Westwood ( - Aza484 & El Matematico)
The furthest hall from the union (but only marginally further than Lakeside - just in the opposite direction), Westwood Campus is right opposite University House, which is a benefit if you intend to be making use of the Learning Grid for all your 24/7 working needs...
-> Largest rooms on campus, easily twice the size of Rootes' rooms.
-> The distance from central campus actually gives the Hall a more of a community feeling, which is nice. People tend to know each other much more than say, Rootes, where I know people who don't even know the names of some people on their corridor.
-> We do have our own bar, but it is only open for special ents/parties. It can be booked for functions.
-> Large meeting hall / common building in the centre with TV, cafe, pool table etc.
-> Literally 5 mins from Tesco - which believe me is a huge relief when carrying lots of bags.
-> Parking space (if you get a permit).
-> Green open spaces! Great for playing games on (for me its ultimate frisbee, but whatever's your thing), or chilling out on in nice weather.
-> Also have our own mini Costcutters within the Halls.
-> Usual post room (which is actually huge), laundry, etc.
-> There is a sort of 'arts' building, with a theatre and loads of music practice rooms in, right on campus.
-> The rooms are also cheap. Rooms are well furnished with lots of room to work and to store books.
-> Close to Varsity.
-> Close to the astroturf and sports centre - also good for those who have exams on Westwood games hall, but that wont really worry A level students just yet.
-> Generally quiet, especially compared to rootes.
-> Theres a bus stop right near the entrance to Westwood, which is good if youre going to Coventry on the evening. If youre going to the train station and carrying heavy bags, you dont have far to walk with them.
Lots of people share the same Kitchen, so there is not too much room for storing food. Cooking I never found a problem since everyone seems to cook at different times. Same applies for showering. Not having an en-suite really isnt a problem.