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Not much to say about clive, I met some amazing people and had an amazing time but in terms of the accommodation actually facilitating this I would say my enjoyment was more down to the people and not the place
Staying at the postgraduate centre this year and thought I would write an honest review. First the good points, it’s close to the university and the shower is surprisingly good. Also maintains certain are quick to come and fix issues if you have any. However I choose this accommodation thinking it would be quieter but I face Marston road so I can hear students shouting and swearing at the bus stop most nights. I’m all up for a bit of fun, but hearing this every night, the novelty quickly wears off. I have no phone signal in my room which is unfortunate as my part time job requires me to call people. The whole place is very tired and in need of a refurb - there’s an insect problem in the rooms and they know it as they’ve put insect detectors in the rooms. The rooms are really hot, most of the time which personally makes it difficult to sleep and the mattress is in need of replacement. Overall the accommodation is bearable, I’m glad I only chose the shorter contract length. Overpriced.
I highly don't recommend choosing this accommodation. It is like 300 pounds overpriced (600-700 a month) compared with the rooms of the zone. Avoid coming here. I stayed here for 8 months and the experience here was horrible if it wasn't for the people I met there, which i enjoyed a lot. Poor Wifi, cleaning service comes whenever they want to come and literally kick you out, security guys are super unrespectful with the students, there aren't any spaces to socialise more than standing up in the street (there is a lounge but it was closed for my whole stance there and it just had some chairs and sofas), windows open like 5 cm and the organisation will try to fine you like if they were police with no reasons. Oh, by the way, this is the PostGraduate Centre, which is supposed to be "the good one", more new and clean than the normal blocks, so IMAGINE. Please don't come here and support these guys that are doing a very poor job with the students while spending your money in an absurd way.
Awful value for money. INCOMPETENT and useless hall office team, terrible security guards who hand out fines for fun, Wifi so bad I can’t even describe, and mould in the en suites. The money we pay for this accommodation is just for the location, and people in the city (at Oxford uni) pay less anyway!!! The fact that this is the best Brookes has to offer for accommodation is very worrying. Get it sorted out!
The new block (A) is great! Spacious kitchens with seating area- great for socialising. Nice modern rooms and proper showers, not just a wet room. I always felt safe in my block and there is a visible presence of security. Albeit sometimes they are annoying during pres. 5 minute walk to JHB.
Most of the amazon orders disappear
Very disappointing. Expensive for strong mold in the bathroom, loud traffic, hard bed and dark room. Which is fine, but customer service was appalling, I left immediately and couldn’t get my refund for the rest of my stay there. Lost 300 pounds. Never again.
The worst thing about Clive booth postgraduate centre is that you never get your deliveries. Even though you write your address correctly, block and flat number, the delivery company never manage to find where you are. The hall management doesn’t care and the reception refuse to take your deliveries. So be aware that you will be losing orders and letters. We all know that we live in an era that it’s impossible to live without online shopping and deliveries. Even my groceries I used to do online, however I had to stop it because of this Clive booth issue.
10 minutes walk from uni up a hill
Pretty good, bar the fact I got put in a flat with all girls despite not asking for this and also finding girls harder to socialise with
Really social halls with many green outdoor spaces and also really close to JHB where most degrees are taught. Close to bus stops into Oxford town and parking for students with cars
Good value, well managed, hugely social with location and student village set up. Best WiFi I have ever used
Very expensive due to its location but in terms of management there is no supervision of the communal area, no guidance about the regulations, the kitchen is a mess without the staff's intervention, maintenance issues and no welcoming guidance.
Very sociable. Great sized flats, large kitchens, great value for money
WiFi is temperamental. There are no communal areas at halls part form a lame computer room at reception. It’s ok. But only ok.
En-suite and shared bathrooms, accommodation for all budgeta
Highspeed internet, good facilities and large kitchen
s*** wifi but overall everthing has been fine
Typical halls experience at clive and has a good atmosphere
Really good no common room however
Ethernet better than WiFi most of the time
Old but good. Regularly cleaned. Great location
Amazing student life, good position, affordable price
Friendly atmosphere, great staff!
REally good and communal... shame they’re so expensive
Very old halls with Oxford prices so very low value for money. Good halls socially but meets basic needs.
It could do with a revamp but in a great location
WiFi never worked. Flatmates never reprimanded despite causing a literal maggots infestation (I was away but had to clean it up). I asked for a ground floor room at the start of the year because I’m disabled. Got given a top floor room with no lift. My condition got worse and had to use a wheelchair and call a warden every time I wanted to enter or leave my flat which was pretty humiliating. Also I reported my shower fan as not working at the start of the year. Did it ever get fixed? Of course not!
Very close to JHB. Unfortunately there is no common room.
Too expensive for what you get, but all in all acceptable.
The halls are an old fashioned design but are still lovely to live in. Only social space is kitchen so would have been nice to maybe have more social areas. But, is close to uni, shops, have good cleaners and is a lovely environment.
Location was great for Headington campus and transport to other campuses/parts of the city. The staff were always friendly, ready to help and got things done swiftly, we never had a problem with them. Our security is something I liked most because they'd always be patrolling the area and stop to talk to make sure you're okay if you're out really late. However, the Security team have freaked me out on several occasions as they walk super close to our windows and I always got scared when I'd see their high-vis walk past my window at 4am. There isn't a main common/social room for Clive Booth apart from the computer lab on top of Reception, however, Clive Booth is such a social area anyways it didn't matter that we didn't have a common room. Surprisingly, the internet was fast and reliable. One thing thats annoying is the 11am fire alarm every Tuesday but who am I to complain? I would highly recommend living in Clive Booth, couldn't of started uni any better.
Bathroom gets completely soaked when you have a shower, oven pretty rubbish. Lovely location and good size rooms.
Pre drinking is a great way to meet peeps
Clive Booth Postgraduate is not value for money. I entered clive booth in January 2016 and from that moment the things have changed and became worst. for the same amount of money 151 pounds a week during the months a lot of services have been removed. the collection of trash form the flat have been removed, the kitchen cleaning is very bad and today 12th of September it is 3 weeks that I don't see the cleaning staff coming to my flat kitchen. Probably you will be asked to pay the bill in the next few months so be aware!! entering here you will enter a prison. you will get fined for every behavior that a normal person has. One of the new warden seems like a debt collector that will find any reason to give you a fine in breach of the student conduct regulations just to steal your money. Moreover, my bike has been removed even if I put a note on it saying that i was currently using it and they tried to sell it in a auction. The accommodation team "stole" the iron from my kitchen.
Sucks........Postgraduate center is worse than hell.....They don't clean the common areas as they should,they don't pick up the trash as they should,they try to make you uncomfortable in every way.Wardens(people who have nothing important to be proud of and look for power through this place) try to scare you and fine you for no obvious reason...With this amount of money you can find much better...Wifi is terrible and even doesn't work for hours some times...Common areas are dirty....Find somewhere else to spend 155 per week...
DON'T COME HERE. It used be just OK before, but this semester is horrible, they dont clean anymore, they expect you to take out your own trash, and they still charge the same amount. the new wardens are a pain in the arse and are looking for any silly reason to fine us. RUN. go to cheney or find pvt accomadation. ta
I loved living here for the location and I made amazing friends here. It's easy to socialise with other blocks because they are all so close and around a central courtyard area. It's so nice to be somewhere where all the students seem to be on the same wavelength - balancing uni with socialising!!!
Considering how much you have to pay, it's pretty bad. Mold, bugs, oven doesn't really work. Only good thing I'd say is how close to the uni it is.
Nice place to live, but my block (A) is quite isolated and not that social, cleaning days are very unpredictable so difficult to keep it tidy and avoid getting in trouble for it. En suite is a dream and the kitchens are nice and a good size. Internet is terrible in bedrooms but fine in kitchens. Overall though is a sound place to live.
Non-ensuite with a sink: in a convenient location that's just 5 minutes by walking to the main campus and bus stop. The Hall Office is good but not overly communicative in regards to submitted maintenance requests. Regular checks are done to ensure safety and standards are high though, which is good.
Although a bit expensive, its perfectly located and you find yourself meeting loads of people. You'll get to know your whole block in no time!
you get very little for what you pay, but that may be the case everywhere. I'm not fussy and I dont mind a small room, the very springy bed and facilities that work half the time, but I hate paying so much for it!
Rooms are of good size, beds are comfy. Desks are large. Wifi is poor at times. it is incredibly social and great fun. very safe at whatever hour. I would recommend it to anyone considering living in halls. i wish i could live here for the next 3 years of uni.
Wifi is rubbish but isn't it always and I barely met anyone in halls.
It's a good location but not worth the money, seeing as there is problems with damp and a lot of parts are broken or faulty
Good location, nice and safe area. Kitchens are big. Wifi is not too good however.
Decent rooms with awful curtains. We got a huge kitchen and some of the bedrooms are decent size whereas others are standard - just luck of the draw.
It was a bit run down, but had the best social experience
Bathroom gets soaked every time and service is awful in the area
Oven is pretty useless, bathroom gets soaked when you shower but it's within great distance to campus and city centre. Many things are broken but maintenance are very good at seeing to things. Social spaces are lacking as there's only the kitchen to do this but it feels very safe with the security presence and the wardens are great. It's what you would expect with student accommodation to be honest. 20 minute walk to tesco Cowley rd and Sainsbury's on St Clements is close with a Londis on Marston rd.
Not worth the high rent paid. The halls are infested with silverfish and insects, the fridge compartments are broken and the cleaning service is not consistent at all.Occasionally, there is no hot water available in the bathrooms and the radiators are switched off!
It's not bad, but some of the flats are legitimately from what looks like the 60's and in vile condition. Most flat parties tho, which is great.
Its worth the money, however the social interaction during the day arent the best, however it is one of the better accommodations here
Tiny room with no sink and a bad smell. Enough said
Great place but how about sorting out the laundry problem? I know the uni doesn't own them but when a whole black only has one washer because the company refuses to come fix them is stupid, how are we supposed to wash and dry clothes ?
I had mould growing in my room and my room was constantly damp, took them 3/4 weeks to sort out the mould problem after various emails and visits to the halls office. The wifi was awful, but you have to expect that with so many people using it at once. Clive booth is so close to the main campus and the centre of oxford.
Had the time of my life living here for 6 months while in exchange! While the non-ensuite rooms are quite small and plain, I got used to it very quickly and absolutely loved my flat and my flat mates. Super close to campus and the city centre.
Was in the non-ensuite J block. To be honest, it was a s******, but it was our s******.
Halls were generally good if a little expensive.
On the whole great, j block was great socially but facilities and quality could be improved
the money you are spending things dont get replced when broken and servicing is very slow, the comunal areas are non existant and their is no close shopping or Atms
Really enjoyed my time there had a good feeling good close ammenitoes including the very usefull compute suit as I understand a bar is to be 're-opened there soon too! Rooms where comfortable and social experience was great getting to know eberpne in my block and beyond. The cookers need improving as the overs are terrible. However the weekly domestic assistant was helpfully to keep tidy. excellent location to all campuses both Marsden road on the doorstep and Johm Henry Brookes with good free Brookes connection busses to all over campuses for Brookes student's.
Great Halls, 5 min walk to bus stop and main uni campus. Great atmosphere- really social!
The house was very old en dirty. We had mold in two rooms and the shower. The toilet brook down 5 times in 3 months and one time it took them 1.5 days to fix it (it is really annoying if you cannot use your toilet). The furniture was old and there were a lot of stains in my room. As you probably can tell me and my roommates were not happy at all with our accommodation (especially when you think how much we paid for it). However, the location was amazing. Close to school and walking distance to city center. All students were located in the same area so it was really easy to visit friends.
Isolating location for first years. No common area to get to know people. lack of facilities.
The location of Clive Booth is great but the rooms are a bit outdatet and the only common room is the kitchen.
I loved living in the new A block with a ensuite. The maintenance is quick. Often the same day or the day after. It was a nightmare to connect my Xbox to Eduroam. The halls are very social and a great way to meet people. I miss it!
Horribly expensive and poorly maintained. Filthy upon moving in, horrible ventilation, crap all round
The wifi is the worst thing in the world. The parties are good..
Very overpriced for basic living
There's no common room/social area as the bar next-door to my block (A) was unfortunately closed. Halls were really nice, spacious and cleaned well weekly. Sociable kitchen spaces and good facilities. Overall very good experience.
Mint, met some of my best friends
Mouldy, damp, management slow to fix problems, broken fridges, lots of problems with internet
Overpriced. Hall management did very little to escalate maintenance issues. Very cold and draft windows. Very loud and very poor security. Had unexpected staff come into individual flats without 24 hours notice. Basically students are treated as second class citizens but are charged well over the odds. The cleaners were lovely though and very good at their job.
Take ages to fix things! Okay value for money in Oxford but compared to other universities Clive Booth defo isnt worth the money!
expensive for what it is. but good maintenance teams and prompt problem solving
I was in B block one of the new blocks and it was brilliant, new and shiny and had a lift, our cleaner even did our washing up! It was amazing
Great location and the people make it good. Other than that I'm guessing it's just your standard uni hall. Nice and close to uni though
Clive booth is expensive for students, the rooms are small and unequal in size (45cm) which is pretty visible. The showers suck and the whole bathroom gets wet. The location as overall good. I am satisfied. Hall management in my experience have been pretty good and fast when something has broken or one has complained on something. The cleaning is fairly good. Should wash the window in the kitchen too. The common space was dirty when we arrived and the 'sofas' were broken and full of holes and there are stains on our floor. Social experience could have been better. If you don't drink and go out few times a week you will feel kinda lonely at times.
The Blocks are spread out making it hard to intergrate with other students socially.
The location was good and very near to the actual University. Also surrounded by many shops.
Quite confined, but promotes socialising.
Pretty good. Non-ensuite blocks should be upgraded though. One bathroom for 5, not ever again!
Good location, very close to uni
Cheap and cheerful. Not everything works but rooms are a decent size and you get someone who comes and cleans your communal area. Very busy socially but can be too loud sometimes
Great location and really sociable. Great study space available and staff all friendly.
Shower has been out of order for 7 weeks. Before choosing accomodation every student should do a survey on levels of clealiness, if they like to burst other peoples eardrums and their capability to live with people of other ethnic minorities... cause clearly my so called room mates arent.