Block: Old Rootes D, Ground Floor
So far, excellent. For the first couple of weeks we were the biggest party corridor, but now that we're all into our courses we're just very close. That's not to say we don' go out still! Unusually for this kind of set up, we share food and cook for eachother on a regular basis. This isn't isolated either - the kitchen upstairs is very intimate and they have their own TV (with licence). People in Rootes seem to get on really well because we most of us got placed here as a 3rd or 4th choice, we're all out to have fun and make the best of it. The facilities aren't great, but for the price they are great value. I was seriously upset when I got my accomodation offer, but now I'm here I can't imagine being anywhere else.
- Big rooms
They may not be the biggest, but they're plenty big enough. Especially if you keep them tidy
- Communal Atmosphere
In 2 weeks, my corridor has become my surrogate family. Remember that you don't have to like everyone in your family, but they are there for you.
Perfect. Everything I need is close by, particularly the SU and Arts Centre.
Helluva better deal than many of the halls. Am paying £83 a week for basically the same as JM, but with better rooms.
We have one of the bigger floors, with 16 sharing 3 toilets, 2 showers, and 2 baths with showers over them. It's actually plenty! I haven't had to wait for anything so far.
- Narrow Corridors
They may seem prison-like during the day, but believe me, when you're pissed later on they make it much easier to get back to your room.
- Surrounding Area
Amazing if you're a skater of some kind.
I can't say much more on this. As someone who loved to cook before coming here, I really do hate the kitchen. (Tiny, poorly designed, really hard to keep clean.)
Yes it's there. I can generally hear the bass coming out of the SU until about 3am. It's just a question of dealing with it. I'm actually finding my nights here quieter than they were at home. Sure there are sometimes people partying, shouting, having fun - but I propose three easy solutions to this. One: earplugs. Two: join in. Three - ask nicely for quiet.
- Fire Alarms
So far this has proved to be something of a myth... we only had 3 in 6 weeks! And they were over the course of 2 days. However, the potential is worryingly there... ¬_¬
- Mobile Reception
This is without a doubt THE MOST ANNOYING thing. According to a physics student friend, the building is a Faraday Cage, making it very difficult to find spots with reception. They are there though. Eg, the kitchen has none at all, but my bedroom does.
- Building Works
Now that they've moved around the front of the building too, I am finding them rather annoying, especially while trying to sleep during the day. Earplugs.