A new batch of offers went out yesterday and another batch are going out today, so please keep checking your emails. We have received a number of questions via telephone and email and there have been some comments on social media about the accommodation process. Hopefully the answers below will provide some clarification and eliminate the rumours:
The allocation process
Many of you are concerned about the status of your application and what the wording means within your accommodation account. Our ‘track your application’ pages provide information about your application and the terminology used. For those of you who applied before the guarantee deadline and are seeing the words “processing” please rest assured that we are working through all applications at the moment and offers will be sent out this week by email. Those who applied after the deadline will hear from Monday 24 August.
No more accommodation
This rumour is untrue, we have not run out of accommodation for students who applied before our guarantee deadline of 31 July 2015. We are still working our way through allocations but we have enough beds to be able to make all of these students an offer of accommodation in line with our accommodation guarantee – ‘we are able to offer student accommodation to undergraduate students entering Year One, or international postgraduates who have a firm status on a University of Exeter course.’
For undergraduate students who applied after the deadline from 1 August 2015 onwards, through insurance or clearing, we are unable to guarantee that we have availability within our residences because we are still processing applications to students who applied prior to this date. If you have submitted an application, we will be notifying students from Monday 24 August if their application has been successful.
Your offer of accommodation will be for a specified residence and block however, we do not advise students of their provisional room numbers until they register at the University of Exeter. We are unable to provide you with your room number prior to then because these are subject to change as we continue the allocations process.
For any further information or for clarification on your accommodation application, please contact the accommodation team on 0300 555 0444, we are available between 8:30am-6:00pm Monday-Friday.