Getting a guaranteed place in accommodation

If you are eligible to apply for student accommodation you must submit your application before 1 July 2017 to be guaranteed a room.

If you have a disability or a diagnosed medical condition that has affects your accommodation requirements, you must let us know in your accommodation application.

Applications after 1 July 2017 will still be considered, but we cannot guarantee you a place.

Allocating rooms

We only allocate you a room after your course offer changes to unconditional firm.

When allocating rooms, applications are grouped according to your first ranked room type preference.

Within that list, the order we prioritise allocations is randomly generated by our accommodation database. We do not use a first come first served basis.

We try to get you into one of your highest ranked room type preferences but we can't guarantee this. Room allocation depends on the popularity of room types and the number of applicants. En-suite rooms are very popular so we may not be able to fulfill all requests for these.

We try to house new undergraduate students in campus accommodation, but you may be allocated a room in our city centre accommodation.

Delays affecting your offer of accommodation

Delays to your offer becoming unconditional firm will likely affect your chances of getting your preferred room. Delays can include things like not achieving your offer grades and going through an appeal process.

If you are delayed, you can still get a room in University accommodation if you submitted your application before the 1 July deadline.

Offering you a room

We will email you with an offer of accommodation between late August and early September. Only one offer of accommodation will be made. You will need to read the offer of accommodation and make sure it is suitable for your needs.

Accepting our offer

You do not have to accept our offer of accommodation. If you reject it, we may not be able to make you another offer unless there are special circumstances that we were unaware of at the time of allocation. Your next step may then be to find private housing.

Reviewing this procedure

We try to take on board feedback from applicants and operate as fairly as possible.