Centrally located hall in York
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Good sized rooms with big kitchens. Not local to shops (but will be in 2018 onwards due to building of new shops near by). Kitchens are cleaned very thoroughly, however bathrooms less so but still adequate - could clean yourself. Wired internet is excellent, but wifi can be inconstistant. Good for my subject because department is on campus, but buses run regularly between campus' for free. Computer Science student
Goodricke College (I bet all colleges in Uni of York) is (are) the best accommodation. As a student at Management School, it is literally 30 seconds of walking from Goodricke College, and I can maximise my sleep time. The cleaners are friendly, the porter at Ron cooke hub is 24 hours 365 days a year, the place is clean, bedroom is comfortable, kitchen is gigantic, accessible to city centre and Hes West because bus is very frequent. I recommend University of York generally :)
Goodricke staff did very little to help with difficult flat members. In my case, a guy sent death threats to other members in the flat including myself and he only got a £50 fine. I'd like to have seen something done about it. Every time I had a problem with members in my flat, I felt as if the staff were extremely reluctant to take any action even though several members who felt the same way went to the management team. Out of order, and made my first year experience more depressing than it should have been.
Have lived in Goodricke for 2 years now and am returning next year, accommodation is based on Heslington East which may be further from the main campus than other colleges, but provides lots of open space and modern accomodation (as an environment student i appreciate this!), maintenance team always on hand to solve any issues and cleaning of ensuites and kitchens is regular. Lots of regular events in the Goodricke Nucleus and links with other colleges and their events. Location isnt an issue due to regular bus services between campuses (which is free) and town centre.
Fantastic college, amazing people and the care the college staff give to their students is exceptional. The only issue for me was that my classes were on the other campus so every morning it would be a bit of a trek over to campus or waiting for the bus in the freezing cold. The other issue was the cleaners - they would continually refuse to clean any part of the kitchen even if the very occasional fork or knife was on the draining board which meant we could often go for about two weeks without having our kitchen cleaned. But Goodricke is amazing accommodation and I would undoubtedly recommend it to anyone.
I've loved living in goodricke, I think the accomodation is lovely! The only thing I would change would be more common room space as there are only two rooms between the whole of goodricke college. However, other than that, brilliant!
Fantastic quality and extremely well managed! A little on the pricey side for self-catered but it's better than most other campus accommodation. Can get a little annoying if your studies are based on main campus but the bus services are free and very frequent. Could do with a little more college spirit but I suppose it'll only get better with age (it's a very young college). Overall a great experience though, thoroughly enjoyed spending my first year there.
there are fabulous kitchens but very small rooms w/ensuite so worth it. Social spaces available but flats are big enough that you can generally have pre drinks/gatherings there. Location is brilliant for Hes East bases departments, definitely not as ideal for Hes west departments but not dire.