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- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning
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- Register interest for next virtual open day in September.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Those students yet to resume in-person teaching can expect a return to blended learning from 12 April (Spring semester resumes on Monday 19 April).
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The best accommodation in Talybont! This is where you want to be if you like the party/social scene but would also like to guarantee some peace and quiet. Rooms look out onto a courtyard or the main road, none are close to the train line so don't worry about noise! Cleaners will come once a week, they only clean communal areas. The Flat: I was in a flat of 6 people and we had enough room to cook and relax, the sofas are definitely a bonus for socialising with your flatmates. The corner flat kitchens have two large windows - our favourite part! - 6 large cupboards and 6 smaller cupboards for storage - 1 stove - 1 microwave - 1 kettle and 1 toaster - 2 fridge freezers - Ironing Board/Iron/Hoover - 2 sofas/1 corner sofa The Room: - Single Bed (with space underneath for storage) - Wrap around desk with 6 drawers and a shelving unit - Double wardrobe with half shelves inside and a shelf above the rail - Blackout roller blind - Shower Cubicle!! - No wet rooms unlike Taly North/South - Bin
Firstly, the WIFI is terrible, it regularly drops or disconnects and I've noticed on more recent apple products it hardly even connects in the first place. Even under normal circumstances this would be bad but considering we're doing "online learning" now its unacceptable. Ive seen a load of reviews from previous years complaining about the wifi but Id have thought considering the current circumstances Cardiff would have bothered to make improvements. Another thing which is annoying is that there regularly isn't any hot water for showers. Ive lived at other student accomidation previously and this has never been a problem. Also, the security did absolutely nothing about enforcing social distancing rules, every weekend there were countless parties and COVID spread through the accommodation incredibly quickly. I know must people are fine if they catch it but myself and many others are at higher risk. I only moved here because the uni promised they would keep us safe but I feel let down.
If you're a first year student at Cardiff you should definitely stay in Taly. Court is the closest accommodation to everything, the location is good. However, wifi is awful, especially on your phones. EE has no coverage in this building and I often have no service at all. This makes it extremely hard to call or FaceTime my family from my room. There is one ethernet cable in the room which works fine for a TV. The rooms are ok, the bathrooms have a proper shower rather than a wet room like South which feels cleaner. Reception staff are rude and do not make you feel at home. You are fined for needing to be let into your room. Also, for not doing the dishes/ taking bins out which can be extremely annoying if there is one person in your flat not pulling their weight. Our kitchen has no wifi or aerial, making it an unsociable room.If you don't get lucky with your flatmates Court is much more isolated than South, which is ok if you want quieter living, but not if you want a lively first year
WIFI IS CRAP! But you have built in showers so not disgusting wet rooms (which I would highly recommend you avoid!) Love my flat and it is really nice and quiet in Taly Court. North and South are like hell holes. Nice range of pitches to play sports on. Not too bad a walk to and from lectures. Everything is on North Road so you're near all facilities x
By far the best halls in the Taly complex. Gate is nicer generally but is so much further away than Court which is the closest to town and all the uni buildings. The rooms are nice and the bathroom are also really good spec. I had no issues with my room or flat at all while I was there and minor things like light bulbs were changed by maintenance within a couple days. Wifi was s***** at times but its on Eduroam so it was s***** everywhere - during peak exam times it gets really slow. I would 100% recommend Court over South/North/Gate having been there for pres and with friends, definitely worth the money.
Never again. My radiator has not worked since I have moved in (6 months ago). Even after telling people at the reception desk multiple times, nothing has been done. They were basically blaming me for not going to the desk more than twice, but how many times does it take for them to actually fix this issue? Because apparently twice isn't enough! As a result of this, I had to find alternative accommodation during the heavy snow period. Staff at reception are rude and have a terrible attitude towards the students. Their customer service is ABSOLUTELY APPALLING because it doesn't actually sound like they want to help you. They instead make sarcastic comments. The room space is good, I especially like the idea of the corner desk because it gives you enough space for work! The bathroom is nice, especially the shower compared to north and south. Wifi hardly connects, so be prepared to use all of your data!! Court lacks the social aspect; it gets so quiet! That was a BIG issue for me.
Talybont court is a great and I've had an incredible year here. The room is spacious and well laid out, the kitchen and social area are amazing and have had the time of my life here. The house keeper we kinda refer to as witch but as long as you keep everything clean it's alright. It's about 15 minute walk to su and a 5 minute walk to small Tesco or 15 minute walk to big Tesco. Saying all this all the different accommodations at Cardiff are good, my girlfriend is in taly north and loves it there.( Taly south is always partying. Taly gate is really modern but far away.)The truth is wherever you end up it's the people who make it, so don't worry, it'll be great!
These halls were perfect for my first year. The rooms are really big and the kitchen is ideal for sociolaising and cooking. I couldn't emphasise enough that these are great halls, despite everyone saying they are unsociable- if you want to meet people, you definitely will. The wifi is reliable and the security are fab (they do shots with you.) The house keeper has been nicknamed 'the witch' but the cleaners are all friendly and do a great job.
It's a really nice accommodation. It's like a 10 minute walk to the SU and a 5 minute walk to Tesco. The staff is friendly and always ready to help you if there is a problem or you simply want to ask about something. The rooms are quite big compared to other uni halls and bathrooms are en-suite. It's not as social as Talybont South but you can still socialize with your housemates. It's definitely worth the money!
The bedrooms are a nice size with a massive desk and ensuite bathrooms! There are lovely, big kitchens with a dining area (sofas and bar stools) and it's quite elegant looking. Slightly expensive but very very worth it! Also it's in a prime location because it's the Talybont complex which is closest to town and lectures - only a 15min walk to lectures and 20mins to town.
Talybont court in my opinion is the best out of the 4 talybont residences, this is mainly due to location and the facilities you get in your room for the price (huge kitchen, full sized bathroom, enormous desk). contrary to what most say if you want to socialise it is just as social as any other halls, you just have to walk around and look for people with open flat doors! Its very close to the main campus and also close to heath park for healthcare students. Yes the management can be strict, but if you were like me and had really dirty flatmates and lived on the ground floor where idiots would knock on your window then it was needed to keep the order, there not pushy just make sure everything runs smoothly. cleaners are fabulous but beware of the females, they can be a little mean in terms of cleaning when your kitchen is a mess like mine. Overall I love it here!
Really nice room with huge desk, same goes for the en suite bathroom, really nice, far better than tally south. Internet is always dogey but that's the same all over the uni. Wish my flatmates were a little more laid back and up for chilling but they're still very nice. Not as party mad as I would like, south is better for social gatherings.
BIG TIP: GO TO TALYBONT. Either North, South, or Court, it's the epicentre of 1st year uni. Court is one of the pricier halls, and you can tell. The rooms and facilities are far nicer than you'll get in north or South, but the staff are stricter and I was put into house 3 unfortunately so was with majoritally postgrads, although house 1 and 2 were more social.
My light flickers, hot water is temperamental, the restrictor on the window is actually against health and safety as it opens all of 2cm, i feel like i can't breathe. The staff are rude, take over and think they own the place when they dont, and they dont even live there. sorry but i dont think I'm giving four THOUSAND six hundred pounds of my money for this s***.
comfortable rooms, living room not great, very grumpy staff, but most memorably a distinct lack of any positive atmosphere compared to other halls, perhaps due to there being nowhere to socialise, as well as strict security.