The location is great. 2 minutes away from Andersonian Library and the Sports Centre, right in the middle of campus. It takes five minutes maximum to walk to your lectures, so you do not need to use public transpotation. The experience is okay. The culture is such that everyone drinks and Birkbeck is known as the ‘party hall’. Whether you would find that aspect enjoyable depends on your personality. Areas to socialise are the common room, though very small, the benches in middle of the buildings and Lord Todd’s. Rooms are very small especially for taller people. It can be dark if your flat is facing north. However, considering the price you pay, it is a fair trade - you get the basic things you need. There have been almost no issues with the Internet. It can slow at times, mostly on mobile devices, but in general it’s good.