The Placement Process (for a fully-catered hall of residence)
|Applications open for 2013 applications||Wednesday 1 August 2012|
|Application due date for full academic year and Semester 1||Monday 1 October 2012|
|Application due date for Semester 2||Wednesday 1 May 2013|
Both your online application form (STEP 1) and a Common Confidential Reference Form (STEP 2) from your school/referee must be received by the Accommodation Office by 1 October 2012 for you to be considered by the halls of residence in the first round of offers.
Please Note: Applications will remain open following the due date but are subject to availability.
You can use your login username and password to check the status of your application at any time. This is especially important leading up to the 1 October due date as you will be able to check that your reference form has been received and that your application is complete.
Once STEP 2 has been received, your application will be sent to your preferred hall for consideration. We will email you to let you know your application is complete.
On Friday 5 October, your preferred hall will either:
- Offer you a place: To accept the offer you must send the signed contract and required deposit to the hall by 17 October 2012.
- Offer you a place on the hall’s waitlist: You must either accept or decline a waitlist place by 17 October 2012. You cannot be waitlisted and considered by another hall at the same time. You are welcome to contact the Accommodation Office to discuss your options.
- Your application has been unsuccessful: The Accommodation Office will advise you of halls with places still available. You can then decide which hall you would like your application to be considered by next. Please regularly check the status of your application online to follow the progress of your application.
Further offers will be made throughout November to February as places become available.
Please Note: If you do not return your contract your offer will expire and you will not have a place.
If you need to cancel or withdraw your application, advise the Accommodation Office in writing as soon as possible. If you have already accepted a place in a hall, contact the hall directly and they will advise you if you are eligible for any refunds.
Selection Process (Bishop Julius Hall, College House, Rochester and Rutherford Hall)
Halls select residents from large numbers of applications. They are looking for students from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of experiences and interests from which to build their communities.
They aim for a spread of students studying towards different degrees and from different regions. Your academic ability is taken into account along with what is written in your Common Confidential Reference Form.
For helpful information on completing your online application form, please refer to "Application Tips".
Selection Process (University Hall)
Students are able to select their own room based on information provided by other students who have already selected their rooms. Students answer a number of questions to create their own profile that other students can refer to when selecting rooms. This enable students to have control over where they are placed in the hall and the students they are surrounded by.