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I had a great time at halls but all the flats need updating (especially the kitchens) - especially since they did SOME of them but charged the same amount of money to everyone. Quite far from Uni but there were free buses and was a nice location to be.

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By member514864
On 18th August 15

Kingston University Hall Rankings


Chelsea Lightfoot Hall #2
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Quebec House #4
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Seething Wells #6
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I had a great time at halls but all the flats need updating (especially the kitchens) - especially since they did SOME of them but charged the same amount of money to everyone. Quite far from Uni but there were free buses and was a nice location to be.

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By member514864
On 18th August 15

Applying to Seething Wells

Covid-19 Response

QUARANTINE PROVISION:
Not yet specified
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
Open day has taken place.
TEACHING NOTES:
Their campuses and facilities will be open and students will have full access to a range of services on campus, as well as online. For most students, the majority of teaching will be on campus, with some elements of online delivery where this enhances students' learning.
This is the latest available data taken from the kingston.ac.uk website on 11th November 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th June 21

DO NOT GO HERE. Worst place I've ever lived in. The rooms are carpeted and are not clean when you move in. Facilities are very old and bathrooms are so tiny that it is even difficult to brush your teeth without hitting your elbow on the room. The walls are so thin you can hear everything. There is too much construction going on for several months. Staff do not care about you except for 2 who are nice. Security have no idea what they are doing. When there is a problem, security do not help solve the problem. They do not care about the students in the halls. Spend your money elsewhere, not here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th April 20

Location - In a banging location, reasonably close to Penrhyn Road (15 to 20 minute walk) and Kingston (25 min walk). 10 minute walk to Surbiton station which is a 25/30 minute train to central London Halls Management - They are great in keeping contact with you if there are any issues or general questions. If there are faults your room, the maintenance guys generally come within 24 hours to fix the issue. Security are strict, perhaps sometimes too strict!! Cleaning - Every week you'll have a cleaner clean your flat, but realistically you and your flatmates should be cleaning it yourself. Launderette facilities on site etc Social Spaces - There's not really a proper common room as such, as it is tiny. However there are plenty of green spaces outside where you and your mates can hang out. Social Experience - You are BOUND to meet people within the first two weeks if you're an Undergraduate. Banging Social experience. Internet/Wifi - Uses eduroam which is SUPER QUICK.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th February 20

S***** place. Looks hella ugly, not very friendly flat mates, small space, noisy and so on. Hall management keep doing room checks and you’re not allowed to have curtains or mattrasses in your room so basically you cant have visitors. Only positive things I can say is quite okay internet, and free buses to school. But I would never live here if I knew how damn s***** it is. Cant wait to move out tbh

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th December 19

A short walk to Surbiton with regular trains to central London. Free bus to all university sites. Kingston shops/night out 20 minutes walk. No thrills but halls is all about meeting new people and being the largest halls site at KU, you will have a great time and meet life-long friends as I did.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st August 19

Awful, it was brand new when I moved in, and they were still ‘snagging’ for which read still building. The staff acted like the sterner camp guard as Dachua, handing out ‘community service’ as summary punishment for thought crimes. I left after a few weeks.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th March 19

Cons: Small, really noisy, halls management aren’t particularly helpful, frequent room checks, cleaning rota and charges are a bit unfair, well out the way of anything Pros: Free bus every 15 mins going to uni and town, en suite (although it’s tiny), If you’ve got good flat mates it makes it much better

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 12th December 18

Just pay for private accomadation tbh you will be reporting problems with your room on a regular basis

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th October 18

The only good thing about Seething Wells was the social side. The rooms were outdated, broken and dysfunctional. The whole building needs updating. It was freezing most of the time. The staff were rude and unhelpful.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st March 18

Seething Wells is utter s***. Do not, if you're a first year, move here expecting anything. The rooms are small, bland and basic. The beds are uncomfortable, There's a good social experience if you want to meet friends, but there are no social spaces for you to sit in. (Common room is small and uninviting. The cleaning charges are so dumb, considering people living here at 18 and up. You'd be better off moving somewhere cleaner and nicer for slightly more money.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th March 18

I never write reviews, but I had to give my opinion. Seething wells halls is terrible especially if your doing an MA. Don't go there. I have stayed in a budget ensuite room and its too small even for me- I didn't have loads of stuff to begin with. Also my shower room has NO shower curtain so the whole toilet, sink, floor gets flooded. I literally have to move the toilet roll every time I go for a shower. The cleaning schedule is a money making scheme- you have to clean once a week regardless if you've got an exam the next day or if your on a busy MA course- if not you get charged £20. Reception are useless- when I asked for a shower curtain and asked if I could clean on my day off instead because I was revising well into the night they refused to help. The worst thing is the noise. If your a first year who has time to sleep during the day, it might be ok, but the lack of soundproof doors, the tiny corridors and thinnest walls mean that you get woken up if your flatmate merely coughs

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th September 17

My daughter at Seething Wells....very unhappy and depressed. Came home within a week

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 12th August 17

Seething Wells is way overprized for what you get. Thin walls without any isolation. Heating broke down on a weekly basis, often no hot water ether. Staff was not helpful at all. Repairs rarely took place. Rooms have wall to wall carpet which is not a good thing in a place with different students living in there each year. Do not get a budget room, they are so narrow you can barely move. Bathrooms are basically just small plastic boxes in which it is hard to shower or do any other "bathroom stuff".

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th December 16

Damp rooms unhelpful staff filthy kitchens and minature bathrooms

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th August 16

It needed stricter procedures for disruptive flatmates, such as theft and noise after midnight. The whole NTQ process is dragged out and there is often a lack of resolution. The doors and walls need better insolation, you can have a conversation through them.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th October 15

last year was so much more better

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th August 15

I had a great time at halls but all the flats need updating (especially the kitchens) - especially since they did SOME of them but charged the same amount of money to everyone. Quite far from Uni but there were free buses and was a nice location to be.

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