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    HI, i've just accepted an unconditional offer at uwe recently. I applied a little late on ucas after deciding i wanted to change unis.

    I applied for accommodation today, and called uwe accommodation services to find out that accommodations where full (ughh). I called up a land lord and explained the situation and he told me that there is a extremely high chance i will hear back from uwe with accommodations, not only because it's my first time registering at uwe but because i have an unconditional offer.

    I don't know what to do, wait or start looking for private accommodations, I have a few lined up, but the landlords insist i wait, due to the fact if i do get an offer and decline the landlords, he wouldn't want to be wasting my time, and also his own.

    I don't know what to do, if i wait and don't get a place in accommodations, I will most likely lose the rooms I liked in private.A.


    I have a super similar dilemma, I didn't like my course in Chester last year so reapplied for uwe this year and got an unconditional offer as I have my grades already. I'm too late for UWE accommodation and although it MAY fall through on results day when people dont get their first choices, it's a bit of a risk. My friend applied early on but has been placed near the city centre which is miles away from Frenchay campus (we both live in Bristol so know the area well...). I'm also a bit stuck on what to do about this myself.

    I feel like applying for private accommodation would be the best option, but obviously living in halls would be amazing. Living in halls does come with an extra large price tag though of typically double the cost of private accommodation. With that in mind I would be inclined to go for private accommodation. You have to remember that the landlord is thinking on what would suit him best, in actual fact he has no interest in you specifically staying in his property, and he knows full well that in the time you wait in hope of a better offer, he will 100% fill those rooms with willing tenants. Therefore I wouldn't take his advice on board fully.

    Where are you looking for accommodation? My friend and I have found somewhere decent for about £325 per month each (half the price of halls) and it's close by. Bit of a big question and we're still looking into this place but there's possibly 4 rooms available if you're interested, we're yet to look around the place but it seems great!
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