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Uni of Notts accom - broadgate park/riverside point

Hi, is anyone living in broadgate park? And if so what is it like? I got an offer for accom there for September but I applied before I looked at reviews and now I’m regretting it. All of the reviews say it’s horrible - mould, poor wifi, lack of social atmosphere. I initially wanted to go to riverside point which looks MUCH better in terms of living standards and also price, but the distance from my lectures put me off. All of my lectures will be in the Trent building or Monica partridge and it’s supposed to be a 35 min walk one way :/ apparently there are buses that you can get, and it says it takes 20 mins to get to the campus by bus from riverside, but I can’t find out anywhere how close I would be dropped off to lessons, and if it’s another ten mins walk after getting to the campus, then the bus won’t really be any quicker. So if anyone knows how long it actually takes that would be great. Because I think I would prefer to live in riverside it’s just the fact that it’s so much further that has put me off. I thought I was okay with broadgate but now I’m stressed that it’s really awful.
Original post by Lazy.marshmallow
Hi, is anyone living in broadgate park? And if so what is it like? I got an offer for accom there for September but I applied before I looked at reviews and now I’m regretting it. All of the reviews say it’s horrible - mould, poor wifi, lack of social atmosphere. I initially wanted to go to riverside point which looks MUCH better in terms of living standards and also price, but the distance from my lectures put me off. All of my lectures will be in the Trent building or Monica partridge and it’s supposed to be a 35 min walk one way :/ apparently there are buses that you can get, and it says it takes 20 mins to get to the campus by bus from riverside, but I can’t find out anywhere how close I would be dropped off to lessons, and if it’s another ten mins walk after getting to the campus, then the bus won’t really be any quicker. So if anyone knows how long it actually takes that would be great. Because I think I would prefer to live in riverside it’s just the fact that it’s so much further that has put me off. I thought I was okay with broadgate but now I’m stressed that it’s really awful.

Hi, I'm in broadgate atm and its deffo not as bad as the reviews say. The social atmostphere is good if you make it but also if you are lucky enough to be in a block with similarly-minded people that enjoy going out. This tends to be the way the ensuite blocks (mulberries, laurels etc.) and shared-bathroom blocks are from my experience in comparison to the studios and shared studios, especially during freshers and first term overall. I've met a lot of good friends from multiple different blocks as well as my own over the year and its so convinient walking to and from campus in only 10-15 mins with friends. The wifi can be a bit bad at times but its not horrible, just mainly the reception and FaceTime calls breaking up from time to time. In terms of mould, its because the bathrooms arent that well ventilated (im in ensuite but w a shared kitchen) but the home at halls maintenance team are usually willing to help with that. Keeping your window open and not closing the bathroom door 24/7 when its damp helps. Dunno anyone that lives in riverside but I would reccomend broadgate since there is such a large population of people, the social aspect as bad as reviews say at all. Most people are friendly from my experience and I'd pick broadgate (or maybe somewhere like nottingham 2, spc or deakins - but they are quite far) again if I was to redo yr 1.

Hope this helps.
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