I lived in Richardson Road for my first year. I've heard, after I moved in that is the "party hall". I found out that they were not lying. I lived in a flat with 5 other people, and fortunately, we got along really well. So, if you are a party person, there is totally the place to be. The price of the hall is one of the lowest provided by the university and is just 5-10 minutes walking from the main campus. I personally believe that is the best choice that a fresher can make, as if you sum all up, it has a good price, good location, good parties, it looks cozy. You may not like, though, that you have to share the bathroom with 5 other persons. But in our flat, it just happened 2 times in one year to stay in line for the shower, as we all had different schedules.