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|Lady Spencer Churchill Hall||#5|
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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Lady Spencer Churchill is one of the most depressing places I have ever been to in my life, and I promise I am not being dramatic. It is 40 minutes in peak hour traffic to get to Headington Campus, and the U1 bus does not go there past midnight, so you always have to taxi it back should you be out clubbing. Myself and 5 other people all moved out in the first two weeks because it was so dreadful. The place is grey & dull and barely lit at night which makes it even more eerie. There is no social life there and nothing around the campus. Do not stay here and if you get put here request to move immediately as it is not worth the exorbitant amount of money they charge you or the amount of travel to get there. Ruined my uni halls for me.
Unless you are doing all your courses at Wheatley, stay away! 8 miles away from Oxford, the food is not worth the price you're being charged for as you get barely any main dish, your plate just gets filled with chips until they pour out, some vegs and then they give you like a small piece of the main course, the meal schedule repeats every week, the buses run every 20-30 minutes on normal days, which is fine, but stop running completely on festives meaning you're effectively locked down from leaving the campus. The only pluses are fast internet connection, reliable reception + security and large common room. The cost, however, does not compensate for the crippling loneliness this post-communist-looking campus serves you. Avoid at all costs if studying somewhere else.
Lady Spencer Churchill; the man, the myth, the myth. Finding any life here is always a challenging start for freshers, but once you find the 15 people on campus who leave their rooms at night you can have a good time. Endulge yourself in the residential features such as the abandoned house and empty field, because with no more than 10 fireworks you can rack up complaints in no time. Location is perfect if you're looking for an exciting night life in the Wheatley Cemetery, and you're no more than a quick 30 minute bus away from civilisation. Would recommend to a friend as a joke, not as a hall.
Popular belief is that these halls are absolutely s***. The truth is that they are very social as the layout is done in the american style of corridors. So either 16 or 24 people per floor with bathrooms inbetween each 8. Of course you can get a s*** block leading to a rubbish experience but this is the same as other halls which are done in flats of around 6. You just need to find people more on your wavelength in another floor/block. I wouldnt live here if you don't have lectures here as getting the bus is a pain. Sharing bathrooms isnt as bad as you may think as they are cleaned every morning. You are also fed breakfast and dinner. The food is good enough for how the small the additional impact on rent is. Rooms are bigger than cheney/clive (which are the main halls) unless you get a room at each end of the block which are the same size as the aforementioned halls. There are 5aside football pitches, 6 tennis courts on site which are freely accessible and a huge field.
Horrific, these halls made me feel so depressed. There were holes in the walls, the locks didn't work, the showers were ridiculously small and mouldy and there was next to no security. They should be knocked down asap!