A definitive ranking of Notts halls based on what really matters: vibes

SPC residents are built different


Every Notts student thinks that their own accommodation is the best. After all, you chose it for a reason, right? Well, unless you went through clearing or were just late to apply. However, there are definitely some halls that I think all Uni of students can look at and agree that they’re glad they don’t have to live there. I’m looking at you, Beeston Hall.

At the same time, there are others that just are objectively better accommodations, whether it’s because of the social scene, the people that live there or the actual appearance: the Harry Potter factor. So, as a definitive guide to the best UoN halls, I rated some of them out of 10 based on those things and most importantly, their vibes.

Cripps and FloBo

I’ve grouped these two halls together because they basically have the same vibe, a bit of a rep for being full of rich kids, but definitely beautiful buildings. They do gain some points for the Hogwarts vibe, but they are lacking when it comes to the social spaces, especially Cripps. I’d recommend going to Mooch or Hu Stu if you’re drinking.

These halls are made up of private-schooled rugby boys with mullets, the fire alarms ring constantly and the catered food is definitely questionable at the best of times. However the outside appearances and the people who are actually nice underneath their Surrey-induced poshness brought the points back up.

Social life – 6/10

People that live there – 8/10

Outside – 9/10

Rooms – 9/10

Vibes – 8/10

Broadgate Park 

I’m trying not to be too biased here as Broadgate is where I live but, like I said, I did choose it for a reason. That being said, anyone living in any section other than Turnpike Lane kind of misses out on the social side of things, so I have lowered some of the rankings.

But you should know, if I didn’t live in Lower Court which, let’s face it, doesn’t really count as Broadgate, it would be much further up the list. I’ve had to take away some points for the appearance thanks to the charming fluorescent fuchsia walls of Lower Court, and the neon green chairs in some parts of Broadgate. I do actually think the general vibe is really good as it’s home to students who can actually cook for themselves, sorry catered students. See below for image of example of self-catered cooking. One could say it is gourmet.

Social life – 9/10

People that live there – 10/10

Outside – 7/10

Inside – 6/10

Vibes –  9/10

bon appétit x

Hugh Stewart

Known affectionately by its residents as HuStu, you can’t argue that it isn’t one of the most beautiful halls on campus. Those who wanted to recreate the Oxbridge, dark-academia aesthetic without actually having to go to Oxbridge, or who just got rejected, are most likely to be in Hugh Stewart.

It has a beautiful Victorian manor house-esque exterior, but you do have to sacrifice the possibility of a double bed or en-suite to live here. But anything for the vibe, right? Luckily, it does have one of the best hall bars at UoN to make up for it. The people are also if you can look through the “rah where’s my baccy” exterior.

Social life – 8/10

People that live there – 7/10

Outside – 10/10

Rooms – 7/10

Dagfa 

Dagfa House is a bit of a controversial one. Most people only really know it as the Tory halls, because in comparison to its neighbour Broadgate Park, it does look a bit, well, Tory. But, if you can get past the slightly imposing gates surrounding it and find yourself in a Dagfa house party, you might just change your mind. Bonus points for the sexy kitchens and being close to the legendary Beeston big Tesco.

Social life – 7/10

People – 7/10

Outside – 8/10

Rooms – 8/10

Vibes – 7/10

Nightingale 

Even though it kind of looks like a haunted hotel on the outside and it’s probably only the best hall for people who are keen on the Tower of Terror aesthetic, Nightingale wins some points for its big rooms. It has double beds and mini fridges in every room and that nice vintage lift which gives it a ‘wow’ factor.

Social life – 9/10

People that live there – 8/10

Outside – 5/10

Rooms – 7/10

Vibes – 8/10

Cavendish

One of UoN’s smallest and probably least attractive halls, the nice mix of grey concrete and faded blue roof doesn’t really do it any favours. But the people who live there and the rooms inside definitely bump it up a bit in the ratings as you’re able to get to know people really well because it’s such a small room. Bonus that every room has an en-suite, for all of you nervous poopers. Plus, the JCR makes a really good pres location thanks to how big it is.

Social life – 8/10

People that live there – 7/10

Outside – 4/10

Rooms – 9/10

Vibes – 8/10

St Peter’s Court 

We’ve all seen the Tiktoks about what goes on in SPC. I’m not sure if I want to add or take away points for the fireworks that someone let off in November in the middle of the courtyard but I mean, at least it can’t be boring to living there, right?

Social life – either 1/10 or 10/10, depending on how much of a menace you are

People that live there – see above

Outside – 4/10

Inside – 6/10

Vibes – either 1/10 or 10/10, again depending on your level of menace

Beeston 

Beeston Hall residents, I’m sorry, but your accommodation looks like those temporary classrooms secondary schools put in the car park and then leave there for the next decade. You get bonus points for having a relatively nice communal area but overall, Beeston loses. The fact that you pay minimum £205/week to live in a container ship and don’t even have your own dining hall is embarrassing. Sorry.

Social life – 6/10

People that live there – 7/10

Outside – 0/10

Inside – 4/10

Vibes – 4/10, you cant really vibe here.

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