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Although one of the cheapest halls at Trent, it is still way overpriced (paying £4500 for the year 2018/19). The only real social spaces are the small common rooms or the outside courtyards which more often than not are left empty which can be a bit daunting if you end up in a flat with people you don’t get along with. Luckily I got on with my flat mates which meant that I had a good social experience but I imagine it could be quite isolating if you didn’t get on with them, especially with the distance (20 minute bus ride) from the centre of notts.
It's as cheap as it feels. It has a courtyard that people socialize in but mainly smokers. There's nothing to do in the area/within walking distance; you're going to have to catch a bus to do anything outside the building apart from go to the off licence. There is however a petrol station 10 mins walk away next to a MacDonald's and a couple supermarkets 15-20 mins walk away. There are very occasionally little things that the staff organize e.g. cakes at reception. Most of the staff are friendly and caring. The cleaners clean frequently; sometimes more thoroughly than other times. The internet is really fast and has only been down once or twice in the past year. If you can afford to go to a better located accommodation I'd highly recommend doing so, but if not it doesn't matter too much.
The only issue is that the location is far away from campus, although my time in the maltings has been amazing and there is more of a community and everyone gets to know each other. Great social scene, however Phase 1 which I was living in had more of one than for those living in phase 2. Despite the rooms being bigger in phase 2, the social scene for phase 1 makes it more worthwhile and i would recommend staying there for the year
I have stayed here in first year and would strongly advise anyone to keep away. The location is very poor miles away from the university and city center, it has ruined my first year experience. It is very dirty and the furnishing is out dated. No living space in flats , just one shared between the entire accommodation downstairs. Can hear the main road traffic through the window as the windows are thin, and the walls are also extremely thin. The only good thing is big sized rooms.
So much fun, I met lots of great people. Very sociable which I really wanted however I am in phase 2 which isn’t as sociable as phase 1. So if you really want a great social experience defo go into phase 1 as they have more people and a big courtyard everyone goes to after a night out.
Living in the old town of Hull in the city centre is amazing. Next to everything you could possibly need and so close to all the shops you can think of, as well as places to eat and drink and socialise. Would highly recommend living there.
The square in the middle is a great place to meet people. And the buses that take you to freshers are the best thing ever! The rooms have a great about of space and large desks and food shops like Aldi, Sainsburys and Tesco express are right round the corner. The worst thing is the bus ride in but the bus stop is right outside so its not too bad.
Great halls, little bit far out from the city centre campus. Free bus out on for us though, and free bus passes for those who had to travel to Clifton campus. Had an amazing freshers year here and made some great friends. Was happy to fresher rep there again the year after.