How we allocate places

Our allocation policy for accommodation

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We receive a higher number of applications than we have places available, and some of our rooms are in high demand, so applying for accommodation as early as possible will give you the best chance of being offered one of your preferred options.

Read our Accommodation Terms and Conditions 2020 Entry (PDF) or Accommodation Agreement Terms and Conditions 2021-22 (PDF) to find out more about our allocation policy.

If you apply for accommodation before the deadline, we will intend to offer you a place in halls, but we aren’t always able to send these offers right away as the availability of rooms can vary throughout the summer. We will continually send out offers until everyone who applied before the deadline has been made an offer, at which point we will start making offers to those who have missed the deadline.

If you apply after the deadline, you will be initially added to our waiting list. We are usually able to start housing people on the waiting list after we have processed all applications received before the deadline. In 2020-21 we were able to make an offer of accommodation to all students on the waiting list before the start of term, however, this process may be delayed in busy times.

If you’re not allocated a suitable place in halls, don’t worry – there are a range of alternative accommodation options and we can assist you with finding somewhere.