After you have applied

Timelines and next steps for after you have applied for your student accommodation.

Next steps

Where will you be staying?

We start allocating accommodation from around the end of April until our accommodation is full.

We can’t guarantee that you’ll get your preferred choice – we allocate rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. So if you’re set on living in a particular place, apply early to give yourself the best chance.

We’ll do our best to organise accommodation close to your campus, but in some cases you may need to travel to get to where you’re studying.

Good to know: Campus accommodation often fills up in a few weeks, swiftly followed by the city centre residences – so if you want an on-campus place, apply straight away. You should receive acknowledgement from us about 4-6 weeks after you apply.

Accepting and securing an offer

Once we send you your accommodation offer, you’ll have five days to accept it and secure your room with an advance rent payment of £250.


We’ll email you an offer of accommodation from May onwards – exactly when you hear back will depend on when you applied, this is usually 4-6 weeks after your date of application.

There are occasionally situations where we need to withdraw an offer of accommodation, for example, if you fail to meet admission requirements, if a course is withdrawn, if you are ineligible to return to accommodation having previously stayed with us, or if you fail to respond to an offer within five days.

Moving in

During August, we’ll email you useful moving in information and details of what to do next.

Contract starts

You can move into your accommodation from mid-late September – check your offer for the exact date. We’ll send you information about collecting your key before your contract starts.

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.

No longer need accommodation?

If you accept an offer of accommodation and then no longer need it, just make sure you contact the accommodation team by the end of August. We’ll then have enough time to allocate your room to someone else, and we can refund your deposit.