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    whats it honestly like ? :P
    And yeah i play bad/tennis
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    (Original post by darkmonkey)
    Hey,

    I'm in Ty Gwyn Room 110 . Uni hall looks really nice actually, I've read a few reviews from Cardiff students and another fresher I know went there today to check it out and says it's really nice.

    The area it's in is tree-lined with huge houses with jags and porches in the drives. There's a huge park nearby (Roath Park) which looks really lovely. The halls themselves are really spacious and set on landscaped grounds.

    It's at the top of the hill which is a negative but there's a free university bus that takes you to the top so that's fine.

    Josh

    ps: There's a facebook group with lots of activity about Cardiff. Search for "Cardiff Freshers" and you'll find it. Lots of discussion topics about uni hall
    Looks like were going to be neighbors just found out I'm in Ty Gwyn Room 103
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    hey guys i'm new on this site, but i'm staying in uni halls as well! glad i've found people who have to make that 2 mile journey too lol. i'm staying in nevern on the second floor. so excited about freshers fortnight!
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    Welcome christine! im also in nevern 2nd floor, room 200, pop by and say hello ill be moving in on the friday
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    ooh a neighbour, i'll def be popping by to say hello, i'm room 163 (i think), and also moving in on the friday hopefully. what are you studying?
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    Does anyone know which rooms in Uni Hall get sinks? The accomodation booklet says "most" have them, which makes me nervous.

    I'm trying to find a picture on my computer so y'all know who I am but I can't find a normal one.
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    I am studying biomedical science christine, how about yourself ?
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    (Original post by Petey_G)
    Does the pope **** in the woods?

    Perhaps I'd be best on a bike.

    Does anyone play squash/badminton/tennis/football/all of the above and would you like to play me?

    I'm in Uni Hall, moving in on the 21st, would be well up for playing you at tennis, football.

    What course are you doing?

    I'm doing French and German

    Cheers
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    (Original post by mattimmy)
    I'm in Uni Hall, moving in on the 21st, would be well up for playing you at tennis, football.

    What course are you doing?

    I'm doing French and German

    Cheers
    :y
    I'm on Biochemistry. I'll post my phone number/email address closer to the time and try and get some games organised?

    I think I read somewhere that the sports facilities are free if you've got a halls card.

    PS

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    And yeah i play bad/tennis
    I also play bad tennis.
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    I'm doing biochemistry probably be taking a lot of the long walks together lol. people keep telling me to bring a bike, but i don't know, i want to be sociable!
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    (Original post by Petey_G)
    I'm on Biochemistry. I'll post my phone number/email address closer to the time and try and get some games organised?

    I think I read somewhere that the sports facilities are free if you've got a halls card.

    PS



    I also play bad tennis.

    Yeh safe, do you know if there's anywhere to play football nearby?

    Do many people watch football also?
    The Champions League starts the week we get there so........
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    Ha a bike i laugh! :P im not sure i can ride one its been that long ;P, i think i will stick to being sociable and walking
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    Just a heads up. The tennis court at uni hall doesn't have a net.
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    (Original post by Mr_Awesome)
    Just a heads up. The tennis court at uni hall doesn't have a net.
    :confused: WTF, they expect you to supply your own or something??

    Never mind... I wasnt exactly expecting the facilities to be top notch.
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    (Original post by Mr_Awesome)
    Just a heads up. The tennis court at uni hall doesn't have a net.
    lol yes an imaginary net! Well in that case I take back what I said about my tennis skills I play a mean game of imaginary tennis:p:
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    (Original post by Celina424)
    lol yes an imaginary net! Well in that case I take back what I said about my tennis skills I play a mean game of imaginary tennis:p:
    LOL!!

    The gym isn't much better. I've been in there when there was 11 people.... it gets cosy.
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    (Original post by Mr_Awesome)
    LOL!!

    The gym isn't much better. I've been in there when there was 11 people.... it gets cosy.
    I assume it doesnt have a squat rack?

    Been looking at gyms to go to anyway...
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    Let us know what you find !
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    (Original post by Veil of Maya)
    I assume it doesnt have a squat rack?

    Been looking at gyms to go to anyway...
    Ye suprisingly it does have a squat rack.

    How much do you squat bud?
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    Woop for Uni Halls! I was there last year (Nevern Heaven, baby!) and loved it. OK, so Nevern was the skankiest accomodation in Cardiff (although there are rumours of it having been done up over the summer... I know they definitely did Dwyfor so you never know, might all be nice and new...) but it's probably some of the most social as well. There's 11 people in each flat on 1st and 2nd floor and 10 on the ground, so loads of people to get to know in your block (which happens quickly due to the multiple 3am fire alarms that you WILL have. Although they'll only go off if someone sets them off- don't worry about burning toast at 3am because they won't detect it.). And once you get passed the breeze block walls (bring posters!) then the rooms are actually pretty reasonable and a lot bigger than those in Talybronx. Unless you're one of the lucky ones to get an en-suite (one per flat on 1st and 2nd floors) then you'll have a sink in your room and then there's two toilets and two showers for the whole corridor, which is plenty enough really. Kitchens are pretty small but this meant that we all ended up cooking in groups which makes food a lot cheaper/fun/easier when you're taking it in turns. You also get quite a big living/dining room area which a lot of the halls don't have- great for socialising after lectures/ putting a tv in/ parties (none of us bought tickets for the Saturday fresher's event so we just ended up with a tonne of people in our flat getting wasted and getting to know everyone instead- one of the best nights at uni). Unless it HAS been done up it looks pretty dull at first, but we put up some plain wrapping paper on our pinboard and bought a couple of inflatable chairs/sofas and it was great.

    Uni Hall in general- the bar's pretty big and every couple of weeks they do 'sleepy jean' themed parties (basically the same set of cheesy songs every time, but it's a laugh and it's great because you tend to know pretty much everyone there. Uni Hall is really sociable like that. Well, uni in general is, but from what it sounds like it's a lot more personal than Talybronx). They've also got a couple of pool tables down there and they DID have giant connect 4 but that seemed to dissappear towards the end of last year- gutting. But yeah, if you can't be arsed to go out in the evening it's a decent place for a drink. And look out for Bryn, who kicks ass!

    As for being two miles out, there's buses every hour. Unfortunately the get to uni at around quarter/ten to the hour which is great for getting TO lectures... going home, on the other hand... well unless it's raining/snowing you're better off walking (30 minute walk/40 minutes to wait for a bus and then it's got to get home, often through a lot of traffic if it's any time after 4!). It's an alright walk really. Well, except for the hill at the end, but you get used to it- good way of walking off those chips/kebabs/alcohol calories...

    All in all, I had the time of my life at uni hall- there's always something happening, but it's not so loud that when you need to get some work on you're distracted. Hope you all have similar experiences- especially those of you in good ol' Nev .
 
 
 
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