I think I'm gonna be the only one in my flat

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I've moved into Halls in Cardiff on Friday and now it's Saturday evening and I'm still the only person in this 5-bedroom flat.

I was really looking forward to meeting some new people. I'm 25 and put on the 'special requests' part of my accommodation application that I'd prefer if possible to be with other mature students, so I'm wondering if this is why I'm on my own?

I'm not sure if my uni even HAS mature students- looking around yesterday at all the other residents I looked older than most of their parents!

I'm hoping so much that someone turns up late to the accommodation, or that there are some societies I can join (they all seem to be sport societies and nothing else).

I was really relying on making some mates in my flat, since I don't like clubbing :/

How likely is it that I'll be in this empty flat for a whole year?
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Which accommodation are you in? Most of Cardiff's rooms get pretty full.

Also which uni are you at? There's a few at Cardiff and knowing would help me give you advice.
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How is it set out? Like do you have your own bedroom and then you share a kitchen? Do you mean sort of one section of the accommodation as a “flat”?
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(Original post by Jewelzela)
Which accommodation are you in? Most of Cardiff's rooms get pretty full.

Also which uni are you at? There's a few at Cardiff and knowing would help me give you advice.
I'm in Liberty Fields between Maendy and Cathays, and I'm with Cardiff Met. Same here; all the accommodation info I've received emphasised the fact that not everyone will get a place. Thanks for your help
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(Original post by Deggs_14)
How is it set out? Like do you have your own bedroom and then you share a kitchen? Do you mean sort of one section of the accommodation as a “flat”?
It's a central corridor with a shared kitchen and living area. Then five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
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Well that accommodation is used by both Cardiff met and Cardiff uni. Cardiff uni don't start until next weekend, so you may find you're sharing with some of them. Also since you asked for mature students, you may have postgrads with you, who also likely start later. Give it a few weeks, and then they'll likely open some kind of room swap system you could take advantage of. In the meantime, try and make friends with people on your course, and in the flats around you.
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(Original post by Jewelzela)
Well that accommodation is used by both Cardiff met and Cardiff uni. Cardiff uni don't start until next weekend, so you may find you're sharing with some of them. Also since you asked for mature students, you may have postgrads with you, who also likely start later. Give it a few weeks, and then they'll likely open some kind of room swap system you could take advantage of. In the meantime, try and make friends with people on your course, and in the flats around you.
Ah, that's great! That's put my mind at rest, thanks 👍
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Are you seriously complaining about getting a 5 bed flat for the price of a single room? God I'd be overjoyed...

Agree with Jewelzela though I'm sure it will get full soon enough
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