Block: Cryfield 3
Cheapest place on campus, rooms are relatively small, corridoors are narrow, but you soon get used to that. Location wise it depends on what you're doing. Its a couple of mins away from the Union/Costcutters but around 10 mins away from the maths block.
-You have a common room (although I admit they only seem to be regularly used by ground floor people)
-Kitchens are fine (if you're lucky you'll be in one of the bigger ones with decent views outside)
-They mostly seem to be filled with maths/life sciences people (maybe because we're keen on saving money).
-Location is pretty good in general, plus there's a car park thats never really full about a minute away, so moving in and out is made SLIGHTLY easier.
-You have a sink in your room!
- You have some space where you can keep your belongings during the holidays.
- A number of international students live here. Mostly Chinese, but also a fair few Europeans.
- Upstairs people seem to be an extremely quiet bunch, I mean we have a common room capable of seating around 20-25, but they NEVER seem to use it.
-Halls mostly seem to be filled with maths/life sciences people. If you're an English/Languages student and you want to go out but no-one else wants to because they've got a lab report or an analysis deadline, I guess it can get pretty frustrating at times.
-Walls/ceilings are pretty thin. So if you're living/partying near the resident tutors late in the evening, they can get pretty pissed off after a while (although if you ask me, what did they expect living amongst a bunch of first years?)
-You have to move out at the end of term.
-You have no control over the heating in your room. Most of the time its fine, but depending on where you are in the block some rooms can get pretty cold.
-Cleaners sometimes use the common room to play bingo/bitch about the state of the kitchens.
-Quite far from Tescos, but the exercise is probably good for you!
All in all if I have to pick a halls of residence again, I'd choose this place.