How long should I apply for accommodation for (contract wise)? Watch

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I'm hoping to study International Relations at King's next year and I've been looking around at accommodation. I noticed that you can rent for different periods of time (40 weeks, 48 and 51 or whatever) and I was wondering what any KCL students would recommend? I've checked my term dates and it looks as if my term only runs from September - May, however I also have a two week period of examinations in August so I'm confused as to how long I should rent it out for. I feel like there's no point renting it out for a year because my term will technically end in May but I'll still have to come back for a week or so of examinations, but then I'm wondering where will I stay then? I mean I could just commute there but I feel like that would be really expensive.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I would prefer to take the lower contracted weeks since it works out cheaper (in some cases), but any advice from King's students is much appreciated!
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Hey, the August examinations are for resits so I'd say get accommodation up until May. If you need to come back for a resit it'd be better paying for one night's accom in a hotel rather than extra months of rent.
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Hey, the August examinations are for resits so I'd say get accommodation up until May. If you need to come back for a resit it'd be better paying for one night's accom in a hotel rather than extra months of rent.
Oh damn okay, thank you so much!
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Oh damn okay, thank you so much!
As the user said above, 'term times' are always used loosely and encompass 'Examination Period 3 - August'. Which is simply for if you're taking exams again. Thus I don't think it would be economically sound to extend your contract beyond a smaller one
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As the user said above, 'term times' are always used loosely and encompass 'Examination Period 3 - August'. Which is simply for if you're taking exams again. Thus I don't think it would be economically sound to extend your contract beyond a smaller one
Thank you for the advice! I've been looking at some of the schemes and I really want a chance at KAAS (so that my rent is only £169/week rather t han the typical rents that are over £200). My family income is probably somewhere around £25,000 so I think I'm applicable, however I couldn't help that notice that they said they only offered it to up to 700 undergraduates, so I had a few questions. Firstly, how many undergraduates are there at KCL? (So at least I know my chances.) And do you have any experience with KAAS? It would make my life 10x easier since I wouldn't have to worry as much financially about the costs of living, because my maintenance loan really isn't going to be that huge when I consider the spending on rent.

Also, I haven't firmed King's yet as I'm not 100% sure yet where I want to pick as my insurance (though I know I want to firm King's). Is KAAS first come, first serve? Thank you in advance, I understand if you may not be able to answer some of these questions.
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