What’s the reserve list?
Although conditional offers are made and accepted for all of the rooms we have available, it is inevitable that, come August time – and for a variety of legitimate reasons – some applicants may pull out. In this case, we immediately look to our reserve list and offer the space to the next person listed.
From experience, a number of people from the reserve list end up with offers each year, and so it is well worth keeping your name on the list unless you have already made alternate arrangements for accommodation.
The reserve list is not necessarily allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Last year, we had more than four times more applicants than spaces to offer.
Whilst you are welcome to apply for accommodation any time between February and August, we would strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. In fact, if you are a prospective new student and already considering applying, we would encourage you to do so before the start of May.
A first round of offers for existing students only will be made in February.
The second round of offers for new students will be made at the end of May.
A third round of offers may be made, as required, during June.
All offers to new students are conditional – that is to say, contingent on a place being offered and accepted at university.
From June – August, we operate a waiting list for remaining places. Priority is given to students who were not made offers in the first two rounds in May and June, provided they confirm that they wish to remain on the list.
All subsequent applications (during June – August) will be automatically placed on the waiting list. Whilst not necessarily first-come-first-served, it is still helpful to apply as soon as possible.
It is our general experience that, every year, a few applicants on the waiting list will often be offered spaces following A Level results day.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.