Heylo! i lived in Storthes Hall last year in my first and awesome year at Huddersfield uni. Ive been to Aspley Hall and known people who lived (and moved out) of there. Its v nice in that its close to town and just opposite the university, but theyll try to entice you with things like free sky tv and swimming pool, but u only get about 3 extra channels and you have to pay a membership for the gym and pool which i heard was around £200. The payment schedules for the rent are also really weird, whereas at storthes hall they just take a third of the years rent a week or so after you get each instalment of loan which is much better when your tryin to buget. My friend also moved out halfway through the year becase she got landed with idiots for flatmates and they refused to move her and then tried to say she owed them money when she didnt. Storthes hall may seem like the difficult option being a bus ride from uni, but its really good for first year. The place might not be as flashy as Aspley/Firth Point/snow island look, but the bedrooms are much bigger (firth point is like a tin can!you cant sleep cos of the laminated matresses and it gets too hot cos its too small but if you open the window you cant sleep cos its just off the ring road!) and its where you find most freshers go because the others dont usually advertise through the uni,and by march last year, snow island was full of 2nd and 3rd years already. The other halls in town will tend to have flats full of friends who arent freshers (my boyf lives in firth point with his friends from storthes and everyone hes met there is a 2nd or 3rd year), so storthes is really good because almost everyone is new and in the same situation as you. Everyone goes to the bar on the first sat and sun night when everyone moves in and by the end of the night youll know loads of people. Its really good in that it student village is the perfect name for it because by the time youve been there a month you wont be able to go to the shop or the laundrette or get on the bus without seein someone you know. The bus may seem a pain in the arse, but sometimes its a good way to meet people and some of the bars like sessions (now fabrik) use it to play games on when they put on buses to take you to the clubs. Its also really great when it snows cos the buses cant get up the hill so u get snowed in and everyone goes outside to act like a 5yr old!and summers great to cos there loads of grass to lay out on and have barbeques. If you want the real freshers year experience go to storthes hall, i had a great time!