Thought it would be good to share our experiences with various student accommodation (and private accommodation) as I'm sure I won't be the only one looking for something next year.
Blenheim (UPP halls) overpriced, bit of a trek, bit crap.
Megaclose flat - ended up leaving it because it was such a crap flat. The place was kinda falling apart (all the things you don't notice when you view it) and the maintenance were awful. We wrote letters of complaint and had to get Unipol involved, but I ended up leaving the place for my own sanity.
Trinity Square - pricey but worth it. En suite, tv in the kitchen, own lockable cupboard in kitchen, little things like that which make it nice. Big fridge/freezer. Bedrooms overlooking the courtyard are pretty noisy and some neighbours are noisy but you can get that anywhere I suppose.
I'm now looking with Oakletts but I'm a bit wary about going with another student company again.
Any horror stories or good recommendations?
Are unis responsible for your grades?