To be honest the majority of students apply to glen, and a lot dont get in. Wessex lane is the Biggest halls out of them all (I heard it was the biggest in the country.. No idea where Probably wrong..But it had to house at least thousand students?) Anyway a lot of people dont get to see it on open days either but It is a great place to live.
It is a comfortable 15 minute walk, and really not that bad.. I did it alot last year, also there are plenty of buses mostly double deckers. They Get the U1C at least 3 times an hour (Highfield, portswood,city), and the U6H (Highfield) and U6C (Portswood,city) twice.
Yes, sometimes the buses are very busy, especially around the 9am morning but if you get there early your fine. Because of the amount of students its a very sociable area with its own bar and laundry. Only 15 minutes to walk to portswood as well - Woo Jesters! Where as glen is a lot furthur away.
(Miss Sarky, I just came across you on facebook..We even share 2 friends! Thats why I love facebook, everyone always knows someone you do.)