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    Hi,
    as anyone on here got any experience of living in Treforest while studying at the University of South Wales, and if so how did you find it? When I have visited Treforest it seems very quiet and I am wondering if I might find it a bit too quiet for me to live in?

    I am thinking should I live somewhere where there is more going on and commute to Treforest when I have to attend the university or should I try to find accommodation in Treforest because it is closer to the university?

    Any help would be great thanks
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    Hi,

    I am currently a student and living in the Halls of Residence on the Treforest Campus. It's a lovely place to live, it is fairly quiet, but the campus does have various things going on. Like it's very own nightclub and pub. And Cardiff's nightlife is 20 minutes away in a taxi for a night out. Taxi's range from £20-£30, however, if there's a few of you, you can split this cost between you. There's also a train station located just down the road from the Treforest campus which will take about 15 minutes to get to Cardiff Central.

    I would definitely recommend the Halls of Residence in Treforest
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    Hi!
    I am applying for Accounting and finance in USW too, I am to be an international student, and I'll need to work there. So the question to You. Is it easy to find a part-time job in Pontypridd?
    And the second question is it a village or a small town actually?
    Thanks;-)

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    (Original post by Fugey123)
    Hi,

    I am currently a student and living in the Halls of Residence on the Treforest Campus. It's a lovely place to live, it is fairly quiet, but the campus does have various things going on. Like it's very own nightclub and pub. And Cardiff's nightlife is 20 minutes away in a taxi for a night out. Taxi's range from £20-£30, however, if there's a few of you, you can split this cost between you. There's also a train station located just down the road from the Treforest campus which will take about 15 minutes to get to Cardiff Central.

    I would definitely recommend the Halls of Residence in Treforest


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    Hi Krzywonos!

    Okay, so to answer your questions. It's rather easy for students to find part time jobs in the area, Pontypridd itself has a little town centre with plenty of shops if you were looking for retail work. Or, around Treforest there are plenty of pubs if you were looking to work there. I know the Treforest campus has a Student's Union and it also has a pub on campus! So some students can apply to work in there.

    Alternatively, Cardiff is just a 15-20 minute train journey away, and it's a massive city centre full of shops, offices etc in the shopping centre called St.Davids. I know many of my friends commute into Cardiff for their jobs when they are free and also for weekend work.

    Treforest is a town. Villages are usually smaller than towns, and there's plenty going on in the surrounding areas. With Cardiff (The Capital of Wales!) being just 15-20 minutes away by train.

    Anymore questions, just let me know and I can help
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    Hello,
    Well, ok. I maybe stupid, but i still didn't get you. Is treforest actually a district of Pontypridd or is it freestanding town? :-D

    When it comes to halls. In which one you are accommodated?(if you don't want to tell is ok).
    I'm curious about all the payments. Namely, you know, the christmas time is over, but I was thinking that I come home next year for Holiday. What then? Will I pay for not staying in halls?;-)

    I will apply for Glamorgan court and I'm so excited and curious how my 'new house' looks like.;-)
    thanks!
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    (Original post by Krzywonos)
    Hello,
    Well, ok. I maybe stupid, but i still didn't get you. Is treforest actually a district of Pontypridd or is it freestanding town? :-D

    When it comes to halls. In which one you are accommodated?(if you don't want to tell is ok).
    I'm curious about all the payments. Namely, you know, the christmas time is over, but I was thinking that I come home next year for Holiday. What then? Will I pay for not staying in halls?;-)

    I will apply for Glamorgan court and I'm so excited and curious how my 'new house' looks like.;-)
    thanks!
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    It's a district of Pontypridd!

    So there are 2 different types of halls. There are Mountain Halls & Glamorgan Court.

    Mountain Halls are more expensive, they are bigger, but they are also very warm and the rooms don't have windows!!!

    Glamorgan Court are the cheapest form of accommodation on the campus, they are great!! You have your own bathroom, a tidy sized room, and you share your kitchen with 5 other people (So, there would be 6 of you if you include yourself).

    I myself, am living in Glamorgan Court and I am in Block V on the top floor in Flat 7, and I am loving it!! Great atmosphere, good sized rooms, if you require any photos I can provide this so you can see what it's like?
    Glamorgan Court is the best!!!

    Any other questions, feel free to ask

    Happy New Year!!
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    How great, if it is only possible!;-)
    And maybe the view outside the window?
    I am so far from this place, and I want to know everything:-D

    Happy New Year! How awesome 2016 is gonna be!?;-)
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    (Original post by Krzywonos)
    How great, if it is only possible!;-)
    And maybe the view outside the window?
    I am so far from this place, and I want to know everything:-D

    Happy New Year! How awesome 2016 is gonna be!?;-)
    I am back in the flat on Sunday, so I'll take some photos and send them your way!! Most of the rooms have a view over the Welsh valleys, lots of green, it's really nice!! Wales has lovely scenery!

    2016 will be a good year!!
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    Do you come from Uk?
    You recommend USW so much, that there od no other say for me to go:-D
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    (Original post by Krzywonos)
    Do you come from Uk?
    You recommend USW so much, that there od no other say for me to go:-D
    Yes, I am from the UK!

    It really is a fantastic University, they have amazing facilities. The rooms are clean and it's a really friendly environment to live in, you make friends so easily at University!
    It's a good sized kitchen too with all the appliances. The only thing the kitchen doesn't have is a washing machine, however, in the halls of residence on campus, there are 2 laundrettes so you can do your washing there!
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    I attended USW in Trefforest but lived in Cathays, Cardiff. Trefforest can be a bit quiet but there are lots of pubs and the university has its own nightclub. If you go out in Cardiff a lot it can be expensive getting a taxi back (£25ish), but on the other hand if you live in Cardiff train fairs for travelling to and from lectures really add up. Depends whats best for you really. I know people who prefer to live in Cardiff but equally I know people who prefer to live in Trefforest - it's down to personal preference.
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    Hi,
    I have applied to USW to study Natural History which is based on the Glyntaff campus, and am hoping it will be my first choice. I was just wondering how easy/hard it is to get from the Treforest halls to the upper Glyntaff campus for lectures etc?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by easton03)
    Hi,
    I have applied to USW to study Natural History which is based on the Glyntaff campus, and am hoping it will be my first choice. I was just wondering how easy/hard it is to get from the Treforest halls to the upper Glyntaff campus for lectures etc?

    Thanks
    You can see Glyntaff campus from Treforest, it's just across the A470. You can either walk across, which depending on the speed you walk, would take around 10-15 minutes, doesn't take long at all. Or, there's a shuttle bus that runs ALL day that drops students from Treforest to Glyntaff. This bus runs every 20-30 minutes, and it's ideal. The bus is free for students too!

    Any other questions, just ask
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    (Original post by Fugey123)
    You can see Glyntaff campus from Treforest, it's just across the A470. You can either walk across, which depending on the speed you walk, would take around 10-15 minutes, doesn't take long at all. Or, there's a shuttle bus that runs ALL day that drops students from Treforest to Glyntaff. This bus runs every 20-30 minutes, and it's ideal. The bus is free for students too!

    Any other questions, just ask
    Thanks that sounds easy enough was also going to ask about the two choices of halls on treforest campus, do you prefer mountain halls or Glamorgan court? Thanks
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    (Original post by easton03)
    Thanks that sounds easy enough was also going to ask about the two choices of halls on treforest campus, do you prefer mountain halls or Glamorgan court? Thanks
    I am currently living in Glamorgan Court myself, and I can honestly say, it's the better option. It's the cheapest for a start, which is ideal when you're a student!
    They are spacious, the kitchen is large! And, there's a nice big window in your room if you require cool air when it's hot. (There are NO windows in the bedrooms of Mountain Halls!! )

    Mountain Halls are nice, but they are overly expensive for what they are and they are very hot! Due to there being absolutely no windows, just little air vents you can open and close and these don't let in enough air!

    I have been in Glamorgan Court since the start of term, and I love it, such a lovely atmosphere.
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    (Original post by Fugey123)
    I am currently living in Glamorgan Court myself, and I can honestly say, it's the better option. It's the cheapest for a start, which is ideal when you're a student!
    They are spacious, the kitchen is large! And, there's a nice big window in your room if you require cool air when it's hot. (There are NO windows in the bedrooms of Mountain Halls!! )

    Mountain Halls are nice, but they are overly expensive for what they are and they are very hot! Due to there being absolutely no windows, just little air vents you can open and close and these don't let in enough air!

    I have been in Glamorgan Court since the start of term, and I love it, such a lovely atmosphere.
    Oh that's interesting, so do you mean mountain halls have no opening windows? Yeah that must get really stuffy! I may be remembering this wrong but is Glamorgan Court right next to mountain halls? So its still close to the treforest campus? Thanks for all the info this is really helpful to know
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    Yes they don't have an windows that open at all, only small vents!! They are very stuffy!!
    Both these forms of accommodation are on the Treforest campus, any other questions just ask away
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    Do you find that there is enough to do in between lectures? So if you had a lesson and then a couple of hours free, if you weren't studying, would there be enough to do on campus if clubs and societies weren't on?
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    If I'm honest with you, a lot of people don't have massive gaps between lectures. Today I am 9-11 and tomorrow I am 9-11 and I can relax or do work for the rest of the day. To answer the question, there is plenty to do, there's huge libraries on every campus if you were to study, you could chill out in your room, hang out with friends in the multiple cafes and places to eat the university offers. There IS a nightclub on the Treforest campus and a pub!! And if you stay in Glamorgan Court, it's set out in a nice way. So, I live with 5 guys, and being female myself, I actually don't mind it. We all keep our doors wedged open during the days and into the evening and socialise, it's a really nice environment to be in.
 
 
 
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