Carmarthen Accommodation

Accommodation on the Carmarthen Campus

Carmarthen Accommodation

All Trinity Saint David accommodation at Carmarthen is located on the main campus. We are fortunate to be able to accommodate the majority of first year students in catered Halls of Residence. Second, third year and postgraduate students are able to choose our en-suite self-catering flats.

Our relatively small campus ensures our students benefit from a close community atmosphere with excellent sports facilities and leisure facilities located on site.

Located to the west of the county town of Carmarthen, the University campus enjoys good access, with the M4 close at hand, a main line railway station in Carmarthen itself and an international airport within one hour’s drive at Cardiff.

We can accommodate 536 students in single bedrooms.

We can offer accommodation for disabled students. Disabled students should contact the Accommodation Office with details of their requirements at the earliest opportunity.

‌‌‌First year students are normally offered accommodation within the Catered Halls of Residence – Myrddin, Tower and Non. 

Accommodation is of a standard style; all bedrooms contain washbasins with students sharing bathroom facilities. 

Students with special dietary needs can be catered for, please contact the Accommodation Office to discuss.

Internet connection is available in all rooms at no extra cost.

  • Myrddin contains 127 single occupancy standard rooms with 6 single occupancy self-catered rooms. Each unit contains bathroom facilities and a small refreshment area. 
  • Tower is a high rise building with stunning views of Carmarthenshire from the higher floors. There are 45 single occupancy standard rooms, with shared bathroom facilities. All floors have a small refreshment area. 
  • Non contains 1 disabled room, 2 self-contained flats and 69 single occupancy standard rooms. Less separated than the other halls, it is ideal for the more sociable student. Available for female students only.

Carmarthen Catered Halls Prices 2017/18

The licence period is for 38 weeks running from 24 September 2017 to 16 June 2018. Rooms do not need to be vacated during Christmas and Easter vacations.

The price for accommodation includes two meals a day (Breakfast and Evening Meal) Monday to Friday. Please be advised that no catering is available at Christmas 18 December 2017 to 5 January 2018 or at Easter 30 March 2018 to 20 April 2018.

A reservation fee of £250 must be paid by all students within two weeks of allocation. This fee will be retained as a bond for the session. Students will be informed of any charges for damages/fines incurred during their stay and will be invoiced accordingly.

You may apply for accommodation provided you have a 'Conditional' or 'Unconditional' offer from the University:Application Form For Residential Accommodation 2017/18 

Further information on our Halls of Residence at Carmarthen is available via a downloadable booklet at this link: Carmarthen Accommodation Information Booklet 2017/18

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌For second, third or postgraduate students, self-catering accommodation is available on campus.

Archbishop Noakes contains 36 large en-suite rooms which can be twinned or rented as single occupancy, there are also 288 Single occupancy en-suite rooms.Each flat contains a separate large kitchen suitable for students wishing to cater for themselves.

Internet connection is available in all rooms and the cost is included in the accommodation fees.

Our self-catering flats are very popular so students are advised to contact the Accommodation Office as soon as possible.

A limited number of rooms may be available to first year students, particularly mature students, depending upon their individual circumstances.

Carmarthen Self-Catered Halls Prices 2017/18

Any returning students who wish to apply for Carmarthen Halls of Residence for the 2017/18 academic year please click here for the application form

Students who have not been offered University accommodation or who prefer to live off campus will need to make their own arrangements.

Please follow this link, which will provide details of properties available from local landlords.

www.tsdstudentliving.co.uk/Accommodation

*Please be advised that the University accepts no liability for the information provided by the Landlord, it is the responsibility of the student to check whether the information contained on the site is accurate. The University accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the information provided on the site and in no way approves, recommends or warrants as to the suitability of any accommodation contained.

Accommodation Officer

Jean Thomas
Tel: 01267 676819
Emailjean.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk

Endsleigh Insurance LogoUniversity of Wales, Trinity Saint David are working in partnership with Endsleigh to provide you with some contents insurance. It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure that you fully understand the protection provided. Your policy number is HH1234 visit www.endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover to check your policy details. Visit the review cover link to: 

  • Check what is covered.
  • Check out our support videos
  • Chat to our experts through Live Web Chat.
  • Check how to make a claim.
  • Extend and personalise your cover. 

It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for as you may find that you require additional cover to protect all your possessions both inside and outside of your room. 

Endsleigh’s new student gadget bundles allow you to insure multiple gadgets anywhere in the UK and up to 30 days worldwide. The following three bundles are available depending on the value of your gadgets.  

  • £500 phone and £500 laptop or gadget
  • £750 phone and £750 laptop or gadget
  • £750 phone and £1,500 laptop or gadget

Endsleigh are the UK's No. 1 insurance provider for students and are the only insurance provider recommended by NUS. Over the last 50 years they have used their expertise to help shape their products, services, contents and tools around their customers’ needs.

They understand that protecting and replacing gadgets quickly is hugely important to students, that’s why they introduced their 24 hour* gadget replacement promise. (If your item is lost, stolen or unrepairable they’ll replace it within 24 hours - 1 working day of your claim being approved.) Policy excesses apply.

‌‌‌Students who accept an offer of accommodation in the halls of residence are required to abide by the terms and conditions as set out by the University. A copy of which is provided below;

Residential Terms and Conditions for students 2015/16

Residential Terms and Conditions 2016/17

A copy of the terms and conditions are available on the link above. Students are reminded to refer to the terms and conditions throughout the contract period.

Any queries regarding the Regulations for Students in Halls of Residence 2016-17 should be directed to the Accommodation Officer Jean Thomas: jean.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk

Policies

UWTSD - PAT Testing Policy

Student Disciplinary Procedures

Whether you live in close proximity to the University or are coming from further afield, the University halls of residence are an option for you. Rooms are allocated on a first come - first served basis to students seeking accommodation for a full academic year, medical conditions that are disclosed to the Accommodation Department will be taken into account. Any other requirements will be considered after the initial allocation process has been completed.

As a result of the demand for Halls of Residence we do ask for certain criteria before students are eligible to apply, details of which are specified below. However we would advise all students who are interested in University accommodation to keep in touch with the Accommodation Department on 01267 676819 who can keep you up to date on what is available to you. Postgraduate students are not subject to the same criteria and are advised to contact us for further information if they wish to stay on campus.

Please be aware that even if students meet all of the below criteria this does not guarantee them a place on campus as the amount of applicants often exceed the amount of rooms available. The typical amount of applicants who are successful in achieving a place in halls is 90%

A student will be able to apply for a place on campus provided they are;

Holding a Firm offer from the University: 
No student can apply for a place in halls unless they are holding a firm offer from the University. 

Once you have submitted an application for halls of residence, a member of the Accommodation Department at the University may get in touch with you to discuss your requirements.

Any students who are unsuccessful in achieving a halls of residence place will be given assistance by the Accommodation Department to find private housing close to the University. The vast majority of students moving into private housing enjoy a positive and rewarding experience. University of Wales Trinity Saint David keeps an up to date list of landlords with properties in the Swansea area. You can browse the list at the link: http://www.tsdstudentliving.co.uk/Accommodation

If students have any queries regarding the above, please contact the Accommodation Department on 01267 676819 or via email accommodation@uwtsd.ac.uk.

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What is provided for me in my room?

All rooms in halls of residence come fully furnished, the fixtures and fittings include a bed with mattress, study desk and chair, hand wash basin, mirror, wardrobe, shelving, and bed side cabinet.

You will be required to complete a room inventory upon your arrival.

Do I need a TV licence?

Information is available from http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk.

Does my room have an internet connection?

Every bedroom in halls of residence will have access to a free wireless internet connection. Students will be given their username and passwords on enrolment as well as an Ethernet cable for wire connection.

Do I need to arrange insurance for my belongings?

Student possessions insurance has been provided through Endsleigh for every student who is living at our student residences. This covers a range of belongings inside your room, including laptops, sports and electrical equipment, clothes and frozen food. This has been arranged by the University at no extra cost to the student. If you wish to check what is covered under the policy then please take a look at the insurance certificate in the Endsleigh Insurance section below.

What do I need to bring with me?

Students are required to bring their own bedding, towels, coat hangers, cooking utensils (including cutlery and crockery), cleaning and washing products, dish cloths, tea towels, food etc. A list of recommended items to bring with you will be sent to you by email prior to your arrival on the campus

Is there a bus service?

Regular bus services run between sites and the town. Bus timetables will be provided to students on arrival into halls of residence.

Are there items I shouldn’t bring with me?

Items which are not permitted include: candles, incense sticks, fairy lights, chip fryers, pets including goldfish, large items of furniture or equipment are not allowed in Halls of Residence for Health and Safety and Fire Safety reasons.

Can I bring my car?

If you intend to bring your car to University (although we do recommend that you don't as all local facilities are within walking distance), then you will need to apply for a parking permit from the Operations Team. These will either be available on Registration Day or you can contact Operations by email operations@uwtsd.ac.uk.

If you are bringing your bike with you to University, there are bike storage racks available on campus, please check the Guide to Residential Living for locations on campus.

What laundry facilities are available?

Washing machines and driers are present and are located; Archbishop Noakes Blocks 1 and 2 and Archbishop Noakes Blocks 3 and 4 as well as on ground floor of the Tower. All machines are card operated and cards are available from the Main Reception on campus.

Who is responsible for cleaning?

All students living in halls of residence are responsible for keeping the accommodation clean and tidy. Within the catered halls a team of cleaners (both male and female) will enter the building every day (Monday to Friday) between 8am and 12pm to top up cleaning in the bathrooms, kitchens and corridors. Note, they do not wash dishes. Students are expected to clean their own study bedroom.

Where do I collect my mail?

Letters can be collected from the Security Lodge, which is situated at the rear of the Dewi Building between the following times;

12 noon to 1.00pm

4.30pm to 5.30pm

9.00pm to 10.00pm

Can I stay on Campus during the holidays?

Your license agreement covers the use of your room for 38 weeks, which includes the Christmas and Easter holidays.

UUK - Code of Practice

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is signed up to and fully supports the Accommodation Code of Practice. We endeavour to provide all students with an enjoyable, safe living environment and recommend that you read the code of practice before taking up your space in halls

The code itself is designed as a statement of good practice which is subject to change and refinement in the light of experience and encourages better management of the accommodation. The code is available online at the following link;

www.universitiesuk.ac.uk

The code ensures that residents benefit from clear policies and procedures relating to the following;

  • Health & Safety
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Student Welfare
  • Antisocial behaviour and disciplinary issues
  • Environmental quality

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