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Accommodation in Portsmouth
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- QUARANTINE PROVISION:
- Not yet specified
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- Virtual open days on 22nd Sep, 6th Nov & 4th Dec.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- For the academic year starting 2021, the university is planning for all students to be taught through mainly face-to-face teaching, with some online learning also.
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Wi-Fi is terrible-the uni know this yet refuse to do anything-they just send emails saying "wireless printers may cause disruption for others make sure they are turned off when not in use"). Laundry situation: Also terrible, 2/4 Washing machines (yes you read that right the entire hall has 4 washing machines for >200 students) are nearly always broken reports to circuit laundry are being ignored. No social spaces outside of a patio area in the centre exist (no common room-we share one with Bateson which is just across the pathway to the law courts but no-one in HL ever uses it) All the above is true for both pre-covid when I lived there in first year (except laundry but the wi-fi never actually reached the laundry room in first year so there is an improvement but not by much)
This is the most isolating place I have ever lived, you are not in a flat, you just share a kitchen with a few random rooms, the heating doesn't work, shower floods all the time, and the the whole room will shake whenever someone closes a door. Its very expensive but no worth it, the only good thing is having a ensuite but its disgusting and broken, the floor is not waterproof. I can see people being fine here if they are really good at making friends but that's it
Rooms were good and it was very accessible. Only downside is it was dorm style so noise was not well contained and it was quite easy to get complaints. No late flat parties were possible annoyingly. Had an early noise curfew but i really liked my room and the kitchen was a good standard. Wouldn’t change it, it was really inclusive and easy to meet people here.
I wish I could submit photos, because you would not believe the horrors that await you in these halls. The mold is so bad you'll get ill, maybe even hospitalised for a few days! And you will have either flies or rats infesting your kitchen no matter how hard you try to kill them. There's no social space - don't expect to make friends here! But if you're a loner and can tolerate the non stop cleaning regime you'll need to maintain, by all means is this the perfect halls for you. The staff are antisocial and curfew (yes, curfew) is at 11. Just don't come here, please?
Do you want to spend an hour logging into Microsoft word? You enjoy having two minute showers? Harry laws perfect for you. You want to spend more than two minutes in the shower? Aight but expect your bathroom to flood, and mould patches to form under your carpet. Just go Trafalgar. It's cheaper, you actually get to socialise with the people around you, you get decent WiFi, and the place isn't literally mouldy (as in patches of mould strewn about)
I can’t say enough bad things about this place, you get woken up by for alarms at 3 in the morning constantly throughout the year, the staff are horrible, your room is constantly invaded, your constantly threatened to be charged money in the kitchen, the rent isn’t cheap, the WiFi might as well be non-existant and I could go on, don’t stay here, get a house or anything, I dont want to see anyone spend a penny of rent at this prison ever again.
Possibly one of the worst halls. I was kept up almost every single night by a group of loud people above me screaming and shouting constantly. People blare their music all the time, even walking up and down the corridors in the middle of the night with speakers. Doors are continuously slammed which sometimes shakes your whole room. The WiFi connection is horrendous - I had to use my 4G most of the time. This made it hard to do uni work a lot of the time. The bed was pretty uncomfortable and springy, and I had to turn my shower off halfway through to stop it overflowing. Some of the staff are rude and miserable, except from the head of housekeeping who was always lovely and helpful. However, being threatened with having to pay for cleaning staff to take out bins is ridiculous. The only good things are that it is a great distance from things, and my room was a great size.
Do not have high expectations for this accomodation, I read the reviews before coming here and so didnt have much of a positive image in mind. It was worse than I had imagined. It's super hard to socialise here as there are no common spaces and can leave you feeling isolated, the kitchens arent big enough for everyone so expect for people to take your fridge shelves at least 4 times in the year. It is so noisy at night, so unless you're okay with staying awake til 4am every night I would not recommend living here.. didnt add anything positive to my uni experience
I literally cannot justify the £126 p/w. It is a complete scam, when you arrive you will be greeted to a stuffy, dusty room and a bathroom which are all supposed to be "clean" (heads up it isn't). I suppose the location is good as the distance between the clubs, library and buildings is not too far- however the price is completely ridiculous. The cleaning staff constantly threaten to charge £100 to clean your kitchen if there is even the littlest toast crumb on the side, yet when you compare to how they cleaned your bedroom at the start of the year you have to question... is it even worth it? It's quite difficult to bond with your kitchen mates as its not a flat set-up it is more like a long corridor with doors. Personally, I would not recommend Harry Law to anyone. TLDR; Love yourself and go live in Trafalgar halls (more benefits for a cheaper price x)
Sociallly great, however if you like having a normal sleeping pattern this place isn’t for you. Enjoy being woken up by the builders most mornings and the fire alarm occurs at least once a week, sometimes at 3am.
In my opinion the best halls as it was within a 10 minute from most university buildings. Very good internet speeds. I recommend bringing an ethernet cable for game consoles as they don't allow you to connect through WiFi. Kitchen is fairly small so not much room for socialising.
I've had the best time ever living at Harry Law, It's so social and you get to know everyone in the halls making it one big family! The kitchens are super lovely and the cleaners do so much work for you! The security are such a laugh and super chilled about everything. The rooms are really good sized and there is loads of space. Maintenance are really good as they fix things within a day. I've made friends for life here, when i found out i was placed here i wasn't sure how i felt! Now i wouldn't want to be in accommodation anywhere else.
Everything is going okay so far, hallways are maintained well. Although that's there are repeated occurrences of noise and disturbance late at night from people that I'm not even sure are staying in the halls.
My bedroom was too big for one person, but was the same size as the kitchen, which was too small for nine people. We got charged left right and centre for almost everything they could charge us for, whilst paying £107 a week - which is more expensive than most private landlords. Absolute farce.
It is the dingiest most prison-like environment I have ever been in. The security are rubbish. If you were dying they would finish their cups of tea before they came to help you. Some of the security however are alright. The rooms are reasonable sized and some kitchens are big, but, there is no living room / sofas and so you'll be left with 5 uncomfortable stools for the year. If you're in Harry Law with good people, it's a really good time and the halls are 2 minutes walk from all the good clubs.