Birley

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Anonymous

Modern looking and secure, security are very strict and give a lot of fines. Not too far a walk from uni

Anonymous

Locations good but for what we pay this isnt anything special the beds are shit the rooms are small and the security are annoying

Anonymous

I was slightly disappointed with Birley Hall, it wasn’t value for money especially considering paying £125 for a room with no en-suite. Other uni charge £125 with en-suite, so that something that let’s down the experience. One of the bathrooms flooded and caused a leak in the dining area, we couldn’t hang out in the dining room for a couple of days until it was sorted. Again that ruined the experience.

Anonymous

The location is ideal if you have lectures in the Brooks building, however it's further away from oxford road/main bus stops/ main campus/ other accommodation (about a 8 min walk). The kitchen/living room is of a good size, includes everything needed and has a large TV. However in our flat we have a big wall separating the kitchen and living room which makes it harder to socialise. I don't think the social experience in these halls are as good as I'd have hoped seeing as it was flats of 8. Due to the layout it is difficult to mix between flats, and security shut down any sort of big pre's/flat party's at 11pm. There is a glass door between our corridor and the corridor of the flat next door however this is a fire door so you can't go through it. On my floor there is also quite a lot of 2nd/3rd years who don't want to socialise as much. The halls doesn't have a common room of any sort and it didn't have any activities/socials for the building in freshers week for people to get to know eachother. I have luckily ended up with the disabled room so I have a very spacious room, however the other rooms are tiny compared to other halls, definitely the smallest rooms I've seen in any university halls. The accommodation is new, modern, clean and in working order.

Anonymous

The location is ideal if you have lectures in the Brooks building, however it's further away from oxford road/main bus stops/ main campus/ other accommodation (about a 8 min walk). The kitchen/living room is of a good size, includes everything needed and has a large TV. However in our flat we have a big wall separating the kitchen and living room which makes it harder to socialise. I don't think the social experience in these halls are as good as I'd have hoped seeing as it was flats of 8. Due to the layout it is difficult to mix between flats, and security shut down any sort of big pre's/flat party's at 11pm. There is a glass door between our corridor and the corridor of the flat next door however this is a fire door so you can't go through it. On my floor there is also quite a lot of 2nd/3rd years who don't want to socialise as much. The halls doesn't have a common room of any sort and it didn't have any activities/socials for the building in freshers week for people to get to know eachother. I have luckily ended up with the disabled room so I have a very spacious room, however the other rooms are tiny compared to other halls, definitely the smallest rooms I've seen in any university halls. The accommodation is new, modern, clean and in working order.

Anonymous

Good size living room and kitchen, great for socialising. TV great. Room size good, modern furnishing and lovely modern bathroom to share between 2. Room was on the main road side, so it was quite noisy when I had the window open. 12 people in one house proved to be difficult.