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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.
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!!!
No social space whatsoever, below par cooking facilities so you end up spending more than self-catered students on food due to being unable to make or store a decent amount of food. However, good quality rooms and perfect location.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.