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Academic House Herne Hill 2019

Is anyone else living in academic house from September? First year student studying illustration at UAL
Hi, I am thinking of going there myself. Did you happen to take a tour of the place and see in what kind of state it is ?
Reply 2
Original post by masaplaninc
Hi, I am thinking of going there myself. Did you happen to take a tour of the place and see in what kind of state it is ?


Hi, no I haven’t seen it yet. I didn’t get the accommodation I wanted with UAL so decided to go private at the last minute. What uni are you going to?
I also didn't get the accommodation I wanted with UAL :smile:. I am going to MA User Experience Design at UAL.
Hi there,

Hope you're well and congrats on your place on MA User Experience Design.

If you're interested in visiting LCC there's an Open Evening happening on the 20 June (find more info here: https://www.arts.ac.uk/whats-on/lcc-postgraduate-open-evening3)

I've studied a BA (Hons) in Television and Live Events Production and studied at LCC so if you have any questions regarding the college or anything else please feel free.

All the best,
Céline
Student Rep.
Original post by masaplaninc
I also didn't get the accommodation I wanted with UAL :smile:. I am going to MA User Experience Design at UAL.
Reply 5
Hi I think I’m going there I’ve paid my deposit but waiting for results studying BA fine art drawing first year
Hi! I'll be staying at Academic House and studying at UAL too this September. So glad to know that some first year students from the uni are staying at the house too hehe:smile:
Reply 7
Original post by hilarynirvana
Hi! I'll be staying at Academic House and studying at UAL too this September. So glad to know that some first year students from the uni are staying at the house too hehe:smile:


Ah yay someone else who’s gonna be staying there
Original post by University of the Arts London Student Reps
Hi there,

Hope you're well and congrats on your place on MA User Experience Design.

If you're interested in visiting LCC there's an Open Evening happening on the 20 June (find more info here: https://www.arts.ac.uk/whats-on/lcc-postgraduate-open-evening3)

I've studied a BA (Hons) in Television and Live Events Production and studied at LCC so if you have any questions regarding the college or anything else please feel free.

All the best,
Céline
Student Rep.

Thank you 😊!
Reply 9
Original post by nikolv
hey, i only moved in this week! studying ba public relations at ual


What’s your insta? We have an academic house chat
Hi, I’m looking to apply for academic house this September (2020). Please could you tell me what it’s like? What are the differences between the ensuites (bronze/silver/gold) - is there a considerable size difference? Bed sizes? I’ll be in my 3rd year nursing and need somewhere comfortable, friendly and not crazy loud. I’d really appreciate your opinion xxx
Original post by tillyconcarne
Hi, I’m looking to apply for academic house this September (2020). Please could you tell me what it’s like? What are the differences between the ensuites (bronze/silver/gold) - is there a considerable size difference? Bed sizes? I’ll be in my 3rd year nursing and need somewhere comfortable, friendly and not crazy loud. I’d really appreciate your opinion xxx

Hey! I had made a booking at Academic house, Bronze ensuite room. I am looking for a replacement as I may not be travelling this year. Let me know if interested
Reply 12
Original post by tillyconcarne
Hi, I’m looking to apply for academic house this September (2020). Please could you tell me what it’s like? What are the differences between the ensuites (bronze/silver/gold) - is there a considerable size difference? Bed sizes? I’ll be in my 3rd year nursing and need somewhere comfortable, friendly and not crazy loud. I’d really appreciate your opinion xxx

im staying there now, message me if you still need more info x
Hi! I'm staying at academic house but leaving the uk this coming august, there's a lot I can't take with me (e.g. double bed mattress, plates, cups, cutlery, etc... it's all from ikea!). If you're moving in this year and would like to get a good deal on all of these message me!
Original post by alexishere
Hi! I'm staying at academic house but leaving the uk this coming august, there's a lot I can't take with me (e.g. double bed mattress, plates, cups, cutlery, etc... it's all from ikea!). If you're moving in this year and would like to get a good deal on all of these message me!

Oh thats awesome, do you mind sharing your experience? I have seen some really bad reviews on google. How was the stay so far?
Original post by TrishaRathod2125
Oh thats awesome, do you mind sharing your experience? I have seen some really bad reviews on google. How was the stay so far?

Hi! So yeah, the google reviews are unfortunately true. The door was broken for a couple of months, but since you need an access card to enter the room hallways it wasn't that bad in security terms (except for the 4th floor, the door's broken). The lobby roof leaks a bit when it rains heavily, this didn't pose any inconvenience to the residents tho, and it's solved with buckets. There isn't really a community going on, except for the beginning of the year gathers, where you can meet other people (and honestly that was enough for me). If something breaks in your room, it will most likely stay broken no matter how many times you complain. Even if they tell you they'll get it fixed asap. For this the best solution so far has been to directly phone universal student living instead of constantly mailing the building management. Speaking of management, it changes constantly. We've been told people find that position extremely demanding, and people tend to quit 1 month in. This is inconvenient when you want to get parcels from the office and there's no one to open the door. However, the cleaning lady is delightful and will get your parcel for you.
That's really it in terms of weak points.
Now for the good parts. There's a Tesco and a Sainsbury's within few meters, and the post office is nearby as well. The bus stop is right in front of the building, and the train station is behind it, you can get to central London fast. Every Sunday there's a Market near the train station (the cake sold there is delicious!). Brockwell Park is huge and very close, which is nice if you want to go for a walk. It's an area where there's a lot of families living so it feels quite safe, even when you come back at around 23h, it still feels fine outside. There's a TV in the lobby, couches and tables, you can connect a usb to the TV, watch a movie and have food with friends. And well, it's one of the cheapest accommodations I've found (near my uni, UAL).
Overall, although there are times when the lack of good management is extremely annoying, there aren't really any points that make living here unbearable.

I think I covered everything I could think of but if there's anything else you want to know feel free to ask!
Reply 16
Original post by alexishere
Hi! So yeah, the google reviews are unfortunately true. The door was broken for a couple of months, but since you need an access card to enter the room hallways it wasn't that bad in security terms (except for the 4th floor, the door's broken). The lobby roof leaks a bit when it rains heavily, this didn't pose any inconvenience to the residents tho, and it's solved with buckets. There isn't really a community going on, except for the beginning of the year gathers, where you can meet other people (and honestly that was enough for me). If something breaks in your room, it will most likely stay broken no matter how many times you complain. Even if they tell you they'll get it fixed asap. For this the best solution so far has been to directly phone universal student living instead of constantly mailing the building management. Speaking of management, it changes constantly. We've been told people find that position extremely demanding, and people tend to quit 1 month in. This is inconvenient when you want to get parcels from the office and there's no one to open the door. However, the cleaning lady is delightful and will get your parcel for you.
That's really it in terms of weak points.
Now for the good parts. There's a Tesco and a Sainsbury's within few meters, and the post office is nearby as well. The bus stop is right in front of the building, and the train station is behind it, you can get to central London fast. Every Sunday there's a Market near the train station (the cake sold there is delicious!). Brockwell Park is huge and very close, which is nice if you want to go for a walk. It's an area where there's a lot of families living so it feels quite safe, even when you come back at around 23h, it still feels fine outside. There's a TV in the lobby, couches and tables, you can connect a usb to the TV, watch a movie and have food with friends. And well, it's one of the cheapest accommodations I've found (near my uni, UAL).
Overall, although there are times when the lack of good management is extremely annoying, there aren't really any points that make living here unbearable.

I think I covered everything I could think of but if there's anything else you want to know feel free to ask!

Hi! Your advice really helps. May I also ask about the heating system and will there always be hot water provided? Thanks
Original post by np2000
Hi! Your advice really helps. May I also ask about the heating system and will there always be hot water provided? Thanks

Hi!
I was staying in a ruby studio so for those ones I can tell you that there's a heater in each room. But I found there was little need to turn it on as the rooms are really well isolated, so it's always relatively warm! But for this reason it's usually very hot in the summer, I had to sleep with the window open some days. Also, it's worth noting that if you're like me and can't sleep in a bright room, you'll have to block the light from the window, as the blinds aren't opaque, as well as the light that comes from under the door (for the window I just put up some black cardboard, and used shoes for the door).
And yes, there's hot water for the most part! There were some days it seemed not to heat up completely, but it was very rare!
Original post by alexishere
Hi! So yeah, the google reviews are unfortunately true. The door was broken for a couple of months, but since you need an access card to enter the room hallways it wasn't that bad in security terms (except for the 4th floor, the door's broken). The lobby roof leaks a bit when it rains heavily, this didn't pose any inconvenience to the residents tho, and it's solved with buckets. There isn't really a community going on, except for the beginning of the year gathers, where you can meet other people (and honestly that was enough for me). If something breaks in your room, it will most likely stay broken no matter how many times you complain. Even if they tell you they'll get it fixed asap. For this the best solution so far has been to directly phone universal student living instead of constantly mailing the building management. Speaking of management, it changes constantly. We've been told people find that position extremely demanding, and people tend to quit 1 month in. This is inconvenient when you want to get parcels from the office and there's no one to open the door. However, the cleaning lady is delightful and will get your parcel for you.
That's really it in terms of weak points.
Now for the good parts. There's a Tesco and a Sainsbury's within few meters, and the post office is nearby as well. The bus stop is right in front of the building, and the train station is behind it, you can get to central London fast. Every Sunday there's a Market near the train station (the cake sold there is delicious!). Brockwell Park is huge and very close, which is nice if you want to go for a walk. It's an area where there's a lot of families living so it feels quite safe, even when you come back at around 23h, it still feels fine outside. There's a TV in the lobby, couches and tables, you can connect a usb to the TV, watch a movie and have food with friends. And well, it's one of the cheapest accommodations I've found (near my uni, UAL).
Overall, although there are times when the lack of good management is extremely annoying, there aren't really any points that make living here unbearable.
I think I covered everything I could think of but if there's anything else you want to know feel free to ask!

Hi Alex.
I’ve booked a gold en-suite at Academic house. Can you tell me a bit about your experience with the rooms?

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