3.57 / 5

3.57 / 5

Cwrt Mawr

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Pleasantly Surprised. After choosing Aber through clearing I was mortified when I found out I had been allocated Cwrt Mawr and wasn't made to feel any better when I was shown round Block H on a clearing open day. Though was pleasantly surprised when I moved into block F. The halls overall are a true mixed bag in terms of renovation Blocks D, E & F are definitely the nicest. So everyone's experiences of Cwrt can vary drastically. I'm in a flat of 10 and the only struggle we are faced with really is fridge and freezer space as we get half a shelf each. Also with having OCD I was really worried about having to share a bathroom but its honestly not a problem. I would say the hall is very good value for money £95pw is a bargain (I was expecting to pay around £135pw for halls at other unis). Maintenance around moving in is a bit slow due to demand. Best Location on campus though its a trek to town. Social spaces are non-existent as Cwrt Mawr Bar was closed down and we want it reopend.

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By member519442
On 20th November 15

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Pleasantly Surprised. After choosing Aber through clearing I was mortified when I found out I had been allocated Cwrt Mawr and wasn't made to feel any better when I was shown round Block H on a clearing open day. Though was pleasantly surprised when I moved into block F. The halls overall are a true mixed bag in terms of renovation Blocks D, E & F are definitely the nicest. So everyone's experiences of Cwrt can vary drastically. I'm in a flat of 10 and the only struggle we are faced with really is fridge and freezer space as we get half a shelf each. Also with having OCD I was really worried about having to share a bathroom but its honestly not a problem. I would say the hall is very good value for money £95pw is a bargain (I was expecting to pay around £135pw for halls at other unis). Maintenance around moving in is a bit slow due to demand. Best Location on campus though its a trek to town. Social spaces are non-existent as Cwrt Mawr Bar was closed down and we want it reopend.

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By member519442
On 20th November 15

Cwrt Mawr Information

CampusPenglais Campus
PostcodeSY23 3AN
CateringSelf-catered

43 Cwrt Mawr Reviews


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th November 15

Pleasantly Surprised. After choosing Aber through clearing I was mortified when I found out I had been allocated Cwrt Mawr and wasn't made to feel any better when I was shown round Block H on a clearing open day. Though was pleasantly surprised when I moved into block F. The halls overall are a true mixed bag in terms of renovation Blocks D, E & F are definitely the nicest. So everyone's experiences of Cwrt can vary drastically. I'm in a flat of 10 and the only struggle we are faced with really is fridge and freezer space as we get half a shelf each. Also with having OCD I was really worried about having to share a bathroom but its honestly not a problem. I would say the hall is very good value for money £95pw is a bargain (I was expecting to pay around £135pw for halls at other unis). Maintenance around moving in is a bit slow due to demand. Best Location on campus though its a trek to town. Social spaces are non-existent as Cwrt Mawr Bar was closed down and we want it reopend.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 12th November 15

Cwrt Mawr; Block N had several issues with the entire block, the layout was poor, tiny space for 8 people to live, and the only communal space available were the kitchens. There were no other communal spaces. Most of the appliances were incredibly temperamental and what we were provided with for our money was shocking. Considering those living in the new refurbished blocks such as Cwrt Mawr E and Cwrt Mawr G paid exactly the same amount as we; and got a far better experience. The social experience was highly rated solely because of the people in the block and the effort we all made to socialize.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th October 15

I stayed in Block E. Kitchen/lounge was HUGE! Loads of room for you to socialise with people, throws parties etc etc. Rooms were decent sized, the end room was the biggest. Only downside to it was the management. Nearside door had a broken lock when we moved in in the 18th Sept, reported it and it is now the 8th Oct and still nothing, pain in the A**e, but that is about it really. Good halls, good people, good price. Can't complain too much

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th September 15

The halls themselves were to a good standard, very utilitarian. Nice showers, that had a good pressure and a massive range of temperature. The rooms were very nice, with storage spaces everywhere, with a nice desk for working on and a comfy bed. If you are on the main campus it will only take you a few minutes to walk down from these halls. Although the kitchen, whilst also very good in size and equipment, only had 2 small fridge freezers. That shared between 10 people is ridiculous and often left most people squeezing their food into them. Also the water heating goes off automatically when the fire alarm ever goes off. The porters should know this and tend to it IMMEDIATELY after the fire alarm has been tended to. We were left without hot water to clean or shower usually minimum 12 hours until anything was done about it, even after me and several of my flat mates had called the residents emergency helpline. This also happened during the fire alarm tests on Friday morning!!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

A great hall. My hall was recently refurbished others werent but I believe they are trying to do the rest. A large kitchen space with sofas meant our entire flat of ten often socialised together. Rooms were a good size. The toilet was okay and the shower rooms were excellent. Cleaners only cleaned the communal stairway so it is hard to judge cleaning. Overall a good price for a good experience

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

To be honest we thought it was a bit of a dump when we arrived. Things were broken and it just looked a bit decrepit. But I've never bonded so quickly with a group of strangers about the state of a kitchen. We called the porters who came and fixed the broken stuff very quickly, and we grew to love our little hovel. I wouldn't change it for the world...as we said in our flat "it has character..."

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 25th November 15

Way too expensive, small and unpleasant kitchen, ancient stove that doesn't work properly, takes a month for staff to fix any issues (for example replacing a broken kettle).

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 26th October 15

Got the ones that was not refurbished.. Paid the same as the ones that were. Toilet broken ; no help for ages. Same with the shower. The kitchen was s***, tiny fridge for 5 people. Ridiculous.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st October 15

Cwrt Mawr is the best place to live in the university! Massive kitchen shared with 7 other students and right next to my department building (Parry Williams- Drama and Film) so I could roll out of bed for a 9am lecture! Blocks of 6 flats so you meet loads of people really quickly when you first move in and then there's a great social atmosphere for the rest of the year.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

Halls and landings clean. Porters are helpful. If anything is reported there is mostly a quick response. Oven was dated and didn't work so well. Not enough fridge and freezer rooms. Rooms small but cosy!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd March 15

didnt have a common room

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd July 16

The renovated flats are so much better than the unrenovated flats I loved living here, could roll out of bed 10 mins before lecture and still make it on time (providing you're on the penglais campus) Bit of a trek up and down that hideous hill to get to town, but my bum and thighs have seen the positive side! Overall, pretty fab and didn't have to top up my maintenaince loan

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th May 16

Nice clean and cheap place to live.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th May 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th May 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th May 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th April 16

It's alright. Not awful - better than living on the street, I guess!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th April 16
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd March 16

Not all of them have sofas, the internet is spotty at best and its saving grace is its location and price

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

Get what you pay for!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th November 15

Awful accommodation ours is falling apart and they take forever to fix anything that breaks

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th November 15

Been here for two years and it is much better than other aber accommodation I have been in. It is loud at times but generally clean and spacious

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th November 15

I enjoy it but it was dirty on arrival and everything looks recycled from a junior school.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th October 15

I love the size and where it is :-) however, the fridge is tiny for what we need

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th October 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th October 15

Its a bare minimum at a cost

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th September 15

Party Central

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th September 15

Website lied about the halls being renovated, only 1 or 2of the 10? Buildings are renovated and most flats have small space for people's belongings e.g. 1 fridge between 8 people

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd September 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd September 15

Good hall, made some awesome friends there from all the flats in my block.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th July 15

I was there before upgrade, don't know what it's like now was basic and cleaners were very strict

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th June 15

Love breeze blocks, nice and easy to wipe down. It was brilliantly close to everything, but very low rent.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd March 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st March 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th March 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th June 15

Brunel Court is pretty poor, a private halls that really needs to change it's tune before I would ever recommend someone going there

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