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    I've been to the open day at Durham today, and though I love the campus, course and uni as a whole, I do have an issue regarding accommodation and I was wondering if anyone could help me out as to what I can do.
    So I'm currently doing CBT for an anxiety/OCD related disorder that has major impact on my sleep and a pretty significant impact on my mood and general mental health. As I understand it, most of the colleges require you share a room for at least a term - however I really feel this would be difficult for me. I was just wondering if there was any way of putting me in for a priority place in Josephine Butler college, which I know is the one of the most sort after colleges but only has single rooms - or at least request I wouldn't have to share a room at any point? I don't really want to be unfair, but I honestly don't think I'd be able to cope sharing - especially given I struggle sleeping anyway. Also wondering whether there's counseling and additional help available when I get there as I'm not planned to be finished therapy by the time I go to uni.
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    I am sure if you were able to get a note from a professional, whether it be your therapist or a doctor, and explained the situation they would be able to sort something out
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    They can't force you to share a room anymore so you shouldn't have too much trouble changing. I would contact disability services or state you have a disability to your accommodation people at university.Most unis have really good counselling and a lot of additional help, perhaps contact your welfare officer or disability services team.
    You'll need written evidence from a GP or any other healthcare professional.
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    (Original post by dillymyra)
    I've been to the open day at Durham today, and though I love the campus, course and uni as a whole, I do have an issue regarding accommodation and I was wondering if anyone could help me out as to what I can do.
    So I'm currently doing CBT for an anxiety/OCD related disorder that has major impact on my sleep and a pretty significant impact on my mood and general mental health. As I understand it, most of the colleges require you share a room for at least a term - however I really feel this would be difficult for me. I was just wondering if there was any way of putting me in for a priority place in Josephine Butler college, which I know is the one of the most sort after colleges but only has single rooms - or at least request I wouldn't have to share a room at any point? I don't really want to be unfair, but I honestly don't think I'd be able to cope sharing - especially given I struggle sleeping anyway. Also wondering whether there's counseling and additional help available when I get there as I'm not planned to be finished therapy by the time I go to uni.
    Thank you!
    Disability support will be more than happy to discuss additional help and support with you and I certainly had detailed conversations with them before I had even applied. With 'evidence' from a GP etc... they should help you with your accommodation needs. Van Mildert and Josephine Butler both offer all single rooms.
 
 
 
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