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Francis Drake Hall Reviews

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#12 out of 18 halls at University of Plymouth

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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.

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By member108932
On 1st May 15

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Most helpful review

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.

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By member108932
On 1st May 15

Francis Drake Hall Information

Price from£148.48 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms329
CampusCity Campus
PostcodePL4 6AP

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Does it have induction jobs or normal ones?
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th January 18

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st December 16

It's ok but they'll shout at you for anything, the hot water never works. Lucky it's on campus as that's the only good thing, but it's way too expensive for what you get.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st December 16

Right on campus, lovely halls and rooms

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

Hot water didn't work properly all year round, it's so not worth the money you pay.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd July 16

good rooms and good size kitchen, got fined for a lot of things at the end of the year like wet floor signs and broken roof tiles

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th May 16

Really bad value for money. WiFi is terrible. No common room. Fire alarms oversensitive.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd March 16

Great on campus accomadation, although the wifi can be spotty in places, the wired connection is great (100mbits)

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th March 16

Overpriced, loud, rude RA's, everything falling to bits, abysmal Wi-Fi, poorly designed en-suites. However good location. Overall = Avoid.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 2nd March 16

Very overpriced, too stingy to replace my mattress when it has springs digging into me, the cleaner refuses to clean when it isn't too dirty and there is no internet in the kitchen.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th December 15

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.

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

Right on campus which was great but didnt have much of a community

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st October 15

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!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st May 15

It was a great experience. Right on campus too. Just get on with your flatmates and you'll have a good year.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st May 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

RA tended to be over bearing and controling

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

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!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th April 15

Love my flat mates, love the social in our block. We run the show so can do what we like

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