How to apply for accommodation
The following information explains the steps you need to take when applying for accommodation.
Before you apply
Please follow these steps before applying:
Applying for accommodation
All of our student accommodation is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you have a preference, apply as soon as you can.
You need to have a Conditional Firm (CF) or Unconditional Firm (UF) status to be able to apply for accommodation. You will need to have your Student ID or UCAS ID to sign into the accommodation portal.
31 July 2017*
We guarantee a place in University accommodation to all first year undergraduates who firmly accept an offer of a place to study with us and submit an application before the deadline.
You can still apply for accommodation after the deadline but please note that this falls outside of the guarantee, read the Student Accommodation Eligibility and Applications document for full details. We will do our best to give you an offer of accommodation. When applying, please ensure your preference choices are mixed (not all en-suite) and make sure your maximum weekly budget is filled in.
If you are studying on a short course, you will be able to apply for accommodation throughout the year. Please visit our short courses page for full details regarding applying for accommodation.
Accepting an offer
Notification of room offers and instructions on how to accept your offer online will be sent to the email address you registered when applying.
A £250 non-refundable pre-payment is due when you accept the offer online (usually August for 40 week licences). This pre-payment is used towards your first payment (usually in September).
Students attending short coures are usually required to pay either £50 pre-payment or in full, depending on the duration of their stay.
For large studio/one bed flats, a further £250 will be requested before moving in. The total £500 will be taken off your first payment.
Before you accept your offer, please make sure that you understand what you are signing up to by reading again the information above and then the information below:
Documents for 2017/18 entry will be updated before offers are sent out.
Once an offer is received it should be accepted online. After you have done this, you'll receive an online induction and your check-in details around 14 days before you are due to arrive.