The Next Step to Your Future at UC
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Apply for 2021 accommodation
Where will you live in 2021?
Deciding where to live in your first year of university is nearly as important as figuring out what to study – and if you want to live in a hall of residence, then it also requires an application!
Student halls of residence
The halls offer safe and affordable accommodation for a variety of students, and many first year students choose this as an option.
If this is what you plan to do, you need to apply for accommodation by 24 September 2020. Your application can be completed online and needs to include a section about you. Make sure you promote yourself well and send in the best application you can.
The above webinar provides an overview of the process.
After the closing date, all applications are considered and offers are sent out from 1 October, with a deadline given for acceptance and payment of deposit.
UPDATE: Late applications are still being accepted – hurry apply now!
Tips for your halls application and 'About you' statement
- Start your application early – don't leave it to the last minute!
- Request your CCRF well before the deadline as schools get many requests for these and you don't want them to have to write it in a rush
- Identify what makes you different
(Every school has sports captains, head students and high achievers– how will you stand out from all the others?)
- Think about your strengths and achievements, your after-school activities, jobs and/or interests and how these will help you stand out
- Use this info to draft your 'About you' statement in a Word document
- Get a 2nd (or 3rd) opinion on your statement – from your careers advisor, teachers, parents, friends
- Edit, revise and spell check your statement to make a great impression
- Submit your application before the deadline
- Recognise that halls aim for a mix of students, so you may not get your first or second choice even if you have a great application.
Other accommodation options
UC students living with whānau, in flats or homestays can enjoy an active campus social life through the many UCSA clubs and activities and through programmes like UniLife. University isn't solely about study, so make sure you get involved and make the most of the experience.