Can I switch to move into accommodation even though I applied to stay at home?

Watch
Jordz_Mas
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#1
As of now, I chose Middlesex as my firm choice and Ravensbourne as my insurance and for both of them I chose to stay at home with parents. However, I don't feel 100% sure or satisfied with my choice of staying with parents because I may regret it as Uni starts. So even though I stated on my application that I will be living at home with parents, can I change my mind to live in accommodation inside or is it too late?
0
reply
PQ
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 month ago
#2
Yes. Just apply for accommodation. Universities don’t pay any attention to whether you ticked that you will live at home - too many students get it wrong or change their mind.
0
reply
TK max
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 month ago
#3
I am sure if you contact the Uni you can still apply. They won’t be allocating accommodation until after results day.
0
reply
Jordz_Mas
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#4
(Original post by TK max)
I am sure if you contact the Uni you can still apply. They won’t be allocating accommodation until after results day.
Alright so until results day, got it
Last edited by Jordz_Mas; 1 month ago
0
reply
jonathanemptage
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 month ago
#5
(Original post by Jordz_Mas)
As of now, I chose Middlesex as my firm choice and Ravensbourne as my insurance and for both of them I chose to stay at home with parents. However, I don't feel 100% sure or satisfied with my choice of staying with parents because I may regret it as Uni starts. So even though I stated on my application that I will be living at home with parents, can I change my mind to live in accommodation inside or is it too late?
It's bit late to guarantee university accommodation you could always go on a waiting list or ask on your university SU forum if anyone wants to get a house together because they either missed out or went through clearing or something or ask at the estate agent's if there are any rooms in house shares that are going begging or there are companies like liberty living (private halls) and your SU would also be able to help so yeah you do have a few options.

But first of all apply via the university thy won't have allocated halls yet people wi;; miss their offer and things like that. Make sure you tell SFE you have changed your mind though that is prime.
Last edited by jonathanemptage; 1 month ago
0
reply
PQ
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 month ago
#6
(Original post by Jordz_Mas)
Alright so until results day, got it
Do NOT wait until results day. That’s just when SOME universities allocate rooms (and even then you’ll usually need to apply before a deadline in may/june/july/august).

look on the websites of your universities and find out how and when you need to apply for accommodation.
0
reply
jonathanemptage
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#7
Report 1 month ago
#7
(Original post by PQ)
Do NOT wait until results day. That’s just when SOME universities allocate rooms (and even then you’ll usually need to apply before a deadline in may/june/july/august).

look on the websites of your universities and find out how and when you need to apply for accommodation.
I agree don’t wait they need to know you want it otherwise they can’t allocate it to you I’d be applying now or tomorrow if I was you.
0
reply
AngelikaV
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#8
Report 1 month ago
#8
I'd say contact the university about it and definitely check if that's what you've selected for your student finance. If you can't afford to pay for the accommodation yourself AND you've selected living at home when doing student finance you'd first have to contact them to get that changed so you get higher maintenance loan to live on.

After that yes contact university, just call them straight, emails might take a while and maybe even better contact private accommodations in town because they usually always have few rooms avaliable no matter time applying really and as they're not managed by the university they're a lot easier to get into contact with and get a faster response.
0
reply
PQ
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#9
Report 1 month ago
#9
There’s no need to email universities or wait for a reply. Go on your university websites, find the search tool and search for “accommodation”. There will be details on the website explaining exactly what you need to do to apply for/book accommodation at each university. You could have it done before the staff get into work tomorrow morning.
0
reply
PQ
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 month ago
#10
Middlesex accommodation application: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/study-with-us/...-system-update
0
reply
PQ
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#11
Report 1 month ago
#11
Rave: https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/infor...-accommodation

They don’t guarantee accommodation or let you apply if they’re your insurance but it’s worth having a look at the private halls they partner with
0
reply
Hayatesk
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 month ago
#12
(Original post by Jordz_Mas)
As of now, I chose Middlesex as my firm choice and Ravensbourne as my insurance and for both of them I chose to stay at home with parents. However, I don't feel 100% sure or satisfied with my choice of staying with parents because I may regret it as Uni starts. So even though I stated on my application that I will be living at home with parents, can I change my mind to live in accommodation inside or is it too late?
Hey what course are you doing? I’m commuting as well this year and I haven’t made any friends yet lol
0
reply
Jordz_Mas
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#13
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#13
(Original post by Hayatesk)
Hey what course are you doing? I’m commuting as well this year and I haven’t made any friends yet lol
I've applied for Film BA for Middlesex and Post production for ravensbourne
Last edited by Jordz_Mas; 3 weeks ago
0
reply
Middlesex University
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#14
Report 6 days ago
#14
(Original post by Jordz_Mas)
As of now, I chose Middlesex as my firm choice and Ravensbourne as my insurance and for both of them I chose to stay at home with parents. However, I don't feel 100% sure or satisfied with my choice of staying with parents because I may regret it as Uni starts. So even though I stated on my application that I will be living at home with parents, can I change my mind to live in accommodation inside or is it too late?
Hi,

My name is Aleks and I am an ambassador at Middlesex University! First of all, we are so happy that you chose us as your firm choice! Second, to answer your question, I would recommend you send an email to our Accommodation Department: [email protected]. They will be able to help and answer any other questions you might have regarding accommodations.

I hope this helps!

Kind regards,
Aleks
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

Do you think receiving Teacher Assessed Grades will impact your future?

I'm worried it will negatively impact me getting into university/college (221)
43.33%
I'm worried that I'm not academically prepared for the next stage in my educational journey (58)
11.37%
I'm worried it will impact my future career (39)
7.65%
I'm worried that my grades will be seen as 'lesser' because I didn't take exams (107)
20.98%
I don't think that receiving these grades will impact my future (57)
11.18%
I think that receiving these grades will affect me in another way (let us know in the discussion!) (28)
5.49%

Watched Threads

View All