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By member638123
On 17th May 19

University of York Hall Rankings


Derwent College #7
Constantine College #8
Vanbrugh College #9
Alcuin College #10
Halifax College #11
Foss Studios #12
Rathmell Hall #13
Wentworth College #14
Student Castle York #15
Vita Student York - Lawrence St. #16

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Only a 17-min walk to University of York


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By member638123
On 17th May 19

Applying to Halifax College

Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Online learning
OPEN DAYS:
Open day experiences online
TEACHING NOTES:
Due to continued Covid restrictions from the Government, the university have decided that the majority of classroom-based teaching activity will be delivered online for the entirety of the Spring Term this year (other than for exempt courses), and that the majority of teaching and learning will remain online for the Summer Term.
This is the latest available data taken from the york.ac.uk website on 10th May 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Dear Sir/Madam, My name is Roberta Bianca Luzietti and I am a student from the University of Pavia - Italy. From the 10th of January untill approximately the 9th of April 2020 I will be spending my Erasmus Traineeship programme working with Prof. Foulkes at the department of Linguistics in York. I was wanderig if you could kindly help me find an accomodation at your institution or be so kind to...
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th May 19

Easy to get to campus in the morning.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 21st April 19

Wouldn't recommend living here AT ALL, especially as a second/third year. - Expensive, and no benefit to that expense at all. Literally you get nothing good. - Slow, ineffective & often non existent maintenance of room & living space - Small, unfriendly kitchen area, inadequate space for food and socialising - Unwelcome living environment - Bus stop not convenient - Opposite side of town - Isolating - Rooms cold in winter, hot in summer - Too few and too expensive laundry facilities - When I moved in, my room was filthy & I had to clean it myself (covered in dust and dirt, took ages) - Front desk parcel collection service has lost or refused to accept deliveries on three separate occasions - Terrible wifi that cuts off at least every 45 minutes I can not wait to move out. Do NOT live here.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th June 18

Honestly, worst experience there. The receptionists are amongst the rudest people you'll ever get to meet in your life, there is nothing set in place to provide a smooth and stress-free moving-out or moving-in. The college is remote from anything, with a Nisa that's virtually never open. If you can, try not to live there. Really.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th October 17

I love it here especially with the silvers

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th October 17

It's amazing living here, it's really social and you can never get bored

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th October 17
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st December 16

I don't like how they charge you ten pound when you lose your card

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th December 16

i actually enjoyed the campus being outside of the university - the social areas were not great.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th December 16
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd June 16

IF YOU WANT A REMOTELY FUN TIME AT UNIVERSITY GO TO DERWENT, HALIFAX IS SO ANTISOCIAL ITS ACTUALLY UPSETTING, NEEEDLESS TO SAY I DROPPED OUT OF UNIVERSITY IN FEB. DONT GO TO HALIFAX PLEASE.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st April 16

I had an awful experience in halifax, i moved week seven because everyone was antisocial and basically i had to worst freshers week ever. Its a very isolating place that made me feel psychically and emotionally violated. Needless to say, I'm on a path to a better life now and I am hoping to go to a sociable university where people are normal and don't want to just sit in their rooms all day and read poetry<3 xoxoxo

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th March 16

There's just so many silverfish. Everywhere. They never leave no matter what you do or how many times you get them 'exterminated'.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd March 16

Expensive for what you get

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 7th February 16

Gonna be honest, the actual accommodation at Halifax is awful and over priced. But, the college team are amazing, which is an up side!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th December 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th December 15

Brilliant College! Freshers week is made even better with the STYC system

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th November 15

The most social college at the Uni - big houses (up to 20) arranged in courts so there's plenty of socialising and stuff going on. It's only a 10-15 minute walk onto campus (and the nearest campus bar), which isn't too big. The boilers broke down regularly (every third week or so), there are silverfish in the walls and light fittings (that come back when pest controllers have cleared them) that sometimes get into rooms. The kitchen space per person in St Lawrence is abismal compared to other colleges. Maintenance is usually short term fixes that break again after a few weeks, all but two of the porters are miserable and not that helpful, the cleaner for my house spent her time Facetiming people and not cleaning. As bad as it sounds, I was so happy with my year there (I wanted Alcuin) and would not change at all. It is social (so there's noise) and there's plenty to do. If they lowered the price to make it value for money, I'd increase my rating.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th October 15

Our one small and one large kitchen (st Lawrence court) not big enough for 20 people. Could do with seating area/social space in the house, and perhaps another toilet

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th October 15

You'll always remain connected to the WiFi but the internet itself will constantly drop. They claim they clean shared bathrooms every day but it's actually every weekday. Small kitchen with more than enough cupboards. When cleaning the kitchen all they actually do is wipe down the surfaces, of which you have to prepare by emptying them completely. Common room is all right but does not have a TV license and a such can't play live TV. Out of the two campuses at UoY, Hes East and Hes West - Halifax is Hes South.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th October 15

This is a huge college so it's away from all the other colleges, lecture halls and libraries. The only social thing is kinda like a small version of a church hall. It was pretty expensive for what it was but I guess bills were included. The big issue was the state of the place when I moved in. My room had these disgusting stains on the carpet from the previous year. They wouldn't do anything about it and no-one was actually sure what it was. It was awful. The porters were nice but the assistant provost was horrible, he came to our house one night and shouted at my housemate for asking him a question. Maybe he was annoyed that we were students but it's his job. Overall I had a good time there but it was housemates that made that happen and nothing else. Believe me.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th September 15

In a house of 20 it was sometimes difficult but overall it was fun. I didn't want halifax at first but the location was bit a problem whatsoever

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th August 15

Great fun, low quality halls, don't expect much from the small rooms. Outside areas are probably the best at the uni though.

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

Cleaning should be done to a better standard, and price is too high along with all other colleges. Good fun, good social vibe, lovely location.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th August 15

Halifax College provided me with a great first year experience! Having so many people within a college allows you to meet a range of different people so there is no worry of not meeting someone with the same interests, and less clique like some of the other colleges. Though slightly offset from the rest of the campus, I found the 5 mins walk along the sports fields a great way to wake up in the morning, and it forced me to get to know both campuses. Also, with so many people and the only college with a specific shop (for pre-drinks) there is always something going on and I would recommend it even if you feel like it wouldn't be your first choice!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th August 15

Great community spirit, great wifi, get in my swede

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th August 15

Probably not the best accommodation on campus but it has a very homely feel about it and is right next to the sport pitches.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th August 15
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