University accommodation available to book

We have secured 100 en-suite and 65 semi-en-suite rooms just by the conference venue, at £28.70 and £26.71/night respectively (including breakfast).

Here are the instructions.

  1. Go to: https://bookaccommodation.cardiff.ac.uk
  2. Location should be kept as: Any location.
  3. Nights between 15th – 20th July need to be selected and BARS2015 entered as the promotional code.
  4. Accommodation at Colum Hall and Aberconway Hall will then appear for delegates to book.

If there is no availability by the time you try to book the BARS-designated rooms, I’ve noticed that if you choose ‘City Centre’ on the website there are also general summer rooms available elsewhere on campus, less than ten minutes’ walk from the conference venue, in Senghenydd Court and Hall (buildings no. 47 and 46 on the location guide, grid ref. E3). The rooms are cheaper, but there is no breakfast option, although you’ll be able to get breakfast in any of the nearby cafes or convenience stores en route to the conference. In this case:

  1. Go to: https://bookaccommodation.cardiff.ac.uk
  2. Location should be kept as: City Centre.
  3. Select your nights as above. I don’t think entering the promotional code would make a difference.
  4. Accommodation at Senghenydd Court is £21.06/night, but has shared bathrooms; accommodation in Senghenydd Hall is £25.38/night and is en-suite.

Registration live (and other updates)

Following on from yesterday’s post, we’re delighted to announce that registration is now live. You can download the forms, and find out more information about the registration costs, here.

We’ve also updated information about the conference banquet, so you can find fuller details about the menu here.

For those of you who wish to book campus accommodation, we’re just awaiting the link from Accommodation Services, at which point we’ll announce the appropriate details. Yesterday, we also provided a listing of other suggested accommodation. Don’t forget to mention you’re attending a Cardiff University conference in order to secure the best deals available!

BARS 2015: April update

Registration forms will be available to complete and submit on 21 April 2015. In the meanwhile, we’ve provided a number of conference updates:

  • A provisional timetable for the conference is now online, so you can see the timings.
  • We have details of the conference registration and events costs.
  • You can find out further information about accommodation, including details of budget accommodation and our preferential hotel rate.

Cardiff University’s Accommodation Services will shortly be releasing the booking details for budget accommodation, which has been costed at under £30/night including breakfast. We’ll alert delegates to this as soon as we hear back from them.

We’re also making our way through the submissions and organising papers into suitable panels. Again, we’ll keep you posted in  the coming weeks as soon as these have been sorted.