Birley

Review Breakdown

Location
Social Experience
Social Areas
Your Room
Value for Money
Internet / WiFi

Reviews

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

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

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

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 accommodation is based in a really nice area, surrounded by plenty of other student accommodation. The university and city centre is a walk away which is convenient. I think the area is really nice, and you feel extremely safe with security and gated accommodation. I enjoyed living with 11 other people and the social experience was really good. The rooms are a good size and I really liked mine. The bathroom is only shared with one other which I particularly liked.

Anonymous

I lived in dale, one of Birley’s accommodation. It was a townhouse with 11 other housemates! It was wonderful, I loved it a lot, very sociable as you live in a kind of circle facing everyone! Right near bus routes into town and only a short 10 minute walk into the city centre! If I were to go into halls again I would 100% choose Birley still!

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

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

Ideal location and very sociable. Rooms very good size w/plenty of storage. Would recommend it to a friend.

Anonymous

Really nice, clean, safe and homely. My flatmates were all nice ans the staff were all friendly and helpful

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.

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

Anonymous

Location is great for all uni buildings especially the Brooks Building. Plenty of shared facilities in the kitchen even with large number of people using them. I was allocated a disabled room which was not needed for any disabled students so plenty of space. Normal sized bedrooms are quite small but plenty of storage.