Students with a medical condition or disability
Students with a medical condition or disability, and special requirements in their housing needs with regard to accommodation, will be considered as a priority.
To be allocated the most appropriate accommodation, students should note that they have a medical condition, disability or specific requirements, during the online application process, by ticking the Medical box under the Questions section of the Personal Preference Page of the application. A separate email will then be sent out advising you what to do next, including registering with our Disability Team. If a student fails to disclose this information, or only does so after they have been allocated accommodation, the Accommodation Team cannot guarantee the reallocation of more appropriate accommodation.
The University’s Student Disability Service works closely with Accommodation to identify the needs of students with medical conditions and disabilities, to ensure that the most suitable accommodation is allocated. Disabled students and students with special requirements are given priority in the allocation of accommodation, as long as they are can provide appropriate supporting medical evidence to the Disability Team, when required.
If a student has difficulty in finding suitable accommodation in the private sector, permission may be given for future lets within the University accommodation, usually with new first year undergraduates. The student must have previously kept all licence terms, including payment.
Care leavers will be guaranteed accommodation in their first year of study.
Single sex accommodation
Students who wish to live in single sex flats should indicate this on their form, but it can’t always be guaranteed.
Students under 18
Students under the age of 18 on 17 September (of year of entry) will be given priority allocation to the most appropriate accommodation at the selected Campus. The University does not take the place of parents’ responsibility (in loco parentis), and student accommodation is generally intended for the use of adults.
Mature students (over 21 year olds)
Over 21s have the same eligibility as other Undergraduates. We will try to place mature students together where possible, but this can’t be guaranteed.
International students will be allocated with home and other students.
We do not have any specific family accommodation. Students with families are generally signposted to the private rented sector. Some UK based students with families on a low income, may be eligible for help with rent, through housing benefit or Universal Credit. We have a small number of 1 bed flats in Canterbury which are suitable for couples (no children).
Alcohol free accommodation
We are offering a small number of rooms in Vernon Place for students who want alcohol free accommodation. You must only request this property if you want alcohol free.
If you need information on areas not covered under this section, please contact Accommodation team with your enquiry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org