Cranagh is where the majority of students live for first year. You live in blocks containing up to 6 flats, each with around 5-6 people living so it is easy to meet people. There is currently no wifi at the flats which was frustrating, but I believe this is being sorted this year. Some of the rooms also have ensuite facilities, which is very useful. There is also the option for an enhanced room at extra cost, though personally I found this to be a waste of money because you simply get extra floor space in either the ensuite or the bedroom, meaning furnishings were all the same despite the extra expense. Cranagh can get noisy on some nights, although both this year and previous years it has been Block M which is usually the worst and often described as the "party block" and although this was fun at first, it can get annoying hearing people screaming and running about while you are trying to sleep. The staff at cranagh are very helpful, if something is broken they will fix it as soon as possible, and also keep packages safe for you to collect. The laundry room is at the top of cranagh, with a wash costing 2 (+40p for super wash) and the rumble dryer costing 1, these are relatively good value. However as these machines do not give change, it is important to have the exact amount of coins.
Being on campus means the village is no more than 5 minutes away from the uni buildings (around 10 minutes to the sport block) which means you can have those extra few minutes in bed!