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I have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent living in Colman House. Although it could be considered to be pretty expensive for what you receive I would definitely recommend it. It is very conveniently located being approximately a 5 minute walk away from the centre of campus and is surrounded by a number of other accommodation blocks (Nelson Court, Britten, Victory, Paston House etc.) which makes it perfect for socialising. The flats are cleaned regularly with the kitchen being cleaned twice a week and the en-suites once a week was sufficient. The only issue was that for a 12-person flat the kitchen was a bit small; we only had 2 microwave ovens, a grill, 4 hobs and about 8 chairs which was inconvenient if you wanted to all socialise in the kitchen together. Other than that the halls were pretty much perfect, I couldn't have asked for a better flat.
Terrible value for money as there's no ovens or social space, and as well as the wifi being terrible and dropping out nigh on constantly I have nothing in common with my obnoxiously loud flatmates so have spent the entire semester running on far less sleep than I would like. Small rooms and small bathrooms with terrible shower stalls; and considering others in accommodation for the same price get larger versions of these things it is a rip off! The only plus side is the location, despite it being the accommodation furthest away from the centre of campus (besides the village). However, I would rather pay £1,500-£2,000 less per year and have a 10-15 minute walk to and from university each day, and not have my student loan (and then some!) spent entirely on rent.
Bit of a pain to walk to and from in the cold - can be quite a walk depending on where I'm coming from/going to. I live in a 12 person flat and we do not have enough kitchen appliances for 12 people (flats of 6 have the same amount of appliances as we do). No common room whatsoever. Kitchen isn't the nicest (poor interior decorating!) or warmest place to be.
Rip off, no oven or social space. They put me in the medic block which meant everyone was boring and basically had none of my friends there. Rooms were half the size of nelson court but still the same price. Kit me was for 8 people but only provided seating for 5. Was terrible
-Value for money is awful, old fashioned and very tacky. Hot water systems are awful and wifi terrible. -The halls are located very far away from where I need to be. It's located on the opposite side of the campus. -the halls are managed terribly, when the fire alarm went off it went off for 10 minutes then security turned up to turn it off. Senior resident never there when you need it. Also the flats only contain medics and health care students, very difficult to interact with other students studying other subjects. -the cleaner is absolutely amazing such a lively lady who does her job well. -what common room/ social space? Isn't any in halls - nothing really in common with housemates, we don't really get along and we all have different interests.
The price of the rooms were really expensive in comparison to other universities and the communal area was rubbish! It looked like a chefs kitchen with all of the metal sides and it didn't even have an oven! The seating was uncomfortable and it would have been nice to have at least a sofa in there and a tv would have been a nice bonus!