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Money well spent in general, studio rooms are quite smaller than expected and social areas are well maintained.
I live in a nice house with a beautiful garden belonged to Broadgate Park, love here sooooo much!!! All the mangers are nice and kind, they are helpful with any issues, the secruity is also great, highly recommend!!!!!
Enjoyed it, made loads of friends, my room was nice and it’s pretty close to campus. Only issues are that the kitchen in our flat was tiny and there’s not really much social space
Staff are great. Always activities running. Really fast response time for maintenance.
Rare hot water, no social spaces at all so no sense community, terrible uncomfortable bed, consistent noise from maintenance. Avoid.
Very nice, the only problem is it is very variable ie some kitchens/rooms are much bigger than others
I live in a en-suite studio - not by choice as I would have preferred an en-suite as would most of my flatmates I found it really hard to socialise with them because we didn’t have a common area like a kitchen - a social space for the flat would be good - like a room with a sofa or something. Furthermore, it would have been better if we had a room to do laundry within our block - like the ironing room we have. The social spaces available above reception are great as is the library. As is the Courtyard
Definitely biased because I was in Alpines (best block) so campus 5 min walk away, coop 2 min walk & laundry 10 sec walk, the laundry machines do sometimes swallow your money but I haven't had that issue yet in a year of living here. Wifi is what you expect, never had any issues when gaming online but I haven't done it much so doesn't mean there never will be. It does cut out sometimes but comes back pretty quick. Any issues (water not working, squeaky door, etc.) and the maintenance guys are super quick to fix it and also love to chat. They also offered to water our plants over Christmas for us if we just left them in the kitchen for them :) Cleaners come round once a week and if your flat is a pig-sty they will knock on your door and tell you to get your act together. Pretty much results in everyone developing a weekly cleaning ritual for the day before the cleaner arrives each week so we don't get woken early. Also showers have a pressure valve & temperature valve which I will miss.
Good place near David ross gym located west entrance but I’m paying the same amount as my flat mates and they have much bigger rooms some blocks have double glazed windows bigger kitchen for all the same price
Its a great place with a great location and can offer a very genuine good univeristy experience with the oppurtunity to make lots of friends. My only gripes would be to open the gate by Elms and Firs so beeston can be accessed more easily currently the iron gate has a big padlock on it and also for maybe the blocks to have one big kitchen on the bottom floor for everyone instead of lots of tiny kitchens as it is hard to do social things in there as it is so small (Firs is where I stayed).
We don’t have extract fan in the kitchen. Can barely breathe while cooking. Pretty sure there is building regulation about air change rate in kitchen, I think they violate it.
Ensuite studio is a very good room.
I have absolutely loved stayed at Broadgate park for my first year at uni of notts. I have a studio room, which is perfect for those people who like the balance of both socialising and alone time. Initially I was worried about the social aspect of having a studio, as many of the people within these living spaces aren’t overly sociable, however if you join the WhatsApp group chats for your block you can soon find your type of people who live near you. Broadgate is the best option for someone who wants to live close to uni but doesn’t want catered halls, as Broadgate is the nearest self-catered accom. It’s also right next to a tram and bus stop and many supermarkets. The rooms are small, but that’s expected with student accom. I found the property management for my block in Spruces to be amazing, I had issues with my sink blocking and the microwave oven one time, but with both occasions, they immediately sorted everything out for me, usually within the space of one days notice.
Accommodations differ in sizes and quality of social areas. For me the kitchen was the only social area and consisted of a kitchen counter with 5 stools (kitchen not big enough for 5 people to sit in there anyway) while other flats had a large table or a sofa. I feel this is unfair as I pay the same but don't receive the same quality of living and it is not was what advertised when applying.
There are common rooms to use and a library, which is nice. If you want to stay for only half a year I strongly advise against it. You will get the worst building, where there is mold in the walls, that has been painted over with a waxy paint to not make it noticable. But the room always kind of smells bad. The windows cannot really be opened to allow proper ventilation, which is probably the cause of the mold problems. The furniture is okay. The kitchen is okay. Not too comfortable, but everything essential is there. There is only one bathroom for max 6 people, but the sinks, the toilet and the shower are seperated and it works well enough and there is seldomly a problem. There is no common room for this house, so you will have to go out of your way to meet people from the house. In my opinion the accomodation is not good enough for the money payed, if you only stay for one semester so be aware. I still had a good time, because of the people I met.
I know I would have been looking for my student accommodation this time last year and I want to make sure other people don't make the same mistake! I have made amazing friends here - and if it wasn't for them I would have definitely moved out. The rooms are VERY basic for what you are paying as well as the kitchen - it is TINY for the standard rooms (can't even fit all of flatmates in at the same time - table provided doesn't even seat everyone). The staff are mostly miserable. I think I have spoken to one nice woman on reception - recently I went to complain about an issue I had reported SEVERAL TIMES and the staff there laughed at me, my friend also reported a problem with his radiator not working and reception said it was 'not their problem'. The maintenance team is nice - although the cleaner we were allocated would shout at us every week and complain about every small detail when WE would spend hours cleaning... i would NOT recommend this accommodation compared to other ones!!!
Overpriced for what it is, management moody at times and social spaces and opportunities lacking especially with corona which was hard for students
The flats are extremely cramped and incredibly poor value for money. Plus I am not convinced of the security and safety following reports from a neighbour that someone had used a key to get into my room at 11pm whilst I was away visiting home (who left the door unlocked and the light turned on and after reporting this to BGP I have heard nothing from them in terms of action). Therefore I don't feel as if this is a safe place to live. Wifi is problematic since maintenance keeps messing about with it. When my parents visit they are forces to walk from the visitor car park at the opposite end of the campus because the car park directly outside my flat (which never has more than 3 cars) is only for students who pay extra. Bit of a money grab considering we already pay thousands for a cramped living space in a relatively inexpensive part of the country. My disabled grandparents cannot visit because they are not able to walk the distance from the visitor carpark. Would not recommend
broadgate park is a really great place to make friends and is close to the uni but thats as far as the positives go. unless you're in an ensuite block the kitchen can fit 3 people maximum its stupidly tiny, so don't expect any social space in your flat because you won't get one. the wardens are RIDICULOUS, they're lurk about 24 hours and you'll be given a warning for simply walking back to your flat late at night and wardens constantly let themselves into your flat and room with no warning. i've heard multiple stories of wardens going into rooms and then possessions then going missing, i do not feel safe with them around at all. but unless you want to go into catered accommodation i suppose this is your best option for the distance that it is, and your halls experience is only as good as you make it to be, even if your in s***** halls like broadgate!
Lol good luck getting your deposit money back
Overall was fun but on campus are much more sociable but heard the food is poor
Needs to be more sociable, especially the studios
Great location and met people who are still my best friends
Broadgate Park looked nice. Turns out there’s a bit outside of the main place called lower court that they don’t tell you about on the open day though, and it’s far worse. Lower courts is a load of s***, the kitchen literally just isn’t big enough. You get a common room, but it’s over the road, inside the actual broadgate park. Would’ve been nice to have been told about the shot part of broadgate so that I could have applied for somewhere else
Good in every way, can not fault it! Wonderful university
Very social accommodation, lots going on in halls and so easy to make friends. Newer buildings are very nice and clean and quite modern. Staff are very helpful with any queries. About 10 min walk to campus.
Only one common room, studios very lonely. Ensuite is very very small-anyone over 5'10 would seriously struggle. Cafe is never open and there's no longer a shop on site- only expensive vending machines. Bgp is extortionately expensive, especially for a single bed. I have friends in London and Bristol paying less for significantly better. Maintenance and wardens are excellent though and cleaners always say hello. Reception quick to respond but there are problems with security. Location is great and Beeston is a lovely town.
Bit expensive for what you get, security is practically non existent but great location and spacious
Rooms are nice and facilities are good. But fire alarm system in our building keeps going off and we barely get sleep because of it, internet sometimes goes out but other than that it’s really fast
Internet can be slow and neighbours a little loud but other than that- can’t fault it.
It’s expensive than other halls but give worst services. There are bugs in the carpet. Room heaters don’t work. If you call the maintenance they don’t fix it. They are careless after you deposit money you will be stuck for one year. They return the deposit money very late. In most Facebook pages you will see people try to swap their accommodation in Broadgate park.
Not worth the overpriced rent but closest self-catered. Been living here for 3 months and I have only seen one of my flat mates. The rest never come out of their flats, I don't even know what they look like-it gets boring and lonely. The ensuite studio is very small, the kitchen worktop doesn't fit a standard chopping board so I have to do my food prep at my dining table. Windows only open about 2 inches so it gets too hot. Just add easily gets too cold as radiator only works for half an hour at a time (there is only one button in it that turns it on) and it's all the way by the door. Room was in a bit of a state with stained carpet, uncomfortable springy mattress, marks all over the wall where people have tried to drill in screws, crack in the wall plaster, chips in furniture (wardrobe, kitchen cupboards, dining table). No shower door in tiny en suite, not enough room to stand and shower sprays out of the shower area anyway. Never had a shower without flooding the whole bathroom.
Boring, lonely and too many stairs
No common room in blocks with studio rooms
On campus social events, e.g. open Mic nights est. Bring back student bar to encourage socialising amongst different blocks. 1 social area per block needed. More affordable price needed.
actually well far from main buildings on campus, no social area worth going to cant even open the f****** windows lol its f****** hot in the summer, unbearably hot so f****** hot its soooo hot its hot honestly so hot, onyl live here if you like to sleep in a hot hot place
Brilliant halls, im returning! Just dont go to lower court! Request upper people!
WORST HALL EVER. Pay over the top fees for a hall that is well below what you deserve. Stained carpets, uncomfortable mattresses, poor ventilation (windows open no more than 6 inches), and filthy unacceptably small bathrooms are just the beginning. Walk in to paper-thin doors and rude and unfair tutors and management teams. In the beginning, you will face undergraduates with obnoxious music in house parties; when you complain, the management team snores. But when you alone do little like WATCH A SIMPLE MOVIE (on the laptop speaker FYI) , you are intruded by tutors with a "noise complaint", followed by a warning and fine letter.Why? because the walls are made of cardboard (LITERALLY), and they work for the "welfare", my a**. Why do they not stop the house parties? because hello, majority of their income are from the party people. SO, if you are a serious student looking for peaceful room with good sound-proof walls, good ventilation, and fair teams, DO NOT even think about BGP.
Some aspects Could be improved but overall lovely
Good internet. Good staff. The problem is that everything in the basic flats is out of date and a little bit crap and it adds up. The kitchens are tiny and far from modern. If I’m paying above £100 a week then it should be better furnished for a self-catered halls.
Extremely hot in summer, and the window cannot be fully opened. Fan does not work because the air in the room is hot and fresh air outside is hard to get in. The room is also freezing in winter. I am not sure if my temperature controller works properly. Wifi: average job Location: Great
The window is unable to fully open, and the temperature controller doesn't work properly. The room is freezing in winter, and extremely hot in summer.
Broadgate Park will hold my fundest memories of my time at University of Nottingham! I met a lot of people and always had fun with the party’s in the common room. The washing machines are abit rubbish and the shop on site is expensive but worth while!
People are great and good security, have met so many different people from all different flats, kitchens are small but bathrooms were really good and well cleaned
We paid the same amount for a bedroom yet our block had the tiniest kitchen with no social space at all. We made do with what we had but seeing other blocks with huge kitchens and sofas made it annoying to go back to our old, dated block in lower court.
Wi-Fi is almost always down. In the winter the room is freezing even with the radiator on, a glass of water once froze on the window sill with the window closed. They don't clean the hallways very well
Nice Hall, cleaner helpful, social spaces have been redone since I lived there
Broadgate is good, not the prettiest but you learn to love it
I live in a studio flat so that means I do not share anything as everything is within my room. Only problem with this is that I suggest you reach out as much as possible to socialise go to the common room and talk to random people as thats the only way if your flat is not as active. The location is of campus but still quite close to the main campus only a 10-15min walk depending on how fast you walk. There's a library here which is very convient always 24hrs. Cleaning is good for places that get cleaning but as I'm in a studio I clean my own room though the hallways are always cleaned which is great. Overall the hall are great it just depends on your luck on flat mates as it can range. But tbh it doesn't matter youll find other people around if you're flat is boring.
If you book an ensuite you are sorted as they are in the new blocks. A lot newer than any hall on campus. New common room and study space is so modern and an awesome place to chill the only problem is that people dont use it. Nevertheless, this can change depending on your batch. I would recomend it for anyone on university park as it is quite close. I love it rebooking next year, Downside: Expensive, no package delivery system.
Loved living at Broadgate first year, had an ensuite standard room. Only complaint is ensuite quite small but that's to expect really in student accommodation. Lucky enough to be put in a smallish block so that we all socialised with the other flats and have made such good friends with everyone in the block not just my flat. Security can be quite strict but only when people complain and maintenance are sometimes slow. Such easy access to campus especially when most my lectures were in Trent/Portland. Do not regret choosing Broadgate as my option, such an amazing experience to live alone!
Best people to live with ever, had an awesome first year here. Great location to uni as well as to the bus stop so going to town was easy for nights out
BGP is divided into Upper and Lower Court. I happened to be placed in the Upper Court area which is... the old buildings. Although the rooms are ok, we have really old windows. So when it is windy outside it is also windy in your room, lol. Kitchen was REALLY small for five people. No social space in the flat. Literally we don't even have a table, extended counter with some science lab stools. It's horrible. Lol. One washing mashine between 30+ people, and after a month they screwed a metal thing over the washing powder & conditioner tray. So you have to put your washing powder with your actual washing and can't use conditioner. It's about 25minute walk to the uni park campus, not "5 minutes" like they advertise. Not a very social setting either, everyone in my block is avoiding each other. The Social Space is always empty, the staff don't know how to set up the very complicated equipment. Also unfair bcs the people in Lower crt pay similar or same money and their flats are much better
It is overpriced for what you get but definitely the best option if you're looking for self catered accommodation. The other options are a bus ride away, and although I have to walk a good 20-30mins to get to my lectures, I reckon it's worth it to avoid the hassle as I can easily pop and see my friends staying in catered halls on campus. I went for en-suite as I really didn't fancy sharing a bathroom with people I didn't know, and an en-suite room guaranteed a newer block. The en-suite is rather small but it gets the job done and is totally worth it compared to some of the shared bathrooms I've seen:/ The shop on site is also so handy as I'm always running out of milk and other bits and bobs, and it's decent prices too! The room itself is a good size, the desk is HUGE and there's tons of storage space. The kitchen is also great, just be aware of messy flatmates! Overall would deffo reccommend:)
Worst accommodation in Nottingham Rude receptionist Loud environment Dirty Mouldy I don't understand how the woman receptionist got a job there....
awful. Condition of standard room=appalling. Mould, broken heaters , broken showers, dirty walls. Not worth the money and definitely not recommended. Expensive shop. The only one positive I can think of is maintenance team are quick when called , which I guess proves to be important with the poor facilities.
It's £1,000 extra for an ensuite which isn't worth the money, other than that can't really fault it. It's located literally at the West entrance to the uni and is the closest you can live without being in catered halls.
Amazing halls, so social and everyone is so friendly!!
The residence is perfectly acceptable in terms of living space and location but the major downside are the quite dreadful security/maintenance staff. They have a rude and vindictive attitude towards the students who are treated as unwanted guests. My advice is to book accommodation early in order to get a place on campus.
People are going off on broadgate. However, living here is lovely. The location is what sold me on the accomodation. If your classes are near the west entrance (Law, Economics, Georgraphy and other social sciences) then this location is so helpful! I would suggest book an en-suit so you can get a newer room. The old blocks are HORRIBLE but the new ones are PERFECT. The common room is not known of. But it's the biggest study area and chill space I've seen compareed to other halls, its just that no one uses them .
If you love ants and silverfish it's the place to be because it's crawling with them! Even without the wildlife, it's far too expensive for what you get.
If you love ants and silverfish it's the place to be because it's crawling with them!
There's such a range in accommodation which should all be the same so you'll either get very lucky, or very unlucky, probably the latter
Great sociable halls, situated close to the uni & local town centre.
It's expensive if you get a old part of the halls, if you get lower court your forgotten about. Socially tho lower court is better than being part of main broadgate
Not cheap but worth the money. Great staff.
Ideal place to stay... Freindly atmosphere and love my room
Decent location however the wifi and common room are not very good.
Can't believe how much I have to pay for what I'm getting
Social atmosphere makes up for any other shortfalls in my opinion
Loving it so much I'm staying here next year, pfft forget student houses.
Enjoyable place to live, but the rooms aren't the biggest, and there was no common room, and a tiny kitchen between 5 people in my flat.
It's great for socialising and Beeston is a nice town and it's really local, there's only one common room though and the kitchen is tiny between 5 of us!
Fab social life but big difference in value for money.
Extremely rude reception staff. Not willing to help in a situation, quite upsetting.
Rooms outdated. Kitchen and bathroom inadequate for 7 students, providing little storage space and no communal area. Everything breaks. Cleaners useless. Don't stay here.
Rooms are alright, services are the worst you can find in Nottingham
It's a room, a kitchen, a place to work. The bare minimum, but enough. The common areas aren't the greatest, but that's perhaps due to the lack of events (or lack of publicity for them...).
Big hall but far away from campus and poor activities
Very unsocial design of buildings
Could have been sooooooooooo much better
Overall good place to live but the common room doesn't live up to expectations
It's okay. Its not absolute crap but for what we're paying I expected more
Wish we had sofas and better kitchen tables. Is it bit far away but nice and modern.
Good location- close to uni and Beeston Good atmosphere Poor wifi and value for money
I was so disappointed with Broadgate park. Over 2000 students and on any give night the place is dead. Don't stay here
Broadgate Park is quite good, would recommend it if you want self-catered but I'd probably suggest going on campus instead. You get a much better Uni experience in the catered halls communities.
Very good year at Broadgate Park. Head warden could have been easier to get in touch with but aside from that a very good year all round
Great place to live. Love the events going on here, it's like a little student village! Shame it's a bit of a further walk to lectures but love it here.
Very close to campus, small shop within the halls with reasonable prices. Excellent management and support from staff, cleaning normally very good. Expensive relative to halls in other Universities, but one of the cheapest at Nottingham. Standard flats vary in size, facilities and quality, some are very small and so not worth the £99 a week charge. StudentCom WiFi disconnected regularly and I often resorted to a wired connection. Speeds excellent when internet worked. Social spaces not used, and very few regular events; end-of-term events excellent.
I enjoyed my stay at Broadgate Park, I met so many great people and the staff are really friendly!! Definitely recommend.
Great location, good quality enquire rooms, nice nearby facilities and friendly atmosphere.
Very isolated experience, extremely expensive for really not a lot
Probably much better if you get one of the more recently built blocks, but the oldest, un-refurbished block I was put in was truly tiny and exactly the same price. I was lucky my flatmates are lovely. We all share mutual hatred of the kitchen. The location is a plus though.
There is a big difference between the halls in the main part of Broadgate Park (much nicer) and the Upper/Lower courts (not as nice, no communal areas!).
'Broadgate Park: The Place To Be'. Well, no, not really. Albeit location is really good and the layout means that there is quite a good social aspect. Paying over £100 a week for a shared bathroom is very expensive but would be acceptable if the rooms were in good condition. Unless you're willing to fork out for an en suite you will be living in conditions similar to that of a prison, only without the security that a prison provides. Areas such as Lower Court and Upper Court (where a large proportion of standard rooms are) appear to have been completely neglected. Lower court isn't even surrounded by fencing so anyone can get in! One time we had a drunk 40 year old man wander into a flat full of terrified girls. Mould on windows, a very outdated feel to the whole place. Common room is basic. Only thing keeping me going was the good friends I made. If you're gonna be living standard, consider Rayleigh Park. If you're thinking en suite or above, Broadgate is probably your best bet..
Definitely a great place. Just a total rip off for what you get.
very overpriced compared to other halls at the uni as well as at other uni's!
Good first place but maintenance etc can be quite slow, good potential for facilities but quite a lot is broken, quite unfair giving of rooms (pay same price and some get much more space than others) Shop quite expensive, good laundry facilities and vey close to uni, good for lie-ins! Cleaning staff generally friendly and same with admin and maintenance, flexible with rent payment days if paying with student loan which i found good Starbucks within the halls which is always a bonus Good for a basis, but expensive for what you get
Very expensive accommodation in the middle of nowhere (about half an hour on the bus to the city centre), with very little communal space and minimal facilities provided. We pay for cleaning, but most of the time the cleaners just stand there doing nothing. Finally for a giant hall with more than 2000 residents, it is unacceptable to have only two communal areas for all the students!