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Accommodation in Oxford
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Applying to Paul Kent Hall
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- Virtual tour on website
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Large lectures will be delivered through high-quality, online learning. However, students will be on campus for individual and small group learning with your peer group.
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This hall has recently been refurbished, I was one of the first to live here after the refurbishment, hence, everything was clean and new (smelt fresh paint). We got a cheaper price than usually as there were some refurbishments on the way, the price will rise once finished. As we was 10 in a flat, there were more kitchen appliances such as 2 induction hobs, 2 kettle, 2 sinks, 4 fridges/freezer,... The problem was that there were not enough place to seat when everyone was in the kitchen. The bedroom was just perfect, really spacious, the bed was really big. However you will highly depend on bus whether to buy some food or to get to the city center.
Fairly quiet- we don't have many party flats, and if we do it's just during popular nights out. Room size is decent and the fact that we have en-suite bathrooms is a huge plus- although the bathrooms are literally a wooden container mounted inside the room, looking just like airplane bathrooms. The lighting is quite poor- windows are small and they never fully open. Hall management... The hall manager is a very annoying lady, although the wardens are usually really helpful- I remember that one time I basically sliced half of my finger and the duty warden bandaged my wound. We only have a common room- really good when you are in desperate need for a Snickers or a Coke. Otherwise, it's quiet and almost no one goes in there- it looks like any other regular living room.
Despite the location, I actually really enjoyed living at Paul Kent. As there are less people living in the halls you generally get to know everyone on site through trips on the U5 to uni and also fairly close to both Crescent and Slade. I cannot fault the staff who regularly organise events and free pizza nights, which doesn't happen at other halls and also really friendly. I know most people are disappointed by the location but everyone seems to get used to it. Its defiantly not the end of the world if you get put in Paul Kent
Issues take a while to be cleared up, when issues raised usually get an unkind response from the manager, buses aren't always reliable from the location, wifi can be rubbish, had issues with showers and water and the fridge. Maybe not enough space for 9 people.
Paul kent hall is a really lovely place to live, I have a non ensuite room and therefore it is cheaper to live and you get a bigger room. You are fairly away from shops but that's not really an issue for anyone and we love living here
Paul Kent is a small accommodation halls in comparison to others like Clive Booth but it is a beautiful setting. The hall staff and wardans and amazing people, extremely friendly and happy to help with anything. Room sizes to vary but are overall a good size with a decent size kitchen in all flats. The one major down side is university buses are few and far between and can often be late, so when staying at Paul Kent it is best to plan for an earlier bus. My experience at Paul Kent halls has overall been an amazing time.