Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Cardiff Digs at freshers fairs

Last week saw the welcome return of students to Cardiff, including the new first years or freshers. Over the course of last week Cardiff Digs had a stand and information promoting the website. Cardiff Digs attended the freshers fair at UWIC and Cardiff University and was represented at Glamorgan at the Atrium and their information day in Treforest.

We joined up stands with waste management giving out green recycling bags for students in private rented accommodation. A record 28 packs of green bags were distributed at Cardiff Uni alone, with 15 bags in each pack over 420 rolls of green bags were given to students who we spoke to, to educate them about how to recycle; their collection days and items that can and cant be placed in the green bag.

Thanks to Cardiff Union, green recycling bags for fortnightly collections outside private rented accommodation are now available outside the union shop beside the great hall to encourage student to recycle.

Flyers and stickers promoting the Cardiff Digs with information and advice about moving from halls to house was the message we promoted at the fairs which resulted in sore throats and lost voices but by the end of the week we had talked to hundreds of students with the result that a 67% increase in traffic toward this site was measured; a great success.

We would like to thank the organisers and staff at the freshers fair for their assistance and help, it was a great week. Good luck to all the new students starting this year we hope that you enjoy Cardiff don’t forget when it comes to finding accommodation make sure you check out the advice on this site before looking for a place to call home. To all the students in private rented accommodation this year don’t forget to check out the Cardiff Living section of this site for information about living in your property including safety advise, recycling and bin days, what to do when moving in, your new community et al.