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      14.07.2000 18:40
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      I spent a year at the univeristy of Glamorgan and have to say that for the most part my time living in Glamorgan Court was incrediably miserable. That is because of me rather than the place though. I suffer from social problems, for which I have receieved no help for ineffectual psychologists, which made my time living in halls painful and scary. This I put down in part to the policy of room assignment. I requested a mixed hall and ended up in an all male flat, two of whom were rugby players, all into sports. They were everything I am not and for this reason we didn't really get along. I can understand the idea of mixing people up rather than having everyone from the same course together but rather than help it made me things much worse. Aside from that what about the place... Glamorgan Court consists of 18 buildings, each containing about 5 flats. These flats contain 6 bedrooms, with an ensuite shower, sink and toilet, and one shared kitchen. The kitchen is also the communal room. Unlike other, larger, halls there is no TV facility, if you want to watch you have to buy or rent your own. The kitchens have a cooker, a fridge/freezer and a microwave. A proper communal room aside the places are very nice and ensuite bathrooms are worth paying extra. I was lucky enough to have a east facing room so had a glorious view across the valley. It is quite amazing to be able to be able to look down on Rhydyfelin (apoplogies for spelling, I honsetly can't remember the place's name) and parts of Tresfforest while still see the fields and trees opposite. I really do miss that. I don't know if things have improved much as there were a few problems. I was a hall rep, surprising consideriong the above I know but I did raise a lot of issues, even though when I asked my halls for points to raise they provided perfect examples apathy. The biggest downside was that the university is built on the side of a valley and the a ccomodation is at the top. While you may only be yards away from lectures it is a tiring and exhausting walk. They were times when I thought I wouldn't make it, but that's another of my problems. The tallest building is in the middle of the campus and only seven floors, my block was built higher up than it reached. If you're going to Glamorgan and are even vaguely normal then Glamorgan Court will provide excellent accomodation, and if they do get around to putting telephone points in all the flats then it would probably be the best university accomodation in the country.

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        03.07.2000 21:36
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        The halls of residence are comfortable, with common rooms and television rooms in each building. Each floor has a communal kitchen which becomes the meeting place of the corridor!! I spent most of my first year here! And fortunately it only takes about a minute to get to lectures from there in the mornings! There is plenty of local accommodation, surrounding the University, and it all seemed to be quite reasonable. My friends and I didn't secure our second year house until August of the summer holiday. It was a 6 bedroom old house, with a lounge and it cost us about £30 a week.

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