No en-suites left??? Watch
I then asked if you could put yourself on a waitlist for ensuite/shared bathroom - so that when those that had booked accomodation but didn't make their grades you would get reallocated - they said "No" - when a student doesn't take up their place their accomodation is allocated to those who take up a place because Nottingham was their insurance choice and then to those who get places through clearing. So those who already have allocated accomodation will not be allocated somewhere else until all those with insurance and clearing places have theirs allocated. This puts those who were firmed and made their grades below those who didn't?
Its the most unfair system we have come across and not transparent at all - if its indicative of how they allocate resource its a worry. They were same at the open day last year - needed to see Loughborough and Nottingham in one day and they would not "bend" on their system that you had to turn up in person to be allocated a place on a subject lecture and they wouldn't guarantee there would be enough places left if we didn't get there early. We explained there would be only one lecture we could possibly book on but they wouldn't budge so we had to go to Nottingham first - Loughborough "saved" us a place as we explained we couldn't be there first thing but it did mean the day wasn't as useful. I think those sorts of attitudes give you a "flavour" of the organisational culture.