Answers to frequently asked questions about our online accommodation application process.
Select your student type from the list below to see details of the housing options available to you, relevant guarantees, deadlines and how to apply for accommodation:
We do not carry accommodation applications - or offers of accommodation - over from one academic year to the next.
Send your contact details to the Allocations Division at Accommodation Services, who will send you an application form and details of alternative application arrangements.
We try to offer students the accommodation they have requested, and to this end places are filled proportionately - everyone has the same chance of being offered their first preference, regardless of when we deal with their application. However, because of fluctuations in supply and demand this can not be guaranteed.
Some types of accommodation are inevitably more popular than others, and we reserve the right to decide which type of University accommodation to offer you. Note that even if you give only one preference of accommodation, you may still be offered something different.
You should each provide the names of all the others on your application so that we are sure you all agree with this arrangement. However, if you are requesting accommodation that is particularly popular (and therefore has a lower success rate) or if the applications are not received together or become unconditional at different times, it may not be possible.
We will do our best for you, but there are no guarantees!
You will be notified as soon as possible - but please note that for students who are starting courses at the beginning of the first Semester in September, we do not normally send out any actual offers of accommodation before June.
This article was published on Apr 17, 2013