GillianMcA
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
Hi there!

I just got an offer from University of Kent for BA Politics and International Relations through clearing, which I really happy with of course! However, I am concerned about getting accommodation. I contacted the Kent clearing team and they said that I have to wait to see if they have accommodation to allocate to me, but if they can't, I have to go off on my own and find something in Canterbury. Though I totally understand that because I've gone through clearing I'm not at the top of the list.

I think the main fear is that I'll be left with nothing or accommodation that isn't what I was hoping for. Anyone out their in the same position (as I'm sure there is) or has been in this position and has any advice? Should I email or would that even help?
How likely is it that I'll get decent accommodation?

Thanks!!
0
reply
nisha.sri
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
I also need an accomodation for mpharm at medway is it likely i will get any space ?
0
reply
random_matt
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
You asked? Their accommodation is the nicest I have ever had for a university, it's popular, hell, Kent is popular.
0
reply
GillianMcA
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#4
(Original post by random_matt)
You asked? Their accommodation is the nicest I have ever had for a university, it's popular, hell, Kent is popular.
What do you think I should do??
0
reply
djt_kentuni
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 year ago
#5
(Original post by nisha.sri)
I also need an accomodation for mpharm at medway is it likely i will get any space ?
Have you tried to find a place at Liberty Quays Medway?
0
reply
random_matt
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
(Original post by GillianMcA)
What do you think I should do??
Not sure, I would only recommend the ensuite rooms of course, or find somewhere private.
0
reply
GeorgeG123
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#7
Report 1 year ago
#7
I rang them today and they said that and I quote, they are in a 'good position this year to house all applicants including clearing' but the woman didn't want to say its 100% that us (clearing applicants) would get accommodation. Instead, it's just 'very likely'. Usually takes a couple weeks to be confirmed so be patient.

Edit: This is for the Canterbury accom!
0
reply
GillianMcA
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#8
(Original post by GeorgeG123)
I rang them today and they said that and I quote, they are in a 'good position this year to house all applicants including clearing' but the woman didn't want to say its 100% that us (clearing applicants) would get accommodation. Instead, it's just 'very likely'. Usually takes a couple weeks to be confirmed so be patient.

Edit: This is for the Canterbury accom!
Ah wow, that makes me feel 100x better, I have to call them tomo just to clear up a few things but I'll bring it up and see what they say then, hopefully they will say what you have said.

thanks a million!
0
reply
Leigh-B
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#9
Report 1 year ago
#9
Yes, me too!

I called them and I have been really confused ever since. The woman on the line mentioned some kind of form or application? I remember marking that i needed accomadation on my clearing application but that was it.
Was there another form or am I just easily confused 😆
0
reply
fifi.a
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 year ago
#10
(Original post by Leigh-B)
Yes, me too!

I called them and I have been really confused ever since. The woman on the line mentioned some kind of form or application? I remember marking that i needed accomadation on my clearing application but that was it.
Was there another form or am I just easily confused 😆
Hi I don't know if you know about this but there is a separate website by which you choose your accommodation choices for kent;

https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/myaccommodation/
0
reply
Leigh-B
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#11
Report 1 year ago
#11
(Original post by fifi.a)
Hi I don't know if you know about this but there is a separate website by which you choose your accommodation choices for kent;

https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/myaccommodation/
Yes, I've been on this page before and I have an application but it's completely blank except my name. I can't edit anything or anything. I did not fill out an accomodation application already so I have no idea what to do.

(Edit) I’ve just been on call to the clearing lady, and she informed me there is no preferences for clearing applications. You will just get randomly allocated a room, and there is no extra application form.
0
reply
GeorgeG123
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 year ago
#12
Hey has anyone else received any update?
0
reply
fifi.a
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#13
Report 1 year ago
#13
(Original post by Leigh-B)
Yes, I've been on this page before and I have an application but it's completely blank except my name. I can't edit anything or anything. I did not fill out an accomodation application already so I have no idea what to do.

(Edit) I’ve just been on call to the clearing lady, and she informed me there is no preferences for clearing applications. You will just get randomly allocated a room, and there is no extra application form.
omg that's horrible but makes sense, unfortunately.. kent was my insurance and I even went through clearing to change my course there so I'm still waiting as well.. Hope it all turns out okay for you!
0
reply
GillianMcA
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#14
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#14
(Original post by Leigh-B)
Yes, I've been on this page before and I have an application but it's completely blank except my name. I can't edit anything or anything. I did not fill out an accomodation application already so I have no idea what to do.

(Edit) I’ve just been on call to the clearing lady, and she informed me there is no preferences for clearing applications. You will just get randomly allocated a room, and there is no extra application form.
So there is no other form that I should fill in? what is that link shared previously for? Do I need to have a login for that??
AHH so many questions hahaha, can't wait until this is all sorted!
0
reply
Leigh-B
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#15
Report 1 year ago
#15
(Original post by GillianMcA)
So there is no other form that I should fill in? what is that link shared previously for? Do I need to have a login for that??
AHH so many questions hahaha, can't wait until this is all sorted!
From what I remember no you don’t, but you do have to create a login for Kent hospitality - you should have been give an applicant ID through email. (Edit) I just recieved an offer from accomadation and the offer was shown on the hospitality page.
0
reply
GillianMcA
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#16
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#16
(Original post by Leigh-B)
From what I remember no you don’t, but you do have to create a login for Kent hospitality - you should have been give an applicant ID through email. (Edit) I just recieved an offer from accomadation and the offer was shown on the hospitality page.
I've literally just received and accepted an offer for accommodation too.
0
reply
Leigh-B
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#17
Report 1 year ago
#17
(Original post by GillianMcA)
I've literally just received and accepted an offer for accommodation too.
Oooh what did you get? I’ve been allocated to Keynes college
0
reply
Rakuzan
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#18
Report 1 year ago
#18
If Kent is my insurance choice would I have a better chance of getting accommodation.
0
reply
GeorgeG123
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#19
Report 1 year ago
#19
(Original post by Rakuzan)
If Kent is my insurance choice would I have a better chance of getting accommodation.
It goes from Firm, Insurence then clearing in allocation
0
reply
GillianMcA
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#20
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#20
(Original post by Leigh-B)
Oooh what did you get? I’ve been allocated to Keynes college
Keynes College is great though!! nice one

I got Parkwood Purchas Court in a house which I was happy with but I've heard a few people have been able to switch around to cheaper or more expensive accommodation, so I might see if I can maybe switch to a refurbished room? The worst they can say is no right??
I'll call them up after the bank holiday and see what they say.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Kent
    Undergraduate Open Day - Canterbury Undergraduate
    Sat, 19 Oct '19

How has the start of this academic year been for you?

Loving it - gonna be a great year (130)
18.21%
It's just nice to be back! (194)
27.17%
Not great so far... (256)
35.85%
I want to drop out! (134)
18.77%

Watched Threads

View All