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3.51 / 5

Roeburn Reviews

20 Reviews by Students
#1 out of 10 halls at University of Central Lancashire

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At Roeburn you're only paying £2 less a week compared to IQ, that £2 a week means you won't have hot water in your room, you'll have smaller rooms, smaller beds, a kitchen with what is essentially a non-existent living room area with terrible, uncomfortable chairs and a much less comfy atmosphere which feels very corporate in comparison. I spent most of my time at my mate's flat in IQ because it was so much more comfortable to live in. Oh also the laundry system at Roeburn is shocking, most of the machines break/take your money and they only take change meaning you have to spend pointless money to get your laundry done and it's a massive pain. I wouldn't recommend Roeburn if you go En-Suite, it's probably the worst option.

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By member128972
On 1st May 15

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Most helpful review

At Roeburn you're only paying £2 less a week compared to IQ, that £2 a week means you won't have hot water in your room, you'll have smaller rooms, smaller beds, a kitchen with what is essentially a non-existent living room area with terrible, uncomfortable chairs and a much less comfy atmosphere which feels very corporate in comparison. I spent most of my time at my mate's flat in IQ because it was so much more comfortable to live in. Oh also the laundry system at Roeburn is shocking, most of the machines break/take your money and they only take change meaning you have to spend pointless money to get your laundry done and it's a massive pain. I wouldn't recommend Roeburn if you go En-Suite, it's probably the worst option.

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Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
By member128972
On 1st May 15

Roeburn Information

CampusPreston CIty Campus
PostcodePR1 2YJ
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms396
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th February 16

If you want to live somewhere where you feel demented every waking hour of the day, then come to Roeburn! Currently being charged £99.50 a week to live with constant noise from others until 5am in the morning not just in flat but above and next door. For £99.50 you get a bed which feels like your lying on stones, maintenance issues that takes weeks to be resolved. The main problem is Halls management and security. They are absolutely useless and have been seen outside halls and not doing anything about noise and are rude to the students. It doesn't seem to matter the number of times somebody gets warned about noise nothing gets done. The contract you sign up with is used in their favour but they don't stick to what they promised to do. Flatmates are also a problem with no cleaning, stealing food and being a general nuisance. Don't live here!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th December 15

Cleaners o ly came once I had complained many times. Good location for uni. Very social community

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th December 15

Stuart and Steve are amazing such nice guys

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th December 15

For £98 p/w I'd like a comfier bed and a better shower but it'll do. I'm unfortunate that I live with messy people but when the cleaners come round they do their best! Other than that, everyone gets on well and prinks are made that little bit better with our big communal area!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st July 15

Great halls, responsible for your own cleaning, unlimited wifi

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st May 15

Excellent place to spend your first year :)

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st May 15

At Roeburn you're only paying £2 less a week compared to IQ, that £2 a week means you won't have hot water in your room, you'll have smaller rooms, smaller beds, a kitchen with what is essentially a non-existent living room area with terrible, uncomfortable chairs and a much less comfy atmosphere which feels very corporate in comparison. I spent most of my time at my mate's flat in IQ because it was so much more comfortable to live in. Oh also the laundry system at Roeburn is shocking, most of the machines break/take your money and they only take change meaning you have to spend pointless money to get your laundry done and it's a massive pain. I wouldn't recommend Roeburn if you go En-Suite, it's probably the worst option.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st May 15

- Absolutely zero cleaning service for the stairwells/communal areas - Slow repairs. - Large, open courtyard helps give a really social environment - Great location no more than 5 mins from any lectures - Train noises can be a pain at first but you get used to them

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st May 15

Best halls in uclan, hands down! Top location, top atmosphere, average washing machines. God knows why S**tendale is higher, if you get the choice then go to Roeburn!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st May 15

Roeburn was aweeeesommeee!!!!!!!!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Apart from arguments with next door, a flatmates boyfriend turning up and never going home, drunken football chants at 5am & jersey kyle try outs in the entrance . Halls if an experience you'll never forget

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Roeburn Hall is okay top live at I suppose.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Good location but awful social space and am looking forward to moving out!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 15

Roeburn served me a great experience, it is a little pricey but it is in the city, right next to the library and in the centre of the campus. I shared with 6 other people (7 in the flat), on the top floor, the flat did get messy really easily as it was off putting to bring down the bins. But overall it was an OK experience, everyone is free at different times so I never got close with my flatmates. The rooms are lovely and cosy! It is very handy to have your own bathroom. Make sure you clean it as much as possible, to avoid fines from the halls inspectors.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th April 15

Value for money, absolutely not. When for a few more quid you can rent student flats with dishwashers and carpet, this is far from value for money. Location was the only good thing about uni halls, getting up 10 minutes before lecture is the best thing ever. Halls management was usually on par with everything and quick to respond, just a nightmare when it comes to dealing with antisocial flat mates. Cleaning was generally poor. The stairways were cleaned once a week, and our flat communal area has been cleaned once in the whole year. Communal areas are dingy, uncomfortable, they have small tables and little storage space for food and pots etc. Social experience was good, many flat parties despite they are banned. Also nice courtyard for socialising when the sun comes out.

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