The lawns: Location: 5/5 Being from a village myself, I absolutely loved living in Cottingham the first year. It's so homely, with good shops - Aldi, Fulton, Sainsburys, Co-op. It's got a bakery too and lots of charity shops if you like that kind of thing. Every Thursday morning there is a cute little market in the village square selling everything from cheese and fresh produce to makeup. The lawns itself is situated a 15-20 minute walk outside the centre of cottingham, on an amazing huge plot of land with a gorgeous grass "lawn" - mainly open but framed by a few trees. Beautiful to sit out in summer. Some of the halls also have partially enclosed grass areas which are like little gardens. Social experience: 4/5 If you're a loud person it is easy to make friends and I'd say it's not too difficult if you're quiet too. Living in a quiet flat, I saw enough of the people without it being too much. I also met one of my best friends! Social areas: 2/5 The lawns centre is advertised as the social centre of the lawns, although if you actually lived there you'd know that that doesn't happen! The only place really that is used is the rooftop bar which is nice but if you live in further away halls then the only real socialising spot is the kitchens. They are a good size but have no "comfortable" aspects ie sofa/beanbag/comfy chairs. This is why they have such a low rating. My room: 4/5 It did the job. The thing I'll miss the most is the balcony and the huge sliding door! The view out of my room was a really nice bonus. The room obviously did the job with a bed chair desk wardrobe and cabinet, bathroom had shower sink and toilet. The room was slim and long, the toilet the same. The balcony sliding window took up the whole end wall (which was nice). I'd definitely recommend taking a thick mattress topper for the bed the mattresses are a little floppy. Value for money: 5/5 Cheap for the fact it had a loo and was nicely located/came with free bus pass. Internet: 4/5 Other people had problems with it but in my room it was good, I worked my tv, phone, computer, iPod etc off it. Was very easy as well. Just set up an account and use. Can add a fair few devices so my parents and friends could log on when they came over.