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Cheney Student Village Reviews

86 Reviews by Students
#6 out of 18 halls at Oxford Brookes University

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This is right next to the sports facilities and bar so perfect for the gym and socialising. The accommodation is amazing to stay in and the rooms are beautiful. Really helpful staff.

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By member738225
On 20th May 19

Oxford Brookes University Hall Rankings


Slade Park #1
Edna Rose and Champneys Court #2
Sinnet Court #3
Cheney Student Village #4
Clive Booth Student Village #5
Westminster Hall #6
Paul Kent Hall #7
Lady Spencer Churchill Hall #8
Crescent Hall #9
Thames Street #10

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This is right next to the sports facilities and bar so perfect for the gym and socialising. The accommodation is amazing to stay in and the rooms are beautiful. Really helpful staff.

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By member738225
On 20th May 19

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Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Online learning
OPEN DAYS:
Next open day to be announced
TEACHING NOTES:
The Government announced that all remaining university students will return to in-person teaching and learning no earlier than Monday 17 May. The university is aware that many students will have already completed their semester two teaching and assessments by this date.
This is the latest available data taken from the brookes.ac.uk website on 10th May 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Are there any small double mattress bedrooms or are they all single mattress?
By member1141918 On 2nd September 19
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 15th December 20

You will pay extremely high prices for extremely low quality housing. Seriously. Even for Oxford, the university accomodation is a rip off. Even during a pandemic, in which they have misled students into taking out contracts in their accomodation, they lack understanding when students try to leave. They do not enforce Covid rules, so if you live with people who are putting themselves at risk, you will be stuck paying rent just to catch the virus.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th October 19

Perfect location! I can wake up 15 minues before my lecture and still make it on time. Socially it is ideal! Always pre drinks going on but if you decide to stay in on a noisy night after 11 speakers must be turned off and the warden is very effective at preventing excess noise after a certain time. Sports bar (main social hub of Brookes) is a 1 minuet walk and is always busy with reasonably priced drinks. expensive although you worth it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th May 19

Loved Cheney so much

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th May 19

Next to sports bar and the most sour after accommodation. Aka Chateaux de Chenéy

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th May 19

Always felt safe. Had your own en-suite which was great and I was lucky enough to be put in a really good flat with great people. Sometimes a bit rowdy but as a fresher there’s no place better to be- next to sports bar and sports hall / pitches and shortest walk to uni if all halls.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th May 19

Very fun halls and very busy, as it is one of the most popular halls it’s not hard to make friends. The only downside is that you have to rent it for the whole year and it is expensive. I would reccommend this Hall’s though as it’s so close to uni and other amenities like the sports bar, gym and South Park.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd May 19

Great halls, the best for location and socials but WiFi not great

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st May 19

Brilliant location to uni. Took a long time for maintenance requests to be fulfilled. Really good for socialising in first year

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th May 19

This is right next to the sports facilities and bar so perfect for the gym and socialising. The accommodation is amazing to stay in and the rooms are beautiful. Really helpful staff.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th May 19

Close to university. Sports bar nearby.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 19

Cheney is very central and the heart of student in Oxford Brookes

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 19

Great atmosphere with even better facilities. All en suite with easy access to gym, uni and sports bar

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st May 19

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st March 19

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!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th September 18

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st July 18

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th June 18
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th June 18

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th June 18

Party hub. Can be very loud even during exams... dead at weekends

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th June 18
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th June 18

Sick but not worth the money

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th June 18
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th June 18
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th June 18

Halls aren’t for everyone I didn’t enjoy my time felt caged in by the windows being barred down. Would suggest more windows so students aren’t always in the dark and depend on one window.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th June 18

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th June 18
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th June 18
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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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