really nice rooms but you all pay the same. They'll also fine you for stuff constantly!

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

Cheap, extremely close to the university, and a nice bled of quiet and social.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th November 15

Stay away, incredibly s***, so tiny, so old, people are **** just go to fallowfield even if its further awat

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th November 15

Basic, but good socially, convenient location.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th November 15

Rooms are small, and halls are too hot. However, location is ideal, it is not too loud, there are a lot of social opportunities and it is cheap.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st October 15

It is a cheap accommodation with just what you need, so you simply get what you pay for and not a penny more. You have to do some investment in your room to make it livable, but it is no great cost. After all, you are here to study, not to spend your whole life in your room. The social atmosphere is also worth mentioning. This is not a hall for you who likes to party day in, day out. Then you should rather find something in Fallowfield. Whitworth Park is close to the main campus, and not a far distance from the northern campus (Engineering campus). The student bar is excellent place to start your night with cheap drinks and not too loud music, which makes it possible to discuss where you and your friends are going to spend the evening. Bus stop is right outside the gate and it run buses all the time.

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

Amazing experience so far, you won't spend much time in your room so it's all good, as they are small. Part from that it is a great social life

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

10 minute walk from the majority of lectures so you miss the Fallowfield bus queue and ultimately get to lie in for longer. We have our own bar that does super cheap drinks and puts on a bi-weekly comedy night for free (Phil wang, Jack Whitehall etc.) so pretty decent! Very very clean and all facilities are perfect acceptable and extremely good value for money. I had heard lots about the rooms being very small but this isn't the case they're a lot bigger than others I had seen. You're in your own community so very easy to make lots of friends very quickly. The buildings were all initially very very warm but they do listen to your complaints which is amazing. Also lots of international students which isn't a problem but communication can be difficult and you have to adjust to each other's way of living, habits etc. Finally you're right opposite the shops, dominos, subway, McDonald's and a Chinese so very very close to all the horrible unhealthy yet delicious food. Overall great. 10/10.

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

Whitworth is great, close to campus, lots of events, but quieter and more...peaceful than fallowfield. Perfect for me, only problem is that rooms are SO HOT, even with windows open in the middle of winter! Bring your shorts people!

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

Decent place, close to the city and uni. Reasonably cheap too.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th October 15

Thorncliffe 21. They party in communal area all the time until 2am. I could not sleep. Annoying. Please get rid of them ASAP

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st July 15

I think its a great place right in the heart of the city and I love living just 5 min walking from the lecture halls

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

Must be the worst uni halls, full of weird and unsocial people.

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

I love whitworth park. we've had a horrible horrible cleaner but that was just us and the place is clean she's just very angry. It's cheap and close and completely manageable. Don't expect luxury though :)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th April 15

Most of my flatmates were really rude and cliquey, but obviously this is luck of the draw. The location is super handy for life scientists (and probably more degrees too), there is a lot of diversity and around 1000-1500 students on site and the bar is pretty cheap too. The washing machines absolutely suck though and the rooms vary in size a lot, but it is one of the cheapest halls here.

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

It's literally the closest halls to south (main) campus so you can get up at 8:45 and be on time for a 9am lecture. It's pretty far from Fallowfield so you tend to socialise with other people in WP since everywhere else is fairly far but with bus stops right outside. WP is okay, you pay for the convenience of being close to uni not for the mad social life or the fancy en-suite accommodation

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

Great social life, and great location!

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