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4.13 / 5

James College Reviews

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

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By member1021773
On 13th April 16

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Most helpful review

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

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
By member1021773
On 13th April 16

James College Information

CampusHeslington West Campus
PostcodeYO10 5DD
CateringMixed
No. of rooms607
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th October 17

Full of pretentious people. Most people seem to come to this college because it's known as the 'fun, 'sporty ' college- resulting in it being full of the 'cool' , snobby kids who are very exclusive with each other. I expected people to be more friendly with everyone but people formed exclusive groups with their flatmates. I met a few other people who felt they didn't belong. If you're normal, go to a different college. The james freshers week talks didnt emphasise the mental health / other support available at all. They just talked about sports and fun constantly ! Partying seems to be the priority here. They did do a speech on consent which is obviously important- but that was it. I expected more talks about settling in- my friends from other unis said they had loads of talks in freshers week about homesickness and about how to settle in and where to get support. I felt very alone and I felt like I was the only one struggling- although I met others who felt the same.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th September 17

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

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

Great atmosphere and friendly people

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Student Review: 4 /5
By 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: 5 /5
By 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 /5
By 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: 5 /5
By 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: 5 /5
By 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: 5 /5
By 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 /5
By 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: 5 /5
By On 9th September 15

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th September 15

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th July 15

Mike Britland and Gareth Dybiec are the best humans in the world

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Student Review: 2 /5
By 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 /5
By On 28th April 15

Tiny room for huge price but good location and food

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Student Review: 3 /5
By 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 /5
By 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: 5 /5
By On 27th April 15

Animals are way toooooooo noisy in the morning

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