Question about accommodation in the University of Bath Watch

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Hello! I am currently in Year 13 and will be applying to university to start a course in September-October 2018. One of my chosen universities is the University of Bath but I'm confused about the accommodation. It says:

"If you are an eligible first year undergraduate and apply by the 1 July deadline, you are guaranteed accommodation."

There is a hyperlink for "eligible first year undergraduate" and it leads to this page: http://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/applyin...accommodation/

That page contains this:

"University managed accommodation
You can apply for University-managed accommodation if you have a firm offer from us and any of these are true:

You are in your first year studying a full-time undergraduate course
You are studying a full-time Foundation Degree in Sports Performance (C601)
You are a new MA Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters) student
You are a new overseas, fee-paying postgraduate
You are a University student with specific medical conditions or disabilities
You are leaving care provided by the State or other organisations
You have been estranged from your parents for a long period of time
You are an exchange or visiting student nominated for student accommodation by the International Mobility team
You are a summer pre-sessional English student with a conditional or combined offer of admission"

My understanding of this is that I have to be in my first year of university to apply but that doesn't make sense. I want to apply to live there for my first year. Is there something obvious I'm missing?

Thanks!
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(Original post by Lolguy64592)
Hello! I am currently in Year 13 and will be applying to university to start a course in September-October 2018. One of my chosen universities is the University of Bath but I'm confused about the accommodation. It says:

"If you are an eligible first year undergraduate and apply by the 1 July deadline, you are guaranteed accommodation."

There is a hyperlink for "eligible first year undergraduate" and it leads to this page: http://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/applyin...accommodation/

That page contains this:

"University managed accommodation
You can apply for University-managed accommodation if you have a firm offer from us and any of these are true:

You are in your first year studying a full-time undergraduate course
You are studying a full-time Foundation Degree in Sports Performance (C601)
You are a new MA Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters) student
You are a new overseas, fee-paying postgraduate
You are a University student with specific medical conditions or disabilities
You are leaving care provided by the State or other organisations
You have been estranged from your parents for a long period of time
You are an exchange or visiting student nominated for student accommodation by the International Mobility team
You are a summer pre-sessional English student with a conditional or combined offer of admission"

My understanding of this is that I have to be in my first year of university to apply but that doesn't make sense. I want to apply to live there for my first year. Is there something obvious I'm missing?

Thanks!
Hi!

Here is what they mean: if you put the university as your firm and apply by the due date you will be guaranteed accommodation by the university as a first year student.

Accommodation by the university is only available to first year students, which you will be when you apply.
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Hi!

Here is what they mean: if you put the university as your firm and apply by the due date you will be guaranteed accommodation by the university as a first year student.

Accommodation by the university is only available to first year students, which you will be when you apply.
Ah okay, that makes sense. What about my insurance offer? Supposing I don't meet my firm offer, when will I apply for accommodation for my insurance offer?
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Ah okay, that makes sense. What about my insurance offer? Supposing I don't meet my firm offer, when will I apply for accommodation for my insurance offer?
You would have to check the specific university's policy on that.

If you put the University of Bath as your insurance offer, you will not be guaranteed accommodation by the university as a first year. There is a possibility you will get accommodation by the university, but it will not be for certain. You would be able to apply for accommodation once you have received your grades and the university gets in touch with you to apply for it.
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Hello! I am currently in Year 13 and will be applying to university to start a course in September-October 2018. One of my chosen universities is the University of Bath but I'm confused about the accommodation. It says:

"If you are an eligible first year undergraduate and apply by the 1 July deadline, you are guaranteed accommodation."

There is a hyperlink for "eligible first year undergraduate" and it leads to this page: http://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/applyin...accommodation/

That page contains this:

"University managed accommodation
You can apply for University-managed accommodation if you have a firm offer from us and any of these are true:

You are in your first year studying a full-time undergraduate course
You are studying a full-time Foundation Degree in Sports Performance (C601)
You are a new MA Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters) student
You are a new overseas, fee-paying postgraduate
You are a University student with specific medical conditions or disabilities
You are leaving care provided by the State or other organisations
You have been estranged from your parents for a long period of time
You are an exchange or visiting student nominated for student accommodation by the International Mobility team
You are a summer pre-sessional English student with a conditional or combined offer of admission"

My understanding of this is that I have to be in my first year of university to apply but that doesn't make sense. I want to apply to live there for my first year. Is there something obvious I'm missing?

Thanks!
Hi,

Just a quick message to confirm what the other posts have suggested- undergraduate applicants will be guaranteed university accommodation if Bath is their firm choice. We cannot offer a guarantee where Bath is the applicant's insurance choice, but will offer university accommodation if possible.

If Bath is your firm choice you will be able to apply from April/May (exact date to be confirmed) once you have accepted your offer. If Bath is your insurance choice you will be able to apply from August once you become unconditional firm at Bath (normally this would be once your firm application had become unsuccessful).

Apologies if the information online caused confusion- I will ask our web team to address this.

Do let me know if you have any questions.

Steve
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