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Do you not get to choose who to stay with at Lancaster? It's cuz there was no option gievn on the application?
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Some people that I know put the name and student number of the person that they wanted to share with in the additional comments box to request that they wanted to be in a flat with that particular person.
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Do you not get to choose who to stay with at Lancaster? It's cuz there was no option gievn on the application?
Hi Anonymous#1,

Generally, when applying for accommodation on campus, the university will try and match up your preferences (in terms of college and room type) as much as possible, which means that you are likely to end up with people you don't know.

However, if you are coming to university with specific others, in the additional requirements section on the accommodation form, it's always worth requesting to be in the same flat/building/college as someone, although this can't be guaranteed. I know in later years, if students want to return to campus or remain living on campus, they will often request to be put in flats with their friends, and the university will try and match everyone as much as they can.

That said, I would said that part of the university experience is the experience of living with complete strangers. It may seem scary at first, but it's a good way to make new friends, and you'll meet people with whom you'll have never crossed paths otherwise.

If you have any more questions, I'd be happy to help!

Maria
1st year English Literature, Creative Writing and Practice (placement year)
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Hi Anonymous#1,

Generally, when applying for accommodation on campus, the university will try and match up your preferences (in terms of college and room type) as much as possible, which means that you are likely to end up with people you don't know.

However, if you are coming to university with specific others, in the additional requirements section on the accommodation form, it's always worth requesting to be in the same flat/building/college as someone, although this can't be guaranteed. I know in later years, if students want to return to campus or remain living on campus, they will often request to be put in flats with their friends, and the university will try and match everyone as much as they can.

That said, I would said that part of the university experience is the experience of living with complete strangers. It may seem scary at first, but it's a good way to make new friends, and you'll meet people with whom you'll have never crossed paths otherwise.

If you have any more questions, I'd be happy to help!

Maria
1st year English Literature, Creative Writing and Practice (placement year)
Thank you!!!!
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