Cartmel College is the furthest away from the main university buildings so it is extremely quiet compared to the other areas of campus. I believe this will be good during the exam period when you need a bit of peace to revise. However, walking to the shops, lectures, the underpass or the library can be quite annoying as it's so far away which is only made worse when you're walking for that long and the weather is awful. There are other colleges much closer the all the amenities. It's quite good though for people who don't like going out to town because you're not as likely to be woken up by a drunk person going back to their room at 3am. The phone signal in Cartmel is awful, I can't call people from my room so I have to go outside somewhere. The internet isn't great but that's probably just down to eduroam. Also there aren't that many buses that come to Cartmel so your best bet for frequent transport is the underpass if you don't mind the walk. The rooms aren't as modern as some of those in Bowland and as I'm paying more for my room than some of my friends are, I'd at least expect my room to be as good as theirs. The room is still a decent size and has plenty of space for storage though. The walls are quite thin so you can often hear other people from your room which can be annoying if you're trying to sleep or work. The kitchen area is quite nice however there's not a lot of fridge/freezer space and compared to other University dorms such as Greenbank student village at Liverpool University, they are not as modern as they have larger frigdes/freezers, more seating areas and a television in their main room. Overall the standard is good, but it could be better - especially in terms of phone signal and wifi coverage which are the quite important to students.