University of Birmingham AccommodationWatch
MAPLE BANK PICTURE LINKS UPDATED 04/03/07...
Don't have time to update this now- but any questions give me a pm or an email!
I thought it might be an idea to have an offical thread for everything to do with accomodation at the university of Birmingham. I will try and put links to different reviews and things that people have done in other threads, and place them in this first post....and if anyone posts anything else in this thread worthy of linkage I'll link that too!!
Any current students who have pictures of their accomodation, perhaps these could be posted too, or just a review of your halls, so that all those prospective students have perhaps a little better idea of whats on offer and what to expect!!
I've grouped the accomodation below into The Vale, Prichatts Park and Other. The Vale is about a 15-25 minute walk from Uni (depending which bit of it you are on) and is lovely and green with trees and a lake!! It's focussed around Shackleton really as there is a little shop there and also a couple of bars and things, so a lot of people tend to go there for the odd evening out. Prichatts Park is about 15-20 minutes walk from Uni just in a different direction from The Vale!!
General Accomodation Things
Undergraduate Housing (Uni Website)
Chamberlain Hall (Uni Website)
Mason Hall (Uni Website)
Shackleton (Uni Website)
Prichatts Park Village
Manor House (Uni Website)
Elgar Court (Uni Website)
Maple Bank (Uni Website) (Pictures 1) (Pictures 2) (Pictures 3)
Aitken Wing (Uni Website)
Prichatts Park Village
Ashcroft (Uni Website) (Opinion 1)
The Spinney (Uni Website)
Prichatts House (Uni Website)
Tennis Courts (Uni Website) (Opinion 1)
The Beeches (Uni Website)
Hunter Court (Uni Website)
Jarrat Hall (Uni Website)
Queens Hostpital Close (Uni Website)
Douper Hall (Uni Website)
My lovely room, apologies for the mess and washing hanging everywhere!! The bedrooms in Maple Bank are a good size, the desks are great and so are the shelves!!
Bathrooms and kitchens shared between 5. There is a separate loo and also a toilet, shower and sink in the main bathroom. This is a great improvement on before, when there was only one toilet!
Kitchen shared between 5 again. It's much better now they've redone it, as there is a sofa and some seating as well as a breakfast bar if you want to eat at it. The only thing is that the cupboards are quite small, but we've managed ok! Also, there are 2 fridges and a huge freezer, which is very useful!
It's a lie, it doesn't take 15-20 minutes to get to campus from Pritchatts Park, 10 minutes tops unless you stop to talk to somebody on the way and have a cup of tea while you're at it! You could run the best part of the way there in 5 minutes. (Tried and tested heehee)
For those that don't know, the Social Centre is the location of our Reception, Post Box, licensed Bar, Launderette, games/tv room. The only thing we don't have is a cash machine alas!
I haven't got major pictures of my accommodation you'll have to come round but I have some...
It will only let me upload a pathetic picture of the Social Centre, if you really want to see stuff PM and I'll do something more useful.
Can some please help me, can some tell me about elgar court or has any one got any pictures.
If anyone else knows if they are at the Beeches, then let me know also!
As for what I know about the beeches already -
My buddy I met in reading festival stayed in beeches and says it was good fun, if you have a nice other 4 people with you, the joint lounge can be a good social place like! And hey, as I mentioned - its the cheapest, and self catered which is important to me!
...prob just coz i have no money and going for the cheapest accom