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Cheney Student Village Reviews

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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.

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By member921059
On 16th March 16

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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.

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By member921059
On 16th March 16

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CampusHeadington Campus.
PostcodeOX3 0BD
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms750
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th March 17

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!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st September 16

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd August 16

Can be quite loud at times because of the numbers of students around but besides that I cannot fault it!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th June 16

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th May 16

really social, you can meet people so easily, so close to uni and close to the city centre too

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th March 16

Great fun a bit pricey but well worth it!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th March 16

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 15

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.

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

this one time i got really drunk and was sick everywhere. the sick came right out of all the carpits.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th October 15

Good fun, most lively, but really over priced for what it is

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st October 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st October 15

I choose cheney because it is easy to access basically everything on the campus, gym is next to the hall, the main campus is 5min walk away..

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

Slightly unfair that some kitchens have been done up and some haven't! But overall nice modern accommodation very close to bus links and the main campus with a good bar and gym right outside!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th September 15

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15

Expensive, but worth it for the closeness to uni and size of room

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15

Cheney was incredible! Absolutely loved it

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th August 15

We had internet but no wifi while I was in halls!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15

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

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15

A bit too posh and horrendously overpriced. Contract is far too long... But on the plus side, some nice people, good quality rooms and good location.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15

It was pretty generic, nothing amazing, wasn't worth as much as I paid.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15

Didn't even have wifi the whole time we were there. Aswell as the halls being overpriced my phone bills were just as bad from Internet use.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15

There is only one common room for the whole of the halls therefore we all sit in each other's kitchens and there is no sofa etc just the table and chairs you eat at

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 15

Great place to live, only thing I would change is to have sofas or something where everyone in the flat could get together.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

Awful management, always rip you off, they cause damages and blame it on the students. They're crooks. Worst experience of my life.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

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*******

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

very expensive due to a compulsory 5o week contract

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

Bad freshers experience for the whole block and one of the Hall managers on shift. Noisy at all times of the day/night if facing the gym/social area.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

overpriced for a small room with a kitchen shared with a mob of people who don't know how to clean, have a good time and respect others.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

Rooms are inconsistent with refurbishment and the like, yet are all the same price. Utter rip off for those in a unrefurbished flat. Otherwise good location, and great social aspect.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

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.

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