Living in Palatine Court is a very mixed experience. 8 people living in one flat can be a pot luck; you never know what sort of flatmates you're going to get. Top tip- make sure you clean up after you when using the communal kitchen, it can cause MAJOR tension if your flatmates have to wash out the communal pots and pans because you couldn't be bothered to clean up after yourself, plus no-one wants maggots in the kitchen. Palatine Court has beautiful kitchens, very large and spacious complete with a TV, couch, table and chairs, lockable cupboards and stools, however the hobs are induction hobs so unless you want to share the university provided set with 7 other people, make sure your pans are compatible! The rooms themselves are quite nice, have lots of storage space under the mattress, in the wardrobe and on the shelves, and each room comes with a TV/computer and a mini fridge in the wardrobe. The main downside to these rooms are the windows. The windows take up one wall, which gives you very little privacy unless you have your roller blind down all day long, and the part that opens doesn't open very far, which makes it impossible to get a decent amount of fresh air in the room. Another downside is the rooms are stifling hot. Make sure you buy a fan for your room because, otherwise, you will melt. Whilst the under the bed storage is useful, the mattress on your bed is extremely heavy which can make access quite difficult as you have to lift the mattress up to be able to open up the storage areas. Each room in Palatine court has an en suite. This ensuite is a wet room with an awkwardly shaped shower that can make showering with the door closed extremely awkward and uncomfortable, so get ready to shower with the door open and live with a soaking wet bathroom floor for the next few hours. The shower itself is also pretty awful, it looks nice and fancy but it either shoots out burning hot water or freezing cold water and takes an age to find a perfect in between that usually switches between perfect and cold as you shower. It's a fixed shower head which can also be extremely awkward for people of different heights. All in all, Palatine Court can be a decent place to live in (it's a bit on the expensive side though) if you can get along with anyone, you keep clean and respectful to others and can deal with heat.