The cycle parking is in clear sight of, and easily accessible from, the building, and it'll be quick to get to the main road.
CCTV is used and cycles can be locked to the stands
There's plenty of room to access the majority of the bikes
At one end the stands are cramped, and these will clearly be used less that the others.
The pool bikes come in a variety of sizes - I think 510 to 610mm.
There appear to be no step-through frames, and there are no chain guards or skirt guards, meaning that these cycles aren't going to appeal to every student. I'd like to see a wider range of cycles. I don't know if consideration has been given to parking tricycles, hand cycles and other types of cycle.
The stands are not currently covered, which doesn't bode well for the life of the uncovered chains (again, though, this may be a work in progress) UPDATE Urbanest have tweeted to say that the stands will be covered.
I envisage that every single student living in these halls will, at the very least, give some serious thought to using a cycle to get around town.