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Accommodation in York
Vita Student York offers a range of stylish rooms
Great location, gym, grab & go breakfast
Only a 17-min walk to University of York
Applying to Halifax College
- 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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!