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DON'T BOTHER, UNHELPFUL, SPITEFUL AND AWFUL MANAGEMENT
Member Name: Super.Roadie
Advantages: security's half decent, deluexe and semi-deluexe rooms are nice
Disadvantages: the rest of it! Absolutly terrible
Victoria hall provides student accommodation. That's it. They also try and extract as much money from you as possible and believe their word to be true.
If you're looking for a good "student" lifestyle in your first year DO NOT BOTHER with Victoria. I was at the one in Leicester and found their management arrogant, nasty and disrespectful of anyone's beliefs. They have ridiculous rules and give you NO room for lenience.
On one occasion, on the same day that I'd had a break up with my boyfriend and my sister was in hospital, I had friends round trying to make me feel better watching Jeremy Kyle in my room, the "landlady" (management person probably acting on behalf of the company) dragged me out of my room in my pj's to have a "meeting" with me and the rest of my flat. The girls I was living with had a huge list o things I'd allegedly done but I wasn't allowed to see it. I was moaned at for almost an hour about things I'd apparently done, while in my pjs, and almost in tears form the stress, I had no chance for independent witnesses and no neutral party because the "landlady" was bias, no chance to defend myself. They threatened to throw me out f the halls AND to attempt to throw me off my course at Uni.
I'd already told my flat mates I didn't want any kind of meeting for at least a week because my head was all over the place. They told me they would send in caretakers at all hours to check the flat... I'm a young female I don't want strange men with KEYS TO MY ROOM wandering around in the middle of the night without my knowledge.
Just a warning guys, Victoria hall is a COMPANY they have NO INTEREST in your welfare whatsoever, the brochure I got was LIES, a total amount of LIES. They have all sorts of stupid "rules" that mean you can't live a decent lifestyle (like the no posters, no hanging washing in your room, no breathing, etc). it's NOT a good place to live.
I'd suggest anyone coming to Leicester to study go somewhere else (Liberty Park is good!) it's NOT WORTH THE MONEY to live in Victoria. They said if THEY threw ME out or if I decided to "leave" (bearing in mind they were making it very hard to stay) I would not only have to pay for my new accommodation but I would ALSO have to pay for Victoria EVEN IF THEY FILLED MY ROOM... because apparently she has a "long waiting list of people desperate for a better life with Victoria Hall"
To be honest, 99.9% of what they say is total rubbish, they are unreasonable and generally spiteful. If you're thinking of Victoria or if you've already filled in your application for uni accommodation and you're reading this GET IT CHANGED as soon as possible DO NOT GO TO VICTORIA. It's true what the other reviewer said, you'll leave bitter and resentful and that's not a good start to uni life!
Hope it helps, always worth remember that in the second year you can chose who you live with so if you're having an awful time at Victoria like me then please don't let it put you off uni. Uni is a great chance to make friends, ahve fun and earn a useful qualification, don't let Victoria ruin that for you!
Summary: Terrible way to start student life, go somewhere else. They are a company and NOT interested in you
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