Allocations and Preferences

Good morning everyone, we hope that you’ve all had a lovely week! Today’s blog is a quick refresher of our allocation procedure to help you to understand how we will be processing your applications.

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 (we will try to put you with others who have mentioned this within their application)
  • The age range of students you wish to share a flat with
  • If you wish to live with those who prefer to live with the kosher lifestyle.
  • Any preference of floor you wish to stay on
  • If you would prefer to live with people who do not drink alcohol
  • You are also asked to include four interests out of the following: sport, 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 gender 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 but we always try to find the best fit for you.

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

Will I be allocated to one of my top choices?

Whilst we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer you one of your top choices, 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. Whilst you may be allocated to a residence that you didn’t choose, many students find that when they have settled in and met their flatmates they are perfectly happy in their new home. If you reject your offer we may not be able to offer you accommodation and would recommend that you explore private options.

Any further information can be found in our ‘Room Allocation Procedure‘ , if you have any more questions please do get in touch with us!

Coronavirus update:

Please note that we have update our FAQ pages and any students who will need to self-isolate before arriving in September will be able to book this from next week via our online store. This is in line with UK Government guidelines.Please read through the information on these pages for more information.

Thank you for reading today’s blog, we hope that you have found it useful. Remember to keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for any updates!

Accommodation Shannon

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