The location of Elms is what makes it so good, you are 15 minutes walk to the uni, 1 minute away from a Spar shop, 5 minutes from a couple of really nice pubs and some fast food places. The facilities in Elms are first class, you have the treehouse social area which comprises of a Mace corner shop which is well stocked so you could do a weeks shopping in there for a fairly cheap price, you have pool tables and a coffee bar with big tvs to watch sports on. There are ping pong tables and a laundromat which is again, fairly cheap, as well as a computer room with computers, desks and printers. There are several bikes sheds around elms itself and three smoking areas. The actuals rooms are spacious whilst being well heated, the showers are great but the bathrooms in general are compact. The rooms have apt storage space and shelves as well as a big desk and loads of electrical plugs. The social experience of elms has given me some friends for life and you meet a wide variety of people in the place. Living with foreign students from England or further away is a pleasure. Overal Elms is a great place to live in first year, the only complaint I could make is that sometimes the cooker in our flat would act up and not work properly.