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Similarly to others, we were told a "set in stone" move in date which was then pushed back to the 25/09/21, meaning we had the option of moving in to Birmingham True or staying in a hotel for a week. When we arrived, the printer took weeks to set up, the whole place was still a building site, and there was no cafe for months. The staff were always friendly and welcoming, however, and I appreciated their help. On the 29/11/20, the water went off in the evening and it was only when we went downstairs in the morning and asked that we were told that there had been a fire and the water had had to be shut off. The wifi was unreliable as it was public, randomly shutting off at times, and once went off from 5pm 02/12/20 until 11am 04/12/21, which was very distressing when trying to complete lectures and assignments in time. You also have to regularly resign into the wifi- a small thing but still annoying.
Don’t bother staying at true student Salford it’s a waste of money they take the piss out of students money it’s overpriced for what you actually get the studio costs £202 a week and has absolutely no sort of storage and the kitchen is so small can’t fit no pots and pans in the cupboard, absolute waste of money it’s over priced because we’re paying for the s***** amenities. And let me not talk about the landlord who never replies to your emails or your concerns I’m telling you it’s a rip off don’t waste your money 3.1k per term all your finance gone. Also the wifi drops randomly which is s*** when your in the middle of assignments and the internet is not secure anyone can join it.
Modern student accommodation. Gym is kitted out really well. Room is modern but the Toilet doesn’t flush well. True events are really good and regular. Highlight of the building is the sky kitchen. True Advertised parking but upon arrival parking is a nightmare- there are only 6 car parking spaces for the whole building.
It was a bumpy start moving in during September, but once everything was in order true has been welcoming, peaceful and helpful. Staff are friendly, the food in OAKA is amazing, and the facilities are worth the price if you want to live alone. Though the WiFi can go off from time to time, it remains strong and is great for getting assignments done without much fuss. It's my last year of studies but if I could choose to come back again then I definitely would.
The staff is extremely friendly. Shout out to Vincent and Liz who are exceptional staff at True Salford. Rooms have modern interiors, and the location is best in Manchester city. The price is slightly higher as compared to other student accommodations, but the true-life events and other great facilities within the accommodation make it worth it. It's a safe and well-maintained place to live for students. I highly commend this place to anyone who studies at the University of Salford.
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff, the actual room is quite nice, most communal areas are generally clean, good location as it close to the quays and walkable to shops. Cons: Very expensive rent, social spaces and facilities that were promised at the time of signing the agreement have never opened such as a restaurant and a shop which we are paying for, the garden area was not finished until a month after moving in and to this date has no furniture in so you can’t sit out there as promised, the security staff randomly wander into apartment’s without notice, the internet drops out frequently and there is no Ethernet port to plug devices in by the desk. Since the start of the second lockdown, all communal spaces have been closed such as the gym, sky lounges, festival zone and even the lobby space, yet full rent is still being charged. Little explanation has been given about this, you are ordered in, out and around the building and you can’t even collect your mail.
Part 1 - Originally booked my apartment room at the start 2020 to move in on the 05/09/20 and asked numerous times to ensure that that move in date would not be affected by Covid. I was assured the move in date was set in stone and would not be moved. A month before this date I received an email to tell me that the move in date was not in fact set in stone and was being moved back to 25/09/20, which was after my start date at university. I was given a choice of two options, either pay full rent and move into their Birmingham accomodation which was hardly convenient, or to push back the move in date and receive a 10% discount for the year. I took the option of the discount and I can’t help but think that even with the discount I am still being robbed of my money. I can only describe what I moved into on this pushed back move in date, as a ‘building site’ with many of the walls throughout the building unpainted, and the outdoor area filled with diggers and workmen.
So, originally, gave 5 stars, editing down to 2. Positives: The staff on-site are incredible. Callum and Holly are especially my absolute favourites. They will listen and help you with anything you need. It’s in a great location and the festival zone and gym are pretty good as well. Negatives: One main problem I’d say is the heavy amount of bad wording on the website, which AKA fake advertisement. 1. We weren’t allowed to go view the rooms. So they had videos on YouTube saying in the premier studio, you’d get an L-shape and a coffee table and they said to check the room plan online (which had a clear corner sofa). However, you don’t get a table, and the sofa is not a corner sofa, and it is the worst thing I’ve ever sat on, there genuinely is no way you could sit on it for a good hour without giving you a bad back. 2. I study Pharmacy, and on the website, they advertise a £300 NHS discount on your rent (which £300 is not a big deal to be honest when you’re paying £11k a year). So