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3.12 / 5

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#4 out of 7 halls at Oxford Brookes University


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I really like living at Slade, my flatmates are really nice and something no ones really mentioned is how great the sound proofing is. I get up early and was really worried my hair dryer would wake people up but no one heard it! A lot of people are complaining about the room checks but to be honest I think these people were expecting to be treated like guests in a hotel. Yes they do room inspections but these could be a lot worse! I used to live in a boarding house and the staff here are so much nicer. I will say that for all the threats we got about fines for damages when I arrived there were a few that hadn't been sorted out. A broken lampshade and someones hook left on the wall. It is a little out of the way but most of the accommodations are since the majority are on the same road. It's near to Pall Kent so I can visit friends. I will say the bus service isn't great but you're only 30mins from Headington campus so it just takes a little bit of time management and you're okay.

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By member817957
On 9th November 15

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I really like living at Slade, my flatmates are really nice and something no ones really mentioned is how great the sound proofing is. I get up early and was really worried my hair dryer would wake people up but no one heard it! A lot of people are complaining about the room checks but to be honest I think these people were expecting to be treated like guests in a hotel. Yes they do room inspections but these could be a lot worse! I used to live in a boarding house and the staff here are so much nicer. I will say that for all the threats we got about fines for damages when I arrived there were a few that hadn't been sorted out. A broken lampshade and someones hook left on the wall. It is a little out of the way but most of the accommodations are since the majority are on the same road. It's near to Pall Kent so I can visit friends. I will say the bus service isn't great but you're only 30mins from Headington campus so it just takes a little bit of time management and you're okay.

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By member817957
On 9th November 15

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CampusOff Campus
PostcodeOX3 7FJ
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th November 15

I really like living at Slade, my flatmates are really nice and something no ones really mentioned is how great the sound proofing is. I get up early and was really worried my hair dryer would wake people up but no one heard it! A lot of people are complaining about the room checks but to be honest I think these people were expecting to be treated like guests in a hotel. Yes they do room inspections but these could be a lot worse! I used to live in a boarding house and the staff here are so much nicer. I will say that for all the threats we got about fines for damages when I arrived there were a few that hadn't been sorted out. A broken lampshade and someones hook left on the wall. It is a little out of the way but most of the accommodations are since the majority are on the same road. It's near to Pall Kent so I can visit friends. I will say the bus service isn't great but you're only 30mins from Headington campus so it just takes a little bit of time management and you're okay.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd March 17

I really enjoyed my time at Slade Park. I think for any Oxford Brookes University student it's easily the best value for money accommodation in Oxford. My room quickly became my home shortly after moving in and I felt very comfortable whilst living there. The kitchen came stocked with all the basic appliances (toaster, kettle etc.) but I did have to get all my own plates & pans etc. There's a really modern communal area which is a great place to meet up before heading out for the night & I particularly enjoyed the big private courtyard between the blocks, especially when the sun was out! The staff were always friendly & helpful and on more than 1 occasion went above and beyond to help me out. When I moved in I found that they had also put a few welcome gifts in all the rooms which was nice and unexpected. They also held events in the communal area and ran competitions throughout the year. The bus stop is right on the doorstep so it was never a worry getting to uni on time and if

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th June 17

Living at Slade Park made my first year unforgettable, it's undoubtedly the best halls in my mind for a few simple reasons: It's a little away from campus which sounds like a chore but it also means that people from Slade and Paul Kent stick together and form great bonds. I've made great friends with people from Slade even though I didn't particularly like any of my flat mates, it's super easy to make friends at Slade and there's always pre's somewhere. Halls are great, rooms are great, you always feel safe and a new Aldi just opened up right next to it so booze and cheap food are walking distance away. All in all, I think Slade is the obvious choice when looking for halls at Brookes.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st April 17
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th July 16

They will fine you for anything, so expensive

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 16

woohoo waterside

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th April 16

Overall experience has been ok, being a fresher and placed with 3rd and 4th year international students has at times made it awkward with parties and their work, I have subsequently had to spend a lot of time away from Slade park where other friends live which involves a lot of travel and the bus service is horrific. The flat itself is amazing, modern, double bed and large sized en-suite rooms do make up for its location. paying over £150.00 per week is ridiculous for what you actually get, a shoddy bus service, a long way from the city centre, uni and in a poor location of Oxford.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th November 15

Only issue is location and cost

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th October 15

Pretty bad, when I arrived there was blood on the ceiling and lampshade, shower didn't work, windows didn't close. 4 weeks in and my radiator still doesn't work.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th September 15

Good location 10 minuets from the main campus. The laundry is quite expensive and the flats themselves are quite secluded so socialising can be a problem. But the rooms and shared areas are very modern and a good size and the staff are great!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th September 15

Slade Park is a good hall, it's modern with generously sized rooms and kitchens but for a hefty price. The common room is also good with a pool table, ping-pong, and a football table although there is only 1 for the whole accomodation and the clothes washing facilities are very expensive.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd September 15

looks all well and good in photos but very expensive

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th August 15

Really nice halls and nicely furbished. Just a bit out of the way, nothing too bad though.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th August 15

Lived there for 1 year, good experience, met lots of great people, still friends with most of them, not the best location but it's good!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15

Such modern furnishings, double bed, ensuite and large desk.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th April 15

As one of the most expensive student halls, Slade Park is rather crappy. The internet connection is only 4 Mbps (compared to 100+ of nearly all other halls), and it is fairly out of the way. If you have to study at Wheatley campus, the U5X is quite a terrible bus service (buses themselves are great), with irregular timings. Even getting to Headington Campus on the U5 is bad enough. You don't really see the hall management. Every so often, they will come round and do a room inspection (whether or not you're in), which can be at 9AM (and even if you're asleep, they will still demand that they come in, and only give you a minute or two to get dressed). There is no provided cleaning, unlike other halls. This can be bad if you yourself are a tidy person, but have an untidy flatmate, as it means that to avoid fines for a messy kitchen, you either have to do their cleaning, or have a shouting match with them. There is a single common room not much bigger than your kitchen. It's rubbish.

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

maintenance is great, all staff are friendly and get to know them. no cleaners but get inspections every now and again would live here again!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 28th April 15

very expensive, no cleaning service at all, and lazy hall management. location a long way from the university for the money, and poor management of issues as they arise.

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

Internet is terrible but asides to that, all not to bad - great management - Matt does a great job!

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

The rooms are fantastic, huge desks, beds and floor space. The flat kitchen/living-room is great, but a little small for 6 people. No cleaners though and the location is quite out of the way, which would be alright if the buses weren't always so unpredictable.

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

Really nice rooms with ensuite and a large kitchen with sofas but a bus ride away from both the campus and the city centre. Also far from a supermarket.

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

Nice bedrooms but the living space was small and unfriendly.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

brilliant accommodation just a bit far away

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