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Oldway Centre, Swansea

High St, Swansea, SA1 5AQ, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from Swansea
0.2 mi from City Center( 4m. 4m. 3m)
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University of Wales Trinity Sai... | 0.3 mi
Swansea University | 1.9 mi
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About the Property

Oldway Centre is a fantastic student accommodation in Swansea that offers a wide range of en-suites and studios for you to choose from. It is conveniently located just a short journey away from Swansea University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Swansea Campus) within walking distance. Apart from Oldway Centre, you can visit more student accommodations in Swansea, such as St Davids, Swansea, Seren, Swansea, True Swansea, Swansea, and Crown Place, Swansea. You can find more student accommodations in Swansea with amber.

Swansea, Wales' second-largest coastal city, is a captivating waterfront destination known for its beautiful beaches and islands. This vibrant city offers a unique blend of intriguing architecture and rich educational opportunities. Swansea's historical significance is notable, as it has witnessed various pivotal periods, including the challenging times of the Second World War, which caused significant damage to its infrastructure. Despite these hardships, the determination of its citizens led to a remarkable recovery, transforming Swansea into a lively and bustling city. Today, Swansea is characterised by its riveting and creative spaces, reflecting its dynamic spirit. The city hosts various festivals and art events throughout the year, promoting a vibrant artistic culture. These events not only celebrate local talent but also attract visitors worldwide, adding to Swansea's cosmopolitan atmosphere.

In addition to its cultural offerings, Swansea's natural beauty is a major draw. The city's stunning coastline and nearby islands provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. Whether exploring the scenic beaches, delving into the rich history, or enjoying the city's modern amenities, Swansea offers something for everyone. Swansea's blend of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a unique and appealing destination. The city's resilience and vibrant spirit are evident in its thriving artistic scene and the welcoming atmosphere created by its residents. Whether you're visiting for its educational institutions, cultural festivals, or simply enjoying the picturesque waterfront, Swansea promises an unforgettable experience.

Features

Living in Oldway Centre, you will have various common amenities like a games room, outdoor courtyard, and lounge for you and your roommates to have a gala time. This student accommodation in Swansea also provides you with a gym and study room to make sure that you are fit mentally and physically. Oldway Centre provides events for residents and has an on-site residents team to ensure you have everything you need. You also get a cycle store to move from one place to another conveniently.

In your room at Oldway Centre, you get a bed, desk and chair to ensure there’s plenty of space to sit and hang out. This student accommodation in Swansea gives you a lot of storage space in the form of a wardrobe, bookshelves, extra storage and drawers. Apart from the above amenities, you will have all basic amenities like wi-fi, water, electricity and heating. Oldway provides these amenities at no extra cost, which means all of this will be included in your rent. On top of that, at Oldway Center in Swansea, you don’t have to worry about your security as there is a security team and 24/7 CCTV service.

Location and What's Hot?

Oldway Centre in Swansea offers quick access to the city centre, placing you amidst some of the finest restaurants and high-street shops. A Lidl Supermarket is conveniently located just 2 minutes away, making it easy to stock up on essentials. It is conveniently located just a short journey away from Swansea University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Swansea Campus) within walking distance. Swansea has a strong reputation among international students for its vibrant student life, making it an ideal town for all ages to explore and travel.

The area boasts numerous dynamic spots that cater to a lively crowd, making it perfect for those who enjoy an active social scene. For nature lovers, Ravenhill Park offers a serene retreat with exquisite natural beauty, perfect for capturing Instagram-worthy moments. Swansea is also renowned for its lively nightlife, which is especially exciting for students looking to celebrate and enjoy their time in the city. The area is filled with entertainment options, including numerous pubs and restaurants Copr Bar or The Full Moon Inn.

There are several must-try dining spots in the region. Peppermint Swansea and Positano Italiano are popular choices for delicious meals, while Mecca Swansea Carmarthen Rd offers a unique dining experience. For a relaxed dinner, Belle Vue Bistro is a great option. Additionally, the Dylan Thomas Centre in the Maritime Quarter is a must-visit for those interested in literature. The centre is dedicated to the famous poet and features an exhibition that showcases his life and works.  If you’re a seafood enthusiast, the Gower Seafood Hut in Mumbles is highly recommended. They offer a variety of seafood delights, including crispy battered fish and vinegar-soaked chips, providing a true taste of the local cuisine.


Commute

Oldway Centre is well-connected to public transport, with the nearest Orchard Street Bus Stop a minute down the street and The Swansea Train Station just a 2-minute walk from the property. You can get around the city using some very inexpensive modes of transportation. To make your journey more accessible, the town provides buses, rails, highways, canals, and carpooling services. With Orchard Street and High Street 3 bus stops located a short distance away, Oldway Centre is one of the most convenient student accommodations in Swansea.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I need a guarantor?

Most of properties require residents to have a guarantor. This person will need to commit to paying the rent if you aren’t able to so please make sure you discuss this with them. They do not have to live in the UK but must be over 18 and not live in a property managed by Fresh. Once you have signed the contract your guarantor will be asked to provide proof of ID and their address and also sign a copy of the agreement.Some of properties are able to offer the option to make your full years payment upfront and not have a guarantor. Please speak to our Residents’ Team to check if this is available at your chosen property.

What is the advance rent?

Most of properties require applicants to pay an advance rent at the time of booking. This is refundable should you decide to cancel within the cooling off period or later find your place has been withdrawn or you are not able to obtain a visa to enter the UK.
The advance rent will show as a payment towards your first rent instalment on your account.

How can I choose the best room for me?

Accommodate want you to choose a room you are going to be happy living in and management know everyone has a different wish list – from the floor the room is on to the view and the amenities in the room, Team will be on hand to discuss this with you and help you make the best selection.

What size is a small double bed?

Room descriptions explain whether you will have a standard or small double bed. A small double is the same length as the standard but just a tiny bit narrower. Also known as a 3/4 size bed, small doubles measure approx. 120cm wide x 190cm long. Still plenty of room for a good night's sleep, even if there's two of you sharing.

Can I come to have a look around before I book?

Of course! Management are very proud of properties and would love to show you around. If you want to bring some friends or family members that’s absolutely fine too – just ask that you speak to team in advance so can make sure management have some rooms available to show you. If you find yourself in the area and haven’t had a chance to speak to team you can still pop in, whilst management might not have a room to show you management will still be able to show you around Shared Spaces.
management can also offer online video viewings if you don’t live locally so let team know what works for you!

I have a medical condition which means I have certain requirements for my room?

Please get in touch with team – they are experts on properties and most have rooms with varying levels of adaptations so team will be able to help you. If you book online, and you indicate you have a medical condition, the booking process will automatically pause so you can speak with team.

I will be aged 16 or 17 when the tenancy starts – can I still book?

Yes, but will ask you to complete a few extra steps during the booking process. This will include nominating a Responsible Adult who will be point of contact for you and will recommend monthly meetings with General Manager once you have moved in but that’s up to you!

Can I book together with a group of friends?

Management know that choosing who you live with is really important so in properties with shared apartments group booking can easily be organized by getting in touch with teams.

What are sanction checks? (please check with your chosen property if these checks apply)?

Some of properties require Sanction Checks to be completed on residents and Guarantors before management are able to issue you with an agreement. The checks will be completed after you have signed the agreement. They use Government sanction databases to identify and list individuals who have been convicted of serious crimes and terrorism offences. The checks are conducted by Veri-Check on the Landlords behalf.

What if I want to cancel my booking?

Please refer to your chosen properties' Terms and Conditions for details of when and how you are able to cancel. Team will be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.

How will I know when payments are due?

All your payment dates are listed in your agreement and on portal. It’s really important you understand these payments must be made on time. Management ask for a portion of your rent in advance of your tenancy starting, usually at the beginning of August.
If management haven’t received your first rent instalment and Tenancy Deposit payment, your booking may be cancelled. Management also won’t be able to let you have your key so it’s important to make sure you have everything in place especially as you may not receive your student finance or bursary until after these dates.

How can I make payment?

If you don’t have access to a smartphone, you can log into Portal on a laptop.
If you will need to make payment by bank transfer, please contact Team at least two weeks before your payment due date for more information. Bank transfers take longer to reach Team so any payments made using this method will need to be done in advance.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Property ask all residents to pay a Tenancy Deposit – please check your agreement for the date this payment will be due. The good news is that you will get the Tenancy Deposit back at the end of the tenancy if nothing is owing for damages or outstanding rent. The value varies across properties so please take a look at the Fee Schedule for your chosen property for more information. Deposits are fully secured by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (Custodial) in England and Wales or the My Deposits Scheme in Scotland.
In the Republic of Ireland your Booking Fee automatically converts into your Damages Deposit at the start of the tenancy.

When Can I Move In?

A few weeks before the start of your tenancy management will get in contact to ask you to watch induction video and book a move-in slot. You will need to do this so management can make sure management are expecting you!

What payments will I need to make before I move in?

Please check your agreement for your first rent instalment and tenancy deposit payment dates. If you have any questions about your rent instalment due dates please contact team. You must pay your first rental instalment before you will be allowed to move in.

Can I order bedding and kitchen packs?

Yes! Order bedding, kitchen packs and other uni essentials from shop.

Do I need a tv licence?

Yes, unless management tell you team are covering it, if you watch or record programmer as they are being shown, watch catch up TV such as iPlayer or watch live TV online you will need a license.
This applies to any provider you use and any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

Can I have a pet?

Student accommodation is often not a suitable environment for pets and that’s why pets of any shape or size aren't allowed.

Can I invite guests to stay in my room?

All grown-ups here so of course occasional overnight guests are allowed. Please don't invite someone to stay for more than three consecutive nights though, and always check with your flatmates first that they're ok with extra house guests.

Will my room be inspected?

Yes, management conduct inspections at least three times during your tenancy. management will keep an eye on cleanliness and hope not to see any damage and missing items. After each inspection management will tell you if any charges need to be made to put something right. You will be invoiced immediately for recharges for the first two inspections and on the final inspection a deduction will be made from your Tenancy Deposit. The cost of recharges for cleaning, damages and missing items can be found in the Residents’ Handbook.

Do I need to move out over the Christmas and Easter holidays?

No, your room is yours for the whole of your tenancy. You only need to move out at the end of the agreement. It will be your responsibility to check with the local Council if Council Tax will be due if you stay during the holidays.

Will I be charged for damages?

As part of your contract you have agreed to look after your room and not cause any damage. Management know accidents do sometimes happen so a list of possible damage charges are available in portal.

Can I smoke/vape?

All properties are smoke free and this includes all types of E-cigarettes and Vapes. Smoking is not allowed in any private or communal area including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and all internal social spaces. Designated smoking areas can be found outside the building. If you do have an e-cigarette or Vape, please ensure that the charger conforms to British or EU safety standards, or they will be removed during room inspections. All drug use, including the use of Laughing Gas, Is prohibited at our properties.

What do I do if I am not totally satisfied?

Management hope you will love living with us but there may be times when management don’t always get it right. management take all complaints seriously and will try best to fix any issues the first time. If you need help and advice, please speak with your General Manager first.

Can I live with fresh once I have graduated?

In most cases student properties are purely for students, however, management do offer rental homes in locations across the UK which are perfect for recent graduates, offering great value rent, on-site Residents' Teams and the fantastic service you would expect from Fresh.

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Student Accomodations in Swansea

Swansea Student Accommodation

Swansea is a relatively affordable city. Numerous options for student accommodation Swansea will not majorly impact your overall budget. If you are looking for suitable accommodation, Swansea has several options, including studios, ensuites, and shared student lets Swansea. The student halls Swansea provided by amber ensures top-notch amenities, a simple process for you. It aims to make the hunt for private student accommodation Swansea as easy for you as possible. The options for student rooms in Swansea are close to The University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Swansea University.

Finding suitable student houses Swansea can be difficult, but not impossible. With amber, you can find the ideal student housing in Swansea that meets your needs. Some of our best student apartments Swansea are Ty Nant Swansea, Oldway Centre Swansea, Crown Place Swansea, and many more. You can select a wide range of configuration types from the available student accommodation Swansea. Unlike any other city in England, booking student accommodation Swansea is much easier. However, with an increasing student population in the town, finding student housing in Swansea that meets both preferences and budgets has become more complex.

About Swansea

Swansea, Wales’ second-largest coastal city, is a captivating waterfront hub renowned for its beautiful beaches and islands. Steeped in history, the city's unique architecture and education offerings add to its allure. Now, it bustles with creativity, hosting vibrant festivals and art events year-round. Living in Swansea student accommodation, you will be close as a heartbeat to the warmth of the city. Students in Wales and the UK flock to Swansea for its legendary nightlife centred on Wind Street and the recently developed SA1 area, it is a must for any visitor.

Home to top-notch universities like Swansea University, The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, and Trinity College, the city attracts around 20,000 students annually. The pleasant climate and scenic surroundings enrich campus life. Swansea's future looks promising, with tech-led businesses settling in, like the Kingsway Digital Village, fostering an entrepreneurial culture. Embrace the vibrant environment, performing arts, live music venues, and numerous festivals. There are so many things to explore in this city, including the National Waterfront Museum, The Egypt Centre, The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, the Swansea Grand Theatre, Clyne Gardens, and the Swansea Market. Most interestingly, all the options provided by us for Swansea private student accommodation are in close proximity to all the important places of interest. Students will also find an array of happening cafes, eateries, shopping centres, art galleries, museums, and green spaces near the student housing in Swansea.

Best Student Accommodation in Swansea

Booking student accommodation Swansea should be an utmost priority for students planning to move here. But, before hitting the book now button, you must consider the three factors that make up an ideal student accommodation Swansea: i.e. accessibility, location, & convenience. In terms of accessibility, student accommodations must be close to the student’s university at an ideal distance of walking or short commute. In terms of convenience, you must see if the student lets Swansea meet the common standards of basic amenities like WiFi, adequate water, electricity, lighting, comfortable beds, tables, chairs, etc. Lastly, location also plays a huge role in deciding your choice of accommodation; most accommodations should be located in or near the bustling areas of the city, which are close to some grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants, tourist attractions, etc. Here are the best student halls Swansea.

1. Ty Nant

2. Crown Place

3. St Davids

4. True Swansea

5. Oldway Centre

6. Boutique Student Living

7. Coppergate

8. Serene

Cost of Living in Swansea

Budget & cost of living are a huge concern when moving to a new city or abroad. Swansea is a very affordable city for students due to the affordable choices for student accommodation Swansea. You can estimate a budget of £2,000 monthly. The monthly expenses include groceries, going out, commuting, and others. Here is a list of monthly expenses as a student living in Swansea student accommodation by amber:

1. Food and Groceries: £200 to £300/ month

2. Mobile: £20 to £40/ month

3. Transportation: £50 to £100/ month

4. Clothes and Toilet Essentials: £30 to £50/ month

5. Miscellaneous: £50 to £100/ month

Student Travel Swansea

Several modes of transportation make Swansea an accessible & transport-friendly city! The town provides buses, rails, highways, canals, and carpooling services. The bus is the most commonly used mode of transportation. As a student, you can acquire a student pass, which can get you discounts on rail and bus tickets. Most of our choices for student accommodation Swansea are directly connected to these links. Here are some of the best transport options in Swansea:

1. Bus: Cymru is one of the leading bus services that operates in the city. South Wales Transport, Lewis Coaches, First Call Travel, and DANSA all run routes in the city, most of which serve Swansea bus stations. Adults must pay £4.70 per trip, while MetroCard users will pay £4.20. You can also choose a Swansea PlusBus bus pass, significantly reducing local transportation costs. You can take the Swansea bus station, Bus Station (Stand C) bus stop, and High Street Station bus station near the student rooms in Swansea.

2. Train: Swansea Railway Station is the city's central railway station and is near the Swansea student accommodation we offer. Four trains run to nearby cities and across the city every day. The adult ticket price is £30 per trip.

3. Subways: Subways are another efficient way of roaming across Wales. The city has an extensive network that operates in a circular route with 15 stations, which makes the city very accessible and easy to navigate. Normally, a one-way single ticket will cost around £1.55. At Swansea, the subway halts at Kelvinbridge and Hillhead stations, which connect you to the Westline and city centre.

4. Bicycle: Cycling is the most cost-effective and sustainable mode of travel. Students will find bike storage facilities in options for student accommodation Swansea by us, like St. Davids, Swansea.

Student Living & Lifestyle in Swansea

Swansea is ideal for all ages to explore and travel, with numerous dynamic and vibrant spots for the crowd. Swansea is a nature & water body paradise. Besides its natural beauty, Swansea is also known for its bustling and lively nightlife. The city serves entertainment on a platter, let it be with pubs or restaurants. There are various must-try restaurants in the region, such as Peppermint Swansea, Positano Italiano, Mecca Swansea Carmarthen Rd, and Belle Vue Bistro! All are within walking distance or just a bus ride away from the Swansea student accommodation. You can also visit the Dylan Thomas Centre in the Maritime Quarter to see an exhibition depicting his life. If you're a seafood fan, you can visit the Gower Seafood Hut in Mumbles, where they offer crispy battered fish, vinegar soak chips, and more seafood feasts.

You can also go for long walks and take a breather from your monotonous study routine at the Gower Peninsula. Celebrate your wins and special occasions with your fellow residents at Swansea student accommodation at the oldest pub in Swansea, The Olde Cross Keys, and have a lip-smacking roast dinner. It is a lovely spot to end your weekends at. One of the most advantageous factors of being in Swansea is that it is a coastal region which calls for walks along the beach at Caswell Bay, Langland Bay, and Rhossili Bay.

Swansea Tourist Attractions

Swansea is a blessing to one’s eyes! Its unfathomable beauty is something that makes it a city worth visiting. You can enjoy it all by planning weekend trips with your friends staying in the student accommodation in Swansea. With so much nature alone, There is a lot to see in & around the city, including:

1. Llangennith Beach

2. Clyne Gardens

3. Oystermouth Castle

4. Mumbles Pier

5. Gower Heritage Centre

6. The Swansea Museum

7. Swansea Market

Universities in Swansea

With most students choosing Swansea over London, Birmingham, and Manchester as their premium study destinations, it makes Swansea on of the top destinations for students in the UK. The good news is that we have student accommodation Swansea, which is very close to some of the top universities. Here are some of the best universities in Swansea:

1. Swansea University

2. Swansea University Bay Campus

3. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Swansea Campus)

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