Accommodation application timeline

Applying for accommodation has never been easier. Find out what you need to do and when to secure your accommodation.

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January 2024

Explore your accommodation options

Example of a student room in Purdown View accommodation on Frenchay Campus.

Take a look at our accommodation options on Frenchay Campus, Glenside Campus and Bristol City Centre. Filter by location, amenities and cost to find your perfect room.

Find accommodation

From March 2024

Set up an account on the accommodation portal

If you’ve accepted an offer from us (Conditional Firm (CF) or Unconditional Firm (UF) we’ll email you with an invite to create an account in the Accommodation Portal. Once your account is created, you’ll be all set to submit your accommodation preferences in June.

Set up an account

Mid-June 2024

Submit your accommodation preferences

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You need to make sure you have accepted your offer to study with us. This will allow you to submit your preferences in the accommodation portal. You can do this from Thursday 13 June 2024 at 13:00 (BST). We will then allocate you a room based on your preferences.

If you submit an application by Wednesday 21 August and meet the other terms of the accommodation guarantee, you will secure a room in UWE Bristol accommodation. 

January starters: If you are starting your course in January, you should aim to submit your accommodation preferences as soon as possible.

How to apply

August 2024

Our accommodation guarantee

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We guarantee accommodation if you are a full time, foundation or first year student applying for accommodation for the first time, including if you are coming through Clearing, and submit your application by Wednesday 21 August.

Read the terms and conditions

July – August 2024

Accept your accommodation offer

Within four weeks of submitting your application for accommodation, we will email you with an accommodation offer.

You’ll then have five days to accept the offer and secure your room with an advance rent payment of £400. If you are moving to a city centre building, your advance rent payment is paid to your building provider. For Unite the payment is £400 and for Capitol Students it is £100.

If you accept an offer of accommodation and then change your mind, please let us know by the end of August. We’ll then have enough time to reallocate your room and can refund your advanced rent payment.

January starters: If you are starting your course in January, you will receive your offer in the autumn. Don't worry if you haven’t heard from us within four weeks of submitting your application.

Paying for accommodation

August 2024

Applying through clearing

If you are applying to the University through clearing, you can still apply for university-managed accommodation as rooms may become available, but you'll also want to look at private accommodation.

Clearing accommodation options

August 2024

Didn’t get the results you wanted?

Not everyone gets the results they want. If yours aren’t what you expected, the best thing to do is contact admissions. One of our advisers can talk you through your options.

Contact the admissions team

August 2024

Preparing and arrival

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Everything you need to know ahead of September to help you feel ready for the start of term.

Find out about student registration, how to get to campus and upcoming events like welcome week and starting block.

Preparing and arrival

Mid-September 2024 onwards

Moving in day

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We can’t wait to welcome you to UWE Bristol.

Move in day can change depending on the accommodation you have chosen and your contract start date. You can check your contract start date by logging in to the accommodation portal.

Moving in guide