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Well-equipped hall near Nottingham Trent
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Meridian was not a great hall in terms of actual accommodation. The rooms themselves are quite depressing and it was very prison cell like. My window literally faced trees so I got no sunlight whatsoever which wasn’t good for my mental health. The staff were lovely and it’s amazing for being social. The distance is a bit long!
Being outside the city centre for the first year allow's more cultural experience's, you see more than the average student. Free bus pass. Get used to sharing a bathroom with the same people for the next 3/4 years. And you get a Large/XL room for cheaper.
The place is real cheap with decent location and great to meet people. They give you a free bus pass and although it isn't the nicest looking the kitchens are well equipped and the staff is very nice. The large rooms are definitely worth the price. Be ready to adapt and don't have very high expectations. If you can manage that, then you will have a great time here.
I knew Meridian Court wasn't gonna be the nicest ever (I was late applying and wasn't left with many options) but I will say its worse than I anticipated and worse than the pictures. As I say I wasn't expecting The Ritz but the breeze block walls and minimal, dingy design of everything is just so horrible and depressing. There's also a slight smell of piss when you first ever enter your flat that for some reason you can't ever smell again (everyone backs me up on this) which means its probably always there and you get used to it. The shared bathroom is one of the most problematic aspects. Mainly because they're just so horrible, I don't even care that much about the shared element. The showers are like ones in a minky run-down public swimming pool. You kind of can't tell whether they're clean or not. Sometimes, an inconsiderate flatmate may decide to go for a s*** when you're in the shower as little as 2 feet away from you. Socially its good and you make lots of friends, that's it.
It's alright. It depends on what you want. The surrounding area is nice enough, and there's two supermarkets - Aldi and Sainsburys - as well as a Tesco Express a little further away. If you go further past the Sainsburys and turn left, there's a McDonalds. You can get back from uni on the 15, 16, 17, 68, 69 and 71 buses. You also get a free bus pass. But you do have to wake up at 7.30 for a 9am lecture. The small rooms are small. The large rooms are a good size. All are poorly lit unless you face the sun. The rooms are breezeblock walls and don't block sound well. And your flat might be 10 people, with 1 fridge and 1 freezer. I liked the surrounding area. 10 people was stressful. My room doesn't have good lighting and it's a bit depressing. The reception staff are nice, wifi is okay, no common rooms in flats, and no snack machine, only a drinks vending machine. I did start calling it Apocalypse Bunker D0. Having a large room was my only saving grace. But it was £100 a week. Cheap.
Despite being the cheapest halls at trent it isn't worth the money. The location is terrible, free bus pass is given however you aren't told that the bus stop is at least a ten minute walk away. The shared bathrooms are of the same standard of those you would expect to see on a campsite. The rooms are furnished terribly with minimal storage places. Lastly the residents were largely rude and disrespectful especially when coming home from nights out. I didn't even last a term here.
Terrible! If you're a fresher do not go there. I cought Lyme disease, too many trees and green and it's in the middle of no where. There's this one woman that is terrible and you will struggle to get to university or any social events. Don't do it to yourself
Very social, fun and happy place to be in. Bedroom is decent sized but very uncomfortable beds. Great value for money although the security is not that great. Overall, great location for safety but is so much effort getting the bus to university.