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What to do if your course begins before halls open?

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    I'm starting a Geography course in Manchester Met Uni on the 1st of September but all the halls that I have looked at don't open until after the starting date does anyone have any ideas what I should do? :P Thanks
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    the 1st september may be a estimate
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    Commute/ rent a city apartment for those few days/ weeks.
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    Not sure if it's the same for all uni's, but at mine this happened for a few of my friends. They rang up accommodation and just paid an extra week's rent and moved in early
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    If UCAS says that, it's not necessarily right-in fact in this case it seems to be wrong http://www.mmu.ac.uk/about/termdates/
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    Find a cheap hotel...

    I didn't realise they were allowed to do that though, I thought they had to provide accommodation for all first years for the whole time?!
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    (Original post by jameswhughes)
    If UCAS says that, it's not necessarily right-in fact in this case it seems to be wrong http://www.mmu.ac.uk/about/termdates/
    This, quite often UCAS will state the first of whatever month your course starts on. I'm fairly certain Manchester's term doesn't start until the 17th September this year.
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    (Original post by PinkiePie)
    I'm starting a Geography course in Manchester Met Uni on the 1st of September but all the halls that I have looked at don't open until after the starting date does anyone have any ideas what I should do? :P Thanks
    ucas just puts the 1st september as a starting date by default and most unis dont bother changing it, the correct starting date will be on the man met website

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