Join TSR now and get answers to all your questions about uniSign up now

Question about off-campus accommodation (Disbery Hall-Warwick University)

University Navigation

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hey guys, My name is Kevin, I'm a postgraduate student and I will arrive at the University of Warwick on the 24/09/16.I wanted to live on-campus but I have just got an email from the accommodation resource that allocated me a room in Disbery Hall in Leamington Spa. Does anyone know how is this accommodation? I'm an international student and do not know how are the outskirts of Leamington Spa... Is it a good city for student life? Is it easy to take part on the on-campus life from this accommodation?Thank you in advance for the answers
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Sorry to reply that late. I was placed there as well. I want to leave it here for anyone else who googles the question:

    DO NOT go to Disbery Halls. Look for private accommodation if possible. It is on site of a 6th form and higher education college, and due to the presence of under-18th there's a lot of restrictive rules in place. Possession of alcohol on the premises is not permitted. You can't even have a kettle in your room (yes, even if you intend to use it only in the kitchen). Bathrooms are TINY. By which I mean the whole floor is the shower basin, and the toilet seat takes up a half of what normally would be the shower space.

    Also the commute is not as good as Warwick describes it. Yes, the bus ride is 20 min, but it takes over 10 min to get to the bus stop, and the buses do not leave every 5-10 min as described on the timetable. This morning I had to wait there for over 20, because a few full buses just went past my stop without taking on any passangers. So the commute, is 40+ min.

    Edit:
    Oh, and forgot to mention, they won't let you use LAN. High speed broadband in the description is a lie. You get 3.8 Mbit/s max.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply
Updated: October 4, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Do you have exam superstitions?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.