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    Hello I was wondering which accommodation is best for a first year student. I'm coming from Belfast and won't know anyone going.
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    Student Village is the best if you wanna meet loads of people. Sure it's cheap and not very nice, plus it's away from uni and going to Tesco's is a massive inconvenience, but if you wanna make friends for life, then go there.
    I stayed in halls for 3 years and it was antisocial due to strict security guidelines. I wish i'd stayed in the village
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    I currently live in Caswell on campus and have just accepted an offer of accommodation to live in Penmaen next year. I'll echo what Silver Arrow has said above about The Village being considerably cheaper and overly more social but I personally find campus to be a great place to live. I've had a fantastic year so far and have found Campus to be really social and have made some brilliant friends. To summarise....

    -On campus you're never more than 5 minutes walk away from your furthest lecture meaning 08:52 wake ups for 09:00 lectures are perfectly feasible!

    -Library and student support services are minutes away if you live on campus.

    -The beach is literally on your doorstep.

    -Despite The Village being around £500 a year cheaper, in order to commute to/from campus for lectures you need to buy a bus pass which is £400-ish a year.

    -I've stayed with friends in The Village a few times and the queues for buses in the morning for 9am lectures are horrendous.

    -I know some course mates from The Village have become lazy when commuting from The Village each day and really cant be bothered with the effort if they only need to come down for 1 lecture in a day.

    -Swansea city center is easily walkable from campus, otherwise there are bendy buses every 12 minutes to take you there.

    -There are a lot more en suit rooms on Campus, I don't think there are many up at The Village.

    -In general campus has the newer accommodation...Horton & Penmaen are around 5 years old, Oxwich Caswell and Langland are 10 years old, Preseli Rhosilli Kilvey and Cefn Bryn are 1970's built I think.


    Hope this helps a little
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    Thanks that helped a lot I think I would prefer to stay on campus as I'm rather lazy and I like the idea of being 5 minutes away from lectures but the village appeals to me aswell due to the social aspect as I won't know anyone I'm afraid if I stay on campus it will be more antisocial
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    (Original post by Chrisgreenlee)
    Thanks that helped a lot I think I would prefer to stay on campus as I'm rather lazy and I like the idea of being 5 minutes away from lectures but the village appeals to me aswell due to the social aspect as I won't know anyone I'm afraid if I stay on campus it will be more antisocial
    Yes the village is slightly more social, but on campus in my first year I have socialised so much - you just have to make sure you don't lock yourself away and you'll be fine!
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    I live in the village now and was pretty gutted by the fact that i had to live here when i found out, but literally living here has been top draw, everyone i speak to loves the village and plenty of people wish they had lived in the village. You dont get en-suite but you get a sink which is ample enough, also plenty of my mates at different unis have en-suites and tbh theyre pretty shocking and not very comfortable having a proper bathroom is much better in my eyes.

    About the buses, you just have to pick which to get wisely, it's always busy in the morning for 9am's but i dont have any 9ams at all this semester so it doesnt effect me. If you do though you just end up waking up a little earlier or being a bit early for lectures. The bus is well expensive but at the same time it means you dont have to pay for taxis into town on nights out, and when i went home over christmas and easter i was able to use my bus pass there as well.
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    If anyone misses out on getting accommodation next year (2013-2014) then I have a room available in my house. There are 2 guys and 3 girls currently living there with a room to spare, we're all 2nd years but are all friendly. The house is really nice and a 15 minute walk to campus. Rent is 325 a month and bills should be cheap. If any freshers (or postgrads) are interested then feel free to message me.
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    looking for 2 people to fill the last 2 rooms in our house for next year. 6 person house, so far 4 guys but we have no gender preference.

    The house is 14 Promonade.

    best location possible right next to the uni, unbelievable view and private road out front

    bedrooms are all decent size

    2 fridges and 2 freezers
    2 stoves 2 ovens
    2 showers 1 bath

    big kitchen and livingroom

    pm for details! or reply to thread
 
 
 
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