My Halls experience was overall very positive. The few negative comments that could be made are fairly trivial and are far outweighed by all the positive ones. The building itself is very modern and in excellent condition as it was only put to use a few years ago. All the fittings and equipment in the rooms and kitchens are of the highest quality, after a year of living and partying not a single item was broken or damaged. The inside of the flats was basic but more than adequate, which is precisely what a student needs. The general theme was a lot of white contrasting with orange colors which appealed to me personally. The location of the building was excellent. Being a campus university all the halls were within walking distance of the teaching facilities, but the location of my halls had the added benefit of being furthest away from the main campus road. This meant peace and quiet without any noise pollution from either traffic or late-night party goers queuing for the bus. The surrounding are was all green fields and woodland with the occasional squirrel or hare running between shrubs. The nearest bus stop was only a couple minutes walk away from the halls so getting into town was a breeze. One of my few negative points concerns the location of the building: as a result of the surrounding rural area phone signal was quite poor for all network providers other than giffgaff and EE. The individual rooms were lacking in nothing. Each came with the usual: bed with mattress protector, desk, chair, and (in my case) enough wardrobe space to fit all my clothes in twice. The biggest benefit of these halls were the en-suite bathrooms. Each had a sink, toilet, shower cubicle, towel rack, shelf and a mirror with its own dedicated light. The bathroom was a perfect size; not too small to feel cramped and claustrophobic, and not unnecessarily large. I'm quite tall myself and, whilst being terrified at the prospect of using a tiny shower cubicle in which I could barely move for a year, I was pleasantly surprised to find it the perfect size. The bathroom followed the color scheme of the building, that is mainly white but the orange was exchanged for shiny aluminium fittings and dark grey surfaces., and rather than being a normal room in the building it was all one self-contained plastic pod in the shape of a large beveled cube much like those found on large ships. The facilities the building provided were again simple but more than adequate. the launderette was equipped with several washers and dryers, as well as an ironing board and iron (and a vending machine for people waiting on their clothes). The common room had everything required: tables, chairs, vending machines and a big TV. On the ground floor the housekeepers office regularly received the resident's post and contacted the individuals notifying them of their deliveries, which was a big help especially when the delivery was done by a service that did't send delivery notifications. The social aspect of living in halls was an unforgettable experience. Every night could be a party night if one would go around a couple kitchens, which were often left open encouraging residents to mingle with other flats and meet new people. Most of the residents were very friendly and open, and living in the halls most of us quickly made new friendships within the first few weeks of moving in.