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Is June/July too late to book uni accommodation?

In case context is needed, I've been given a conditional offer for my top choice uni, and receiving the conditional offer is dependent on me completing my course in time. The course is structured in a way where I have work I can finish at my own pace, and im working as fast as i can, but i doubt I'll be able to finish until June or July.

I was going to book accommodation this week but my parents insisted I wait until after I've finished my course, in case I finish too late. That way, the deposit doesn't go to waste, and I won't be paying for a room I dont live in. I've been told by others that now is the best time to book accommodation, and doing it late will leave me with no options, which is exactly what I'm afraid of.

So, is June/July too late to find a place to stay?
Check your university accommodation guarantee on the uni website to see what the application deadline is.
Hi @_echo.

For University owned accommodation, you would need to check with the university to find out. Otherwise, there is still the option to live in accommodation owned by private landlords such as living in a house-share or studio flat.

Best Wishes,
Gulcin
University of Southampton
Original post by _echo.
In case context is needed, I've been given a conditional offer for my top choice uni, and receiving the conditional offer is dependent on me completing my course in time. The course is structured in a way where I have work I can finish at my own pace, and im working as fast as i can, but i doubt I'll be able to finish until June or July.
I was going to book accommodation this week but my parents insisted I wait until after I've finished my course, in case I finish too late. That way, the deposit doesn't go to waste, and I won't be paying for a room I dont live in. I've been told by others that now is the best time to book accommodation, and doing it late will leave me with no options, which is exactly what I'm afraid of.
So, is June/July too late to find a place to stay?

Hi there,

Have a look at your university accommodation policy and how they sort it out as every uni is different. At Hallam, everyone is guaranteed a room and you just have to fill in a form with your preferences which you still do in June/July time and then everyone usually finds out around results day what accommodation they get. I know that some other universities work like this too, however some you just book your specific room in the halls you want and these get booked up a lot quicker.

You could also look into privately owned halls as these sometimes have rooms later on in the year so this could be an option if you wanted to book it later. Or a house share or flat share etc.

In terms of when to book it, I would say that if you are booking through your university, I think you usually only have to pay a deposit when you get a place at the uni but this might also vary from university to university. If you are booking it privately then you will have to pay a deposit when you book so this is up to you whether you think you will finish in time.

I hope some of this helps,

Lucy -SHU student ambassador.
Original post by _echo.
In case context is needed, I've been given a conditional offer for my top choice uni, and receiving the conditional offer is dependent on me completing my course in time. The course is structured in a way where I have work I can finish at my own pace, and im working as fast as i can, but i doubt I'll be able to finish until June or July.
I was going to book accommodation this week but my parents insisted I wait until after I've finished my course, in case I finish too late. That way, the deposit doesn't go to waste, and I won't be paying for a room I dont live in. I've been told by others that now is the best time to book accommodation, and doing it late will leave me with no options, which is exactly what I'm afraid of.
So, is June/July too late to find a place to stay?

Hello!

Please do visit the Liverpool Hope University Website which is https://www.hope.ac.uk/halls/ and check out the accommodation policies etc! For first years, accommodation fees s alway guaranteed for you! I hope it all works out for you!

Hassa, Liverpool Hope University Student Ambassador

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