as i understand it, it is only guaranteed for fee-paying students
I'm also an international student and when you contact the admission office they don't really give you an advice what to do. They only tell us to wait further, as their MIGHT be accomodation available...
But here is the situation:
Of course we could apply for unite accomodation but:
1. Campus would be 100 % better
2. They only offer contracts longer than 42 weeks and we are only there from September to January.
3. If we wait much longer for an answer of the admission office the won't have any rooms available either, because as you can see on their webpage most of the rooms are limited or there is even a waiting list....
Also if I decide to rent a shared house, I must know if there is a room for me or not . It is difficult enough to find a room from private owners if your not present, but it is actually impossible to find one if you can't give them the promise that you will rent this room because you have to wait for an answer of the accomodation office first...
Maybe you can give us international students an advice because we really don't know what to do... And please don't make us come to Birmingham without having an accomodation