UWE students complain their ‘pod’ accommodation is ‘not fit for humans’

Students have complained that their “pod” accommodation in a university car park is “not fit for humans” and “not mentally viable”. The Telegraph reports

Undergraduates staying at the University of the West of England’s (UWE) new Purbeck Court site have described their “tiny” temporary units as shipping containers.

The 8x10ft (2.4x3m) en suite “studio pods” were installed in a car park, as a pilot scheme to meet the increased demand for housing on campus.

But complaints about the 21 studio flats have included there being limited communal space, thin walls and being overlooked by an existing hall of residence.

Joe Oakes-Monger, a first year History student at UWE, told the BBC that he had decided to move out because it was “quite isolating” to live in “a very confined space”. 

Students are being charged £150 per week to live in the pods whereas campus accommodation at the university ranges from £111 to £183 per week.

Could you leave in a pod like this? UWE students complain their ‘pod’ accommodation is ‘not fit for humans’ 

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