Cheapest accommodation York offers, and it shows. With terraced, prison block-style buildings housing 20 people in each ‘flat’, it is easily becomes noisy, dirty and is always unattractive. The college is the furthest away from campus (about a 15 minute walk from the library) so even though it houses the most students in the uni, it often lacks atmosphere or any form of occasion. The college is disconnected from the bus route too, so expect a 10 minute walk before a 10 minute bus ride to get into the centre of the City. It comes as no surprise then that Halifax is often people’s last accommodation option, but all is not all bad however. Having houses of 20 really helps with getting to know people, and people from neighbouring houses are always close-by too. Halifax has its own little shop too, albeit slightly expensive, is a handy saving grace when your milk gets stolen by your flat mate. The social aspect of Halifax is what saves it as a college on a day to day basis, yet despite this, the events the college holds always seem to flop, with miserable attendance or a lack of atmosphere and commitment. I don’t regret living in Halifax as I met some of my best friends I ever could there, but if you’re after a place where you can bring your friends from home and have a wild time then Halifax isn’t the halls for you. With small rooms and shared toilets in most blocks, and prison-themed architecture, it becomes to embarrassing to being your friends back here, so you better hope they’ll offer for you to stay at theirs after a night out.