Applications and accommodation offers

Welcome to this week’s blog! Today, we are talking about accommodations offers, what this means to you and a reminder of our allocations procedure.

How do we allocate rooms?
As part of your accommodation application, you are asked to include some information on your personal preferences, the things that matter to you.

This information is what helps us to allocate you to a flat, which we feel would be suited to you based on your requirements, and the requirements of other students who apply. This information includes:

  • If you would prefer a quiet flat (to live with other people who have mentioned this within their application)
  • The ages of people you wish to live with out of the following options: 20 and under, 21-25, 25-35 or over 35
  • If you would prefer to live on the ground floor
  • If you would prefer to live with people who do not drink alcohol
  • You are also asked to include a minimum of four interests out of the following: sport (type), music, social, clubs, pubs, shopping/fashion, culture, reading, TV/cinema, travel, art, drama/theatre, current affairs, outdoor, gaming and other
  • If you would prefer single gender accommodation or a mixed flat

When we allocate rooms, we do take into consideration the above preferences made on your application and read any additional notes. For students who are applying after our guarantee, this can be a little harder to manage due to the availability of rooms.

You can find further information about this in our Room Allocation Procedure.

What happens if I’m not allocated to my first preference?
Our allocations process takes into consideration the hobbies and interests you have included on your application. We always aim to place you in a living environment with like-minded individuals.

By accepting your offer of accommodation, you are securing a bed-space with us. We would always encourage you to move into your room and give yourself the opportunity to meet your flatmates and see how this goes. It is normal to feel a little unsettled when you first move into your accommodation.

We often find that after a few weeks, students feel a lot more happy and settled in their new surroundings. However, after giving this a little bit of time, if you do still want to move, you can follow the Room Move process. For the 2019/20 academic year there is a £50.00 administration fee for students wishing to move rooms. Please note that fees may differ if you are moving from one of our nominated providers.

You can read more information on our Room Move process on our Prospective Student webpage.

Summer accommodation update
We still have availability for summer accommodation bookings! There is limited availability now at James Owen Court. We also have limited availability at St David’s (Kingdom Mews) and Nash Grove, both are a minimum of 4 weeks. We also have a small amount of studios available at Exeter One which can be let on a fixed contract until Saturday 7 September.

For more information, please visit our  summer accommodation webpage.

If you have any questions from today’s blog, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Have a great week!

Accommodation Priscilla

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