When will I find out about my accommodation application?
If your offer of a place to study is unconditional, we hope to start sending out accommodation offers in June. If your offer is conditional, we will hold your accommodation application on file until your offer progresses to unconditional.
How do accommodation contracts work?
Once you receive an offer of accommodation you have 7 days in which to pay the deposit of £100 and set up a payment plan or pay in full.
The payment plan allows you to pay termly with the due dates being October, January and April. No payments except the deposit are taken before this date.
When will I move in?
Home students are due to move in between 24 and 26 September 2021. All students will be allocated time slots to move in and once they are settled.
We offer various contract lengths to meet your needs. You can apply for accommodation to live on campus for 42 or 50 weeks. Most students will choose the 42-week option as this will give you plenty of time to complete your studies. If you are an international student, a student on an extended course, or want to stay on campus over the summer then apply for a 50-week contract.
I have changed my mind, can I cancel my accommodation?
Yes, you’re able to cancel booked accommodation up until the 1 September, as long as your contract has not started and you notify firstname.lastname@example.org in writing.
Is it too late to apply for accommodation?
We still have some availability in our on-campus accommodation. Living on campus is a great experience, everything you need is close by and you'll benefit from 24/7 support from our resident assistants. It's easy to apply for accommodation, you just need your student ID. Availability in some room types is limited, so we'd recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.
Can I meet/get to know my flatmates before start of term?
You can join our Facebook groups to get to know your new uni friends and flatmates before you arrive.
What do I need to bring?
Once you have accepted your offer of accommodation, you ‘ll complete our induction process which includes information on items you might like to bring with you. Check out our packing checklist with more information about what you need to bring.
Watch our videos which are hosted by our students, introducing you to different types of accommodation available:
Yes, our launderettes are open and available for you to use.
Can parents drop me off at the start of term?
To ensure we maintain social distancing during arrival at your accommodation, only you and two other people will be allowed on to campus to move in. This will help us to keep our campus COVID secure and ensure the safety of you, your fellow students and staff.
If you have a difficulty or disability which means that you may need more people to help you, please contact us.
I'm arriving from outside of the UK, do I need to self-isolate for 14 days?
The rules you must follow depend on which countries or territories you’ve been in or travelled through in the 10 days before you arrive in England, as well as the one you’re travelling from. Check the Government website for more information.
What if I am unable to arrive on campus for the start of my campus accommodation contract due to issues relating to COVID-19?
In recognition of the increasing difficulties faced by students because of the impact of COVID-19, we have changed and extended our cancellation terms this year to give you peace of mind and more flexibility when deciding whether to accept your accommodation contract or not:
extended cancellation terms for campus accommodation
if you have already received an offer for campus accommodation, you can accept your campus accommodation offer now and you then have up to the day before the official start date (for most students the first day of your course is 27 September 2021) to cancel for any reason, without incurring charges, as long as you request the cancellation by emailing email@example.com before these dates
if you receive an offer for campus accommodation and accept it after the start of your course you will still benefit from a seven-day cooling off period form the date of acceptance. To be eligible, you can’t have already accessed your accommodation and you must cancel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I can’t arrive before my accommodation contract starts?
The only reason you would be able to apply for release after the contract start date is if you were subject to a Government imposed travel restriction i.e. you are prohibited from leaving your country or entering the UK.
The alternative to this option is to reject your offer of accommodation and contact us at email@example.com once your travel is booked (providing a specific arrival date); we will then support you with the accommodation options that we have available at the time.