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I'm in year 13 and have applied to study English- my two top choices are UCL and KCL. I'm just worried about the fact a few of my friends- who are already at uni- have said that visitors aren't allowed to stay overnight in their student accommodation.

I can't seem to find a straight answer online that says whether or not visitors are allowed in the accommodation at either of my top choices. I'm from the north east, so I'll be far from home and won't be able to go back as frequently as I'd like to, so the thought of not even being able to invite my friends to stay with me is really unpleasant and would play as a deciding factor in where I decide to go!

Can anyone offer me any guidance on how I find out an answer to this or am i worrying about nothing? Thanks!
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Strongly depends on the accommodation you book, most unis allow overnight visitors, for a maximum amount of days and you normally can’t invite over 2 friends. Most of the contracts require that a) you’re with them at all times b) you accept responsibility for breakages c) you agree with your flatmates beforehand
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Strongly depends on the accommodation you book, most unis allow overnight visitors, for a maximum amount of days and you normally can’t invite over 2 friends. Most of the contracts require that a) you’re with them at all times b) you accept responsibility for breakages c) you agree with your flatmates beforehand
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It really depends on the uni. One of the best things to do is email your university's and just explain your situation. Some university's even have special guest rooms for family.

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It really depends! All of the accommodations I have been to have no security or reception for this type of thing. There's a lot of independence, trust and it's not strict at all unless you've received complaints from other tenants.
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(Original post by sarah_mc)
I'm in year 13 and have applied to study English- my two top choices are UCL and KCL. I'm just worried about the fact a few of my friends- who are already at uni- have said that visitors aren't allowed to stay overnight in their student accommodation.

I can't seem to find a straight answer online that says whether or not visitors are allowed in the accommodation at either of my top choices. I'm from the north east, so I'll be far from home and won't be able to go back as frequently as I'd like to, so the thought of not even being able to invite my friends to stay with me is really unpleasant and would play as a deciding factor in where I decide to go!

Can anyone offer me any guidance on how I find out an answer to this or am i worrying about nothing? Thanks!
Hey,

I'm a third year student at Sheffield Hallam, and although i live at home, I've stayed over at my friends flats / accommodations quite a few times after nights out and so on. I've never come across any problems when I've done this, most of the time, their flat mates didn't even know i was there, ha! But yeah, I think the above poster is right, it'll depend on the University and the accommodation block. Just get in contact and ask them about your concerns - sure it'll be fine.

Hope this helps.

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(Original post by sarah_mc)
I'm in year 13 and have applied to study English- my two top choices are UCL and KCL. I'm just worried about the fact a few of my friends- who are already at uni- have said that visitors aren't allowed to stay overnight in their student accommodation.

I can't seem to find a straight answer online that says whether or not visitors are allowed in the accommodation at either of my top choices. I'm from the north east, so I'll be far from home and won't be able to go back as frequently as I'd like to, so the thought of not even being able to invite my friends to stay with me is really unpleasant and would play as a deciding factor in where I decide to go!

Can anyone offer me any guidance on how I find out an answer to this or am i worrying about nothing? Thanks!
In my first year I stayed in halls, and the contract stated that people were allowed to stay over for a maximum of 3 nights, and it had to be agreed with by all the flatmates. This is a pretty decent agreement - but they also never would've known or checked if we had done any different.

It'll be fine as long as your visitors look after your halls, and don't elicit any complaints to your landlord from flatmates or neighbours.
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