Stupid Maintenance Loan Watch
I wanted to stay in halls this academic year, knowing I will be able to get a better Uni experience out of it. I am going to Imperial so everything is quite pricey as it is, and when applying for student finance, my maintenance loan was barely half of what I needed to cover the costs fully. Considering my tight financial situation at home, I was basically left without any choice when it came to choosing my halls of residence, and so I had to opt to commute instead.
See here for clubs and societies
You will be meeting other people on your course at various welcome events, some will be in Halls and have a social life building arround that, but you will also find people in the same situation, ask them if they want to team up for some of the freshers events.