I stayed in Derwent, in the Endcliffe village. It was a 10 person flat on the ground floor, all en-suite rooms and was self-catered. The type of the accommodation, at least for my block and the other newer ones, was very modern and typical of what you see at lot of universities nowadays. It’s not massive, but big enough for a year. The common space in the flat wasn’t really large enough for all 10 people to be in there doing things (apart from chatting/pres etc) at the same time. There were two ovens and two hobs between the 10 of us, so could get crowded at times. As a student village, Endcliffe is ideal. With a bar/pub, village shop and catering halls on site, it has everything you really need. It’s a short walk from some larger ‘local’ shops, but quite a trek from the nearest big supermarket, so best to get a taxi/drive there with a few others to save money. My major downside when it comes to Endcliffe is the distance from uni: it’s approximately 25-30 minutes walk, and to the city centre it’s about 45. Whilst most people in first year are located in Endcliffe, it’s unfortunate that it takes so long to get to town, and more often than not, you will take a taxi (though if split between 5/6 of you it would only be about £1 each).