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    It's looking likely I'll miss out on my firm and I don't want to go to my insurance so I am planning to apply to York through clearing. I was wondering if anyone has done something similar and could offer me advice on the process?

    Is there likely to be accommodation for me in halls if I get accepted on results day?

    I'm worried I will end up with no where to live
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    (Original post by Katiee224)
    It's looking likely I'll miss out on my firm and I don't want to go to my insurance so I am planning to apply to York through clearing. I was wondering if anyone has done something similar and could offer me advice on the process?

    Is there likely to be accommodation for me in halls if I get accepted on results day?

    I'm worried I will end up with no where to live
    Hiya,Don't worry! For the past few years we have been able to assist all of our clearing students with accommodation.

    If we don't have any rooms left on campus we partner up with an approved private provider close by to campus where you would be with other 1st year students in accommodation similar to our accommodation layouts (normally flat-style).

    I hope this helps, if you have any more questions please feel free to get in touch at [email protected] or 01904 322165.

    Thanks,
    AnnieAccommodation Services
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    Hiya,Don't worry! For the past few years we have been able to assist all of our clearing students with accommodation.

    If we don't have any rooms left on campus we partner up with an approved private provider close by to campus where you would be with other 1st year students in accommodation similar to our accommodation layouts (normally flat-style).

    I hope this helps, if you have any more questions please feel free to get in touch at [email protected] or 01904 322165.

    Thanks,
    AnnieAccommodation Services
    Heya thanks for the reply

    How many spaces are there typically available in campus accommodation for clearing applicants? (based on past years)

    Also are places handed out on a first come first serve basis on results day? Would you recommend calling up as soon as I have my results?

    thanks
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    (Original post by Katiee224)
    Heya thanks for the reply

    How many spaces are there typically available in campus accommodation for clearing applicants? (based on past years)

    Also are places handed out on a first come first serve basis on results day? Would you recommend calling up as soon as I have my results?

    thanks
    Hiya,

    The rooms that we have left available vary from year to year, depending on how many students have put us as their firm or insurance and how many apply through clearing, so we don't have any typical figures. The types of rooms also vary and there will generally be a lot fewer preferences than those on the website.

    If you accept a course place with us you will need to make an application online. You can read more about how to make an application here. Once you have accepted the course place, you will need to wait overnight for your record in our systems to change before you can make an application. So if you are offered and accept a course place on Thursday (A Level results day), the earliest you will be able to apply for accommodation is Friday. Sometimes this process can take two nights if you accept after a certain point in the day.

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    Annie
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    I technically came to York via clearing, although York was also my firm choice, so I had already gone through the accommodation application process. My experience was that everything went smoothly, I didn't end up with my ideal accommodation, but my main areas (not being en-suite and being self-catered) were met (imo, the most important part is having nice flatmates). If I were you, I wouldn't worry about it.

    Even if you don't get accommodation (which is unlikely), there are still a load of people with spare rooms looking for potential housemates around, and the places the Uni looks at (stuff like The Boulevard and Student Castle) are pretty nice, just quite expensive and not as sociable.
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    (Original post by l1lvink)
    I technically came to York via clearing, although York was also my firm choice, so I had already gone through the accommodation application process. My experience was that everything went smoothly, I didn't end up with my ideal accommodation, but my main areas (not being en-suite and being self-catered) were met (imo, the most important part is having nice flatmates). If I were you, I wouldn't worry about it.

    Even if you don't get accommodation (which is unlikely), there are still a load of people with spare rooms looking for potential housemates around, and the places the Uni looks at (stuff like The Boulevard and Student Castle) are pretty nice, just quite expensive and not as sociable.
    Don't mean to hijack this thread but was wondering if you got into the same course you applied for through clearing or a different one? York is my firm and I just want to know what options I have if I don't meet my offer, thanks!
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    (Original post by imjustnotnormal)
    Don't mean to hijack this thread but was wondering if you got into the same course you applied for through clearing or a different one? York is my firm and I just want to know what options I have if I don't meet my offer, thanks!
    No. I had applied for one of the Physics related courses, but did not achieve the grades required for that. I was then offered by the Uni a place at a different Physics related course, which I accepted. The funny thing is that both courses had the same grade entry requirements, but I guess that one course had free places left over.

    Generally, people have been quite lucky in getting into places they want with lower grades (as long as something else on their application stands out, ie interview, extra awards, extra curricular activities etc), so I wouldn't worry too much.

    Edit: Even though I am now on a slightly different course than I originally applied for, I could've easily switched to the one I had originally applied to when I arrived at York.
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    (Original post by l1lvink)
    No. I had applied for one of the Physics related courses, but did not achieve the grades required for that. I was then offered by the Uni a place at a different Physics related course, which I accepted. The funny thing is that both courses had the same grade entry requirements, but I guess that one course had free places left over.

    Generally, people have been quite lucky in getting into places they want with lower grades (as long as something else on their application stands out, ie interview, extra awards, extra curricular activities etc), so I wouldn't worry too much.

    Edit: Even though I am now on a slightly different course than I originally applied for, I could've easily switched to the one I had originally applied to when I arrived at York.
    Ok, thanks for the reply
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    (Original post by imjustnotnormal)
    Ok, thanks for the reply
    No worries, if you have anymore questions, feel free to send me a PM
 
 
 
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