HATE allocated accommodation - how do I change?

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So I've just been allocated student accommodation and it's in third party halls and I don't know if I will cope with sharing toilets, showers and kitchens.
I haven't had a sheltered life or anything, but I'm a very private person.

So is there a way of rejecting this offer yet still be allocated university accommodation? Or is this the only offer I can get, and rejecting it means I'll reject student accommodation as a whole?

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(Original post by amineamine2)
So I've just been allocated student accommodation and it's in third party halls and I don't know if I will cope with sharing toilets, showers and kitchens.
I haven't had a sheltered life or anything, but I'm a very private person.

So is there a way of rejecting this offer yet still be allocated university accommodation? Or is this the only offer I can get, and rejecting it means I'll reject student accommodation as a whole?

Thanks
Hi there!

Sorry to hear you've been allocated somewhere you're not entirely happy with :-(

My advice for this is to a) speak to your university accommodation office. You are likely to be able to turn down your accommodation offer, but this may mean you will have to find accommodation yourself (not necessarily a bad thing!), b) if you don't want to turn this offer down without having another place in mind, book a viewing at the particular halls and go and see it in person, it may be nicer than you think and c) have you considered looking at private halls in the town/city? Many private halls are run exactly the same way as university halls and most halls now-a-days have ensuite facilities.

I hope this helps, if you need any advice, please get in touch! I work for a student accommodation provider and have lots of tips and tricks up my sleeve!

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Hi there!

Sorry to hear you've been allocated somewhere you're not entirely happy with :-(

My advice for this is to a) speak to your university accommodation office. You are likely to be able to turn down your accommodation offer, but this may mean you will have to find accommodation yourself (not necessarily a bad thing!), b) if you don't want to turn this offer down without having another place in mind, book a viewing at the particular halls and go and see it in person, it may be nicer than you think and c) have you considered looking at private halls in the town/city? Many private halls are run exactly the same way as university halls and most halls now-a-days have ensuite facilities.

I hope this helps, if you need any advice, please get in touch! I work for a student accommodation provider and have lots of tips and tricks up my sleeve!

:-)
Thank you for your advice, it was very helpful. I will try and contact my university accommodation officer to see if there's anything else available. If not, I'll view the place and then re-evaluate. If I still didn't like it, I'll come back at you.
The reason I haven't looked at private halls are because I'd prefer to be with other students of my university to make friends easier and all that.

Thanks again for your help, I appreciate it.
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(Original post by amineamine2)
So I've just been allocated student accommodation and it's in third party halls and I don't know if I will cope with sharing toilets, showers and kitchens.
I haven't had a sheltered life or anything, but I'm a very private person.

So is there a way of rejecting this offer yet still be allocated university accommodation? Or is this the only offer I can get, and rejecting it means I'll reject student accommodation as a whole?

Thanks
usually its the only offer you'll get until your allowed to swap a few weeks into term but not before so your sure you dont like it. if your wanting to make friends then accomodation where you don't share anything i.e. studio flats aren't a great option as they are very unsociable- often favoured by internationals and postgrads who just want peace and quiet.

and besides, you have to share everything in second year + anyway in a house share unless your lucky enough to get an ensuite. you say your private but you'll still have the bathroom to yourself and you can't get through univerisity living away from home and not sharing a kitchen.
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usually its the only offer you'll get until your allowed to swap a few weeks into term but not before so your sure you dont like it. if your wanting to make friends then accomodation where you don't share anything i.e. studio flats aren't a great option as they are very unsociable- often favoured by internationals and postgrads who just want peace and quiet.

and besides, you have to share everything in second year + anyway in a house share unless your lucky enough to get an ensuite. you say your private but you'll still have the bathroom to yourself and you can't get through univerisity living away from home and not sharing a kitchen.
Thank you for your reply. Well, that does put a new perspective to things...maybe my allocated accommodation isn't too bad after all. If I didnt like it and can swap a few weeks into the course then that's great.

Thanks again.
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Thank you for your reply. Well, that does put a new perspective to things...maybe my allocated accommodation isn't too bad after all. If I didnt like it and can swap a few weeks into the course then that's great.

Thanks again.
it shouldn't be any worse than being at home at the moment. by bathroom to yourself i mean that whilst your in it you have complete privacy as you would be the only one in there.
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it shouldn't be any worse than being at home at the moment. by bathroom to yourself i mean that whilst your in it you have complete privacy as you would be the only one in there.
Yeah I understand. Will there not be a lot of queueing in the morning though? Pardon my ignorance lol.
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Yeah I understand. Will there not be a lot of queueing in the morning though? Pardon my ignorance lol.
no because people start at different times
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Get practicing those tactical dumps.
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no because people start at different times
ohh I see. Thanks!
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Get practicing those tactical dumps.
I was more worried about queueing in the morning but okay lol
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Yeah I understand. Will there not be a lot of queueing in the morning though? Pardon my ignorance lol.
Generally you'll find there's a few shower cubicles, not just one like you have at home.
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There will be multiple cubicles for both showers and toilets I should imagine. If it's not a cubicle system then there will be multiple washrooms scattered around the place.

If you have cubicles and are a private person, you'll need to time your movements according to the hours of decreased flat activity. Also, brace yourself for the unavoidable siege situations. Surely you can guess.
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Generally you'll find there's a few shower cubicles, not just one like you have at home.
Oh I see, great.
And I'm so sorry but I accidently negged you! Stupid touchscreen, I'll give you a rep on your profile instead.
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Oh I see, great.
And I'm so sorry but I accidently negged you! Stupid touchscreen, I'll give you a rep on your profile instead.
Don't worry about it
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Hey there,I know this post was a while ago but I was just wondering how you got on with changing your accommodation? I've been allocated Liberty Gardens and am extremely upset about this as none of my preferences have been respected and from what I've read it's quite out or of the way and doesn't have much of a community feel! I am an anxious person and have already been fretting about being away from home but this has really made me feel 100x more anxious about the move.I have emailed and called accommodation services who have asked me to provide proof of my anxiety which is fine, do you think I have any hope of being reallocated? Any advice and suggestions would be great!Thanks x
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Hey there,I know this post was a while ago but I was just wondering how you got on with changing your accommodation? I've been allocated Liberty Gardens and am extremely upset about this as none of my preferences have been respected and from what I've read it's quite out or of the way and doesn't have much of a community feel! I am an anxious person and have already been fretting about being away from home but this has really made me feel 100x more anxious about the move.I have emailed and called accommodation services who have asked me to provide proof of my anxiety which is fine, do you think I have any hope of being reallocated? Any advice and suggestions would be great!Thanks x
Very late response sorry! but did you end up getting re-allocated? x
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Very late response sorry! but did you end up getting re-allocated? x
This thread is 6 years old, so I don't think you're likely to get an answer.
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This thread is 6 years old, so I don't think you're likely to get an answer.
I know that but the member may still be on here and answer. Hence why the 'very late response'
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