Birley

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Anonymous

Good location, super nice staff on a 24/7 reception which was a lifesaver! Cleaner to clean shared space! Spacious bedrooms and on suite in most

Anonymous

Birley is really close to uni and only a short bus journey from town. The halls are modern and clean. Potentially not as sociable as some of the cheaper halls but still by no means dead.

Anonymous

Location is good, close to town and main campus. Rooms are a super good size, so is the whole house really: other than the ridiculous heat the house is a lovely living space. Social side is also good, always something to do however sometimes the noise can get ridiculous.­Also, security is a joke when it comes to noise.

Anonymous

Probably the best accommodation MMU has to offer. Modern, good sized rooms with loads of storage space, and communal area cleaned for us once a week. Good location for a weekly ASDA shop and a Co-op 2 mins away. Also regular buses into town, and to the Trafford center.

Anonymous

Good location, however halls were slightly cramped and could use a bit of an update. They were generally nice but for the amount of people squished in one place it wasn’t exactly ideal.

Anonymous

Overall my time at birely in the Naylor block was a good one. It is far nicer than the likes of Cambridge and the rooms and social spaces in your house and around the campus are so nice and clean!

Anonymous

Manchester Metropoliatan Birley halls are in a good location only a 25 minute walk from the centre of Manchester. And only a 10 minute walk from uni, so on those days you haven't got much energy it's not that far away. They also have computers and a printer residents can use anytime. The security team are very good and keen to ensure all complaints (such as noise) are seen to and everyone's safety is ensured. People living in vine house al appear to be friendly and respectful to others. The laundry machines are always running smoothly and if you go at the right times you should be able to get one that is free, however one negative would be they should invest in more. As there are only 4 washers and 4 dryers to be shared between three buildings of students. Which can lead to you having to go back and forth a few times before you get a machine. The communal areas are cleaned weekly which ensures your flat will only get to a certain level of dirty before the cleaners sorts it out. This is a big plus. Overall I've enjoyed my stay in Birley so far.

Anonymous

The location of the halls are great, being so near the the university buildings and to the town centre. Due to being fairly new the bedrooms are in a good condition and clean, as are the communal areas. The reception staff are not particularly friendly this year and do not have a lot of knowledge about the halls and general basic university queries. The application process for halls could be improved slightly and the cost of the halls is a bit too expensive.

Anonymous

Not far from uni at all which is great. Room was very spacious. So much was given to us, had a lot of support, it’s probably the best accommodation because they actually look after the residents here.

Anonymous

The location is fine about a 10 min walk it is really nice way too hot during the summer but good halls some are nicer and bigger than other flats but it’s just luck of the draw of what you get

Anonymous

Everything about living in halls was great apart from the mess, the dirty dishes, arguing about who's going to take out the bins

Anonymous

7 min walk to the Business School and down the road to Asda, B&M and Argos ect, the location is good with bus stopps near by to get into the city centre easily. The halls its self are clean and modern and nicer than many I have seen. The kitchen and living room area is spacious and makes spending time with your flatmates easier. The only downside is that they are townhouses and I am on the top floor which is s pain if you go downstairs and you’ve forgotten something!!

Anonymous

The location is great, the halls are very modern and nice to live in, the room is a good size with a decent size bed, some members of security can be very rude and unhelpful (Brett, the night manager mainly)

Anonymous

I lived in the Birley townhouses first year, I lived with 11 other people. The location was great for me as I studied in the brooks building which was literally a two minute walk away. The town houses were very sociable and as a house we all got along, there’s 12 of you so you are likely to connect with someone if not all. I found the facilities great, my bedroom had everything I needed, I was on the top floor so the stairs could be a bit of a nightmare sometimes, especially moving in and out. I shared my bathroom with the person next door wich was fine. Overall my experience in halls first year was great and if I could go back, I would still chose the birley townhouses.

Anonymous

Only real negatives were sharing a house with 11 other people and sharing a bathroom, I would’ve preferred an en suite.

Anonymous

Clean and safe, but considering it's practically brand new there's signs of shoddy work - carpet can be easily pulled up, for example. Also at one point ceiling dripped water through a crack not caused by any residents. Sofas also very uncomfortable. However generally good service. Disappointed that no older students came to guide us during freshers, like in other unis though

Anonymous

Good sized rooms and ensuite, made amazing friends and cleaning once a week of shared facilities however can be noisy on nights and a few maintenance issues