The social life is amazing, you meet so many people as the courtyard is always busy of a night on weekends, so if you’re after a good social place then Cambridge is the best to be. However the kitchens are grim and the bathrooms aren’t great, the showers are very old fashioned and the bedrooms are tiny. But if you don’t mind and would rather socialise then Cambridge is for you, as it’s a lot more lively than other accommodations!
Had an amazing year at cambridge halls, by far the most sociable halls at Manchester metropolitan. A lot of my friends who were in separate halls were trying to swap. 10/10 recommendation. Perfect location as well!
Great location as is next to my uni building. All the staff are really lovely and helpful. However my room is tiny, the living/ kitchen area is dull and depressing. Also it's always so noisy
Location of the halls is spot on, very close to uni and also walking distance to city centre. There are plenty of bars/shops within walking distance which is a plus too. The halls themselves are good in the sense there are so many people about to mingle and chat to however inside is slightly less impressive. The rooms are very basic and the lack of living space/comunal area is a big downside. The large kitchens are good however they don't have the comfort of a simple sofa.
Cambridge halls is the only halls I would choose to live in while in first year at mmu, the location is right next to the business school and library and about a 10 minute walk from the other campus'. The rooms at Cambridge are basic and minimal sharing 2 showers and 2 bathrooms between 10. However the social side makes up for this as Cambridge is the most lively halls.
Security kill the student mood, room not big enough to swing a cat and extortionate fees for doing your washing
Brilliant location near town and right on the uni campus. Kitchen gets cleaned once a week so it's not too bad living in a flat of 10, bedroom is a decent size too!
Location is perfect for first years, really close to town and university so means you don't have to spend much money on taxis. Accomodation is overpriced for what you get in my opinion though. It is very basic, showers are slow and only have 2 between 10 people which can be difficult on a morning. Rooms are small and I found I didn't have much wardrobe space. Kitchen is a good size though which is nice for having friends round. I think having a sofa and tv to create a lounge area is needed and would help the flat be more social, everyone just sits in there room otherwise. Room is often quite warm and stuffy on a night and the blinds are not the best so light gets in easily I had to buy an eye patch.
The location of the accommodation is perfect a one minute walk to the Business school, easy access to town and train stations. The social experience is good, lively and always something happening. Brilliant accommodation for first year students.
Can't fault the room for the price and the uni is always quick to respond to problems. However your halls experince is really dependent on the people you live with because of ho close living Cambridge is
Close to the uni and the city centre. Very good value for money and problems with the flat or rooms are sorted quickly.
Location is perfect, close to city centre and all my lectures. Socially I think it's a really good halls to be in, kitchen/living area could be updated. Room is really nice size as well.
The size of the halls were great, accompanied by great facilities. Just lacked a common room with a pool table/table tennis table. However, room and kitchen was very well equipped. It was also very easy to apply to student living and the staff were always helpful.
The location of Cambridge halls is brilliant, it's a very short walk from all University buildings and only a 15 minute walk from Oxford Road train station and 25 till the city centre. The facilities are reasonable, 2 toilets and 2 showers between 10 surprisingly works well and the kitchen is good enough for what you want it for. The social experience is amazing, you meet many people in the courtyard before and after nights out and everyone is friendly and finally the rooms, I didn't spend much time in my room but they are a good size for sleeping and doing some work, wouldn't have needed any bigger.
horrible bed rooms, average kitchen, no sofa / living room is a real s*** and if you want to have more fun at uni then deffo go somewhere with a sofa. On the plus side Cambridge is a laugh and you’ll have a mad year. P.s security here are d***heads
You get what you pay for! It’s nice and cheap and for £106 the only thing I wasn’t worried about was sharing a bathroom with messy people, but that worry quickly left when I moved in. Having a cleaner really helped keep the flat nice and “live-able”. I got lucky with my flatmates and location was brilliant. Only downside to halls was laundry. I was almost paying £5 per wash which I feel it a bit expensive. Internet also cut out quite a lot but reconnected eventually.
The social scene of Cambridge halls is very good compared to a lot of the other Manchester met halls, however you do not get your own bathroom but the price of these halls are lower than the others. The location of these halls is amazing most of my lectures were around the corner from Cambridge halls and very near the centre of Manchester.
The halls were in a really good location, very close to town and university which is good for academic and social life. They are the cheapest halls so I didn’t expect too much, but my room was quite dark so I tried to spend as much time being out of it as possible. The flat was cleaned regularly and the bathroom was good. We had good kitchen facilities and were able to be social in there. However the walls were very thin so you could always hear people talking.
Cambridge halls is right across the road from MMU, therefore the location couldn't be any more ideal. Within walking distance there are a wide range of shops, takeaways, restaurants and clubs. Within the halls, you have access to a laundry room, a bike shed and a 24 hour reception which collects your post. The cost to use the laundry room and the bike shed is not included in your rent. The rooms at Cambridge are basic, but substantial. I chose a flat with a shared bathroom, there were 2 toilets and 2 showers shared between 10 people. It wasn't as chaotic and messy as I expected, and we all had our own sinks in our bedrooms. The rooms all had single beds, a desk and plenty of storage space, but were quite small. The great thing about the rooms was that they were all facing each other on one corridor, making the flat a sociable place to be as most of us just left our doors open while we were in and spent a lot of time together. There was 1 shared living space which was an open plan kitchen and dining area. This was ideal for socialising, and kept tidy with the help of a cleaner who came every week. The fault with the living space resolved around the fact that there was only a dining table and plastic chairs. There was no comfy living area to relax in, this had to be done in the bedrooms which are too small for a big group to socialise in. Altogether, the social experience within halls couldn't have been better. The flat sizes are large giving you the opportunity to meet and live with a big group of students, and within the building you are surrounded by even more.
Really good location near the city centre. Good social life but also very safe due to 24/7 security. Cleaners ever week so we’ll maintained. Rooms have good storage and enough room to live comfortably
Facilities are terrible, everything breaks and hardly anything gets fixed. They are the most social halls and besides the dirty kitchen and the broken stuff there the best at man met by far.
Hilarious to live in, there’s always parties going on. Best of you make friends with the other flats in your block to really get the most out of it. The level of security is so annoying, they boot down the door if they think you’re having a party. We just had disco lights on one night while we had a cup of tea and someone kicked the kitchen door open shouting ‘the parties over’
Great location and I like the courtyard layout in the middle of the blocks but the flats themselves are nothing special. In the kitchen 2 grudges between 10 is a bit of a squeeze sometimes and the fact there is no sofa or comfy chairs is a bit of a downer too. Rooms are quite good expect the bed isn’t too comfortable but it is the cheapest halls so it’s understandable to an extent
Good to meet people through the amount in the flat, however only cleaned bt a cleaner once a week and if you report an issue e.g shower flooding they can take up to a week to fix it