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#8 out of 17 halls at University of Portsmouth

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The accommodation in the middle of the campus and it had a lot of facilities around it. It was really nice. It was really well organized it is. the cleaners were nice and everything was cleaned. The accommodation was near the shops, the train station and near the university buildings

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By Giulia Muzzolon
On 24th August 20

University of Portsmouth Hall Rankings


Catherine House #4
Rosalind Franklin Halls #5
Rees Hall #6
Trafalgar Hall #7
Bateson Hall #8
Harry Law Hall #9
Earlsdon Street #10
St George's Way #11
St James Street #12
Chaucer House #13

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The accommodation in the middle of the campus and it had a lot of facilities around it. It was really nice. It was really well organized it is. the cleaners were nice and everything was cleaned. The accommodation was near the shops, the train station and near the university buildings

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By Giulia Muzzolon
On 24th August 20

Applying to Bateson Hall

Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning
OPEN DAYS:
28th Nov
TEACHING NOTES:
Teaching that is normally delivered in person in lecture theatres or other large group settings will be delivered online. Portsmouth’s campus will be open for in person activity, where possible, for delivery of small group teaching including studio-based learning, laboratory sessions, tutorials, seminars, and other events that can be safely accommodated with social distancing.
This is the latest available data taken from the port.ac.uk website on 23rd November 2020

Bateson Hall Information

Telephone023 9284 3214
PostcodePO1 2BL
Price from £99.00 per week (subject to availability)
FeaturesElectricity, Heating, Water

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What is the shared bathroom like? Is it a single shower sink and toilet between 5 people??
By member1136119 On 16th February 19
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Is there wifi in Bateson hall or just an ethernet network connection?
By member931452 On 25th April 18
You can use the guest wifi at first and then you can switch to Eduroam wifi.
By Nikoleta Koleva On 22nd October 18
How do you find out how to use eudoroam
By member551106 On 13th September 20
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th August 20

The accommodation in the middle of the campus and it had a lot of facilities around it. It was really nice. It was really well organized it is. the cleaners were nice and everything was cleaned. The accommodation was near the shops, the train station and near the university buildings

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd August 20

Very cheap, good for meeting new people.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th July 20

Good WiFi. Lived with cockroaches. Horrible place. No safety as name of building is printed on swipe card. Cleaners were friendly. Lots of noise and drugs often used

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th July 20

Great location, but about as good as your expect for the price. Does the job for a yeah though.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th July 20

Prison cells. Theyre very small and need to be redone to be more student friendly

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd March 20

I stayed there for two months last summer and I can't really complain considering the price. The rooms are fairly spacious and pretty clean, there's a lot of space in the kitchen. The only thing bothering me was the fact that you can't get the windows wide open. If you're looking for something rather cheap this place is not as bad as some reviews make it seem.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th February 20

Not the most beautiful halls, but you get what you pay for, amazing staff

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd February 20

POOR management. They don't respect students privacy at all. As if because bateson is the cheapest, some members of staff just feel they can treat you in every way they want. The only reason I would not recommend Bateson is because of the management. They will be doing room viewings without warning you and just barge in with strangers, and you will feel as if you had no privacy. There is a lot of strangers coming to the flat on a daily basis ( a man you have never seen before will just be changing your toilet bin instead of the cleaning lady for example), they are constantly doing 'maintenance' stuff that requires strangers to enter your room ( other halls don't have this almost on a daily basis such as bateson). Sometimes they send emails around telling you someone is going to be doing maintenance but they say that it should be between a period of a week, so within a week you never know what day or at what time you will need to excuse yourself from your own room or the toilet etc.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd February 20

POOR management. Lack of privacy! As if because bateson is the cheapest, some members of staff just feel they can treat you in every way they want. The only reason I would not recommend Bateson is because of the management. They will be doing room viewings without warning you and you will feel as if you had no privacy at all.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd November 19

Cheaper of them all so you get what you expect for that money. A few things faulty but the management were happy to come and fix it within the next 24 hours. Very pleased.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st October 19

Near the university, cheap and offered meals!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th October 19

Really nice halls. Room felt like not too many people had been murdered in it.

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

You get what you pay in Bateson but overall I was very happy. The people are awesome, you make a lot of friends. It's very humble but it's alright.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th October 19

Cheapest halls, prisony feel. If you can survive a year here then you can face anything life throws at you. Made some good friends here, lots of great memories.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd October 19

I went for Bateson because I was moving a few hours from home and my parent couldn't afford to support me financially. It certainly feels cheap. The rooms were small and ridiculously damaged when I moved it. The window was broken, the carpet and chair stained, the corner had mold in which was later blamed on me and the pin board wasnt attached in one corner. Later in the year I pulled my wardrobe out because something fell behind. Behind it was a lot dust and receipts dating back atleast 3 years before I moved in, it was obvious then that it hadn't been properly cleaned before moving in. My flat mates were awful too. Same sex with 4 other girls meant b******* all year. They put me with four girls who spoke barely any English and took drastically different courses to me. Conversation was difficult and the common room was locked after 12 so it was insanely difficult to make any friends in the building. Actually took them seven months to fix my ethernet port.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st March 19

Went for this halls as it was the cheapest and didn’t look that bad. Rooms are tiny (don’t be fooled by the photos) but enough space to live in, although the beds are ridiculously small. Kitchen is quite nice... but be prepared to share it with mice. There have been numerous occasions when I have walked into the kitchen to see mice on the counter tops or floor. Sharing with only 4 other flat mates is okay but I found it harder to make friends, especially as they are all single sex flats. I would recommend paying a little bit more for a nicer time as a first year as a lot of people in Bateson Hall aren’t really social... However, you can make it better by joining group chats before arriving and going to the common room to socialise Overall, I have not really enjoyed my time at Bateson and can’t wait to move out, so do yourself a favour and pick Trafalgar lol

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd October 18

When i moved in,there was a stain on the carpet,which i was ok with,but there were other things i didn't like.The window didn't seem to be properly sealed since noise from outdoors can be heard clearly.(Thats not ok,especially in the evening,when it becomes noisy!)I also felt very cold,but when i went to the reception they told me that they usually turn on the heating in the beginning of october,so i couldn't do anything except to cope with it by buying myself an electric blanket.For some reason,the sanitary waste wasn't thrown out either,so me and my flat mates had to deal with it.Another thing is that the building where my lectures were held wasn't very close either - about 15mins away.Last,but not least,fire alarms are being triggered very often,without any real fire emergency for now,sometimes very early like 5.40am in the morning,so i feel very uncomfortable and i still can't say i feel like home here.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th October 18

When i arrived there was gum at my window, carpet smelled awfully and it has lots of stains. After only one week here I saw rats, and the hoven is broken and we cant cook.. I wish i had paid more and got somewhere decent to live. Just because its cheap doesnt mean it needs to unsanitary.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 8th June 18

I’d prefer to die than go back to this place

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd October 17

Bateson is not absolutely terrible! I think you can really make it home by decorating your room and getting along with flatmates! The location is good and you able to save a bit of money overall

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th January 17

Bateson was the cheapest halls and initially looks a bit scary and prison cell-like when you first move in and your parents might feel bad about leaving you there. But living there was the best year of uni by far. Very close to lectures/nightlife. Easy to get out of paying fines when things get damaged. Staff friendly. Great wifi. Amazing chance to meet friends

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 29th November 16

No one likes single sex shared bathrooms. BIG UP HARRY LAW

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th August 16

Cheapest halls, good location. Facilites are very old and dated (rumour has it that they used to prisons), rooms are very small. Single sex flats, with a mixed floor.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd September 15

Living quality of Austwitz. Value of money of tescos own brand Vodka xoxo

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 27th August 15

Looked like a prison... Felt like a prison... Need I go on?

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

For a cheap halls, bateson was great!! Although the place looks a bit old and worn, its all you need. Sharing a bathroom isnt that much of a big deal. Soft stalls and a sofa would have made the place more desirable though.

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

Would live back here over a student house any day! only downside is the fire alarms at all hours

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

Not the best halls but the location, staff and the people make living in Bateson a pleasure

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