Lyme Regis is located on a main road, opposite the student union club, many fast food places and is also above a tescos, which is handy. Although it is a half an hour bus ride to campus, there are plenty of close bus stops. The social space is large and includes a tv, pool table, benches to sit and a small study space, but no one ever seems to use this space except for when sports clubs have socials. Res life often hold events, and will come knocking on your flat door to invite you (they won’t leave until you answer), the only one I went to was for the free pizza so I’m not sure how good these events are. The location and the social space are the main reasons why I chose Lyme for my first year. The room is a decent size, has a large sized desk and is an en suite. However, the bed is very similar to a camp bend and tends to move around - the matress often slides down the bed when you move. The kitchen is a good size - we were lucky to have a corner kitchen with large windows, however some flats have tiny little windows in their kitchens, and some kitchens are also a lot smaller than others. Maintanence often took a long time to repair things - they took over half the year to repair our windows which were jammed shut, which meant our kitchen was boiling and we hardly spent time in there. Our fridge also broke, as well as our oven and they took time to repair these things. There will always be at least one lift broken at a time - it took them two months to fix a lift once because they had to import parts from Spain. Socially, lyme regis is not the worst, except for the fact that if you make any noise after 10 security will be straight up into your flat to complain. The walls in the flat are quite thick so you cannot hear your other flatmates unless they are being especially noisy. The staff can be quite rude, espically when you go to pick up parcels a few minutes too early. The security always seem okay, they were constantly returning my flatmate to his room after after messy nights out. I moved out of my flat before the move-out date but needed to return for a weekend on my way to a festival so i emailed to ask if I could have my keys back and they said that was fine. Upon returning to recpetion they were quite rude about me coming back, questioning why I had to etc., but they eventually gave me the keys. I left some things in my room before goig to the festival, and when i returned I found all my stuff had been removed. I went down to reception to work out where my stuff was - the staff were actually very nice and willing to help (propbably because they knew they were in the wrong). It turns out the online information had not been updated and they believed I had offically moved out even though I had the keys¿ A cleaner had gone into my room and thrown away the things I had left there (train ticket back to London, clean clothes, jewellery, make up, prescription glasses). The room clearly looked lived in so I am questioning what person would throw away an unused train ticket and a door key without checking with reception first or putting it in the donations/lost property pile. In other accomodations they hold on to items left behind and contact the owners, however at lyme they don’t seem to care and just chuck it. The manager admitted it was his fault and they are compenstating for my loss and also brought me a new train ticket which doesnt really help as I’d rather have my stuff. Overall, I would not choose lyme regis - I was stuck with it as bournemouth was my second choice university. Personally, I would choose Purbeck as it is not that much more expensive and the kitchen/living areas are much nicer.