Applying for accommodation- Further Education, Higher Education students only
The application system for onsite accommodation usually opens just after Easter.
You can only apply for accommodation once you have received your course offer and have access to My Student Portal.
If you are studying an apprenticeship or Block Release course, please contact Residency Services directly to arrange your accommodation- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01995 642324 / 642332
Step 1: You need to visit My Student Portal. To sign in, you will need to use the Username and Password found on your offer letter or email.
Step 2: Select the Details section and complete your personal details. The application system will not let you select a room until this is completed.
Step 3: Once you have completed the Details section, you should be able to select the Room option. If the tab does not display any accommodation options, your are not eligible to apply for a room at this time. Please contact Residential Services on 01995 642324 or e-mail email@example.com, so that we can look into the issue for you.
Step 4: Once you have clicked on the room option of your choice, please complete the onscreen steps as appropriate. Please make us aware of anyone you wish to share with or any dietary requirements, medical conditions or adaptions/access requirements that you may need.
Step 5: The system will ask you to print off and return an Accommodation Reservation Form, a Room Deposit Finance Form and pay a room deposit. This room deposit will be refunded at the end of the year, minus PAT testing and any damages charges.
Rooms will be allocated as soon as possible after the application process has been completed. Unfortunately, we are unable to allocate rooms to students who have not returned their Accommodation Reservation form and/or have not paid their room deposit
At times when the accommodation is in high demand, we will give priority to students who live more than 15 miles away.
Once a room has been allocated for you; you will be sent an e-mail to confirm this. Further e-mails will be sent to confirm the arrangements for moving into accommodation.
Withdrawing applications for accommodation prior to the start of term
We are aware that sometimes circumstances change and up to one week before the start of term students are able to withdraw their application for residency and receive a room deposit refund. Residential services need to be contacted on 01995 642324 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
After this time, applications may still be withdrawn but any room deposits will be kept to cover the vacancy.
Contacting Residential Services
If you have any queries with regards to accommodation, you can contact Residential Services directly:
Email - email@example.com
Telephone - 01995 642324
Visit the Accommodation page for detailed information and the benefits of living in our halls of residence.