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How is Broadgate Park? (UoN)

I currently have an offer for Notts 2 accommodation, but after a closer look it seems to be mostly international students and not too friendly.
Now I'm looking at Broadgate Park, and it seems to get mixed reviews? Some people are saying its the best accom for University Park Campus, whilst some others said its the worst experience of their life.
The issues I've seen people bring up are:

Very loud and rowdy (I'm hoping for some social life, but not *too* much!!)

Silverfish infestations

Poor staff (rude, intrusive, unhelpful, accusatory...)

Could anyone who is living or has lived in BGP confirm/deny any of these? Thanks x
(EDIT: i haven't seen anyone complain about it, but is it a safe place?)
(edited 1 month ago)
Broadgate's fine apparently. I didn't live there myself but all my friends who did said there were no major issues (wasn't too loud, few silverfish if any - at least in their blocks). That convinced me to apply to Broadgate for next year though due to a change in circumstances I have to cancel and am trying to find a replacement.

If you do decide to go for Broadgate, would you consider being my replacement? Please DM if interested.
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Original post by aerazhgbrsfgb
I currently have an offer for Notts 2 accommodation, but after a closer look it seems to be mostly international students and not too friendly.
Now I'm looking at Broadgate Park, and it seems to get mixed reviews? Some people are saying its the best accom for University Park Campus, whilst some others said its the worst experience of their life.
The issues I've seen people bring up are:

Very loud and rowdy (I'm hoping for some social life, but not *too* much!!)

Silverfish infestations

Poor staff (rude, intrusive, unhelpful, accusatory...)

Could anyone who is living or has lived in BGP confirm/deny any of these? Thanks x
(EDIT: i haven't seen anyone complain about it, but is it a safe place?)

Hi,

I lived in Broadgate in my 1st year and honestly it was the best decision I made. If you're wanting a self-catered accom that's still got that 'student vibe' to it i'd say it's the best option especially as all of the on campus accoms are catered.

I also saw the same when i was looking for accoms and it made me hesitant to apply but honestly it wasn't even that loud. At night you can hear people if they're hosting pre-drinks or coming back from a night out but it's not excessive just the standard amount of noise tbh but during the day it's pretty quiet. The walls aren't that thin within the flats but you can hear people when in the corridor going to the kitchen etc. (which is never actually an issue). My flat wasn't the biggest party flat, we didn't go out excessively but still went clubbing the odd time so I would say it's fine but it really does depend on who your flatmates are.

My flat did actually have a silverfish infestation and we were a very clean flat but this wasn't actually that bad we didn't see too many and they're pretty easy to deal with anyway. However, i think this was also as we lived on the bottom floor? as i didn't hear many complaints from other flats.

Icl the reception staff aren't actually that nice or helpful from my experience but tbh you rarely actually interact with them. I talked to them on my check-in and check-out day but rarely any other time. The only other staff you will interact with would be maintenance and the cleaners but i've never really had a negative experience with them - and even if you do, they alternate each time so i wouldn't let this be a deterrent.

It is also a safe place. The only thing is that are no actual gates stopping people from entering the grounds, however, there are multiple locks to actually get into buildings and i haven't actually heard of or seen anyone other than students coming in or out.
(edited 2 weeks ago)
Original post by _Shannon.k.s_
Hi,
I lived in Broadgate in my 1st year and honestly it was the best decision I made. If you're wanting a self-catered accom that's still got that 'student vibe' to it i'd say it's the best option especially as all of the on campus accoms are catered.
I also saw the same when i was looking for accoms and it made me hesitant to apply but honestly it wasn't even that loud. At night you can hear people if they're hosting pre-drinks or coming back from a night out but it's not excessive just the standard amount of noise tbh but during the day it's pretty quiet. The walls aren't that thin within the flats but you can hear people when in the corridor going to the kitchen etc. (which is never actually an issue). My flat wasn't the biggest party flat, we didn't go out excessively but still went clubbing the odd time so I would say it's fine but it really does depend on who your flatmates are.
My flat did actually have a silverfish infestation and we were a very clean flat but this wasn't actually that bad we didn't see too many and they're pretty easy to deal with anyway. However, i think this was also as we lived on the bottom floor? as i didn't hear many complaints from other flats.
Icl the reception staff aren't actually that nice or helpful from my experience but tbh you rarely actually interact with them. I talked to them on my check-in and check-out day but rarely any other time. The only other staff you will interact with would be maintenance and the cleaners but i've never really had a negative experience with them - and even if you do, they alternate each time so i wouldn't let this be a deterrent.
It is also a safe place. The only thing is that are no actual gates stopping people from entering the grounds, however, there are multiple locks to actually get into buildings and i haven't actually heard of or seen anyone other than students coming in or out.


Hey i’ve applied there too and I received an offer for a standard large room. Thing is I saw online that its luck of the draw on whether u get put in the nice new or bad old buildings. Do you know if standard large rooms r in the better buildings (i think it was upper courts or something) or whether they’re in the old ones or either?
Original post by aerazhgbrsfgb
I currently have an offer for Notts 2 accommodation, but after a closer look it seems to be mostly international students and not too friendly.
Now I'm looking at Broadgate Park, and it seems to get mixed reviews? Some people are saying its the best accom for University Park Campus, whilst some others said its the worst experience of their life.
The issues I've seen people bring up are:

Very loud and rowdy (I'm hoping for some social life, but not *too* much!!)

Silverfish infestations

Poor staff (rude, intrusive, unhelpful, accusatory...)

Could anyone who is living or has lived in BGP confirm/deny any of these? Thanks x
(EDIT: i haven't seen anyone complain about it, but is it a safe place?)

Hi, if you do decide to go for Broadgate Park, I have a single study room available that I no longer require starting in Sept 2024!! Please message me if your interested as it may help both of us!
Original post by Nerscylla55
Hey i’ve applied there too and I received an offer for a standard large room. Thing is I saw online that its luck of the draw on whether u get put in the nice new or bad old buildings. Do you know if standard large rooms r in the better buildings (i think it was upper courts or something) or whether they’re in the old ones or either?

Hi,

I had an ensuite room and stayed at the Mulberries which is Turnpike and I think they were the newer rooms but I'm not too sure about Uppercourt. I read somewhere that even the 'old' blocks aren't even that old and even so the standard large rooms are apparently nicer so it will be fine either way.

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