lol misterninja were some students from Boddington not very nice to you, because your taking the biggest load of crap?
Im currently a second year law student and spent my first year in Boddington and could not of been happier. It was not my first choice accomodation as the distance did put me off when I did not know Leeds atoll as a city.
However after a brilliant year I would not of changed my accomodation for anywhere! The Bus service is frequent & very sociable going to nights out / laughing at the drunkards or chowing down on whatever food youve got on the way back. To be honest if you dident miss or were late to any lectures or seminars in your first year you clearly wern't having a good enough time!
Boddington offers the largest accomodation and the easiest opportunity to meet more people from different houses and your own due to its housing style rather then flat style in comparison to many other halls. The onsite shop is conveniant and food cost is included (for catered residents) unlike onsite accomodation which is pay by top up card and not as good value for money as the refectory is very expensive.
A lot of people from other accommodations would often come to Boddington for pre-drinks due to its sociable atmosphere (despite the fact their accomodation was usually closer to the city.) In my experiance people actually joined the house I was in at Boddington from Halls such as Devonshire which were closer to uni, as their accommodation had not been living up to their expectations, (which Boddinton did).
It pisses me off that there are genuine people looking for advice and 'misterxninja' is giving a false impression based on a clear grudge against the halls and just bad mouthing and insulting something he clearly knows nothing about.
At the end of the day most people will have fun wherever they go as long as they are with like minded people....However to any soon to be freshers considering accomodation (if you are outgoing, looking for a good time & are sociable) I would recommend Boddington bar none for its social atmosphere, amount of people and nightlife that occurs there-the bus journey really isent something to worry about.
However if you are quieter, prefer socialising in smaller groups maybe a smaller halls on campus is for you, and if you like your home comforts, want a huge room with a nice view and have a wadrobe full of Jack Wills then I would take a look at Devonshire.
So it depends on the person & what they are looking for, I personally do not think there are any better halls then others just some are more suited to different types of people.
I would also just add that Leeds is a great city and no matter what your accomodation is there are always other ways to meet people through societies and sports clubs and usually every1 finds the nights out they like and people they get on with so its not the end of the world if you dont get your first choice accomodation or find things wernt what you were expecting.