Hia, hope your getting replies from your university choices thick and fast now! Also, good luck to any of you that still have some interviews to get through. I’m currently on a reading week which is basically where students have a week to do their assignements or prepare for a certain project. However, as first and second year goes this week is an excuse to have a week off, go home and catch up on friends and family, but when it comes to the third year you realise and appreciate the fact that you have a whole week free of lectures to catch up on the back-log of work! So I’m currently working on an essay in between meeting up with fellow coursemates to rehearse for our final performance! So stressful but exciting times!
So, the next chapter of my accomodation blogs is about living in student accomodation, which is what the majority of students do, but it’s up to you. It’s vital that you pick a type of accommodation that suits your needs. There are two halls to choose from in Cardiff for Glamorgan students which is Liberty Bridge and Liberty Park. Liberty Bridge or formely called Ty Pont Haearn where I stayed in my first year, is diagonally opposite the Atrium. So it’s ideal for people who struggle to wake up in the morning and have to wake up, get dressed and get to their lecture in 10 minutes! I can say from experience this is possible if you stay at Liberty Bridge as it is that close to the University! It’s also located right at the city centre and very close to restaurants, shops and clubs.
Liberty Park or formely known as The Bakery is slightly further away from the university, about a 10-15min walk away to be precise. Even though it is still within the city centre and close to Cardiff Bay where again there are plenty of bars and restaurants.
Both halls are the exact same price £103.50 per week. For more information on student accommodation in Cardiff or Treforest, click on http://accommodation.glam.ac.uk/. Again, I’ve listed the good and bad points of living in halls.
- 1. Great way of meeting new people
- 2. Gain independance and life skills
- 3. Not a lot of transport cost, very close to the city centre, university etc
- 1. Can be quite costly, rent, food etc
- 2. Might not get on with your flatmates, noisy, messy etc
- 3. Might miss home
So as I said, halls are a great way of meeting new people and is ridiculously close to everything a student needs which is basically the campus and the clubs and pubs! But, they don’t come cheap, so just make sure that you can afford it without the first payment slating your loan before even freshers is over.
Have a great week! Sian.