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House Hunting event for UK postgraduates

The 2014 House Hunting event took place 13th - 15th August.

If you missed this year's event but still need to find housing, you can join our Facebook group for new and continuing postgraduates in search of housing for 2014-2015: www.cardiff.ac.uk/pg/cardiffhh

The dates for 2015 will be announced in the spring. If you'd like to learn more about last year's event, take a look at the information below.

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Whether you are new to the city or simply starting a new term at Cardiff University, our Postgraduate House Hunting Event can help you settle in.

The Postgraduate House Hunting Event is aimed at new and current Cardiff University postgraduate students who are looking for shared rented accommodation for the next academic year.

The event is specifically aimed at UK/EU students as International students are guaranteed a place in University Halls of Residence.

In just three days, we will guide you through getting to know new housemates whose interests and lifestyles will complement yours, finding accommodation to suit your needs and signing along the dotted line.

The event will also provide you with the opportunity to make new friends among your fellow postgraduates and sample Cardiff’s vibrant social scene!

When is it?

The 2014 House Hunting Event took place Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th August.

About the event

The House Hunting Event is organised by the Postgraduate Recruitment Office in conjunction with the Graduate Centre and the Students' Union.

Here's a typical schedule for the event:

Day 1

  • Morning: Arrival and check-in for accommodation
  • Lunchtime: Registration and welcome pack collection
  • Early Afternoon: Introductory sessions (Househunting 'Nuts and Bolts', different areas of Cardiff, tenancy agreements, finding accommodation to rent)
  • Late Afternoon: Ice-breaking activities to help you get to know other attendees at the event and find potential housemates
  • Evening: A buffet dinner and pub quiz (included in the event fee)

Day 2

  • Morning: Breakfast and Re-Shuffle opportunity (optional)
  • Throughout the day:
    Drop-in clinics with Students Union Advisor to review tenancy agreements
    Free time to check out properties available to rent and to organise viewings either on your own or in a group
  • Evening: Group dinner in town (optional, not included in event fee)

Day 3

  • Morning: Breakfast and Re-Shuffle opportunity (optional)
  • Throughout the day:
    Drop-in clinics with Students Union Advisor to review tenancy agreements
    Free time to check out properties available to rent and to organise viewings either on your own or in a group

Please note if you have only booked two nights' accommodation, you will need to vacate your room by 10am. A secure room in the Graduate Centre will be available for you to store your bags after checking out.

We asked last year's House Hunters if they would recommend the event to others. The result? 100% of respondents said 'YES'!

Prospective PGCE students

Please remember that teaching placements for PGCE students are in and around Cardiff and, for some students, it may be better to locate outside Cardiff for Part 2 of the course (January until the end of May). It therefore may not be advisable for you to enter into a long-term contract with a landlord in August.

Short-term lets

This event is not aimed at students who are seeking short-term lets. Students seeking short-term lets are welcome to attend but you should note that these are usually not released by landlords until end August/beginning of Sept.

The Students' Union Advice & Representation Centre (ARC) maintains a list of private accommodation which is available to rent and which includes those available for short-term let. For further information about short-term letting in Cardiff please contact ARC by email advice@cardiff.ac.uk, phone 029 2078 1410 or visit their website.

Continuing students

Continuing postgraduate students who are looking for shared rented accommodation for the remaining year/s of their postgraduate study at Cardiff University are welcome to attend this event.

When?

Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th August 2014.

How to Book

Booking is now open for this year's event!

To see the different ticket options available and to book your place please click here

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