Niamh, BA Law
One of the fantastic things about Trinity Hall Central site is that no two rooms are the same, and first years are lucky enough to be guaranteed a room on Central site. There is a massive variety of staircases and rooms, with tiny rooms, massive rooms, some with archways in the middle, some with sofas and all with their own little quirks. I was incredibly lucky and lived in a gorgeous room on P staircase in first year. I had views of the Master’s garden and could see the River Cam when I looked to the right out of my window. Some of the rooms on L, M, N, O and Q staircases have similar views. And I had friends living in Avery Court who said that it was a super place to live, because the staircases look onto each other so you can wave across at your friends/be nosy...
I had views of the Master’s garden and could see the River Cam when I looked to the right out of my window."
Whichever staircase you end up on you will definitely think it’s the best one! And it’s a great way to make friends, as there can be up to 15 people living on the same staircase. The best thing is that because Trinity Hall is quite small, you will be able to nip to your friend’s room, and no matter which staircase they’re on the longest time it would take to walk there is three minutes... if you walk slowly!
In second year, most people tend to choose to live 'up the hill' in Wychfield where there are choices of rooms of all shapes and sizes once more, with varying price ranges. I chose to live in New Build, which has a slightly more clinical feel than Central site, but the rooms are really lovely – very new and with an ensuite which is a massive bonus! I also had friends living in Coote House which is very cute, Dean House which is nice as there are less people living there, and Boho which has rooms of similar sizes, many of which have window seats.
In third year the general trend is to move back into the centre of town to 'Clems' [now 'WYNG Gardens'] or 'BBC'. It’s great to be extremely close to Sainsbury’s, other cafés, clubs, and Central site. If you’re really lucky, you might get back into Central site to share a 'set' (two rooms joined together) with one of your friends.