Treforest Hall of Residence | Arrival Details

We know that arriving at your new accommodation can be daunting so here are a number of useful resources to help you. You can also read our top tips and our list of things to bring.


Move in times and dates - September 2017

Students can move in to halls on the Treforest campus on the dates and times below


  • Your halls contract will start on Saturday 16th September 2017 (unless you’ve made special arrangements for an earlier start date). Due to the traffic on campus on moving in days, it's really important you keep to your allocated arrival time.Matthew Kiernan moving in
  • If you can't make your allocated time, please contact Nick Hennessey as soon as possible so that we can find an alternative for you. 
  • On arrival you will be given a 30-minute slot to unpack your car, then you will need to move your car to our student car park (free of charge). Our Student Ambassadors will help you unpack your car as parking spaces near the halls can only be used for unloading. 
  • Sorry, you won't be be able to bring your car back on to campus. 
  • If you want to visit the local supermarket after unloading our car, you can park in the student car park and our free mini bus will bring you and your shopping back to the halls of residence.
  • Because of the number of students moving in, we can only allow one car per family. 
  • Unfortunately, there is no overnight parking for students or guests in any accommodation area.

Moving in check-list

Please remember to:


Information about your room type

The type of room you have been allocated is stated on your contract, along with your room number.

Glamorgan Court room numbers are preceded by the letters GC then the house letter. For example: GCA-11, would translate as Glamorgan Court, House 'A’, Flat 1, Room 1.

AccommodationMountain Halls are slightly different. Each hall has its own name and its own code as follows:

  • Snowdon: SNA
  • Pen y Fan: PFB
  • Sugarloaf: SLC
  • Garth: GTD
  • Caerphilly: CPE and CPF

So for example, PFB-111 would be Pen Y Fan, Flat 11, Room 1. 

Studio flats are located in Caerphilly Hall and the flat numbers will be preceded by the characters 'CPF’. If you have been allocated a studio flat the contract is issued in the name of the lead tenant. This means that the lead tenant will take sole responsibility for payment of the rent and terms and conditions of the contract of occupancy on the allocated accommodation. If you're sharing your flat with another person, we'll need their details too. Please get in touch with more information. 


Residents car parking

The University strongly recommends that, where possible, you consider alternative travel arrangements to driving. We encourage all students to use public transport if possible.

Information about student parking on campus can be found Here.

There are a very limited number of spaces available in the residents car parking. A link to the residents parking application form will be included in your accommodation confirmation email after you have accepted your contract.  

Priority will be given to:

  • Nursing students (required to be on placement and work unsociable hours)
  • Disabled badge holders (guaranteed parking)

If you have not already applied and wish to do so please visit the accommodation application portal and complete the Residents Parking application.  You will need your RMS ID and Password in order to log in, these were emailed to you in order to apply for halls and are also sent out with your halls of residence offer.    

If you have a disability or special circumstances please inform us in writing (independent evidence may be required). We regret that due to the limited numbers of residents parking spaces available we will not be able to offer all applicants a space. 

Parking allocations will be made during the week commencing 4th September 2017 and successful applicants will be notified by email by Friday 8th September 2017. (Unsuccessful applicants will not be sent an email). Successful applicants will be sent a payment link in order to purchase the residents parking permit, the current cost is £180.00 for the year. 


Optional extras

There are a number of optional items available. These include:

  • Single Bedding Pack (single duvet, pillow, duvet cover and pillow case and fitted sheet) – £25
  • Double Bedding Pack (double duvet, pillow, duvet cover and pillow case and fitted sheet) – £35

To order, please visit our Online Shop.

The university has teamed up with UniKitOut to offer a range of starter kits for your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. They will deliver your order to your halls accommodation for you.  Enter the discount code USW17 at the checkout to receive a 10% discount.


Halls of Residence induction meetings 

As a condition of your tenancy agreement you are required to attend the Halls induction meeting. This meeting allows us to welcome you to Halls and give you key information about living in University accommodation, including the regulations and conditions of occupancy. You'll also get to meet other students in your block. Details of your induction meetings can be found on our Halls Inductions pages.


Students with a disability

If you have a disability that means you may require assistance or additional measures in order to evacuate a building in an emergency, please complete a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan form which will help us to formulate a suitable plan.   Once developed, the Plan will be the intended means of escape in the event of an emergency (including fire drills).   

Once we have this, we'll be in touch to discuss it. Please return your completed form to us at Accommodation Services


Insurance

The University has arranged possessions insurance cover on your behalf through Endsleigh, the leading student insurance provider. 

Your policy number is HH1064 visit www.endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover  to check your policy details.  

Visit the review cover link to:

  • Check what is covered
  • Check out support videos
  • Chat to Endsleigh 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. For example, Endsleigh’s student gadget insurance.


Regulations and Conditions of Occupancy

The regulations and conditions of occupancy form part of your accommodation contract. A copy of the Regulations Booklet will be made available to download with your halls offer but you can also download it from the Life in Student Halls Channel.  

Inductions

All students in halls are required to attend a compulsory induction.  For details on your induction session please visit the Halls Inductions page.

Vaccinations

Please check your vaccinations are up to date before coming to University.  It takes two weeks for vaccinations to take effect.  In particular please check whether you have been vaccinated against Meningitis ACWY and MMR.  Here is more information.


Move in times and dates (September 2017)

House Check in location Check in date
Glamorgan Court R, S, T, V Accommodation Lodge 14th September 2017, 9am – 12.30pm
Glamorgan Court L, M ,N & P Accommodation Lodge 14th September 2017, 1pm – 6pm
Glamorgan Court G, H, J & K Accommodation Lodge 15th September 2017, 9am – 12.30pm
Glamorgan Court A, B & F Accommodation Lodge 15th September 2017, 1pm – 6pm
Mountain Halls, Snowdon & Pen-Y-Fan The Hub 16th September 2017, 9am – 12.30pm
Mountain Halls, Garth & Sugarloaf The Hub 16th September 2017, 1pm – 5pm
Glamorgan Court C, D & E The Hub 17th September 2017, 9am – 12.30pm
Mountain Halls, Caerphilly Hall (CPE & CPF) The Hub 17th September 2017, 1pm – 5pm