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4.16 / 5

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Good situation not far from central campus. Comes with library, common room, cocktail bar, cinema and large hall featuring activities and dance classes. Sociable corridor style. -Compromises: Not the newest. It has everything you need, but not of highest quality. Would still recommend!

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By member78495
On 30th April 15

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Good situation not far from central campus. Comes with library, common room, cocktail bar, cinema and large hall featuring activities and dance classes. Sociable corridor style. -Compromises: Not the newest. It has everything you need, but not of highest quality. Would still recommend!

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By member78495
On 30th April 15

Wessex Hall Information

CampusWhiteknights Campus
PostcodeRG6 6UR
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms196
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th July 17

Such a noisy hall - security seemed to be lacking to stop the constant screaming down the hallways. Grateful I was on the 3rd floor so at least I could get some sort of phone signal, and didn't have people stomping above me. The smallest kitchen possible - couldn't fit 3 people in there cooking, let alone the 11 it was meant to serve. The toilets regularly ran out of paper, and over the weekend were horrific. Half way through the year took away all but like 3 hoovers from the floor, so trecking up and down to an unlocked cupboard to try and find a hoover was never fun when you wanted to clean your room. Cleaning staff very friendly and the kitchen was always lovely on a Wednesday, just the hall itself and it's non-existent social spaces were not.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th July 17

Such a noisy hall - security seemed to be lacking to stop the constant screaming down the hallways. Grateful I was on the 3rd floor so at least I could get some sort of phone signal, and didn't have people stomping above me. The smallest kitchen possible - couldn't fit 3 people in there cooking, let alone the 11 it was meant to serve. The toilets regularly ran out of paper, and over the weekend were horrific. Half way through the year took away all but like 3 hoovers from the floor, so trecking up and down to an unlocked cupboard to try and find a hoover was never fun when you wanted to clean your room.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th July 17

Such a noisy hall - security seemed to be lacking to stop the constant screaming down the hallways. Grateful I was on the 3rd floor so at least I could get some sort of phone signal, and didn't have people stomping above me. The smallest kitchen possible - couldn't fit 3 people in there cooking, let alone the 11 it was meant to serve. The toilets regularly ran out of paper, and over the weekend were horrific. Half way through the year took away all but like 3 hoovers from the floor, so trecking up and down to an unlocked cupboard to try and find a hoover was never fun when you wanted to clean your room.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th July 17

Such a noisy hall - security seemed to be lacking to stop the constant screaming down the hallways. Grateful I was on the 3rd floor so at least I could get some sort of phone signal, and didn't have people stomping above me. The smallest kitchen possible - couldn't fit 3 people in there cooking, let alone the 11 it was meant to serve. The toilets regularly ran out of paper, and over the weekend were horrific. Half way through the year took away all but like 3 hoovers from the floor, so trecking up and down to an unlocked cupboard to try and find a hoover was never fun when you wanted to clean your room.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th March 17

The home of the "lads". I enjoy a good night out but if you choose wessex prepare to have a lot of sleepless nights as people are very loud and the walls are paper thin. plus the beds are really uncomfortable, so i suggest buying a mattress topper

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th December 16

Best halls in the world , so sociable and much cheaper than other halls. Has the most fun in social events and everyone on the halls is very patriotic !!!!! No no no seriously folks , it's the best!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th December 16

Always something to do if you're a football lad

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th December 16

The best halls for social purposes, never dull, however toilets and bathrooms could do with updating and the feel of the halls is slightly old.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th December 16

Best decision I've ever made was to choose Wessex.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th December 16

Wessex is the best halls because its so social! I've made so many friends from other kitchens and halls because the corridors are open. the jcr are also amazing and I just love it. Its also been done up so its the best value for money!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th August 16

No other halls in Reading has the social energy that Wessex does, the friends you make in halls will be your friends for life. There is an electricity and excitement about the place every day you stay there.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th January 16

The best place to spend your first year in Reading

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

The best halls on the whole of campus! Social aspect is brilliant, a nice short walk from camous and the local co-op and the bus stop. Perfect.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th November 15

Wessex Hall was the only hall I could afford with my student loan, but I'm glad I am here! The social atmosphere is incredible and everyone in my kitchen is really lovely. I'm in a basic room on the first floor and I find the facilities are more than adequate. The cleaners do a great job as well, and I've never had to wait for a shower as there are plenty. We also have the best JCR and the warden is very helpful and caring.

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

Wessex Hall is the cheapest of all Reading's on campus accommodation, but you most definitely get a good deal! You share bathrooms and showers but they are cleaned every weekday so they aren't often dirty, and you get your own washbasin in your room. The kitchens have good fridge and cupboard space between 10 people and the social spaces (common room etc) are especially good for freshers and other social events. The halls hotline is usually very responsive and works well to resolve your complaints, the security staff are always on hand, and the cleaners come regularly and work efficiently! There's wifi and direct internet throughout the building and the layout of the building itself means it's very sociable and open plan.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

So much good. Its a pleasure to have this good hall. Everything is very good.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st July 15

The best year of my life! The open plan layout means getting around and getting to know everyone was so easy. The social vibe and the jcr were excellent along with the strongest community spirit if any of the halls. Also with the strongest halls football team and the prettiest grounds, which help to make up for the lack of athstetics that the other halls thrive off, this is undoubtably the best hall for any prospective student

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th July 15

Literally the best halls ever so open and everyone becomes like a family

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

A really fun hall, where its ridiculously easy to make friends. Has the best social life and JCR in the uni and has some of the best nights out. Plus it has its own bar.

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

If you're going to live here be prepared to get none of your deposit back. The younger students who live here are careless and costs are coming in almost every week that people probably won't fess up to so you're going to get charged for their screw ups.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Best community spirit of all Reading halls

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

The best hall for socialising and meeting people, rather than being restricted to only knowing and living with people in a flat.

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

Good situation not far from central campus. Comes with library, common room, cocktail bar, cinema and large hall featuring activities and dance classes. Sociable corridor style. -Compromises: Not the newest. It has everything you need, but not of highest quality. Would still recommend!

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

Have loved living here and have a beautiful room for the price I have paid! (2nd Floor)

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

Wessex doesn't have the best facilities but it is definitely a sacrifice worth making for the incredible atmosphere that Wessex has. The layout of the hall means that I have made many more friends than I would have done if I had been in a self contained flat and as Wessex is one of the cheapest halls everyone is of the same mind when it comes to money. I absolutely love my upgraded room and the halls are never cold in winter :)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th April 15

Amazing- one of the best decisions of my life!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st March 15

Really great hall, wouldn't want to pay any more or be anywhere else. Not the newest or even the nicest but everyone is so friendly and a real sense of community here.

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

The best halls for social interaction and getting to know lots of different people.

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