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    I've questioned this before, but I don't want to rush to choose my firm and insurance. Although I do plan on choosing Reading as my firm, is accommodation given out on a first come first serve basis? I've read only people who've firmed Reading can apply for accommodation, I don't want to miss out on my preferred accommodation because I didn't firm my offer straight away...
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    (Original post by blinkedkiwi)
    Hi,

    I've questioned this before, but I don't want to rush to choose my firm and insurance. Although I do plan on choosing Reading as my firm, is accommodation given out on a first come first serve basis? I've read only people who've firmed Reading can apply for accommodation, I don't want to miss out on my preferred accommodation because I didn't firm my offer straight away...
    Hi,

    It is great to hear that you are considering University of Reading as your firm choice.
    For accommodation we do not currently operate a first-come-first-serve allocation for our accommodation, meaning that as long as you accept the University as your Firm you are guaranteed accommodation with us.

    Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions,

    Tom
    Third Year Psychology and Student Ambassador
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    Thank you, that's reassuring. Does this apply to the type of accommodation? For example, are ensuites given out on a first come, first serve basis? Thanks!
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    (Original post by blinkedkiwi)
    Thank you, that's reassuring. Does this apply to the type of accommodation? For example, are ensuites given out on a first come, first serve basis? Thanks!
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    Nope, this is across all types of accommodation. It is assigned randomly to those who have rated a preference for it!

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    Awesome, thanks. Is it possible to ask what is allowed in rooms in halls and what is not? Like, am I able to bring a mini fridge or microwave? Is there any information on this?
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    Awesome, thanks. Is it possible to ask what is allowed in rooms in halls and what is not? Like, am I able to bring a mini fridge or microwave? Is there any information on this?
    Hello

    So there are certain things you aren't allowed to have in your room as they are too high electricity, this includes thing like a microwave and a mini fridge. You get electrical appliances provided for you in the kitchen, such as a shelf each in the fridge and freezer, a microwave (sometimes two depending on the amount of people you share with), a kettle and ovens etc. You are allowed other electrical appliances in your room, such as battery operated fairy lights, hair-dryer etc but as long as they are not too high voltage.

    Hope this helps you, there is also this information on the accommodation website which gives you a list of everything to bring: https://student.reading.ac.uk/essent...-to-bring.aspx

    Any more questions then please do let us know!

    Alice
    Food Science Placement Student
 
 
 
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