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I have just finished first year and have to say I've had the best year of my life here

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By member129166
On 13th June 15

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On 13th June 15

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CampusMain Campus
PostcodeNE2 4AW
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms928
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th May 16

Very cheap and very fun. Has all you need and is practical.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd March 16

Really good, each flat comes with telly and freeview and can be connected up to the internet, in the hub there is sky sports and pool table and it has an onsite gym which u pay for your induction and a one off fee, its small but has what you need, all rooms are ensuite and is secure and secured parking and bike shelters with codes and a short walk from campus and is close to city centre, office staff are lovely as well as maintenance staff and there are always activities being held such as easter egg hunt halloween party and no need to pay any extra and in freshers was an inflatable party with sumo suits, bucking bull etc

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd December 15

Fab atmosphere. Pretty basic but doesn't matter. Could do with having wifi

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st December 15

The most wonderful place in the world

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

If you're an interesting out going person and going to newcastle uni, choose Ricky Road. Otherwise you'll regret it.

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

Known as the s***test halls in Newcastle uni but its really not that bad, relatively comfortable and maybe not the cleanest place but you can guarantee an amazing time with something happening every night - brings a new meaning to 'f**k first year'

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st December 15

without doubt best halls at the uni

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th July 15

The location and the social side of Richardson Road made up for it's basic facilities. Would not have wanted to have spent my first year living anywhere else.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th June 15

Legendary Ricky - not very pretty but nevertheless amazing

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th June 15

University would be nothing without Ricky Road. Ricky is the prime example of a stereotypical uni experience, friends, fun and party's... And more friends and fun! As you start falling In love with the place you can no longer even see the grime, or get annoyed with drunk singing at 4am outside your window. Ricky brings together the best things about uni, and the people that it holds are the best people you'll ever meet and will follow you through the rest of your time in newcastle and even your life!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th June 15

Well. When I first entered the Ricky-sphere , the decor , brown brick , yellow walls , and green sofa wannabes and the somewhat interesting smell.... I was not prepared for what I would soon be reffering to as the most amazing year of my life. There's no contenter to Ricky. Ricky is love and Ricky is life. You don't need sleep or your own bathroom and clean dishes are overated you only the the most amazing people you'll ever meet which can be found in ricky.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th June 15

I have just finished first year and have to say I've had the best year of my life here

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

the best first year accommodation. Great for parties and perfect location for newcastle

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th March 15

By far the best of all the newcastle university halls, although, for the most part, it's unclean, loud and exhausting.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th March 15

its a s**t hole but I love it it's got the best social life

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th March 15

Make friends in a flash and get absolutely trollied

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th March 15

So so great! So much fun, very sad its being knocked down

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th March 15

Ricky Road might not look like the most glamorous student halls in Newcastle- but it is, without question, the best. I can't imagine my university experience being any better! The cleaners might come in and bang about at ridiculous times after a night out or refuse to clean some days because someone left their coat on the floor in the living room, but if you want to make friends at uni, Ricky is the best place to do it! Being in a block means you can make friends with anyone, and if you want a post night out debrief, the rest of the team are 10 seconds away. It's also the cheapest accomodation going, really close to campus and doesn't usually cost more than a fiver back from town in a taxi (split between 4 people, that's about a quid a person!). Ricky really is known for being the 'party halls' of Newcastle, everybody's heard about it and wants to live there. Wouldn't recommend to people who want to get some serious work done in first year, it can be quite noisy!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th March 15

wish I could stay for my whole degree

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th March 15

THE BEST PLACE EVER, so much fun, sooooo sociable, amazing people amazing atmosphere, best times of my life, miss the place so much. Set out of blocks and flats is like one big massive family <3

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th March 15

Amazing halls - great atmosphere and social aspect! Good common room, sofas would have been nice though!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th March 15

As you will find out if you don't mind the cramped, slumming it together vibe nowhere else in Newcastle is worth it, everyone loves Ricky.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th March 15

Wow ricky is the best accommodation in the country and i wouldn't change a thing about it! Newcastle university it would be absolutely insane to knock this palace down you will regret your decision! Ricky road is responsible for a certain percentage of Newcastle students, don't be silly now

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th March 15

WE LOVE YOU RICKY, WE DO WE LOVE YOU RICKY, WE DO WE LOVE YOU RICKY, WE DO OOOH RICKY WE LOVE YOU

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

It's probably the reason why so many fresher's have such a great university experience at Newcastle. You can really bond over the prison like layout of the accomodation. The fact that you share the key living areas with your flatmates such as the toilet, tiny fridge, tiny freezer and a common room really makes you get to know each other. I absolutely love it and wouldn't change my halls if I had the option.

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

The best accommodation that ever did exist. There is no place like home, Ricky is home ❤. I love the brick walls it adds to the ambience, ricky is love, ricky is life x

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

Amazing. Not the biggest but the best things come in tiny packages

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th March 15

Unbelievable fun. The atmosphere in Ricky was unmatched by any halls I've visited in the country. You get used to its rough edges and how when you visited you thought this Is the last place I want to be. Ignore that, it's class.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th March 15

Quality Accommodation, Class Social Life, PleaSe DO NOT KNOCK IT DOWN!!! #GOHARDORGOMARRIS "Ohh I'd rather be a Riccy than a ****"

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th March 15

Bloody class. Best halls I've been to anywhere in country

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th March 15

Best and most social accomodation, been to visit other halls and none have the communal vibe that Ricky Does, will be sad to see it go. We love you ricky, we do

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th March 15

Best student digs in the World! University wouldnt be University without thus

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th March 15

Couldn't have lived in a better place

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th March 15

COULD NOT HAVE WISHED FOR A BETTER ACCOMMODATION!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th March 15

If you like sessioning and constant parties with minimal posh students and full of normal students choose here

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th March 15

Don't expect to do much sleeping, but expect to make amazing friends and crawl out of bed to get to your lecture at the last minute with minimal distance. When you finally leave, novelties like clean dishes and sleep make you happier than they should - this is good. No one should live first year in luxury. Ricky is a rite of passage. #GoHardOrGoMarris

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th March 15

Absolutely mental loved every second

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

As loud as it can be and as much as everything breaks I wouldn't want to be in any other halls. The people are brilliant and it's just so sociable with so many friendly faces, a great laugh and just all round greats fun!

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

It might not be pretty but I genuinely had the best year living there. There's no rules and everyone just wants to have the best time

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th March 15

I have no idea why you would ever want to live anywhere else. Best year of my life

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th March 15

Nothing works, if it does work it breaks! The staff are not helpful and try to charge fines for everything! Location is really good for uni and town though and the students who live there are amazing!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th March 15

Best accommodation at any university

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th March 15

Amazing - can't imagine living anywhere else in first year!

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