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Absolutely horrible room standards, cleaning crew and treatment by security. The rooms had mold, dirt and were old and uncomfortable. The bathrooms are way too small and not in liveable conditions especially when students are required to pay nearly 6,000 pounds a year. This is less than Tuke and Butler which were much cleaner, newer and easily liveable. The dining hall food is inedible and often made students ill. Security was tyrannical and made Kingswood feel like strict boarding school. The distance from campus made campus very hard to get to and is a terrible placement for students especially brand new first years. The buses were very often Late forcing students to walk in rain or snow and even be late to class. Even if the buses were running on schedule they come at times they do not make sense with the schools timetable, leaving either not enough time to get to a lecture or way too early.

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By Daszewskasmithg
On 29th June 15

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Absolutely horrible room standards, cleaning crew and treatment by security. The rooms had mold, dirt and were old and uncomfortable. The bathrooms are way too small and not in liveable conditions especially when students are required to pay nearly 6,000 pounds a year. This is less than Tuke and Butler which were much cleaner, newer and easily liveable. The dining hall food is inedible and often made students ill. Security was tyrannical and made Kingswood feel like strict boarding school. The distance from campus made campus very hard to get to and is a terrible placement for students especially brand new first years. The buses were very often Late forcing students to walk in rain or snow and even be late to class. Even if the buses were running on schedule they come at times they do not make sense with the schools timetable, leaving either not enough time to get to a lecture or way too early.

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By Daszewskasmithg
On 29th June 15

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CampusEnglefield Green
PostcodeTW20 0LG
CateringCatered
No. of rooms212
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th June 17

Great community feel, but out of the way

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th March 17

Everyone's gonna complain about kingswood, but at the end of the day if you make friends in kingswood or in your flat you'll end up loving kingswood. Food's alright but most people I know use a George Forman. Annoying it's catered but you get 50% discount off it so it's alright. Kingswood has a very nice community feel to it. The people in reception are super nice as well.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th February 17

bad room quality, dirty allies, limited choices for food, bad transportation,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th December 16

Kingswood II is amazing value for money, sure, the bathroom might be a bit small but in the end I still have a bathroom of my own which is decent.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th December 16

Pretty bad accomodation considering the location. Other accomodation is much better on campus and closer to where you need to be too.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th November 16

Not a great place, but it's filled with the best people!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th November 16

Not a great place, but it's filled with the best people!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th November 16

Kingswood 2 has a good community feel but lacks with the poor bus service timings in sync with the lectures and bad dining hall food.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th September 16

If you have any opportunity to not chose Kingswood, do that. Any of the blocks on campus are far superior to here. Why it is so far away from campus I do not know

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th August 16

Legendary place..... Crap location but amazing family!

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

Small room with tiny bathroom, but grateful to have ensuite! No common rooms except for a small bar and it gets annoying with the bus ride to campus every day but you get used to it. If you want to get a seat on the bus (or on some days even get on the bus!) be there 10 minutes before it arrives! There is a little community there though so don't be terrified that you're in the middle of no where!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th August 16

Socially 10/10 but there are very few communal spaces

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th July 16

Truly the pits of the earth. Our cieling got so soaked in 'water' leaking from the stink pipe that it warped and eventually burst through. Mould everywhere and not just black spores either, pink fluffy mould. Vomit worthy.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th July 16

Although Kingswood is located off campus, you learn to love it. Short walk away from forests with hills overlooking London. Community vibe is the best!

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

Amazing community within everyone and really nice to hang out during the summer months

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th April 16

I've not met a single person who've actually chosen to live in Kingswood is the hall that feels completely isolated from the rest of the university. The buses are often late or don't turn up at all, meaning that a few times I've nearly been late to lectures, or have had to walk back at night. Walking down three alleyways alone - especially after the recent sexual assault in the area - is pretty scary. I'd made a lot of friends on campus and often had to walk back alone in the early hours of the morning by myself while they could just go back to campus. Being where it is stopped me from going to SU nights, societal meet ups, the gym, etc. just because there's always a concern as to how you're going to get home. In the end I requested a move to Founders because I just couldn't stand it any more, and I'm so much happier there. Kingswood on the whole was clean and most of the staff were alright, but if you're wanting a social life, it's not the place.

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

It's set 20 mins away from campus beside mansions

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th November 15

Awful experience. Very isolated and there wasn't an adequate bus service provided for during the night.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th October 15

It was alright. You are staying at Halls as a student so yeah don't be a pampered kid expecting all the s**t your parents did for you

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th October 15

Very close knit community. No animosity between residents. Annoying being off campus. Catered food is ok and cheap. Rooms are satisfactory.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd October 15

Rooms are okay, but having to get bus to campus is a pain. Also because it's catered there's very little opportunity to socialise because there's no kitchen with a table in the flat. Food at the restaurant is average so I lived off microwave food. Was my last Noice accommodation, I wanted self catered on campus. Kingswood does not live up to the standards of campus rooms having visited friends' glad on campus

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 2nd July 15

Better than kingswood 1 but no where near as good as being on campus!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st July 15

I struggle to think how this could have been any worse. Within the cupboards in the hall ways there was a leak and all we could hear was a dripping. We reported this to the reception everyday for 2 months and nothing was done, thisdeveloped into a puddle in the ceiling and on the carpet which burst through into the corridor still nothing was done until we reported them to residential support. The piece of ceiling removed after the leak which we were told was from the 'main stink pipe', Left us with no ceiling panel for another few months. The mould covering the corridors and within our rooms caused many of us in the flat to develop the same very chesty cough. Drugs such as canibis was all over the halls anywhere you went reeked of the stuff. I was on the bottom floor and God forbid you leave your window open and even when it's closed the smells somehow consume your room. Loud music being pumped from cars and people smoking outside all night andSecurity do nothing. Worst year of my life

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th June 15

Very good sense of community, good meals, great people, not so great staff

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th June 15

Far away and not the cleanest or newest of buildings but you'll still have a great time bonding with everyone over how crap it is

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th June 15

If you have the option, just don't go to Kingswood.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th June 15

Despite being off campus, I have had the best first year at Kingswood. The best hall for socialising and making friends.

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

Absolutely horrible room standards, cleaning crew and treatment by security. The rooms had mold, dirt and were old and uncomfortable. The bathrooms are way too small and not in liveable conditions especially when students are required to pay nearly 6,000 pounds a year. This is less than Tuke and Butler which were much cleaner, newer and easily liveable. The dining hall food is inedible and often made students ill. Security was tyrannical and made Kingswood feel like strict boarding school. The distance from campus made campus very hard to get to and is a terrible placement for students especially brand new first years. The buses were very often Late forcing students to walk in rain or snow and even be late to class. Even if the buses were running on schedule they come at times they do not make sense with the schools timetable, leaving either not enough time to get to a lecture or way too early.

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

Loved the community feel of my halls

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