the location of north field was quite far from central campus, it was about ten minutes walk on average to lectures, seminar, and the shop. however, i preferred it this way as it felt like my work and home life were completely separate. i lived in a flat of six, five girls and one guy, and we all got on really well. we had private bathrooms and a shared kitchen, and this meant it was pretty social. we would all chill together in the kitchen in the evenings, and the kitchen was big enough to have pre drinks with a big group. the bathrooms were cleaned once a month and the kitchen was cleaned every week by an outside cleaner. the cleaners were lovely and chatty. my room had a single bed and in terms of storage there was so much space to put stuff, and i also liked the pin board above my bed to put photos and a calendar. doors could be internally locked, and our entire block could only be entered by a key fob, so it felt very safe. overall i loved my first year halls and wouldn’t change them for anything. i definitely miss the social life of them! however it is quite pricey compared to other halls on campus so if you have to be willing to spend more to have the same experience.