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The location and value for money in catered halls is great. However it does get very very noisy. The staff are all friendly, cleaning is mediocre, if your sharing a shower/toilet between the whole flat it does get messy. The social aspect of halls is brilliant especially for 1st years. Wifi is good enough. The evening meals are usually good, but the breakfast service is pretty bad. The food is served just warm instead of hot a lot of the time. But it is one of the best catered halls in my opinion.

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By member458277
On 19th May 21

University of Nottingham Hall Rankings


Lincoln Hall #14
Nova #15
Sherwood Hall #16
Miura #17
Derby Hall #18
Lenton & Wortley Hall #19
Rutland Hall #20
Curzon House #21
Raleigh Park #22
Nottingham Two #23

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Most helpful review

The location and value for money in catered halls is great. However it does get very very noisy. The staff are all friendly, cleaning is mediocre, if your sharing a shower/toilet between the whole flat it does get messy. The social aspect of halls is brilliant especially for 1st years. Wifi is good enough. The evening meals are usually good, but the breakfast service is pretty bad. The food is served just warm instead of hot a lot of the time. But it is one of the best catered halls in my opinion.

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By member458277
On 19th May 21

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Covid-19 Response

QUARANTINE PROVISION:
Not yet specified
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
On-campus open day on 9th Oct.
TEACHING NOTES:
Wherever possible classes, seminars, labs and tutorials will be delivered in-person from the start of the academic year, however, in line with most universities, large-scale teaching will continue through a blended approach in Semester 1.
This is the latest available data taken from the nottingham.ac.uk website on 13th September 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Do study is have sinks
By member762178 On 6th September 21
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are you allowed kettles and irons in your rooms
By member1251074 On 10th September 20
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Is there a group chat for students who have applied for accommodation at derby hall going to uni in September 2020/2021?
By member1348409 On 18th May 20
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Will students need to pay hall fees if they don't physically attend university from next week .. and will they get a refund for this term's fees if they are now at home?
By member646858 On 19th March 20
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Are there any en suite rooms here
By member636560 On 17th March 19
Nope only shared bathrooms
By member1337025 On 11th April 19
Yes there are, I have one
By member1261953 On 26th August 21
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th May 21

The location and value for money in catered halls is great. However it does get very very noisy. The staff are all friendly, cleaning is mediocre, if your sharing a shower/toilet between the whole flat it does get messy. The social aspect of halls is brilliant especially for 1st years. Wifi is good enough. The evening meals are usually good, but the breakfast service is pretty bad. The food is served just warm instead of hot a lot of the time. But it is one of the best catered halls in my opinion.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th May 21

We have a “nice” accommodation

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th February 19

Pool equipment always being broken but otherwise nice to have along with table tennis and darts. Rooms are good size and regularly cleaned

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd February 19

The food is not great at all and the dinner ladies are occasionally unnecessarily aggressive and mean. I don’t feel like the food is nutritious and sometimes is not cooked properly.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th July 18

Decent value for money for those with renovated rooms (which should all be done now) though for a short period one block was known as ‘the ghetto’... The location is unparalleled; 5 mins walk to the centre of campus, 2 mins to the bus stop straight to town, in a cluster of other halls and one of few to have a bar. The halls management team are lovely (porters, cleaners, reception, etc) though the warden and halls tutors are intolerable; many of the tutors (there supposedly for pastoral care) had huge authoritarian power trips making many of our social group feel uncomfortable. As a catered hall the food is what you’d expect (not great but edible) but dinner is always a sociable time. This is naturally a very sociable hall, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed living there.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd July 18

Tutors and Warden treat you like a child and try to make you go to bed at 10:30. Enter your room without permission even if locked.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th June 18

Location is a great middle ground for pretty much everything except the tram route, which I can deffo live with. Repetitiveness of halls dinners for sure knocks it down a peg or two, but the absolute best porter/warden teams. Thanks so much for looking after us so well.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th June 18

Very nice hall with lots of food options and green space

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th June 18

The only downside is the dinner but breakfasts are great

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th March 18

For my year, definitely the most sociable halls on campus, with a good social spaces and the food is okay as far as catered halls go (albeit the combinations of cuisines they put are often completely bizarre), with echo bar offering cheap pints, decent pitchers and okay food (although the food's a little pricey). Location is second to none. Easy trip to campus and right next to the bus stop outside Lenton hall with the 36 straight into town and back again, but also only 5 mins walk from the gym. Halls management and porters are charming and honestly do their best in running the hall in an efficient manner; however, Derby halls greatest downfall are the Halls Tutors, who are supposedly there for pastoral care. Their very presence makes any room uncomfortable, and many have a complete power trip and like to reassert their authority at every opportunity. The 11pm curfew is a bit of a joke for Univeristy halls, however we've made a habit of making the common room more sociable.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd March 17

Food is hit and miss. Combination of food each night is very random. Quality of meat is poor.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th November 16

Food quality is appalling. Fairly good location for most places (ie. Trent and Portland Building, DRSV, libraries). Cleaning staff are really nice and the receptionists are fairly nice. Social space and the library are tiny given how many people live in Derby. One of the ugliest halls by far

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st June 16

I've had a really great time living here. I have a shared study room which is great cause I love the person I share with. The hall is a nice distance from the rest of the campus and close to the bus stop into town.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd November 15

Using water in any room will burn the skin off your hands

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 15

Big block, lots of people, lots to do, good food

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 15

Really good hall atmosphere and great in block bonding! Slight issue with food quality and the social space is underused!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Food isn't great, old cleaner (Barb) was really good, new one not so good.

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