I studied in the university of Hertfordshire and I can say that accommodations are pretty good. At least I can talk about Hertford and Hatfield, which is main campus . HERTFORD: There are three different accommodations, namely, Ashburn, Sele Mill and Dane Court. One is Ashbourne Houses and it is very close to the uni. Furniture’s are older than those in Sele Mele and Dane Court but rooms are pretty large. Generally undergraduate students live there. Sele Mele is 25 minutes from the uni by walking. Furniture’s and rooms are pretty new. Dane Court is 20 minutes to the uni. It consists of just one building but if you make friends there it is just like crowded family staying there. Rooms are pretty larger there. If you don't want to walk, don't choose Sele Mill, although it is comfortable, some rooms are pretty small. HATFIELD: Hatfield is main campus of the University of Hertfordshire. Campus is very big. There are different accommodation choices in Hatfield; Tellford Court, Halls, Robertsway Houses, De Havilland House and flats in university Halls. Also you can stay in the university properties off campus. Generally students can live in campus only for the first year. After first year you have to find a flat, which can be university properties, or not. You should find friends who you can share your flat with. Price: Between £48 and £60 Travelling by Rail Hatfield Campus Train services between Hatfield and London (Kings Cross) fastest journey time 22 minutes Train services between Hatfield and London (Moorgate) fastest journey time 40 minutes Hertford Campus Train services between Hertford North and London (Kings Cross) fastest journey time 25 minutes Train services between Hertford North and London (Moorgate) fastest journey time 45 minutes Train services between Hertford East and London (Liverpool Street) fastest j
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Reading a previous opinion mainly based around the virtues of Telford court I have to tag on my own views. Although he did mention the isolation of the houses in Roberts Way, I lived in a house with 6 others (most the houses hold 7 in RW) and the people were great, the house had 1 shower, one bath and 2 toilets, each room had its own sink, [and finally] all the rooms had mini fridges (aka beer coolers) ....oh, also - you didn't have the "fun" of the flat above running into your kitchen to show you the colour of the drinks they had that night. So, here is a quick summary. If you want the guaranteed, hardcore, uni experience stuck in your face on day one - whatever you do, don't live in Roberts Way. Otherwise for the easy life keep in the band A accommodation, (Telford Court/Roberts Way). And to be fair, 95% of the people I have ever met at this Uni have ended up loving where they stayed in their first year.
This is for all of you wondering which accomodation to go for on the Hatfield campus. Well... quite simply.. Telford Court. It's the nicest, and granted most expensive accomodation the campus has to offer. But it beats the other halls by miles (I'll probably get a beating for this.. heheh). It's a set of flats, typically 8 per block. Usually two flats per floor. Luckily for me, I made friends with everybody from my flat and the flat nextdoor so there was a really cool atmosphere. Each flat (typically) consists of 6 rooms, 2 showers, 1 toilet, 1 shower+toilet and 1 kitchen. The kitchen comes with an electric oven and grill, microwave, kettle and toaster. Plenty of space for communal pissups. The rooms themselves are nice too. Each room has a bed, 2 chairs, a sink, a desk, some shelves and a wardrobe. About 4 electrical sockets and 1 TV socket. There's a phone in the kitchen which you can use to phone other flats or off-campus if you have an ACC card. You can squeeze in about 15 people into a room for watching late night showings of Knightrider. The other accomodation on campus consists of halls (loads of rooms per kitchen), houses (Roberts Way, small isolated houses for 6 people... very boring) or portacabins (Roehyde). I know Telford is the most expensive, but it's worth the extra money as there is a great difference between it and the 2nd most expensive accomodation. See you down the bar!