Before starting at Bath Spa, I had visited a friend who was living in the Gardens accommodation which is on campus. I was desperate to get these halls as I thought they were so nice and it was a perfect location as uni is a 5 minute walk across campus. On A-level results day, I found out I was given Twerton Mill (I hadn't even heard of it). I can't lie, I was very disappointed as others I knew going to the same uni had got the Gardens accommodation even though they had not put it as one of their choices. Fast forward to moving in day, I turned up at the gates with my parents and a car load of stuff which was helped carried by helpful students volunteering. I went into my flat and it was just like a hotel. Everything was clean and as it was only the second year it had been open everything looked brand new. My room was the perfect size and I had the added bonus of a lovely view of the River Avon out of the back window. The kitchen was cleaned professionally every 2 weeks which was also a bonus never giving it a chance to be a proper mess! It was a very socialable place with lots of friendly people about aswell as the reception being so helpful and friendly which is always good! Finally, living off campus was the best thing to come out of living at Twerton Mill. I found that my friends living in Gardens couldn't just jump on the bus to meet in town because they would have to wait an hour for the next one and apart from getting a taxi there was no alternative. Therefore, I was thankful in the end I was not given Gardens accommodation as I feel you can be trapped there.