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 Terms and Conditions for Application 2019-20 to find out more about our allocation policy. Please note these are due to be reviewed for 2020-21, and is subject to change. More information will be available online prior to applications opening.
Reserve list and waiting list
If you apply for accommodation before the deadline but aren’t initially offered a place in halls in the first rounds of offers, you will be added to our reserve list. If you apply after the deadline, you will initially added to our waiting list.
If places in halls subsequently become available, we prioritise people on the reserve list – we are usually able to start housing people on this list by the start of term. After this, we start housing people who are on the waiting list and are usually able to do so by the end of the first term. In 2019-20 we were able to make an offer of accommodation to all students on the waiting list before Welcome Week.
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.