Has anyone made there firm and ins choices yet?Watch
And as I said - universities will release a range of rooms throughout the year. Availability isn't dependent on being "first". They'll be holding back a whole bunch of rooms across all their halls to release in May for applicants who couldn't pick their firm choice until then.
I called the accommodation office because I didn't want to withdraw from other choices. They said the booking process itself is first come first served, because people who will be able to book the accommodation are the ones who firm LSE. Then when the results are released, people will get the available rooms that are unpopular or have been taken by students who didn't meet the conditions of offer. That way the accommodation is guaranteed.
Universities are not allowed to pressure applicants to pick their firm and insurance choices before the UCAS deadlines. That includes preferential access to accommodation. LSE will be holding back a range of rooms that will be available to book in May for applicants who can't currently pick a firm and insurance choice. Those will also be "first come first served" once they're available to book. Your choice of accommodation will not be more limited if you firm in April compared to firming in September.