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Refurbished hall near Oxford Brookes
Centrally located and high-quality facilities
Modern furnishings, super-fast WiFi and common room
Large beds, TVs in rooms and laundry facilities
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terrible experience. if u like terrible managed halls with horrible organisers and pretty disrespectful students then come here :) the wifi is crap and slow, ure not even allowed friends over, u can even watch videos after 11pm. stupid rules treating uni students like children. the organisation decides to believe in fake forged 'evidence' to fine people. but when faced with bullying and harassment accusations, they do not do anything. when its not about money they dont care. stoopid ass.
I absolutely loved Cheney. I looked at these reviews before coming to Oxford Brookes and I was a bit apprehensive but it was nowhere near as bad as it was made out to be. The rooms are a good size and there is loads of storage space. The cleaner comes once a week which can be early in the morning but your kitchen is being cleaned for you so... put up with it! You will be fined if your kitchen it really unclean/ unsanitary or you have created any risk such as bin bags being left in the flat or are found with contraband items. I didn't want to be put in a large noisy accommodation but I am glad I did because you get to know so many new people and it is a great way of making friends. It is only noisy a few nights a week; usually specific days that students go out. Other than that, the noise level is kept to a minimum. Hope this helps!
They lied about the cost (it cost £1000 more than advertised). They lied about the size of the bed (mine was not single but one and a half - not a bad problem but meant I had to rebuy sheets etc) They also lied about postgrads being all put together and not with undergrads. All in all, management doesn't deserve even 1 star. However, overlooking these things, the layout of the apartment is not bad - rooms are protected from common area by 2 doors => when my housemates are banging out their tunes, I can't hear them much. The place is noisy - at all hours - sleep with windows closed and earplugs and you'll have no problem and it is brilliantly located - near campus and right next to the sports bar/gym/astroturf.
Central location for Oxford brookes students, however I personally hated the experience. The village is always noisy and full of drunk people screaming almost every other night, which may be fun for some but I disliked it. The rent is far too expensive for what you are receiving and the contract lasts until August 31st, which is 3 months after exams are over and I still have to pay for the accommodation. The general demographic of CSV are rude, arrogant and selfish, and I felt very much that I didn't fit in with my flatmates. Throughout the village there is always broken glass bottles from the previous night's parties, loud music is always playing from someone's window and there is always a smell of rubbish bins Overall, good if your a childish drunk who enjoys getting hammered every night and vomiting on the pavements... Bad if you are at university to actually get a degree! Would recommend somewhere more civilised like Wheatley campus or Slade Park.
Cheney, despite being very expensive, was fantastic. The halls were clean and tidy, very central to the university’s main campus, by the sports facilities, easy access to the town centre and Cowley road, and really nice bedrooms for a university hall! The only negative was the long contract which ended up being very expensive, however you are given the opportunity to sublet your room over the summer.
Cheney student village is an excellent student hall for location convenience - adjacent the sports centre and bar, and only a five minute walk from main campus and bus stops, this is fantastic! Although, it is expensive, and has a particularly posh demographic living in its dormitories.
Not bad. The cleaners are good and friendly and come and clean the kitchen every Monday morning. Your letters come through the door, your parcels go to the parcel room, and your signed for parcels go to reception. My room is functional but overlooked. I had to buy a net curtain. It can be noisy at times with parties in other flats and the sports bar right next door. There are no draws for things like your socks so bring something to store them in. I wish the windows opened more. The laundry is expensive but it's managed by an external company (washstation). There are no problems with damp or bugs in this hall! The starrez system brookes accommodation uses is really buggy but that isn't the hall's fault. It's nice that bills are included but I would not pay any more than what I am currently paying for it (£137p/w) and am moving into cheaper halls next year (£126) because having that extra £11 per week makes a big difference!!
Very close to the Headington campus. If you don't mind hearing your flatmates, the people above and the ones from across the courtyard, then proceed. My block smelled of rugby shoes, one could feel it as soon as you'd go in the block. The kitchen was mostly a battlefield for various kinds of germs, but that's due to lack of education from flatmates. The wifi was close to nonexistent, but broadband was great. Great view to the park. Management prompt. Not many laundry facilities.
I am really disappointed with the kind of work they have shown as we paid so much for the halls but the experience is not up to what we paid. It was around mid of may when my final exams for first year just started and the hall management decided to start the construction work just below my flat. Every morning, we had to deal with the drilling and construction noise. after complaining, my flat mates got moved to another buiilding but the fact that I also live in the same flat they did not even consider asking me if i want to get moved, simply because i did not send them the complaint message. If they have kept the student in contract upto certain date, then i beleive they should atleast maintain living environment upto that date. The noise is seriously unbearable but i have no choice. Apart from the noise, the halls does not have lift so if you have to carry heavy luggage and laundrey it can get reallly tiring. The cleaner comes once a week to clean which is alright.
Noisy. Cleaners complain when it's not clean and give you warnings for fines..... Parking is atrocious when there's parking spaces empty that you can't use.... Smell of drugs a lot ... They show you round a nice looking flat then you get a cold, horrible old one without a couch or comfy seats.... Value for money is terrible. Honestly better trying Clive booth instead. Washing machines are good but are down 3 flights of stairs without a lift, and then a trek up the hill. I suppose it saves going to the gym because your sweating more than the gym by the time you've finished. Overall, tbh it's not the best and expensive, and needs updating. Been to other uni halls at half the price and they're twice as good, with parking outside their door, and lifts if there on a floor with stairs.
If you don't want to sleep this is the hall for you. If you do enjoy sleep then don't come here. It is so so loud!! You can hear everything your neighbour is doing, and everything the person above you is doing. Cheney is full of people who like to party and keep you up late into the night. You will hear everyone screaming and shouting as they come back from the clubs from the hours of 2am - 4am and when you phone the halls staff to complain some will do something about it and others won't. It a great place to live it's just a shame it's ruined by the noise.
i absolutely love Cheney, i have met so many lovely people from all the various blocks and we all have so much fun together. Its location is perfect as it is close to the sports bar, gym and to JHB. And if you are playing sports, all the fields are very close. There is also a park that is a 5 minute walk away.
The ensuite and bedrooms are very good sizes. The kitchens are great sizes however we didnt get a sofa in my flat which was slightly annoying but got a massive dining table. The staff are friendly, easy to get mail. However the wifi was rubbish.
It is stupid that it is a 50 we contract, and it is outrageous that you can only sublet the room to other brookes students. Especially as we are only at the University for half of the contract, the rest of it is holidays
If you don't mind being surrounded by drug deals, obnoxiously loud 18 year olds coming home at 4 AM every single night of the week (except Sunday if you're lucky) and constantly being able to smell marijuana, then this is an alright choice for halls. The location of the halls is great especially if you are based at headington campus and as for the room itself, it is relatively spacious and you get the luxury of an en-suite/wet room. Management is not great, reported drug and noise issues to wardens 3 times however the problem was never dealt with. From mine and others experience, you will either get on really well here or not at all. I'd rate my overall experience at these halls at about 4/10 - really not cool with the drug deals going on within the halls and on the road outside the halls.
Brilliant location right next to the main Gipsy Lane campus, however extremely expensive and have to pay for a whole 50 weeks, therefore paying for accommodation over the holidays which you are not even living in, also not worth the money for what you get. Stupidly expensive.
Clive booth en suite better value for money. Only half of the blocks in Cheney have been refurbished, the other half have the original kitchens with no seating. For the amount of money it isn't worth it, I would have picked Clive in hindsight. However it is very convenient for the sports centre and JHB. Management is poor and staff are rude.
Many of the staff were rude, the management was terrible and it was very over priced with tiny rooms. You could never get any sleep with music/noise/smoking 24/7. There was no sound proofing and the staff didn't seem to care about the problems. Worst year of my life.
Cheney is the perfect location for bars, sports centres and educational facilities, however the guarantee you'll have a brand spanking new kitchen is limited - I was stuck with the old grubby kitchens (boo). And some people are complete and utter a*******
Well sized room with good storage good location to the U1, JHB library, city and headington shops. However had one of the old smaller kitchens. Sometimes can be very noisy in the evening and at night due to people going on nights out. Cleaning is excellent. Over priced for what you get.