For those who have to study far away from home choosing where to live is a controversial topic. There are two options, either go to a University hall live in a flat. Both have advantages and disadvantages.
If you live in a University hall you will live with some of your classmates and make new friends. On the other hand if you go to a flat, you may live with someone that you don’t know. Also you can share a flat with your friends but that can damage your relationships because you aren’t ready to live with them.
However, in a flat they are advantages. The main one is that you’re free, you can go out and return whenever you want without explanations. While in some university halls you have a restricted timetable to return.
To sum up, I think that sharing a flat is the best option for those whoe need some space and freedom.