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Cardiff Uni Accommodation HELP!

Hi,

I need help deciding on which accommodation to pick at Cardiff University. Which residence is suitable for socialising but still a good accommodation?

I've been told that Talybont South and North are the best for parties etc but it can be a bit too much if you wanna get work done and that it's a bit small.

Would Talybont Court be good? Or is that one just boring?

Thanks :-)
Hiya!

I lived in Talybont North in first year and I had friends living in Talybont Court. I think Taly South is the best for parties, but it does get really insane (I can hear the music from Taly North sometimes!). North is a bit more calmer than south - though we still have our parties haha. Though, you are right, it is quite small. Its alright if you're not looking for anything too luxurious - and the best part is that its the closest to the sports facilities, which helps if you find yourself as quite a sporty person.

Taly Court is a bit nicer just because the kitchen is bigger and so are the rooms. Plus, its closer to campus. They're all in the same area, but I found myself having to do a longer walk from North than my peers in Court just because the Talybont living area is actually quite big! I would say that Taly Court is still good for socialising.

On the other hand, Talybont North is closer than the others to the shops (Tesco and Aldi). So, it really depends on your preferences!

I hope that helped!

- Fatiha, Cardiff Uni Student Rep
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Original post by CardiffUni Rep 2
(Original post by CardiffUni Rep 2)Hiya!

I lived in Talybont North in first year and I had friends living in Talybont Court. I think Taly South is the best for parties, but it does get really insane (I can hear the music from Taly North sometimes!). North is a bit more calmer than south - though we still have our parties haha. Though, you are right, it is quite small. Its alright if you're not looking for anything too luxurious - and the best part is that its the closest to the sports facilities, which helps if you find yourself as quite a sporty person.

Taly Court is a bit nicer just because the kitchen is bigger and so are the rooms. Plus, its closer to campus. They're all in the same area, but I found myself having to do a longer walk from North than my peers in Court just because the Talybont living area is actually quite big! I would say that Taly Court is still good for socialising.

On the other hand, Talybont North is closer than the others to the shops (Tesco and Aldi). So, it really depends on your preferences!

I hope that helped!

- Fatiha, Cardiff Uni Student Rep


Hi,

Thanks for your response and all the info!

I was wondering if you could give more info on how people have found Talybont court and what sort of people live there i.e the quarter people.

Basically, I'm looking for a place which is a mix of partying, comfort and the ability to get work done

Also, do there tend to be many mature students around as I will be 24 when I go to uni and don't want to be the only one?

Thanks
Original post by Kyle-1999
Hi,

Thanks for your response and all the info!

I was wondering if you could give more info on how people have found Talybont court and what sort of people live there i.e the quarter people.

Basically, I'm looking for a place which is a mix of partying, comfort and the ability to get work done

Also, do there tend to be many mature students around as I will be 24 when I go to uni and don't want to be the only one?

Thanks

I would say that its pretty hard to say since honestly, its pretty diverse - like there isn't really one type of person that Talybont Court kind of attracts! I think Taly Court is a nice mix of all three - you do get partying, and there's definitely more comfort. We have a social space in the Talybont Complex so in case you wanted to study somewhere else other than in your flat.

In general, Cardiff's student body is the type that are big on partying haha, so generally it doesn't really matter which Talybont complex you go for, there's bound to be a party unless you choose an option such as quiet living.

And I would say yes! Personally, I've met one or two mature students in my course in first year. Also, all the University accommodations have a Student Life Residences Team, and they hold a couple of fun extra events. I've found that it's pretty diverse there as I've met quite a few older students, as well as post graduates. Within our Students Union, they also hold a couple of socialising events for mature students.

Hope that helped! :smile:

- Fatiha, Cardiff Uni Student Rep
(edited 7 months ago)
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Original post by CardiffUni Rep 2
I would say that its pretty hard to say since honestly, its pretty diverse - like there isn't really one type of person that Talybont Court kind of attracts! I think Taly Court is a nice mix of all three - you do get partying, and there's definitely more comfort. We have a social space in the Talybont Complex so in case you wanted to study somewhere else other than in your flat.

In general, Cardiff's student body is the type that are big on partying haha, so generally it doesn't really matter which Talybont complex you go for, there's bound to be a party unless you choose an option such as quiet living.

And I would say yes! Personally, I've met one or two mature students in my course in first year. Also, all the University accommodations have a Student Life Residences Team, and they hold a couple of fun extra events. I've found that it's pretty diverse there as I've met quite a few older students, as well as post graduates. Within our Students Union, they also hold a couple of socialising events for mature students.

Hope that helped! :smile:

- Fatiha, Cardiff Uni Student Rep


I’ve just been allocated Talybont Gate, I haven’t really heard much about it. Is it any good? From the exterior it looks quite modern and with a quick google street view it appears quite close to Talybont North.
Original post by Trueolive
I’ve just been allocated Talybont Gate, I haven’t really heard much about it. Is it any good? From the exterior it looks quite modern and with a quick google street view it appears quite close to Talybont North.


Ooh, Talybont Gate is great! Its one of the more luxurious Talys (some students reckon its the most luxurious one!) It's right next to McDonalds and its the closest one to all the shops like the big Tesco, Aldi, B&M, etc. Its right next to North so its very close to the sports facilities if you're into that kind of stuff. I've honestly never heard one bad thing about it. Only thing is though that it's the furthest away from campus, so you'll just have to set your alarm just a few extra minutes, in comparison to the other Talys!

Hope that helped :smile:

Fatiha, Cardiff Uni Student Rep
(edited 7 months ago)
Original post by Trueolive
I’ve just been allocated Talybont Gate, I haven’t really heard much about it. Is it any good? From the exterior it looks quite modern and with a quick google street view it appears quite close to Talybont North.

If you have a room on the top floor be prepared for leaky ceilings xoxo

Other than that, it's definitely the nicest accommodation that Cardiff offers
Reply 7
I applied for the student houses, and then picked halls in order of their rent because I think I'd prefer quieter living, and some peace of mind haha. But I haven't heard anything about the student houses so I'm not sure what to expect. Are there any other reasonably cheap halls that are known for being pleasant to live in, and suitable for those seeking some peace and quiet?
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HI i've just accepted cardiff as my firm and I tried to apply for accommodation, however, none of the Taly's were listed and only about 5 residences were listed and I just wanted to ask if you would know anything about this and when did you start applying for accommodation?
Original post by alayna1
HI i've just accepted cardiff as my firm and I tried to apply for accommodation, however, none of the Taly's were listed and only about 5 residences were listed and I just wanted to ask if you would know anything about this and when did you start applying for accommodation?

Hi there,

I'm sorry to hear this it might be worth contacting the accommodation office to ask why. I applied in August (a month before I started) and still got university accommodation.

All the best,
Jaz - Cardiff student rep
Original post by alayna1
HI i've just accepted cardiff as my firm and I tried to apply for accommodation, however, none of the Taly's were listed and only about 5 residences were listed and I just wanted to ask if you would know anything about this and when did you start applying for accommodation?

Hi Alayna!

Hm, that does sound strange, as the accommodation is listed on the official website. I would say its worth emailing them at [email protected], since they might be able to provide a good reason for this (maybe it's an IT issue!)

I hope that's helped.

~ Fatiha, Cardiff Student Rep
Original post by Kyle-1999
Hi,

Thanks for your response and all the info!

I was wondering if you could give more info on how people have found Talybont court and what sort of people live there i.e the quarter people.

Basically, I'm looking for a place which is a mix of partying, comfort and the ability to get work done

Also, do there tend to be many mature students around as I will be 24 when I go to uni and don't want to be the only one?

Thanks

I was in Talybont Court for my first year, it was really clean and pretty calm most days. A lot more international students than the other Taly's from my experience (which in my view was pretty nice!).
Original post by Kyle-1999
Hi,

Thanks for your response and all the info!

I was wondering if you could give more info on how people have found Talybont court and what sort of people live there i.e the quarter people.

Basically, I'm looking for a place which is a mix of partying, comfort and the ability to get work done

Also, do there tend to be many mature students around as I will be 24 when I go to uni and don't want to be the only one?

Thanks

hiii!! I got an offer for UG Psychology recently and I’m 21 going into my first year - I’ve been freaking out a little about not finding 20+ people going into first year. What course are you applying for?
Original post by DopamineDeficit
hiii!! I got an offer for UG Psychology recently and I’m 21 going into my first year - I’ve been freaking out a little about not finding 20+ people going into first year. What course are you applying for?

Hi! Placement year psychology student here at Cardiff - congratulations! (Let me know if you had any questions about the course!)

Psychology is such a massive course, so there's bound to be a few mature students! I did meet one or two mature students in my first year, if that's any consolation :smile:

~ Fatiha, Cardiff University Student Rep
Hi, I got an offer from Cardiff and I‘m almost completely sure I want to go here but I would like to wait until after the offer holder day before I accept. This is around beginning of March, would that still be early enough to have a good chance of getting my preferred accommodation?
Original post by Anonymous #2
Hi, I got an offer from Cardiff and I‘m almost completely sure I want to go here but I would like to wait until after the offer holder day before I accept. This is around beginning of March, would that still be early enough to have a good chance of getting my preferred accommodation?

Hi, yes absolutely as the deadline is the 29th July :smile: The university tries their best in getting your preferred accommodation, but it depends on its popularity and how much space is still available.

~ Fatiha, Cardiff University Student Rep

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