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- OPEN DAYS:
- Open day on 16th Oct & 17th Oct.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Teaching will be in person, wherever this is the most appropriate method and within the constraints of any Government guidance.
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Fantastic location, great for clubs and events. However, the sound insulation is extremely minimal and you will hear noise from above and below. I would only recommend this accommodation to people who plan on going out very often, due to the noise and lack of study/quiet social spaces.
Byron was my first year halls, it was great and very convenient. It is definitely worth the money, however unlike other accommodations it is not the most social and you only tend to meet those on your floor (your flat and one other).
DO NOT LIVE IN B BLOCK IF YOU EVER PLAN ON SLEEPING. there are events wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday which means you can only sleep after 3am on those days its so loud so definetly avoid b block, not worth the small discount for proper sleep
Do not spend your money on Byron, it’s not worth it and your halls will end up looking dreadful no matter how much you spend. Students are animals! We had eggs on the ceilings and beer, butter, milk etc all over the floor. Not cool.
the best thing about byron is how close it is to uni and uni facilities. It’s really modern and the rooms are a decent size. The beds longer than your normal single so it’s hard to get a cover to fit! the wet room is quite small but it’s bearable. the noise from the su directly below isn’t that bad at all! there’s only really noise on wednesday, saturday and the occasional friday night. don’t let freshers put you off because it’s really not as loud as it is then! staff are really nice and manager mike is lovely! they left us chocolates when they gave us new sofas for being patient! any problems are dealt with quickly but they don’t say when they’ve been so if your problem isn’t as obvious like a broken oven then it’s hard to know if it’s been fixed as theres no evidence that staff have been. i’ve teally enjoyed living in byron and i don’t go clubbing all that often or anything but i’ve still enjoyed living here! the kitchen is big enough for 6 people but can get slightly crowded.
Modern but overly priced... also till the end of july? who is staying till then. AND cleaners don't do their job. My flat mates never cleaned up after themselves and then the cleaner didn't even clean the sides/tables/floor...
The bathrooms/ wet rooms are Tiny. The noise from the su is awful, I'm kept up to all hrs even during exam times . The whole building is designed badly. The price us far far to much, go with one Of the private halls. It is vastly overpriced and overhyped for what is a substandard hall of residence. Due to its price I have struggled all year with no money.
Best halls if you want a great social experience. The rooms are lovely, modern, small but what you expect for uni with your own en-suite. Very social halls with something always happening allowing u to meet great people. Very safe halls as well with security monitoring everything 24:7 however not strict so still allowed parties.
Great until you want to get work done or revise, at which point you're battling the wifi all day and the noise all night, almost impossible to get to sleep on a wednessday because of ocean. Basically a noisy version of GSS.
Very rude cleaner - their job to clean and they don't need to make comments if it's messy. I wasn't even at uni for that weekend and I got a mouthful. You have to be really social to live here as it's always busy!
Great location, always felt safe. Rooms and flats were lovely and modern. Unfortunately Student Union noise problem was a huge issue on a Saturday night, as was the lack of enforcement on drug issues within the halls. I wouldn't pick to live here if you prefer a quiet atmosphere.
It's a great halls of residence, however, the people that tend to live here are quite rude. Although they are the sort of people who tend to be going out all the time which may be what you're looking for, there is a big 'lad' culture here. I'd suggest if that's not the type of person you are, then live in Gill street South or Gill street. Personally I wish I had chosen Sandy which is right next door but with a much better atmosphere.