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Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on the Polden ('Polden' not 'Polden Court) undergrad student accommodation that is available on the accommodation website. I checked and it says it's for both undergrad and postgrad, but do undergrads get grouped together in the same flat?

How is it compared to woodland court or Malborogh?

Thank you
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Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on the Polden ('Polden' not 'Polden Court) undergrad student accommodation that is available on the accommodation website. I checked and it says it's for both undergrad and postgrad, but do undergrads get grouped together in the same flat?

How is it compared to woodland court or Malborogh?

Thank you
Hi there,

I would assume that undergrads get grouped into flats together, and postgrads into other flats (as obviously postgrads find it easier to socialise with other postgrads, not undergrads due to age gap), but there is no mention of this on the university website so I cannot say for certain. If you email the accommodation team at [email protected] they can give you a concrete answer

I lived in Marlborough, and worked in the Woodland Court Accommodation, so I'll outline the main differences for you:

Marlborough/Solsbury

  • Cheapest at £175 per week/£9764 per year
  • Single beds (I found they were slightly larger than typical single beds, but still a single bed)
  • Ensuite shower room, identical to the Woodland Court bathrooms
  • Best location in the centre of campus right next to main lecture theatres and bus stop
  • Not as nice decor as the other 2, but once you put up some photos, posters etc it looks nice and cosy. I personally was absolutely fine with the decor
  • Colour changing mood lighting
  • Despite being single bed rooms, the rooms themselves are pretty big (especially compared to other accommodation)

Woodland Court

  • £185-188 per week/£7,030 to £7,144
  • Double beds
  • Ensuite shower room, identical to the Marlborough/Solsbury bathrooms
  • On the far right of campus, so not as central as Marlborough, but more central than Polden
  • Nicer decor than Marlborough/Solsbury, but not as nice as Polden
  • Rooms have slightly less open space than Marlborough (the rooms are obviously bigger as they're double beds, but theres less room to walk and move about because of the bigger bed)

Polden

  • Most expensive at £215 per week/£8,170
  • Double beds
  • On the far left of campus. It is right next to the psychology building (so good for psychology students), but pretty far from the SU and main lecture theatres compared to Woodland and Marlborough
  • These were only built last year, so have the nicest and most modern decor


All in all, Polden is the "nicest" and newest one, but it is in the worst location and is really expensive. Woodland Court and Marlborough are basically identical, except Woodland has double beds so are more expensive, but it's in a worse location.

I hope this has helped,
Jessica, a third year NatSci student
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