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    Hi there!

    I've just been accepted into a PhD programme at Aber, yay! :yep:

    I was given the good news a few days ago, and I will only be able to get my ass down to Aber next week, when I'm hoping to find some accommodation. Tight, I know.

    So I was wondering if you guys have any first or second-hand experience with postgrad halls (any postgrads out there at all?) or whether you can give me any sort of advice about the private sector... The Aberaccom database seems quite poor - and I've e-mailed half the landlords and they told me the rooms that are still advertised were long gone! :lolwut:

    Help, anyone?

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    Hi there!

    I've just been accepted into a PhD programme at Aber, yay! :yep:

    I was given the good news a few days ago, and I will only be able to get my ass down to Aber next week, when I'm hoping to find some accommodation. Tight, I know.

    So I was wondering if you guys have any first or second-hand experience with postgrad halls (any postgrads out there at all?) or whether you can give me any sort of advice about the private sector... The Aberaccom database seems quite poor - and I've e-mailed half the landlords and they told me the rooms that are still advertised were long gone! :lolwut:

    Help, anyone?

    Thanks

    xx
    I've just finished undergraduate at aber and it's one of my options for postgrad. Personally, I will be looking a uni accomodation if I choose aber again, its just generally easier to have all bills and stuff included, and useful if you dont know anyone to move in with. I think first year postgrads are guaranteed a place if you apply by Sept 1st?

    Anyway, out of the halls I would probably choose the student village (PJM), its a fairly safe option and right opposite campus - you're put in houses or 5 or 6 and they try to put postgrads/similar subjects together. Seafront halls would tempt me but you have to pay extra as they're ensuite and there's no guarantee of a view, although it is nice to be in town.

    Also to add, if you'd prefer to rent privately i'd just go around the letting agents in town to see what they have left, obviously the better your budget the more choice you'll have - but make sure you go for somewhere actually in aber. There are some agents that have a bad reputation for taking your deposit etc though, they're mentioned in another thread here somewhere!
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    Hi there!

    Thanks a million for your reply. Hummmm... yeah, I know, Aber does guarantee a place in halls if I apply by Sept 1st but... urgh, I just feel a lil' bit put off by the idea of living in halls (especially on campus) again! I kinda like getting to uni, "do my time" there, and then cycle home where I can relax with the roomies - rather than study, live and party on campus!

    I'll give it a thought, though! :-)

    What will u be doing, anyway? Do you have any other options? I guess you'll be making up your mind pretty soon... What's your PG course? I'm in the TFTS department :-)
 
 
 
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