The studios here a nice, you can easily make them look quite homely and better than the usual student digs. Thats the best of it i'm afriad. It is insanely noisy 24/7, and I mean, insanely noisy! its like living in a nightclub.
Theres always something not working, heating etc and it is a nightmare to get it sorted, yet they are happy enough to barge into your room when it suits them. Last time there were room inspections it took them a month to do them and they did not stick to the 9am-4pm schedule. There is no bolt on the studio doors so the staff can let themselves in with a master key whenever they feel like it.
The reception staff might as well be replaced by monkeys. A friend of mine recently experienced domestic abuse there (from her boyfriend) the staff got themselves involved and have made her feel uncomfortable ever since. She cannot go into reception without being asked questions, she's become a source of gossip and entertainment for the kids they have working there.
This place has so much potential, if the people who ran the place could get their act together it would be completely different experience.
If you are a first year on a degree that isn't very taxing, and you drink until you pass out every night it is probably ok (though do be warned, staff will be on your case if you accidentally damage something or lose your key)
In conclusion however, it is overpriced and badly managed
I am a first year student at Lincoln Uni and am currently living here at the Pavilions. Its a great student place to live and more luxorious than halls of residence and other private halls around.
You can chose to live in flats of 1-6 people and some rooms are private studios also which are more for couples etc. I am living with 5 others currently and we were selected at random as we are all first years. However, if you are 2nd or 3rd year students you can request to live with certain friends etc.
The flats are well furnished and look a lot better than halls of residence.
In the bedrooms there are:
-Double bed(small double, though no other Lincoln accomodation supplies doubles)
-Large desk, which streches wall to wall, this also incorparates 3 draws for clothes.
-Bed side table of decent size
-Good sized wardrobe with lots of shelfs in it for storage and space on the top for more things if needed.
-two shelfs- big enough for books and dvds etc. (The window also has a big ledge to keep things on)
-Pin board, to keep letters safe etc
-matress protectors and ethernet cables are also provided
-Ensuite with shower...this is a power shower also and works well.
The rooms are of decent size, however I have dcided to move my bed round so that the room looks a lot bigger and different to other peoples. Im not sure if I am allowed to do this but I did anyway :)
I am paying £3800 for a 40 week contract but it is usually £4200 for a 48 week contract(I got transferred from the uni halls therefore pay the same price). Im my opinion it is well worth the money.
In the Kitchen/living room you are provided with:
-32 inch lcd TV flatscreen
-2X Leather sofas
-Electric cooker and oven
-lots of cupboards etc
The only thing to note is that you will have to bring your own toaster and kettle as they are not provided.
I find that having sofas included and a TV makes it feel more homely and people hang out together more, whereas in halls, these arent provided so people tend to stay in their rooms more and dont socialise as much.
Please note though that the walls here are plasterboard and not breezeblocks and therefore some noise can be heard between the rooms. This is not a big issue, I just feel that it should be noted.
In the village, there is also a bar called the MEZZbar, a shop which sells stuff that most newagents would. A reception for any problems though this shuts at random times.
There is also security around 24/7 for the security of students. Key fobs are also needed to get into the complex.
It is very close to the uni (just the other side of the train line) and for those studying sport etc, it is right next to the sports centre.
Morrisons is a 5 min walk, as is Lidl and the retail parks. The city centre is about a 15 min walk.
I hope this helps in your accomodation selections :)