Howdy guys – hope everyone’s well and had a good week last week. Mine was pretty good although I have to say…going from 1 coursework assignment to 4 coursework assignments in the space of a few days isn’t cool but.. I’ll manage:) just on the train back to Treforest at the moment and I’ve decided to write this weeks blog on life in the halls of residence – to give you an overview of what its like and why you’ll love it at the Uni of Glamorgan.
As you will know if you’ve done your homework – our uni has some brand new halls, and some slightly older ones. I’ve had a peek round the new ones and they are pretty sweet, its gotta be said. However, in my first year, I lived in the older halls of residence (Glamorgan Court) which had all been refurbished prior to my moving in and I found that incredibly nice (possibly nicer than my room at home?!).
You will find yourself sharing a flat with 5 other people who you wont have met before, however don’t worry. You meet everyone quickly and soon become good friends! You’ll probably find yourself going out and hitting the nightlife together as a flat.
A massive winner for all halls of residence at our uni is that they all have an en-suite bathroom…it doesn’t get much better than that! A lot of uni’s don’t have that and believe me, its worth it:) Within your bedroom there is plenty of space for storage – I managed to fit all my work, clothes, computers, sports kit and army gear (which is a heck of a lot) all into my one small room, so it can be done! As well as your standard desk, cupboard and other normal units, you will also find a good amount of storage space on the wall as shelving, which really helps.
You will share a kitchen with your flat mates and the kitchens are pretty fancy too. They all have a sofa in and a breakfast bar, along with the usual utilities – sink, cooker, microwave, kettle and toaster all provided. You all get cupboards, some of which are lockable should you wish to bring along a padlock and secure it.
Don’t go forgetting though that as a flat, you will all have to make sure you keep the kitchen cleaned regularly! Not difficult, however it does require a bit of discipline.
There are two separate buildings located next to the halls of residence which are dedicated with industrial sized washing machines and tumble driers – £2 for a wash and £1 for a dry if I remember correctly. That makes it easy to clean all your dirty washing…no traipsing into the local village to a launderette – instead its simply at your doorstep which helps.
Room key…don’t loose it! The halls all work with a card key system which will give you access to your relevant building, your flat and your door too. So they are individually programmed for you. It’s really easy to forget it and walk out, but try not to:) the accommodation lodge are very used to woeful students heading in asking to be let back into their room though, so don’t worry if it does happen!
So on the whole, the halls of residence are really nice here and if you want to see pictures of them, then follow this link to the Uni accommodation page and have a browse of the facts, figures and pictures that they have up.
Hope that helps give you a bit more knowledge about the halls but if you have any questions then as usual, message me back, comment, tweet me (@glaminsight) or find me on facebook (James Moos Glamorgan). J