The forge is an okay halls of residence, most of the people in your blocks do similar subjects at uni so you can meet a lot of people and the location and nightlife is excellent. however, we had a few issues at the start in our block such as no hot water, then no water in general and showers not working, appliances breaking, etc. But with it being the biggest accommodation I can understand why it would be harder to fix all the problems as soon as possible with them only having a small maintenance team. For your first year the forge is a good accommodation for meeting people and going out, I'm personally unsure whether I'd recommend living here to anyone because of the issues we've had in our flat. However, the other blocks surrounding the main reception seem to have had little to no issues!