Offer process (postgraduates and researchers)
Students with unconditional firmly accepted offers (UF)
Postgraduate and Research students who have firmly accepted an Unconditional Offer and who have applied for accommodation by 1 September will be allocated before students who are waiting to confirm their results. These students should expect to have received their Allocation Pack by the second week in September. Some of you may be travelling so please ensure that someone responsible is home to deal with the paperwork in your absence so that you do not lose your allocation.
If you have provided the University with your email address, details of your accommodation offer will be sent to you via email. You should check your email address regularly so that you respond to your offer in good time. Please ensure that you check both your Inbox and Junk Mail folders and ensure you have not met your email limit.
If you have provided the University with a mobile number, the Accommodation Office is able to text an alert to you to remind you to meet important deadlines.
Accommodation will be allocated taking into account your preferred type of accommodation in order of priority. However, as some types of accommodation are oversubscribed, obtaining your first preference cannot be guaranteed and an alternative may be offered.
Students waiting to meet the conditions of their offer
Students yet to firmly accept an offered place/late applications
Accepting your room offer
Your Tenancy Agreement is your offer of accommodation. When you receive your allocation email you should respond by the deadline date shown. To accept and secure the offer of accommodation you need to digitally sign and date the Tenancy Agreement and pay the accommodation deposit online £400 (2013/14 single rooms). Before accepting you should make sure you read, understand and agree to the terms of the Residence Regulations and the Tenancy Agreement as together they create legally binding obligations.
The Tenancy Agreement and the Residence Regulations are governed by English Law which international students may find quite different to the law that applies in their own country. Take advice before signing if you feel you need it.
It is very important that you secure your room before the deadline date you are given by accepting your Tenancy Agreement and paying your deposit online. Without payment and acceptance your room offer would be withdrawn and offered to another student.
If you are away
If you think your allocation email may arrive while you are away, please ensure that someone responsible is able to deal with the paperwork/emails in your absence so that you do not lose your allocation.