Birks Grange Village

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Reviews

20 January 2019

I really enjoyed my freshers experience while living at Birks Grange Villlage. My room was modern and comfortable and the ensuite bathroom was perfect for me. I loved living with 7 other people, through a shared kitchen and living area, and met friends that I lived with after my time at Birks. My accomodation was very close to campus, the only downside was the walk via cardiac hill which killed me every day.

20 January 2019

Great rooms and kitchen facilities, good distance to campus. However, a long walk from town and other services. Slightly out of the town which makes good views.

20 January 2019

I thouroughly enjoyed my time living in student accomadation. The university set up the groups of flatmates amazingly and we all got along from day 1, becoming very close as friends in just 2 weeks. Birks Grange village was a great location to get to campus- however cardiac hill was a struggle at first. But it was good exercise! I loved the whole sense of community in halls, with everyone being a first year and having a similar living experience and living together in the same area.

20 January 2019

The location is good, it's like 10 mins to campus maximum and 20 minutes ish to town centre and supermarket. The rooms are not a bad size and mine came with en-suite. The kitchens are a good size as well with 2 ovens and 2 fridge-freezers

20 January 2019

The studio room was nice and allowed for personalization on the cork boards. Good size bathroom and small kitchen, but enough room for one person. The Grove (where students with studios can reserve for events or to drop in and hang out) was a great bonus and I used it for holiday gettogethers, which is great with a large fully stocked kitchen. Major downside is the walls and ceiling are really thin so you can hear your neighbors alarms and that it is REALLY far away from the city center. Most students get groceries delivered.

20 January 2019

Birks was a 10 minute walk to main campus (unfortunately there was a large hill - aptly named Cardiac Hill). The rooms were quite spacious. It was easy to make friends on your floor. Each floor had a utility room with basic appliances eg. kettle and microwave as well as an ironing board. There was a pool table at the dining hall which was nice. Food got boring quickly though. It was pretty easy to find mates especially on your floor. Cleaning staff were really nice and came once a week. Overall a nice hall as long as you don't mind the hill too much.

20 January 2019

Birks Grange Village is a great accommodation, close to campus, just a little bit far away from the city center. The facilities are great (the small market saved my life more than once) and the people at the reception are very nice and helpful. Rooms are big, modern and convenient (at least in the townhouses) and the kitchen are big as well

20 January 2019

I could not have chosen a better residence for my first year at university. The people I met in those halls are still my closest friends in 3rd year. The walk to campus was quick, and the Marketplace super convinient! I loved the idea of living only amongst first year students, as we were all new to uni life. Also, the ping pong tables outside were great fun during warmer days.

20 January 2019

Great location (other than the hill.) facilities could be improved especially the communal kitchens within the catered blocks. Social experience was great as there was always lots of people about and my room was much better then I expected.

20 January 2019

not overly clean on arrival nice room size fantastic staff, learnt names, hosted competitions, provided holiday candy lift was out of order frequently no oven in studios :( too many fire drills can rent out common room, eg. for group xmas lunch

20 January 2019

The halls' buildings were complexed like a small campus on its own. It has its own shop, catering halls, bike shed, green areas to relax and pull-up bars if you are body-weight exercise enthusiast. I stayed at catered halls which included breakfast and dinner, the food had good variety and it was tasty (besides the desserts). The self-catered halls also had a common leisure area which accommodated a kitchen and table football. The only major hurdle is the cardiac hill that leads up to the university's buildings for teaching.

20 January 2019

I lived in Birks in one of the town houses. Loved the experience living with 11 other people in the flat. The kitchen and common room was very spacious and provided a good space for us to socialise. Likewise, the rooms were lovely and modern and you would be sharing a bathroom with one other person (practically an ensuite). Really good value for the money considering your not sharing your bathroom with many other people.

19 January 2019

Close to campus which is nice but there is a hell of a hill. Shop nearby which sells essentials and the staff are all very helpful. Doing laundry is a bit pricey but hey ho.

19 January 2019

The location is good, don't get any street noise and close to the station. But it is down a steep hill from campus, can walk to down in 20 minutes. Very nice rooms, everyone was very friendly and the help desk is helpful!

9 July 2018

I stayed in an ensuite, non catered room. The rooms were big enough and wet room was good. The laundrette was good too (if a bit pricey) and very close to the block. The on site shop turned out to be really useful although it’s lacking in healthy food. The people really made it for me, and the 7 others in my flat were incredible. Although it was down a massive f*ck off hill from uni.

5 July 2018

I lived in a house with twelve people (and fortunately they were all nice), but the shared kitchen got very messy. Having a separate floor to the kitchen (as I was in a town house, not a flat) was good because people could be loud in the kitchen but didn't annoy anyone working or sleeping in their rooms. Main issue is cardiac hill - it's good exercise, just annoying.

2 July 2018

I really enjoyed my time staying at Birks. The accomodation is modern, clean and smart. I loved sharing a kitchen with other people but also loved the fact that my room was an escape from the sometimes loud kitchen. The rooms are spacious and the storage is ample. Overall a great experience at Birks with the only negative being the location.

26 June 2018

Best part about Birks is Bruch. This is available on the weekends, perfect after a night out. Also, the market place is helpful however the opening hours should be a slightly longer and they should add a ATM. WiFi definitely requires improvement very slow at different points during the year.

23 June 2018

The rooms are a good size and well furnished with en suit bathrooms, and they are cleaned once a week. The food is really good and there are lots of different options. Dinner is served from 17:30 until 19:15 which is a little early, especially if you have commitments at this time however in such circumstances replacement meals can be arranged.

12 June 2018

Birks grange townhouses are a cosy environment and a large enough number that you will find some people to get on with out of the 12. The house layout creates a family feel with a sociable area downstairs yet privacy on separate floors for your own space. I liked being self catered and the large kitchen open plan space makes cooking and meal times a sociable opportunity.

12 June 2018

Townhouse accommodation living spaces are huge compared to other halls, only negative is the trek up the hill to central campus.

8 June 2018

Self catered halls - I was in the new build of self catered so everything was nice - the catered accommodated for birks is old and brick walls. Good location - 15 min walk to town. On campus - 5 min walk to the forum. There is the big hill you have to walk up - cardiac arrest. I would’ve stayed in la frowda new block if I could go back as more sociable

7 June 2018

Really well located. Only issue is the hill, so called ‘cardiac hill’ due to its steepness, up to campus. Actual accommodation is well priced and modern. Nothing more needed. The kitchen is amazing and the rooms are spacious with a large wardrombe, pin boards and an extra long bed. WiFi is a bit slow occasionally. Especially at peak times.

6 June 2018

Birks Grange Village has a poor location, being far from city centre and being at the bottom of cardiac hill. Yet what it makes up for is the social space it offers - free pool and snooker, a room with board games and beanie cushions and a living room with a TV. The rooms are a good size and comfortable.

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