Whether you chose The Maltings or you ended up there without a say, you’ve done pretty well. It’s the cheapest accommodation out of the lot which means one thing, more cash in the bank for nights out! Here are five things to know about the place:
- You get a Free Bus Pass
Arguably the biggest perk of living in the renovated factory is the free bus pass that comes with it. You would think that it would be annoying living a 20-minute bus ride away from university, but it opens a city full of opportunities. The bus pass gives you a year free travel on any bus citywide at any time, so exploring the city and getting to places has become a lot easier, (and so much cheaper!) Just be aware of the locals sometimes. I watched a man punch the bus that I was in. That’s all I’m saying…
2. The shops are close
The Maltings is close to many shops including a huge Sainsbury’s and an Aldi just up the road that is both a short walk away, (and on the bus route if you have too many bags or can’t be bothered to walk). A fish and chip and a McDonalds are also very close if you don’t want to cook or if you’re recovering from a hangover, so you’re covered!
3. It’s a decent Living Space
In each flat, you’ll get a communal kitchen and bathroom with two toilets and two showers to share between the eight or so people you’ll live with so hopefully you have clean housemates otherwise it won’t be fun. Luckily for those who don’t, The Maltings have cleaners on hand to ensure that your living area remains, well, liveable!
4. Fire alarms
Due to the vast amount of people living in one place, expect fire alarms to go off. You will obviously get the checks that they are obligated to do, but the ones that aren’t fun getting out of bed late at night when you have a 9 am the next day is when someone props their kitchen door open and burns their food, causing the entire building outside in the cold. Rant over.
5. Support staff
For many people at uni, this will be the first time they have lived away from home, so the fact that The Maltings reassuringly have 24/7 staff on the front desk in Phase two. They will be able to help you with any problems that you have, no matter how big or small and will be there to collect your post when you’re away at uni, no matter the size of the parcel. The accommodation also has students at hand who have been appointed to help with any issue you have and to organize events to get people meeting each other and making friends so you, (and your parents) don’t have to worry about a thing!
By Cristi Bratu
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