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Applying for accommodation for 2020 to 2021

During the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve made some changes to the process of applying for accommodation in our halls of residences so that it’s more flexible and works better for you.

Here you can find what you need to know if you’re looking for a room in our halls for autumn 2020 or spring 2021.

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  • What you need to know

    • Deadlines and when to apply for accommodation

      There’s currently no set deadline to apply for accommodation although it’s good to apply as soon as you can.

      If you’d like to be close to campus for the Autumn term, we recommend that you apply for accommodation now even if you’re waiting for final details about how your course will be taught. This way you’ll have the best chance of getting the accommodation that you want and you can make the most of any opportunities to come to campus. We’re planning to be flexible about refunding any advance payments if you change your mind and do not take up your place, providing you let us know as soon as you can. If there's no teaching taking place on campus for your course, for any reason, then you won't be required to take the room for the Autumn term.

      If you decide to wait until the new year to start on campus, then you can apply in November for accommodation starting from January. In previous years, we have prioritised accommodation for students who started in the Autumn term, meaning there were less places for January. We'll keep this under review this year based on demand for places.

    • Deposits and rent payments

      You won’t need to pay a deposit when you apply for accommodation. Instead we’ll ask you to make an advance rent payment when you accept an offer of accommodation. If you need to cancel the room before the start of term, and there’s enough time for student to take it, then we’ll refund any money you’ve paid.

      You’ll only be charged for the terms when you occupy your accommodation. If you don’t take your room, for example if there is a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak and there is no teaching on campus, then you will not be charged for that term.

      We understand that it’s difficult to make plans at the moment and we’ll be as flexible as possible as things change – in your personal circumstances and around the world. The most important thing is to tell the Accommodation team as soon as possible and we will work with you to find a solution.

    • Support for different accommodation needs

      Get in touch with our Disability Support team if you need different kinds of support with your accommodation.  They’ll put together a support plan for you and make a recommendation to the Accommodation team.

    • Staying safe in halls of residence

      We’re aiming to make your experience of living in halls of residence as normal and fun as possible. We don’t know what the government guidelines around social distancing will be for the start of Autumn term. We expect that you’ll form a social bubble with students in the rooms around you and you’ll share a kitchen. This means that you’ll be able to spend time together without keeping social distance from each other.

      We understand some students will be looking forward to living with and getting to new people in their accommodation and others will be worried about the potential risk. We’ll keep you posted with the information that you need to make your decision about living in halls.

      Our Accommodation team and the great teams in our halls of residence will help you to adjust when you arrive so you’re as comfortable as possible.

Help with accommodation

With everything happening right now, we understand that you might need some extra support finding the right place to live.

If you're moving away from home for uni, then we're here to help you find accommodation in our own halls and halls shared with other universities. We can also help you to find you a private rented place in London.

Get accommodation advice

Call +44 (0)20 8411 6121


Halls of residence

There are many benefits to living in halls of residence. Here are three top reasons to choose halls.

Strong student community

Living in halls is a great way to meet people. Make the most of shared spaces to study, eat, watch TV and play sport together.

Safety and security

Our halls have 24-hour reception and security teams so there's always someone around to help. The team will also fix maintenance problems quickly with no hassle.

Our accommodation guarantee

We guarantee accommodation in halls for all full-time first year undergraduate and postgraduate students. Get more details about how our guarantee works on the halls pages.

Essential information about halls

Practical information about halls - from how to apply to what to do when you move in and how to pay your rent.

What you need to know

Private rented accommodation

Renting somewhere of your own is a way to be more independent. You can find flats, houses and rooms with live-in landlord in the area close to campus. This a popular choice for students in Year 2 and 3.

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