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    Hi guys,

    I have searched high and low for a generic answer to this but maybe it's a more unique situation than I thought, so I wondered if anyone can shed some light on this! If not, we will just have to wait until the accommodation applications open, but it would give me huge piece of mind if anyone has any information on this.

    My husband and I are both mature students (late twenties) and are going back to university in September 2015 as undergraduate students. We are both going to the same university and as we will both only be working part time when we start university (on full time courses), we will be eligible for student housing. However, as we are a married couple, we obviously want to live together.

    Do we need to source our own housing outside of the university (e.g. house shares, etc.) or is it possible to be housed through the university as a married couple? We were wondering what the requirements are to be housed somewhere outside of the dorms but through the university, as well as if being married makes any difference. Will they assist us with housing at all?! We have read a few things about studio flats, 1 bedroom apartments, rooms with ensuite, etc. but it's all based on individual students, so we feel a bit lost!

    If it helps to be more specific, we will both be attending Bath Spa University.

    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by kljordan)
    Hi guys,

    I have searched high and low for a generic answer to this but maybe it's a more unique situation than I thought, so I wondered if anyone can shed some light on this! If not, we will just have to wait until the accommodation applications open, but it would give me huge piece of mind if anyone has any information on this.

    My husband and I are both mature students (late twenties) and are going back to university in September 2015 as undergraduate students. We are both going to the same university and as we will both only be working part time when we start university (on full time courses), we will be eligible for student housing. However, as we are a married couple, we obviously want to live together.

    Do we need to source our own housing outside of the university (e.g. house shares, etc.) or is it possible to be housed through the university as a married couple? We were wondering what the requirements are to be housed somewhere outside of the dorms but through the university, as well as if being married makes any difference. Will they assist us with housing at all?! We have read a few things about studio flats, 1 bedroom apartments, rooms with ensuite, etc. but it's all based on individual students, so we feel a bit lost!

    If it helps to be more specific, we will both be attending Bath Spa University.

    Thanks in advance!

    Hi there firstly congrats on both getting into the same uni!

    I don't go to Bath Spa so I can't be of much use, but I know that my university do have provisions in place to help people who want a double occupancy room. You should ring the accommodation services and explain your situation, many universities have halls that are just for mature students, some of which are studios.

    As I say, I don't know about Bath Spa specifically but it is definitely possible at other unis!

    You are both going to be undergrads so it shouldn't matter that you are mature students, they should give you help if you need it with finding a place to live.

    Just ring them and ask, it's what the accommodation service is there for
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    (Original post by hollybeth)
    Hi there firstly congrats on both getting into the same uni!

    I don't go to Bath Spa so I can't be of much use, but I know that my university do have provisions in place to help people who want a double occupancy room. You should ring the accommodation services and explain your situation, many universities have halls that are just for mature students, some of which are studios.

    As I say, I don't know about Bath Spa specifically but it is definitely possible at other unis!

    You are both going to be undergrads so it shouldn't matter that you are mature students, they should give you help if you need it with finding a place to live.

    Just ring them and ask, it's what the accommodation service is there for
    Thank you! This has been really helpful and helped ease my mind over it a little bit, at least I know that it's not totally impossible now.
 
 
 
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