Accommodation at Insurance Choice?

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I've got a quick question- if you choose your firm and then your insurance, and then find out in the summer that you haven't got the grades for your firm and will instead be going to your insurance, do you always have to arrange the accommodation yourself?

I ask because I'm having difficulties deciding whether to firm a very high offer, as I'm not sure I can achieve the grades but at the same time, I don't want to end up at my insurance choice if I'm going to have a struggle with accommodation.

Part of me thinks I should just go for the high offer as my firm (as it's my preferred uni) and put down the lower offer as my insurance, but then another part of me doesn't want the hassle of having to organise my own accommodation, and thinks that maybe just putting down the lower offer as my firm would be a better decision.

Advice is much appreciated, thanks!
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Don't worry; you won't struggle with accommodation.

Nottingham was my Insurance choice and they had a form you could fill out to go onto a sort of waiting list for accommodation. So many people drop out of university in the first few weeks, or don't even turn up at all in the first week or so, that there's usually a surplus of university accommodation available.

Those who didn't want to go on the waiting list and risk having a temporary room for a few days, could use Unipol and arrange to get a flat or a house on or near campus with other first years in the same situation and nobody I've met seems to have had any issues with that and are happy where they are

And of course, there's non-University run accommodation too, who still had spaces you could snap up, like privately run halls, on campus even!

Put your favourite uni as your Firm, and your second best as your Insurance
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(Original post by llacerta)
I've got a quick question- if you choose your firm and then your insurance, and then find out in the summer that you haven't got the grades for your firm and will instead be going to your insurance, do you always have to arrange the accommodation yourself?

I ask because I'm having difficulties deciding whether to firm a very high offer, as I'm not sure I can achieve the grades but at the same time, I don't want to end up at my insurance choice if I'm going to have a struggle with accommodation.

Part of me thinks I should just go for the high offer as my firm (as it's my preferred uni) and put down the lower offer as my insurance, but then another part of me doesn't want the hassle of having to organise my own accommodation, and thinks that maybe just putting down the lower offer as my firm would be a better decision.

Advice is much appreciated, thanks!
It's better to put ur high offer as Firm i mean thats wat most people do and if you dont get the required grades you can immediately phone the insurance uni and ask them about accommodation. If the college accommodations are full I'm sure insurance uni would arrange somewhere else. You can also e-mail ur insurance uni and ask them this question.
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It depends on the uni.
At my insurance, Bath Spa, you could apply for accommodation, but it wasn't guaranteed like it was for those who put it as the firm. Some universities have plenty of accommodation, or reserve some for insurance/clearing students, some will put students in shared rooms until singles become available. As far as I know at any uni you can put your name on the waiting list if you don't manage to get into halls, because people always drop out in the first few weeks. Try not to let it influence your decision too much, because even if you don't get into halls, there is always private halls, or temporary accommodation if you don't want to go straight into a shared house.
Also, think about how you would feel if you didn't firm the uni you prefer, yet did get the grades...
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When I applied last year, my insurance didn't send me anything about accommodation (I only knew the odd thing from their prospectus). Later on, nearer the day that the A level results were going to be released, they sent me an accommodation form and a letter saying that they would try and get me what I wanted, but I may be the waiting list for a few weeks. I presume they would've put me in a B&B until something became available (if someone transferred unis or dropped out) although I would've had to paid for it myself. In the end I didn't get the grades for my firm or insurance, so I don't know what would have happened.
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(Original post by BeeBrown)
Nottingham is my insurance choice, I confirmed this a couple weeks ago but they still haven't sent me anything, not even a confirmation email, how long did it take for you to get your email?
Sorry but this person went to Nottingham 11 years ago 😭
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