Application and offer process for undergraduates
Both the Accommodation Office and the Housing Office will give you every assistance to find suitable accommodation either in the University residences or locally, off campus.
You must make sure you have arranged somewhere to live or at least have temporary accommodation before leaving home. Students who do not do this run the risk of arriving at Brunel with nowhere to live.
If you need to apply for a visa, ensure you allow sufficient time for the British Embassy to process your application. Failure to do so may result in late arrival and losing your room on campus.
Applying for campus accommodation
Applications for campus accommodaiton are made online at http://accom.brunel.ac.uk/apply. Before you join the University in September, normally in January, we will send you an email requesting that you complete an online application form. This form will allow you to indicate a preference for either an en suite or a standard room, supply a mobile number for SMS (text messaging) and provide a contact email address. Please note that we are unable to guarantee preferences, but the information supplied will help the Accommodation Office complete the allocation process.
If you are an exchange, pre-sessional or English@Brunel student, please see the information for prospective international students for details of how to apply.
Mainsheme students who have applied for accommocation, met the conditions of their course offer and confirmed their acceptance of a place at Brunel by 1 September will be accommodated on campus. In previous years students who applied later in the summer have also been allocated, but for these students accommodation is subject to availability.
Students entering the University through clearing/adjustment should visit the Accommodation Office's clearing/adjustment student page or information sheet for further information and details regarding availability.
Students who have been accepted to study at Brunel and have chosen to defer for a year will need to submit a new accommodation application for the year they have deferred to.Deferred students will be allocated accommodation in the summer, prior to the A-level results being released.
If you have provided the University with your email address, details of your accommodation offer will be sent to you by email. You should check your messages regularly to ensure 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 your email address, details of your accommodation offer will be sent to you via email. You should check your emails regularly so that you respond to your offer in good time. Please ensure that you check both your Inbox and Junk Mail folder and ensure you have not met your email limit.
Accommodation will be allocated taking into account your preferred type of accommodation. However, as some types of accommodation are oversubscribed, obtaining your preference cannot be guaranteed and an alternative may be offered.
Students awaiting A-Level results
You should expect to receive an offer of accommodation shortly after the release of A-level results. We hope to have allocated most students by the first Wednesday in September. Some of you may be travelling so please ensure that someone responsible at home is able to deal with the paperwork in your absence so that you do not lose your allocation. If you haven't already made a preference for a type of accommodation please complete our online application form.
Students with unconditional firm offers
Students who have firmly accepted an Unconditional Offer and have submitted their application online for accommodation will be allocated before those students who are awaiting A-level results. You should expect to have received your Allocation Pack by the second week in August. Some of you may be travelling so please ensure that someone responsible at home is able to deal with the paperwork in your absence so that you do not lose your allocation. If you haven't already made a preference for a type of accommodation or would like to update your contact details please complete our online application form.
Students who apply for accommodation or met their conditions after 1 September
Students who have firmly accepted an Unconditional Offer or submitted their application online for accommodation after 1 September are offered accommodation subject to availability. We hope to assit as many students as possible but we would not be in a position to guarentee a campus room. We would expect to be in contact with you in September to confirm whether we have campus availability.
Accepting your room offer
Your Licence 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 Licence 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 Licence Agreement as together they create legally binding obligations.
The Licence 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 Licence 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.
If you are a disabled student or have a severe medical impairment which we will need to take into consideration when allocating your accommodation, please browse our information for students with disabilities for further advice and assistance.
Cost of accommodation
The rents for 2013/14 are as follows:
|Residence||Cost (per week)|
|Saltash, Chepstow and Clifton Halls (standard)||£98.00|
|Mill Hall (corridor layout en suite)||£122.01|
|Faraday, Fleming, Galbraith Halls, Bishop Complex, Lancaster
Complex and Isambard Complex (flat layout en suite)
|Studio Flats for Co-habiting Couples - Isambard Complex||£186.97|
Please note: All information contained in these pages has been checked and is correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change at any time. The University reserves the right to alter its Accommodation Policy at any time that it considers appropriate.
Brunel Student Homes keeps a register of off-campus accommodation, and you should contact them directly for advice and assistance. Students with families are strongly advised to travel by themselves and to secure their accommodation first before their families join them.