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    Hey I was just wondering if it would matter if I applied for my accommodation for 13/14 directly from Unite rather than go through the university?
    I'd be guaranteed a place in the accommodation I prefer, right?
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    (Original post by bbrown1993)
    Hey I was just wondering if it would matter if I applied for my accommodation for 13/14 directly from Unite rather than go through the university?
    I'd be guaranteed a place in the accommodation I prefer, right?
    There are several reasons why you will be better off going through the university:

    - University contracts give you a 'get out' clause if you drop out of university (never say never - some people do!). With Unite, if you drop out then you will remain liable for the who year's rent, even though you (a) aren't living there, and (b) aren't receiving any student finance. the only available way out of your contract is to find a replacement tenant, which is nigh on impossible in the middle of the year.

    - if you don't like your hall, then it is normally possible to move to another university hall, whereas Unite will not let you move to another building.

    - Universities tend to be very good landlords in terms of performing maintenance in a timely manner, which is not always the case with private accommodation suppliers like Unite.

    - Unite are known to have some very flimsy fixtures and fittings in their accommodation. When they break, even through normal wear and tear, they use the opportunity to deduct the money from your deposit

    - Private halls have a tendency to attract a strange mix of second & third year students, internationals and postgrads, none of which are known for their sociability. University halls will be all first years, like you.

    - Unite often works out more expensive than university halls

    And you still aren't guaranteed to get the accommodation that you want through Unite!
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    (Original post by bbrown1993)
    Hey I was just wondering if it would matter if I applied for my accommodation for 13/14 directly from Unite rather than go through the university?
    I'd be guaranteed a place in the accommodation I prefer, right?

    Hi bbrown1993,

    My name is Frankie - I work for UNITE. I'm on TSR to give students help and advice about UNITE.

    It depends which accommodation you're interested in as in some cities you'll need to book directly through the university and they will allocate your hall for you (UNITE or otherwise).

    If you'd like some more info just let me know which properties you're looking at.

    I hope this helps,

    Frankie
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    (Original post by UNITE Student Accommodation)
    Hi bbrown1993,

    My name is Frankie - I work for UNITE. I'm on TSR to give students help and advice about UNITE.

    It depends which accommodation you're interested in as in some cities you'll need to book directly through the university and they will allocate your hall for you (UNITE or otherwise).

    If you'd like some more info just let me know which properties you're looking at.

    I hope this helps,

    Frankie
    I'm wanting to apply for the accommodation in Sheffield. Am I able to do it directly or have to go through university?
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    I'm wanting to apply for the accommodation in Sheffield. Am I able to do it directly or have to go through university?
    Hi bbrown1993,

    Thanks - was there a specific property you were interested in? And will you be a Sheffield Hallam or University of Sheffield student?

    Thanks,
    Frankie
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    Hi bbrown1993,

    Thanks - was there a specific property you were interested in? And will you be a Sheffield Hallam or University of Sheffield student?

    Thanks,
    Frankie
    Either Exchange works or the Anvil I think. I will be at Hallam.
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    Either Exchange works or the Anvil I think. I will be at Hallam.
    Hi bbrown1993,

    Will you be a first year?

    We'd usually advise you book though the Uni as that will mean you'll be placed with other first years.

    Sheffield Hallam will then allocate students properties and rooms through their accommodation office.

    If you really wanted to book now and are certain about wanting either the Anvil or Exchange Works you can book directly with us and guarantee your room in one of those properties.

    We're also offering a no place, no pay scheme so if you have got a conditional offer and don't make the required grades we will refund you in full.

    If you're second year + then you can book directly with us.

    I hope this helps,

    Frankie
 
 
 
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