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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!
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:)
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.
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 .
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.
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.
'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..
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!