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Accommodation in Stoke-On-Trent
Applying to Holly Cross
- QUARANTINE PROVISION:
- Not yet specified
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- On-campus open day on 17th Oct & 20th Nov.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- The university plans to return to face-to-face teaching being at the core of all programmes, whilst making the best use of the new digital approaches they have developed during 2020/21.
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Clean and modern. Rooms are relatively spacious. Generally, very good. A very pleasant (and short) walk into the heart of the campus. The only caveat is that there’s no bar within these halls, and so, if you fancy a pint, you need to walk to either the Sneyd arms (just up the road), or to lindsay cafe bar (again, a 5 minute walk).
I have not enjoyed living in these halls. It's very loud at night and the facts that the walls and doors are paper thin, and that the noise carries through the vents don't help. The rooms are incredibly overpriced and the social spaces are quite bad (although The Cross is alright). The showers get incredibly annoying, as you need to push the shower head into place each time you turn it on and as it has a "non-touch" system, it turns off every time I wash my hair and accidentally go too close to the sensor - it also turns off by itself randomly and lowers the water temperature. Good sized beds. Halls smell strongly of dust because of old carpet-flooring. I haven't unfortunately enjoyed the company of my annoyingly messy, loud and thoughtless flatmates either, but that's just me. Wifi works very well and the location is nice, as it's not too far nor too close to the central campus.
I had a horrible time living here, the people were very hostile and you felt completely trapped, and the rooms felt like hotel rooms. Despite being en-suite, it was very noisy and the halls and rooms were very dark which was depressing. I would recommend Hawthornes as it is cheaper, and even though you have to share with more people, it feels like more of a homely environment, and not a massive block of flats, but individual blocks.
The overall halls were brilliant, very clean and for accomodation you are given alot of space. The cleaners did a good job, however the management of the halls were shocking.The management were never there, arrogant and patronising when they were plus always tried to avoid doing anything.