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Accommodation in Plymouth
Frobisher House offers a range of ensuite rooms
Fantastic location, communal lounge & fully furnished
Only an 8-minute walk to University of Plymouth
Applying to Robbins Hall
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Online learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- 23rd Jun
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Teaching is in line with government guidance.
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Robbins has 14 blocks and is a great place for socialising, sadly I was in M block and this is the furthest away from all the courtyards so not much of socialising. The kitchen is tiny compared to others I’ve seen. I’ve seen a bigger kitchen in Pilgim that was for three people!! They even had a sofa and we all couldn’t fit around the table in ours! Rooms are alright size, but get like a prison the fact I could see the bricks just painted white! Location is perfect. In the middle of all accommodations, easy walking distance to uni and other clubs.
Robbins are the best halls for the money if you plan to socialise in other halls every single time you want to go out or have a good time. Social space is non-existent unless you count the balconies which are the only redeeming features of this accommodation in my opinion, especially if you're a smoker. Kitchens are small and cramped, the en-suites are dirty and in dire need to refurbishment and don't be surprised when your weathered mattress pops out a spring or two into your back in the middle of your first night. I would highly recommend you look elsewhere if you have the choice, as there are much better halls for a similar or slightly higher price, and you will more likely have a better first year experience than other people and I have had.
I enjoyed my time in Robbins however the kitchen was too small and was the only place we had to socialise in our flat. Also didn't have a table so we ended up using an unreliable ironing board most the time. Rooms were good, if a bit on the small side. Location wise Robbins is perfect. I could walk to campus in around 1 minute. Also very close to the city centre. The wifi is the worst thing I have ever experienced, it dropped out constantly and I was always draining the data on my phone because of it but apparently the company that provide it is being changed it should be better next year. As a whole Robbins is a good halls and I made loads of new friends.
If you love to party and want to have a great first year university experience then robbins is for you! Most of the people are pretty relaxed and you can make some great friends whilst living here. If you don't like music playing all day everyday then this probably isn't the place for you. The RA's can be pretty annoying with telling people to keep it down constantly but get along with them from the beginning and you should be good. Robbins has the availability of en suites as well as shared bathrooms (which isn't as bad as you would think). Its definitely worth the extra couple of £ rather than living in Gilwell which is same sex halls, fire alarms nearly everyday and getting called the ghetto. Robbins gave me a great first year experience, so worth it, wouldn't have changed anything.
Value for money is completely dragged down by very slow wi-fi however, this is 'being fixed' for the 2016 entry. There are no real social gathering spaces inside a flat other than the kitchen area but I've never had a problem with that because there are bars just down the road. You are literally right next to the university for those early morning get ups and right next to pubs and clubs for those late nights. Cleaning is thorough .
I loved my time in Robbins, such a social atmosphere and there was always events that gave you opportunities to meet new people who lived there. It's located very close to town and right on campus, as well as right next door to Gilwell, Pilgrim and Radnor Halls and many bars (ideal location!)
My experience was amazing but because of who I was in a flat with. The rules are stupid and nobody has a clue what they were doing. Health and safety was not carried out correctly and we received the blame. Also give out extraordinary fines for little things that mean you're paying £50 each for not emptying a glass bottle bin! Close to uni, but vile, absolutely vile inside, the top skylight rooms felt like a prison. And absolutely no chilling area just a stupid breakfast bar with some plastic stools. Brilliant
Robbins the is a simple hall but has everything a student needs in first year. It has large courtyard spaces for social activities and also a lecture theatre underneath which is used for activities such as movie nights. It is an overall 10/10 for first time fresher experience.
Honestly, best value for money halls! best on-suit out of everyone's flats i've seen. some rooms have there own balconys and although rooms arnt big, they are spacious enough. The only down fall is there is a kitchen with a table to chill around and you can get a good 20 people about for decent pre's but not actual communal space out of the kitchen.
I pay £98 a week, which for halls is okay. Robbins is very sociable, arguably the bet placed halls on campus. The cleaning is rubbish, but we do that ourselves anyway. Overall love it here and would recommend to anyone, hopefully you don't get RA's like we do!
The only social space is the kitchen which proves problematic if you want people over. However as one of the cheaper halls, you expect to compromise. Our cleaner is lovely and always does a fab job! Cannot fault her at all. On the other hand though, there is a silver fish bug infestation which was here before we arrived as light fittings were holding them. They aren't a huge problem but it's still not nice. The bedrooms are a nice size as are the bathrooms and removing the bugs, it's fab honestly. The fact a lecture theatre is literally part of your halls makes 9ams so much easier! The location is perfect in regard to uni and all the clubs so it's actually ideal :)
For £103 a week it's not too shabby, rooms are a good size, you have to share bathrooms which once you get to know your flatmates is fine, my flat had a pretty decent sized kitchen and a balcony, but other than that there wasn't really anywhere to socialise apart from in your rooms or outside in the courtyard. There's no lifts so if your on one of the higher floors you'll be getting some pretty decent leg muscles.
My personal university halls experience was a highly enjoyable one. The halls I chose to live in, Robbins, were some of the cheapest yet despite this never came across as being such. The maintenance of the halls by the tirelessly working staff helped make it a highly pleasant experience, and it's location quite literally across the road from the university campus made it ideal for me as a student, as I was able to aptly prepare for the days lessons without having to worry about rushing to class by any given time, so for me personally this was spot on. Without becoming too crude whilst still providing an apt description, the social aspect of university life Robbins halls provided was one of the best experiences of my life. It was able to combine the atypical university bucket list features such as social gatherings for nights out and block parties, with other positives such as the close proximity helping to create a real sense of community between the students. A truly great experience.