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Accommodation in Plymouth
Applying to Francis Drake Hall
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- On-campus open day on 23rd Apr & 22nd Jun.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- They are planning a high-quality student experience, designed on the basis of in-person, face-to-face, teaching and learning activities, supplemented with digital resources. Students, staff and visitors on campus should wear face-coverings indoors within communal areas, and outside in crowded spaces.
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Definitely the worst university halls Plymouth has to offer. The management is unhelpful and seem to be in it just for the money. You will be fined for the negative actions of other residents. (Money was taken straight out of deposit for someone else vomiting outside their room. Taps do not run cold at night. No social area/spaces as well as poor security (the front door lock broke and wasn't fixed for a week). All of this for £140 a week definitely not value for money.
Without doubt one of the best halls (been to them all), right on campus, a huge number of rooms (great socially), rooms and communal areas are clean tidy and modern. Regular cleaning, lovey views from the higher floors and just an overall fantastic halls. Wouldn't have picked any other.
Ideal location, right in the middle of campus. Generally quiet once in the rooms and pretty good for socialising. Only little things (and although I talk about them a lot here, they are very little in comparison): very poor internet in a lot of the bedrooms and the guy 'in charge' of the halls (yes, he's a student) is throwing his weight around and trying to humiliate and create a fault between us and the older students. Not so great, someone needs to be allocated that job as a full time thing and be properly trained. However, the RAs are lovely and do make up for this. Overall, a great place and great halls and the general Plymouth Residence Life team and other staff are lovely and really prompt at fixing little things (hot water, shower heads etc.). It's just seriously pricey!
Halls are modern and clean. Rooms tidy and comfortable. Management quite poor when things need sorting. Security is quite poor but not really much of an issue as its on campus. Location is perfect. Social experience is brilliant.
Pros: Perfect location, unlimited heating, cosy room with a comfy bed, if anything breaks it gets fixed within 24hrs, nice views Cons: Loud, you can hear everyone pre drink, you hear people come back from nights out as the sound echos around the halls, no social space apart from kitchen, cleaners barely clean and expect it to be clean in order to clean, RAs are useless I went to straight to security to get things done. Good luck!!
An average halls in terms of its facilities, however the location is the biggest plus side. Living in Francis Drake means you can roll out of bed into lectures, and roll on the floor from a night out to the comfort of your own bed. The RA's in B block to absolutely nothing and have been no help to me what so ever. This is something that UPP really needs to up it game on, as at the end of the, you are paying for them.
Overpriced, tiny bathroom (literally a cupboard with a toilet in it, which everyone comments on), if you get stressed you can't really escape the uni, no common room (although there is a big kitchen, granted)... But you can't hear the traffic like my friends in St Thomas' can.