The halls in Lomas Street are pretty basic, but entirely livable. There are normally 6 people on a corridor. In the bedroom you get a single bed (more than likely a squeaky one!) with a desk, bookshelf, mini chest of drawers and wardrobe, all of which will probably look like they've suffered a fair bit of abuse! All rooms also include a sink and a mirror which do come in handy! The rooms aren't massive, but you do get used to the limited space and with a few handy storage solutions (using the space under the bed and on top of the wardrobe) you can fit quite a lot of stuff in.
The shared bathroom is separated into a WC and a separate shower room, which is great so that two people can use the bathroom area at the same time. The bathroom is cleaned regularly, with the toilet paper and hand towel dispenser being replenished regularly.
In the kitchen, each resident of the hall will be allocated their own cupboard space, which isn't massive, and there is a certain amount of shared, unlockable cupboard space which can (if you trust your flatmates) be shared out equally. The fridge and freezer space is also limited but with having a 24 hour ASDA right behind the Halls of Residence it's not too bad. The kitchen is inspected once a week and it is expected that all residents keep it clean and tidy, it is also quickly cleaned on a regular basis by the cleaning staff.
I lived in Lomas Street Halls for the first year of my degree at the University of Wolverhampton purely out of necessity. I had a really bad experience of living here, however I know a lot of people who enjoyed their time there immensely. It entirely depends on who you are placed with in a hall, therefore if you can elect to live in a group of people you know do it!!
Overall, I would recommend this as a suitable place to live as long as you aren't too bothered who you end up living with or if you have a group of people you do want to live with.
Right the halls at the University of Wolverhampton are quite atrocious. I lived in Randall Lines House which is basically the same as Lomas Street just with twice as many people sharing facilities designed for about 5 people (not 12).
So let me break down what I get:
1 x bedroom - looks smaller than a prison cell
1 x lockable cupboard - doesn't fit a dinner plate
2 x toilets - for 12 people, gets really disgusting because most
people living in halls are from overseas (v-messy)
1 x shower - this lonely shower has to accomodate 12 people!!
1 x bath tub - no one is there right mind would bath in these
tubs but some over seas students again decide
to use a bucket and shower in there I
guess they don't have to share it at least.
We also get a 5ft fridge and a 5ft freezer to share again between 12.... so you basically count on have your milk and eggs in the fridge and maybe some oven chips in the freezer because there's no chance your gonna have enough room for anything else. Residential services won't allow you to have your own personal mini fridge and because of their regular checks you can;t even sneak it in.
The residential services are kind enough to check your room once a semester so my advice it to put any and all faults with your room in the form they give you at the beginning of term because if you don't they'll find it and charge you for it even if you didn't do it!
They love taking your deposit if the fire alarms go off, which surely will, numerous times, anyone lucky enough to not be in halls at the time of it or anyone not living on the floor of the alrarm that got triggered, will still have to pay for it :D happy days! Their reason is, 'anyone can access any floor of the building so if no one comes forward you will all split the £250 fine for each fire alarm.'
This isn't the only example of stupidity. You share a kitchen (I never use it because it's so unclean) and at the end of term if someone vandalises it the fine is split between the 12 of you living in that section. We have a page in our 'Living in Halls' guide which quotes all the figures e.g. 'replacement of mattress = £65.00!!!!'
As with other reviews the mention of over seas students is important for any one considering this place, because the majority of students in halls are foreign! They don't like to socialise with any one but people who speak their home language and are generally not that friendly.
To anyone considering The Univeristy of Wolverhampton halls I strongly urge you to get a flat in city centre for a year instead of halls it might sound attractive with its included internet (which goes down nearly everyday because too many people download movies) and promiximity to campus (everything in wolverhmapton is next to each other seriously you don't need to drive/bus it anywhere) bu at the end of the day unless your desperate don't apply for them until they raise the standard because at the moment the place will just depress you. I am so glad to leave this dump you have no idea I love my new house just outside wolves!!
Now then what can be said about University Of Wolverhampton halls, there split into four different sites, 3 sets of halls, being actually in Wolverhampton, and the rest on the three remaining sites. Since my course was based in Telford I choose to live there, mainly because the accommodation was en-suite!!!! But in the brochure they didnt tell you that 90% of the residents were foreign, now that didnt bother me, until I found out that most of them go around in packs and a lot of them dont even try and speak English, or they can speak English, they just dont bother being friendly to you. Of course there are the odd few who do try and communicate on a serious level. Another bad thing about University Of Wolverhampton halls in Telford is that we had excessive banging from the radiator. And the university refused to repair the radiator system, even though a lot of people were complaining.
Apart from that, the university is quite good; its next to the M54, apart from the noise, which u get used to. You get temperature controlled rooms; free wireless internet and en-suite bathrooms.
Id live there again, In my 3rd year!!!!