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    Next September I am hoping to go to Swansea University, ( if i get my grades) and will be staying at the Hendrefoelan Student Accomodation if I do go there. I was wondering how good is the University? Also have I made the right choice by going to Hendrefoelan? Thank you in advance
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    I can't really help with the questions but I thought I'd say "Hi!" as I'll be going to Swansea in September to study BSc Welsh and Mathematics. What course will you be doing?
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    Is it me or has anyone else, NOT heard of that accommodation?

    It is a good uni, it was voted the best Student Uni in 2014 by a uni student site, which is amazing! For my degree (plan to study in September too) English, it has moved up 7 places on the Uni Ranking, out-placing the likes of unis like Oxford Brookes so I'm happy with that. It seems to be improving year in, year out. There is also a new site being built for opening next year I believe to cater to Engineering students. It will have it's own food store, student accommodation and new study halls and a new library I believe.
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    (Original post by koggz5576)
    I can't really help with the questions but I thought I'd say "Hi!" as I'll be going to Swansea in September to study BSc Welsh and Mathematics. What course will you be doing?
    Have you joined the official Facebook Page? It's here if you havent:

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    You're going to Swansea. Hiiiii.

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    (Original post by koggz5576)
    I can't really help with the questions but I thought I'd say "Hi!" as I'll be going to Swansea in September to study BSc Welsh and Mathematics. What course will you be doing?
    It's fine
    I will be studying Welsh History, where are you staying?
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Is it me or has anyone else, NOT heard of that accommodation?

    It is a good uni, it was voted the best Student Uni in 2014 by a uni student site, which is amazing! For my degree (plan to study in September too) English, it has moved up 7 places on the Uni Ranking, out-placing the likes of unis like Oxford Brookes so I'm happy with that. It seems to be improving year in, year out. There is also a new site being built for opening next year I believe to cater to Engineering students. It will have it's own food store, student accommodation and new study halls and a new library I believe.
    I think we hear stuff from the accommodation after we get our results I believe and then we will be able to put our deposit for the accommodation.
    Anyway yeah at first I loved the Uni when I went there for an opening day, but I've been talking to a few friends that went to the uni and 2 of them got kicked out. And since then my mind has been racing, saying to myself have I made the right decision or not.
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    It's a good uni in terms of teaching. Not too sure about Hendrefoilan student village but lots of students have enjoyed living there.

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    (Original post by MrT96)
    I think we hear stuff from the accommodation after we get our results I believe and then we will be able to put our deposit for the accommodation.
    Anyway yeah at first I loved the Uni when I went there for an opening day, but I've been talking to a few friends that went to the uni and 2 of them got kicked out. And since then my mind has been racing, saying to myself have I made the right decision or not.
    Shouldn't you be asking WHY your friends got kicked out? The university is not going to kick out students for no reason. I know my friend almost got kicked out of his uni after smoking in his room (goes against policy and heath and safety reasons) and also smoking and selling weed). For me, that's a legitimate reason for a formal warning, then kicking someone out.

    Why were your friends kicked out?
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Shouldn't you be asking WHY your friends got kicked out? The university is not going to kick out students for no reason. I know my friend almost got kicked out of his uni after smoking in his room (goes against policy and heath and safety reasons) and also smoking and selling weed). For me, that's a legitimate reason for a formal warning, then kicking someone out.

    Why were your friends kicked out?

    Yeah I guess your right about that. Not sure tbh, but I remember talking to him and he said he felt that the uni treated him unfairly.
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    [QUOTE=tyw7;48590018]You're going to Swansea. Hiiiii.


    Hello to you as well
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    In terms of the student village, it's equal in its pros and cons, same as campus accommodation, I lived on campus but had many friends who lived over there. The buildings are older, as someone said earlier, there is a new campus being built and the student village is being sold since students will be moving to the accommodation on the new campus. It's a great place for socialising, most flats tend to socialise with the flats/houses surrounding them and there's a pub (the Wonky Sheep) and a Spa onsite too. The village is quite a way from the university campus-a good half hour plus walk or 15 minute bus ride (have to pay). If you're looking for social stuff, the village is great but it is older and the distance from uni can be a pain at times. Hope that helps! Hope your results go well! The uni is great too, you'll love it there!
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    You're going to Swansea. Hiiiii.


    Hello to you as well
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    [QUOTE=tyw7;48669107]
    (Original post by MrT96)

    Are you on Twitter? If so follow me.

    Yes i am, what is your username?
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    (Original post by combatlaces)
    In terms of the student village, it's equal in its pros and cons, same as campus accommodation, I lived on campus but had many friends who lived over there. The buildings are older, as someone said earlier, there is a new campus being built and the student village is being sold since students will be moving to the accommodation on the new campus. It's a great place for socialising, most flats tend to socialise with the flats/houses surrounding them and there's a pub (the Wonky Sheep) and a Spa onsite too. The village is quite a way from the university campus-a good half hour plus walk or 15 minute bus ride (have to pay). If you're looking for social stuff, the village is great but it is older and the distance from uni can be a pain at times. Hope that helps! Hope your results go well! The uni is great too, you'll love it there!
    Yes it did thank you very much!
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    I lived in the Student village last year. Here is a post I have previously wrote on TSR, I cba to change it for this post but you'll get the gist...

    I've just finished my first year in the student village. Staying in the village was one of the best decisions I made, the place is buzzing throughout the year! The village has an amazing social atmosphere with lots of parties, especially during freshers. You're guaranteed to make many friends. I stayed in the Woodside flats at the top of the village, which are blocks of 6 or 9 flats and gives you a chance to get to know many people. The village in general is better for partying than accommodation on campus. The student village isn't luxury accommodation as its the cheapest, but it is students who are living there so things are bound to get a messy at times. The student village also has a pub, shop, diner (closed recently), launderette, new bbq areas, and a court to play football, basketball, etc.

    As for travel, I would strongly advice getting a bus pass for the whole year. It is expensive (£400-ish) but the accommodation is the cheapest to make up for it. The bus is about 15 minutes from campus, or 40 minute walk, or 15 minute cycle (15 downhill to uni) 25 mins back up. There is a good amount of parking available if you're bringing a car, or to get a lift off someone. Buses are frequent from the village and there are frequent buses to city centre from campus or opposite toby carvery at the bottom of the village.

    I've had any amazing first year here and can't wait for 2nd year. You're guaranteed to to have a mint time!
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    I've just finished my first year in the student village. Staying in the village was one of the best decisions I made, the place is buzzing throughout the year! The village has an amazing social atmosphere with lots of parties, especially during freshers. You're guaranteed to make many friends. I stayed in the Woodside flats at the top of the village, which are blocks of 6 or 9 flats and gives you a chance to get to know many people. The village in general is better for partying than accommodation on campus. The student village isn't luxury accommodation as its the cheapest, but it is students who are living there so things are bound to get a messy at times. The student village also has a pub, shop, diner (closed recently), launderette, new bbq areas, and a court to play football, basketball, etc.
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    Thank you for your comment, I guess I had some second thoughts wether if I made a right decision to go Swansea and Student Village, but I guess quite a lot of people are nervous. Comments like yours are reassuring, so thank you very much!
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    I've applied for English Language with a year abroad.. nervous about results day though
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    Hey, I'm hoping to do the English Language & English Literature combined course at Swansea, waiting on results also!

    I've heard from many folk that it's an excellent quality university, plus very cheap to live in/by comparatively. Fingers crossed.
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    Thank you for your comment, I guess I had some second thoughts wether if I made a right decision to go Swansea and Student Village, but I guess quite a lot of people are nervous. Comments like yours are reassuring, so thank you very much![/QUOTE]

    No problem, glad I could help
 
 
 
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