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i live in N block and was scared at first because it’s shared kitchen and bathrooms however it’s actually fine once you settle in, lots of people to get along with your sure time find someone you like, the food is catered and it’s okay not amazing, sometimes has a few spiders, silverfish and wasps but they just chill, everyone in james is so friendly and there is a wide variety of activities for everyone to do run by the college team, amazing location next to the gym and close to the library and shops i have really enjoyed my year here

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By member668263
On 16th April 22

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i live in N block and was scared at first because it’s shared kitchen and bathrooms however it’s actually fine once you settle in, lots of people to get along with your sure time find someone you like, the food is catered and it’s okay not amazing, sometimes has a few spiders, silverfish and wasps but they just chill, everyone in james is so friendly and there is a wide variety of activities for everyone to do run by the college team, amazing location next to the gym and close to the library and shops i have really enjoyed my year here

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By member668263
On 16th April 22

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On-campus open days on 1st & 3rd Jul.
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The university is planning for campus-based, in-person teaching in all academic departments with key safety measures in place. They strongly recommend that you wear face coverings during teaching sessions and when moving around buildings and communal areas on Campus.
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What thickness of duvet should I get? In other words are the rooms cold in winter?
By member951200 On 18th September 20
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What's the most spacious ensuite rooms? I have a digital piano that I want to bring with me
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What are the evening meals like?
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How bad is N Block?
By member833847 On 14th September 18
imagine a prison in terms of appearance and living standards
By member1342618 On 8th October 19
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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member668263 On 16th April 22

i live in N block and was scared at first because it’s shared kitchen and bathrooms however it’s actually fine once you settle in, lots of people to get along with your sure time find someone you like, the food is catered and it’s okay not amazing, sometimes has a few spiders, silverfish and wasps but they just chill, everyone in james is so friendly and there is a wide variety of activities for everyone to do run by the college team, amazing location next to the gym and close to the library and shops i have really enjoyed my year here

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By MCook On 22nd March 21

Uni accommodation, James College, location and rooms are great. Kitchen quality is roll of the dice as it could be shared between 6-16 people! Food is not good in my opinion, although there is no way to stay at that accommodation without getting food included which is aggravating.

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member733490 On 19th August 18

Full of toffs, unfriendly. Very clique-y. People don't socialise outside of their flat. Don't come here if you haven't been to Thailand on a gap year.

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Student Review: 2.9 /5
By member428484 On 26th September 17

When I attended, there were many toffs in this college.

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member826971 On 11th July 17

Great location on campus and has an excellent layout to create an excellent social experience. A bar and the uni sports centre are all within a minutes walk of the college, and it also has two common room which are open to all James students.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1023793 On 27th August 16

Great atmosphere and friendly people

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member522903 On 29th June 16

I lived in N Block, which has a reputation for being grotty and horrible, which was entirely deserved. Bugs fell out of my ceiling, the kitchen couldn't fit more than a third of us in it at once and almost everyone's rooms got mould. That being said, it really does make some fast friendships, and literally *anywhere* else you move after it will look like a palace!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1021773 On 13th April 16

Bang in the middle of campus, close to the library, the gym and the sports pitches. Great social atmosphere

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member420293 On 6th December 15

James College is the best college by far, great position on campus, nice accommodation, close to the lounge and other bars. Minus the geese obviously!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By AlannaERichards On 27th October 15

James is a great college, one of the nicest ones on campus and a few seconds walk from the Physics department which is great if, like me, you are a physicist.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By yenpeng On 16th October 15

Initially I thought a 5:1 shared bathroom (cleaned daily) will be a disaster but I was proven wrong. You will feel like a family in the long run. The college staffs are also very friendly and we have college tutors who you can talk to about any kind of issues. Wifi works perfectly.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By applechew On 15th October 15

Initially I thought sharing bathrooms wasn't going to go well and everyone in the flat would need to queue. But amazingly there was no queue at all and you will feel like a family living under the same roof in the long run.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1015361 On 10th September 15

Great halls, great location. Shame about the James College chair though. The social events seem to be lacking since he was elected.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member815350 On 9th September 15

Sharing a kitchen with sixteen people helps you learn how to use space effectively

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1015264 On 7th September 15

Kitchen's small and very hot. Rooms nice and near to campus.

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member117864 On 7th May 15

Great to be close to the sports hall but sport is not as inclusive as in other colleges.

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member88041 On 28th April 15

Tiny room for huge price but good location and food

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Student Review: 2.8 /5
By member88016 On 28th April 15

The rooms are too small and they only clean the toilet once a week and never clean the room (you have to do it yourself).

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member117952 On 27th April 15

Big, clean and modern rooms (as long as you don't get N block) with a really good community feeling.

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member87835 On 27th April 15

Animals are way toooooooo noisy in the morning

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