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    (Original post by Jiiim)
    I am due to start studying MEng Mechanical Engineering at Swansea this September. I have just applied for accommodation and have Bay Campus as my first choice. Does anybody know:
    - What's the likelihood of me obtaining my first choice re. accommodation?;
    - How easy is it to get to the Gower using public transport?;
    - Am I able to bring my car to Swansea if I'm on Bay Campus (I know that this isn't an option in Singleton)?;
    - Who else is planning to do the same course?!

    Cheers all,

    J
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    the answer to 1 and 3 is don't know although I expect you will get your accommodation and will probably not be allowed your car due to space. This is the case for most universities. To be perfectly honest if you are staying on campus there is no point in having a car. There will probably be buses linking this site with the city centre on a regular basis. There is a Tesco next to the bus station and the city centre backs onto the bus station. the only time a car might be handy is for visiting the gower or the liberty stadium.

    As far as the gower is concerned I will try and explain this. You will need to get into Swansea city centre and I expect there will be buses. From there you can catch a bus 118 run by NAT that goes to Rhossili. You change at Scurlage onto a little bus for Horton and Port Eynon and this bus usually links South and North Gower. Service 116 goes to North Gower Llanrhidian and sometimes links at Llanrhidian for Llanmorlais and Llangennith. This bus is usually the little bus from Port Eynon. There is another little bus which links with the 118 at Killay and that serves Oxwich. Three cliffs you will probably need to walk off the 118 or the Killay connection. The 118 and 116 run roughly every hour. Actual times can be got off NAT or Traveline Cymru. The buses for the Mumbles run about every 15 minutes from the city centre passed or through singleton campus. There is another service 14 or 114 that goes through Pennard and Bishopston. The Pennard and Mumbles buses are run by First Cymru.


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    ill try and answer as best I can
    the answer to 1 and 3 is don't know although I expect you will get your accommodation and will probably not be allowed your car due to space. This is the case for most universities. To be perfectly honest if you are staying on campus there is no point in having a car. There will probably be buses linking this site with the city centre on a regular basis. There is a Tesco next to the bus station and the city centre backs onto the bus station. the only time a car might be handy is for visiting the gower or the liberty stadium.

    As far as the gower is concerned I will try and explain this. You will need to get into Swansea city centre and I expect there will be buses. From there you can catch a bus 118 run by NAT that goes to Rhossili. You change at Scurlage onto a little bus for Horton and Port Eynon and this bus usually links South and North Gower. Service 116 goes to North Gower Llanrhidian and sometimes links at Llanrhidian for Llanmorlais and Llangennith. This bus is usually the little bus from Port Eynon. There is another little bus which links with the 118 at Killay and that serves Oxwich. Three cliffs you will probably need to walk off the 118 or the Killay connection. The 118 and 116 run roughly every hour. Actual times can be got off NAT or Traveline Cymru. The buses for the Mumbles run about every 15 minutes from the city centre passed or through singleton campus. There is another service 14 or 114 that goes through Pennard and Bishopston. The Pennard and Mumbles buses are run by First Cymru.


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    Brilliant - thanks very much for the info. Firstly, I hope I'm quoting you correctly, I'm new to TSR. Just to clarify, I know that I wouldn't really 'need' a car. The thing is I'm quite a keen surfer and mountain biker so it would be nice to head to the hills/beaches with a car if possible. However, not the end of the world if I can't bring one along. Do you know if there are Surfing/MTB clubs/societies at Swansea that run trips on a semi-regular basis?

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    I don't know but it is fairly certain there will be. Swansea is on the coast so this is highly likely. If you do plan going to gower regularly a car might be useful. The thing is most of gower is scarcely populated. After leaving Upper Killay you can go miles over Cilibion and hardly see a house. It is very isolated but there are buses and they take about an hour to get there. I cannot see them allowing cars on site if your living on campus unless there is a disability. It might be worth you checking this out with the uni direct if you plan going to Llangennith surfing. Mumbles or Swansea bay wont present a problem as the buses are really regular and it doesn't take long
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    http://www.gowerlive.co.uk/

    this might interest you
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    thanks Jack
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    (Original post by Jiiim)
    thanks Jack
    http://360swansea.co.uk/

    this might also be of help. it is about 1/2 mile from Singleton. If they don't do surfing they might be able to help
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    I dont quite understand whats happening with the student village ? There closing half of the accomodation down after one term and then you would be moved somewhere new with new flatmates? I am struggling to make a decison about which accomodation to apply for as I have read pro's and con's about each different campus. if anyone could explain the student village thing and what would happen would be greatly appreciated.
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    I dont quite understand whats happening with the student village ? There closing half of the accomodation down after one term and then you would be moved somewhere new with new flatmates? I am struggling to make a decison about which accomodation to apply for as I have read pro's and con's about each different campus. if anyone could explain the student village thing and what would happen would be greatly appreciated.
    this is very difficult to answer as I don't think anyone really knows. St Modwen are Swansea university's partner in the development. As part of raising the money for the bay campus the university have sold the village to St Modwen who intend building houses there. They have given an undertaking to the university that they will not start building there until houses are built on the new campus. the university will leave the village in 2 phases. when the first phase is complete St Modwen will redevelop half the village with the second phase taking place later. the exact dates these will occur is unknown although it is likely to happen as soon as possible to enable them to recover some of their costs. St Modwen have applied for planning permission for this with a plan of starting late 2015. Planning delays are not unusual in Swansea so when this permission will be given one can only guess. Swansea City Football Club applied for planning in May 2013 but it has still yet been granted to extend the Liberty stadium. The developer themselves cannot definitely give a date until planning permission is received so the only thing anybody can do is guess
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    (Original post by swanseajack1)
    this is very difficult to answer as I don't think anyone really knows. St Modwen are Swansea university's partner in the development. As part of raising the money for the bay campus the university have sold the village to St Modwen who intend building houses there. They have given an undertaking to the university that they will not start building there until houses are built on the new campus. the university will leave the village in 2 phases. when the first phase is complete St Modwen will redevelop half the village with the second phase taking place later. the exact dates these will occur is unknown although it is likely to happen as soon as possible to enable them to recover some of their costs. St Modwen have applied for planning permission for this with a plan of starting late 2015. Planning delays are not unusual in Swansea so when this permission will be given one can only guess. Swansea City Football Club applied for planning in May 2013 but it has still yet been granted to extend the Liberty stadium. The developer themselves cannot definitely give a date until planning permission is received so the only thing anybody can do is guess

    Thanks for the reply. So overall all points considered where is the best value for money and best overall experience? where should i apply to for my first year in halls?
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    (Original post by Aceofhearts96)
    Thanks for the reply. So overall all points considered where is the best value for money and best overall experience? where should i apply to for my first year in halls?
    my personal view is due to the uncertainty over the village I would stay on campus this year. if they do get planning permission and start in October November time there will be less students there. this will probably lead to a reduction in the frequency of the buses to campus currently every 12 minutes daytime weekdays. again the village, shop diner and pub will have less trade so could end up closing or in reduced hours. the only thing in favour of the village is that 5-10 minutes walk away is killay precinct which has 3 pubs, a bank, post office, 2 small supermarkets, a chemist, a butchers, a takeaway and 2 bakers so it is possible to get things fairly easily in any case, students tend not to use killay much but the pubs are well used by the younger locals
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    (Original post by Aceofhearts96)
    I dont quite understand whats happening with the student village ? There closing half of the accomodation down after one term and then you would be moved somewhere new with new flatmates? I am struggling to make a decison about which accomodation to apply for as I have read pro's and con's about each different campus. if anyone could explain the student village thing and what would happen would be greatly appreciated.
    Hi Aceofhearts96, in response to demand for the Bay Campus, students are being given the opportunity to move into the second phase of the new residences as soon as it opens in January 2016. This means that students who were not successful in getting a place in the first phase opening in September, or who would like to keep their accommodation costs down (the dual campus experience option works out cheaper), can still have the opportunity to spend the spring and summer by the beach.

    These students will live in the Student Village for their first term and move across to the Bay Campus after the January examinations. They will be housed in groups that match the new flats they will move into at the Bay Campus so that they can remain with the friends they have made at the Student Village. Once these groups have moved out, the lower part of the site will be closed.

    The Woodside area of the Student Village will be available for the full academic year and students will have access to the same facilities as currently. The University has invested in refurbishing this area, and in improved facilities by providing a barbeque and recreational area. It is anticipated that around 500 students will remain on site.

    I hope this helps!
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    calling out to any current or past swansea students. What is the atmosphere like in halls on campus ? What is the best option ?
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    Depends on where you stay. Some floors can be rowdy but others quiet,
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    I have an offer from Swansea this year and Cnt decide on which accommodation to go for. Need help to decide. I wish to stay on campus but I wish to make my stay reasonable. Apart from the new Bay campus which Hall will be cheaper and will have a thriving atmosphere. Your guidance will be appreciated.
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    anyone know the chances of getting an uni accomodation via clearing
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    2015 sep is when the bay campus opens by the project does not finish until 2020 so does that mean some of the facilities are unavailable?

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    Recently got the e-mail which gave us a little more information about the accommodation process, and it seems insurance offer holders are really put on a back burner with an almost 2 week wait between results day and potentially hearing about an accommodation offer.

    Does anyone know the likeliness of receiving even my top three of chosen accommodations? Really don't fancy ending up in one of the larger halls, eight people is plenty for my liking.
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    Can anyone have a good guess for the bus price from hsv to bay campus
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    Just got my accommodation offer.

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    Can anyone have a good guess for the bus price from hsv to bay campus
    No idea of single fares but you can get a good deal using a bus pass. Check below:

    http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/BUS%2...0RESIDENTS.pdf
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    Hey,

    Sorry for jumping in.

    If you are looking for the best of both worlds – living in the heart of the city centre within walking distance of Wind Street, shops, cinema and bowling centres with a direct bus to both Singleton and the new Bay Campus check out St Davids Student Accommodation – newly opened in September 2014.

    We have 382 lush en suite rooms complete with all inclusive bills and contents insurance, social space with pool table and flat screen TV and regular social events throughout the year. Check out our www.facebook.com/StDavidsSwansea page to see recent pictures.

    We pride ourselves on ensuring our students have the best experience and hold many events such as free pizza nights, dvd nights, welcome events and BBQs to name a few.
    If you would like to arrange a viewing or discuss further please do not hesitate to contact us directly on [email protected] k / 01792341640.

    Many Thanks
    Katy @ St Davids
 
 
 
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