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I am applying for first year accommodation at Cardiff university, and was wondering if there’s any that anyone can recommend?

I will be studying on the Cathays campus, looking for somewhere social and easy to make friends but not so loud that I can’t sleep at night!

Or if anyone can tell me about their experience in halls that would be great :smile:
Hiya!

I'm Fatiha, a second year psychology student and student rep for Cardiff University. To be honest one of the best things here is that there is such a range of accommodation (thought that makes it also difficult to choose haha).

The first 'sociable' accommodation that comes to mind is accommodation in the Talybont complex. If you want somewhere quiet I would choose any Talybont area that isn't Talybont South haha, since students like to hold loud parties there! Although, the Taly area is right next to a train track so you get some noise from there as well. Taly is also favoured because its one of the only university-owned accommodations that has ensuite and is a bit more spacious (in terms of kitchen space I would say). The area is a 30 minute walk away from campus, though.

I would say that if you don't mind sharing bathrooms, then accommodations like Senghennydd Hall/Court, Aberdare (female only accom) and Aberconway are great options as they're right on campus :smile:

Some people like to go for private-owned accommodations since they're a bit more luxurious and ensuite is pretty much a guaranteed!

In first year I lived in Taly North and Cartwright Court, let me know if you wanted to hear more about my experiences in those :smile:

- Fatiha, Cardiff University Student Rep
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Hiya!

I'm Fatiha, a second year psychology student and student rep for Cardiff University. To be honest one of the best things here is that there is such a range of accommodation (thought that makes it also difficult to choose haha).

The first 'sociable' accommodation that comes to mind is accommodation in the Talybont complex. If you want somewhere quiet I would choose any Talybont area that isn't Talybont South haha, since students like to hold loud parties there! Although, the Taly area is right next to a train track so you get some noise from there as well. Taly is also favoured because its one of the only university-owned accommodations that has ensuite and is a bit more spacious (in terms of kitchen space I would say). The area is a 30 minute walk away from campus, though.

I would say that if you don't mind sharing bathrooms, then accommodations like Senghennydd Hall/Court, Aberdare (female only accom) and Aberconway are great options as they're right on campus :smile:

Some people like to go for private-owned accommodations since they're a bit more luxurious and ensuite is pretty much a guaranteed!

In first year I lived in Taly North and Cartwright Court, let me know if you wanted to hear more about my experiences in those :smile:

- Fatiha, Cardiff University Student Rep

Thank you!! I have already sent in my accommodation application, but I put Taly North quite high up on my list

How was it? I have heard taly north can be quite loud too
is the walk into the city easy?
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Thank you!! I have already sent in my accommodation application, but I put Taly North quite high up on my list

How was it? I have heard taly north can be quite loud too
is the walk into the city easy?

For me personally, it was a lot quieter than the other Taly's! I think the loud sounds come mostly from being right next to the train tracks haha, though it doesn't bother you too much if you're a heavy sleeper. It honestly depends block to block. I think the most convenient thing about Taly North is that it's right in front of the sports facilities, so I didn't have to travel far to get my exercise done! The kitchen space is a lot smaller than other Taly's, but it's doable :smile:

I think one of the only downsides to the Talybont complex is how far away it is from the center! It's like a 40 minute walk, since you need to pass through campus, though there are buses you can take. The upside to it is that it's just a long walk down a main road, so getting there is quite straightforward. Luckily there's a KFC, Tescos, Aldi and B&M right next to Taly so people generally only really go to the city center for the night life or to socialise, from my experience.

Hope that's helped!

- Fatiha, Cardiff University Student Rep

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