Some college college students housed in “tiny” non permanent items have described them as delivery containers that had been “not fit for humans”.
The University of the West of England (UWE) put in a block of 21 8x10ft (2.4x3m) “studio pods” on a car park at its Frenchay campus in September.
One scholar is to maneuver out of the positioning close to Bristol, after he complained dwelling there was “not mentally viable”.
The college mentioned the pilot scheme was to satisfy demand for lodging.
Complaints in regards to the small en-suite studio flats, at Purbeck Court, have included them having restricted communal area, skinny partitions and being ignored by an current corridor of residence.
First 12 months historical past scholar, Joe Oakes-Monger, mentioned he had determined to maneuver out as a result of it was “quite isolating” to reside in “a very confined space”.
“It’s a wierd place to spend fairly a big a part of your time in. There’s not likely anyplace else to go.
“At the time [I moved in] I used to be determined for lodging, however I used to be fairly appalled.
“I couldn’t quite believe the prospect of spending a year there.”
He mentioned it was “not an appropriate living standard for a human being”.
Another scholar, Jack Fifield, who writes for the college’s scholar journal, mentioned he had heard complaints the housing charges had been too costly, and different college students dwelling in close by halls of residence had taunted the occupants for “not living in real accommodation”.
Students have been charged £150 per week to reside within the pods.
“They [the university] say it’s a pilot scheme but they shouldn’t be testing it on live students,” Mr Fifield mentioned.
“They need to reduce the rent and retroactively refund them.”
A college spokesperson mentioned the pods had been “used successfully elsewhere, including student accommodation at other universities” and offered college students with the chance to reside on campus throughout their first 12 months.
“We are working closely with the students living in this accommodation to respond to their feedback, which will be used to inform our future accommodation plans and to see whether the pilot may be extended beyond this academic year,” they added.
They mentioned they’d plans to construct extra scholar rooms on the campus which might be prepared by 2022.
A brand new communal space, connected to the pods, can also be presently being constructed.