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    (Original post by GlassVase)
    Can anyone confirm the availability of accommodation for UK postgraduates in 2012/13. I've just accepted an offer for an MPhil at UCL. The website seems to indicate that UK graduate students will not be offered a place at UCL Halls of Residence (actually, the advise them to look privately). Is this a categorical no to UK postgrads with regards Halls?

    Is the same true of Student Houses and Intercollegiate Halls? If so, is this categorical, or just based on demand?

    I've emailed UCL, but yet to receive a response.
    In the accommodation FAQs, under deadlines, it says "30th June of the year of entry for Postgraduate students. You must firmly accept your offer to study at UCL by 30th June to be guaranteed accommodation." - I would take that to mean that we postgrads are guaranteed accommodation if we apply and confirm everything by then?

    Co-incidentally, I've tried applying for accommodation yesterday, but when I try to log in on the application website it doesn't recognise my email/password (I can log into portico just fine). I've accepted my conditional offer a few weeks ago already, do I need to get an unconditional before I can apply for accommodation? You two said you had applied already did that just work with the email you used for your initial application?
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    (Original post by MagLatus)
    In the accommodation FAQs, under deadlines, it says "30th June of the year of entry for Postgraduate students. You must firmly accept your offer to study at UCL by 30th June to be guaranteed accommodation." - I would take that to mean that we postgrads are guaranteed accommodation if we apply and confirm everything by then?

    Co-incidentally, I've tried applying for accommodation yesterday, but when I try to log in on the application website it doesn't recognise my email/password (I can log into portico just fine). I've accepted my conditional offer a few weeks ago already, do I need to get an unconditional before I can apply for accommodation? You two said you had applied already did that just work with the email you used for your initial application?
    Hi MagLatus. You should definitely be able to apply for accommodation with a conditional offer. I remember doing something irritatingly round-about regarding registering an email address or somesuch, but it is very doable.
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    (Original post by GlassVase)
    Can anyone confirm the availability of accommodation for UK postgraduates in 2012/13. I've just accepted an offer for an MPhil at UCL. The website seems to indicate that UK graduate students will not be offered a place at UCL Halls of Residence (actually, the advise them to look privately). Is this a categorical no to UK postgrads with regards Halls?

    Is the same true of Student Houses and Intercollegiate Halls? If so, is this categorical, or just based on demand?

    I've emailed UCL, but yet to receive a response.
    In my experience it's always better to ring them for a quicker response (or better yet, if you're in the area, go to the actual office cos there's no way they can avoid you then ). I was under the impression that there were some halls that were specifically for postgrads, so I'd assume you'd have some chance. You don't lose anything by applying anyway.
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    For UCL student houses, is the internet over wifi or is it wired connection? Just wanted to know if i'd be able to connect my phone/laptop over wifi or not
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    (Original post by nikhil.shah)
    For UCL student houses, is the internet over wifi or is it wired connection? Just wanted to know if i'd be able to connect my phone/laptop over wifi or not
    All have wired via ethernet, some have wifi via eduroam in their common rooms or if you're close enough to campus.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    All have wired via ethernet, some have wifi via eduroam in their common rooms or if you're close enough to campus.
    Cheers and i'm guessing each room has just one ethernet connection point, may bring my ps3 so just checking if i'd have to unconnect to and from the internet between the ps3 and laptop
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    (Original post by nikhil.shah)
    Cheers and i'm guessing each room has just one ethernet connection point, may bring my ps3 so just checking if i'd have to unconnect to and from the internet between the ps3 and laptop
    It's worth bearing in mind that at the very least on my xbox I can't access the internet as once you plug it in you have to 'validate' the connection through a web browser using your room number and socket code. I'm not sure if you can access web browsing through PS3 though - if you can it might still work.
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    (Original post by nikhil.shah)
    Cheers and i'm guessing each room has just one ethernet connection point, may bring my ps3 so just checking if i'd have to unconnect to and from the internet between the ps3 and laptop
    Just the one. I've had trouble connecting my xbox via the ethernet cable. Not sure if it's me doing something wrong or the xbox is wrong? But don't pin your hopes on getting the PS3 to connect. You could do a bridge thing where you make the ethernet port into a wifi but it's technically against their contract, not sure if/how they would find out though...
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    (Original post by dirtyoldriver)
    It's worth bearing in mind that at the very least on my xbox I can't access the internet as once you plug it in you have to 'validate' the connection through a web browser using your room number and socket code. I'm not sure if you can access web browsing through PS3 though - if you can it might still work.
    Sorry just to clarify is it just web browsing you have a problem with on the xbox? Or can you not really play online either?
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    (Original post by nikhil.shah)
    Sorry just to clarify is it just web browsing you have a problem with on the xbox? Or can you not really play online either?
    you need the browser to be able to authenticate the connection. if you can't authenticate the connection, you can't play online.
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    Hi! I was wondering- has any of you who have unconditional offers already heard about accommodation? Have you been allocated one? Thanks!
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    (Original post by PJ991)
    what university of london exams? you do ucl exams. and your degree is from UCL not University of London.
    haha, Thanks for clearing that up !

    I was confused
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    (Original post by Dominika4)
    Hi! I was wondering- has any of you who have unconditional offers already heard about accommodation? Have you been allocated one? Thanks!
    Nothing so far, just a mention on the new students website that info will be forthcoming shortly.
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    Great, I've missed UCL's accomodation deadline. Do you know if there is still something I can do? (BTW, I'm not in the UK and I don't know anyone there so renting a flat would be hardly possible and really expensive I guess...)
    Thanks a lot!
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    (Original post by Ric_94)
    Great, I've missed UCL's accomodation deadline. Do you know if there is still something I can do? (BTW, I'm not in the UK and I don't know anyone there so renting a flat would be hardly possible and really expensive I guess...)
    Thanks a lot!
    You can still submit an application but it will be given lower priority and you won't be guaranteed. The best thing to do is send one in and then make preparations for potentially having to find private housing come September. It sucks but it's not impossible - I think UCL has recommendations for alternative housing services over the internet.
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    (Original post by dirtyoldriver)
    You can still submit an application but it will be given lower priority and you won't be guaranteed. The best thing to do is send one in and then make preparations for potentially having to find private housing come September. It sucks but it's not impossible - I think UCL has recommendations for alternative housing services over the internet.
    Thanks! I'm going to look for it right now!
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    Hi! I´ d like to ask whether you have a option to choose vegetarian food in the catered halls. There is no information on food in the halls at the ucl website....Thanks!
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    (Original post by Ric_94)
    Great, I've missed UCL's accomodation deadline. Do you know if there is still something I can do? (BTW, I'm not in the UK and I don't know anyone there so renting a flat would be hardly possible and really expensive I guess...)
    Thanks a lot!
    you can still send an application in. You might well still get a place.

    Otherwise, private it is. Thousands of people from abroad manage it every year.
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    It's not hardly possible to find accommodation. I turned up for my year abroad in Milan with nothing sorted and found a room within two days. If anything, London would be easier to find something in, considering how many students there are here.
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    (Original post by Lizia)
    It's not hardly possible to find accommodation. I turned up for my year abroad in Milan with nothing sorted and found a room within two days. If anything, London would be easier to find something in, considering how many students there are here.
    Can you recommend something?

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