I'm thinking of living in Emily Bowes Halls, and going to maybe UAL or Birkbeck. If I go to Birkbeck, then I'd hope to meet most of my friends at Emily Bowes because the uni has mostly mature students (I'm 20).
Is it easy to make friends with people from other unis at Emily Bowes Halls (or North Lodge/Station Court)? What is the social life like there?
Are unis responsible for your grades?