Ive been in my halls for a week now and i hate it. my room is very nice and im in a great location but somehow, all 12 my roomates are 3rd years and chinese foreign students. along with this, they are all friends from living with each other from the past... As i am british and in my first year, there is obvious maturity and cultural differences. They all stay in their room all day or talk to themseves in chinese so its very hard to form anny sort of relationship with anyone besides hi and bye when walking past each other.
ive seen other floors and flats on the same accomodation, and while there is a large number of chinese foreign students, there is alsoo a large number of domestic students and they appear to be mixed very well.
i have paid they full installment up until january already so im not sure hw possible it is toswap rooms, but i cannt move somewhre else as they wont give me my money back.
This is how Oxbridge students do it.