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    Hello everyone, my name is Richard and I live in East Anglia.

    UCL had a deadline for applying to accommodation for the 31st May 2013. I was not aware of this until my friend facebooked me at like 6pm on the 31st. I emailed UCL this morning complaining and they said they had given notice as two lines at the bottom of a letter dated back in December. No notice was given since. This is pathetic because the accomodation didn't open until late march!

    Anyway I tried to apply at 6pm on the final day but their website was down! many others had the same issue. i rang them up today and they said there is absolutely no chance of me getting accomodation in ucl.

    I am very very angry at UCL for this for improper notice plus no care for prospective students. When I called up the person at the other end of the line swore once and said "theres nothing we can do" before putting the phone down.

    Because of this, I live too far away to travel and will not have to go to my insurance UEA. The private sector is not an option for me as the main benefit of going to university is socialising.

    Word of advice - care for your students UCL. So very disappointed and angry.

    Richard

    If anyone has advice Im all ears
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    If you want to go to UCL, find private accommodation. People that applied on time are being rejected for accommodation so it's not like you're the only one alone in this situation.
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    UCAS constantly emails me about accommodation in London. Have you received nothing?
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    (Original post by chickenonsteroids)
    If you want to go to UCL, find private accommodation. People that applied on time are being rejected for accommodation so it's not like you're the only one alone in this situation.
    I actually hate UCL for this though. They guarantee accomodation for all those who enter? Anyone whos insuring ucl 100% get no accomodation

    stupid uni
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    Don't be angry at UCL because you missed the deadline.

    And why on earth wouldn't you call on the 31st May or early June?

    This is completely your fault.
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    (Original post by KD35)
    Don't be angry at UCL because you missed the deadline.

    And why on earth wouldn't you call on the 31st May or early June?

    This is completely your fault.
    oh yeah youre so right. one 2 line set of instructions at the bottom of a letter sent out 6 months before hand, website not working when needed.

    and I did for your information. UCL is at fault.
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    Just focus on finding private accommodation near uni now, complaining is not going to get you anywhere especially on here.
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    (Original post by Rajvir)
    Just focus on finding private accommodation near uni now, complaining is not going to get you anywhere especially on here.
    You lose a lot of the social aspects even at private accomdation. Its very expensive in london, up to 2x more than ucl costs plus none is nearby (30 minutes away )
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    (Original post by richardwright)
    You lose a lot of the social aspects even at private accomdation. Its very expensive in london, up to 2x more than ucl costs plus none is nearby (30 minutes away )
    Have you looked at this website?
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...es/alternative
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    (Original post by Rajvir)
    Have you looked at this website?
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...es/alternative
    Yes, most are too far and the ones that are close are booked up
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    (Original post by Rajvir)
    Have you looked at this website?
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...es/alternative
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    The worst thing is that when i rang up on the 1st of July they said i'd get accomodation, but now 100% I will not! They've screwed me over big time

    happened to a few other people as well by the sounds of it
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    (Original post by richardwright)
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    The worst thing is that when i rang up on the 1st of July they said i'd get accomodation, but now 100% I will not! They've screwed me over big time

    happened to a few other people as well by the sounds of it
    If I was you I would just go for the accommodation that is far cause that will book out soon too and they you may not end up in any accommodation.
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    (Original post by Rajvir)
    If I was you I would just go for the accommodation that is far cause that will book out soon too and they you may not end up in any accommodation.
    my other option is to go to UEA. I worked so hard to get into ucl and this is how they repay me. lying over the phone, swearing and putting the phone down
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    (Original post by richardwright)
    oh yeah youre so right. one 2 line set of instructions at the bottom of a letter sent out 6 months before hand, website not working when needed.

    and I did for your information. UCL is at fault.
    So you didn't read the letter properly?
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    (Original post by richardwright)
    my other option is to go to UEA. I worked so hard to get into ucl and this is how they repay me. lying over the phone, swearing and putting the phone down
    Its up to you but I would not give up UCL for UEA. I know that they have treated you badly but that was the accommodation department/people. And its not like you don't have any accommodation being offered you can still go to the accommodation which is further away. Its you decision at the end of the day....
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    (Original post by KD35)
    So you didn't read the letter properly?
    Wow, just wow.

    If I tell you something 6 months in advance you won't remember it. Especially since accomodation at ucl is much earlier
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    (Original post by Rajvir)
    Its up to you but I would not give up UCL for UEA. I know that they have treated you badly but that was the accommodation department/people. And its not like you don't have any accommodation being offered you can still go to the accommodation which is further away. Its you decision at the end of the day....
    the problem is cost. it's like £220/day min. i can't afford it
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    (Original post by richardwright)
    the problem is cost. it's like £220/day min. i can't afford it
    Shared accommodation would be much more cheaper. Have a look on right move for students
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    (Original post by richardwright)
    the problem is cost. it's like £220/day min. i can't afford it
    You mean £220 per week. No student accommodation is going to charge you £1540 a week.
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    (Original post by richardwright)
    the problem is cost. it's like £220/day min. i can't afford it
    You mean £220 a week? You are clearly just looking for accommodation in Central London. Look in the suburbs obviously.
 
 
 
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