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Exeter accommodation results day application

Hi! I’ve put Exeter as my insurance choice and I’m expecting that I’ll end up there, but I can’t apply for accommodation until it’s my firm, which obviously I will only confirm on results day.

Does anyone know if this means that there will be no rooms in good accommodation? I’m hoping for Holland Hall or Pennsylvania Court. I’m also not really sure how applying works. Thank you :smile:
I've now looked at the 2023 applicant to bed ratio and it seems like Pennsylvania court would be out of the question, so I'll probably put Holland, Mardon and Lopes. Does anyone know my chances of getting into those? I just don't know how many slots will get filled up by people getting rejected by other accoms, or how many spaces might open up on results day
Students at Cornwall campus, University of Exeter
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Original post by anevbr
Hi! I’ve put Exeter as my insurance choice and I’m expecting that I’ll end up there, but I can’t apply for accommodation until it’s my firm, which obviously I will only confirm on results day.
Does anyone know if this means that there will be no rooms in good accommodation? I’m hoping for Holland Hall or Pennsylvania Court. I’m also not really sure how applying works. Thank you :smile:


Hi anevbr,

This changes year to year based on how many applicants we have. To fall under the accommodation guarantee, you have to apply by 31st July which means these students have top priority when it comes to accommodation.

If some applicants unfortunately miss their grade requirements or decide to attend another university, this will free up spaces in accommodation. If we have not filled our accommodation spaces with students under the accommodation guarantee, these will also be offered to those who apply after 31st July. We try to inform students of the situation with accommodation spaces as soon as possible after results day, but if we do not have spaces to offer then this will mean looking at private sector accommodation. If you have anymore questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Jen,

University of Exeter student ambassador
Reply 3
Original post by ExeterStudentRep
Hi anevbr,
This changes year to year based on how many applicants we have. To fall under the accommodation guarantee, you have to apply by 31st July which means these students have top priority when it comes to accommodation.
If some applicants unfortunately miss their grade requirements or decide to attend another university, this will free up spaces in accommodation. If we have not filled our accommodation spaces with students under the accommodation guarantee, these will also be offered to those who apply after 31st July. We try to inform students of the situation with accommodation spaces as soon as possible after results day, but if we do not have spaces to offer then this will mean looking at private sector accommodation. If you have anymore questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
All the best,
Jen,
University of Exeter student ambassador

Hi! Thank you very much for your response, I was also wondering just how likely it is that accommodation will become available post-results day? Do many people end up not attending the university therefore freeing up spaces or is it most likely that I will have to apply for private accommodation? Thank you :smile:
Original post by anevbr
Hi! Thank you very much for your response, I was also wondering just how likely it is that accommodation will become available post-results day? Do many people end up not attending the university therefore freeing up spaces or is it most likely that I will have to apply for private accommodation? Thank you :smile:


Hi anevbr,

This varies a lot yearly, so unfortunately I can’t answer that. Some years we have filled all our spaces, whereas some years we have spaces left over. However, if we do not have spaces, we aim to let prospective students know as soon as possible, normally via Facebook. Here is a link to our page about accommodation for insurance holders which might help you. If you want anything clarified or you’re unsure of something please don’t hesitate to ask!

https://sites.exeter.ac.uk/accommodation/insurance-or-firm-choice-how-your-decision-affects-your-accommodation-application-2/

All the best,

Jen

University of Exeter student ambassador
Reply 5
Original post by ExeterStudentRep
Hi anevbr,
This varies a lot yearly, so unfortunately I can’t answer that. Some years we have filled all our spaces, whereas some years we have spaces left over. However, if we do not have spaces, we aim to let prospective students know as soon as possible, normally via Facebook. Here is a link to our page about accommodation for insurance holders which might help you. If you want anything clarified or you’re unsure of something please don’t hesitate to ask!
https://sites.exeter.ac.uk/accommodation/insurance-or-firm-choice-how-your-decision-affects-your-accommodation-application-2/
All the best,
Jen
University of Exeter student ambassador
Thank you again 🙂 ! Sorry for all the questions, but I checked what happened last year and it looks like the university was able to guarantee spaces for late applicants?

https://sites.exeter.ac.uk/accommodation/youre-coming-to-exeter/

Like you said it varies from year to year, so was this just due to a large amount of students not getting into the university?
Original post by anevbr
Thank you again 🙂 ! Sorry for all the questions, but I checked what happened last year and it looks like the university was able to guarantee spaces for late applicants?
https://sites.exeter.ac.uk/accommodation/youre-coming-to-exeter/
Like you said it varies from year to year, so was this just due to a large amount of students not getting into the university?


No need to apologise, thank you for the question! Yes, so that would’ve been because we had less applicants, or because some applicants unfortunately missed their grade offers. There have been some years where this is different naturally, so definitely keep an eye on our Facebook page or clearing page to see what’s happening on results day with accommodation.

Jen,

University of Exeter student ambassador
Reply 7
Original post by ExeterStudentRep
No need to apologise, thank you for the question! Yes, so that would’ve been because we had less applicants, or because some applicants unfortunately missed their grade offers. There have been some years where this is different naturally, so definitely keep an eye on our Facebook page or clearing page to see what’s happening on results day with accommodation.
Jen,
University of Exeter student ambassador
Thank you so much! 😊
Reply 8
Original post by anevbr
Hi! I’ve put Exeter as my insurance choice and I’m expecting that I’ll end up there, but I can’t apply for accommodation until it’s my firm, which obviously I will only confirm on results day.
Does anyone know if this means that there will be no rooms in good accommodation? I’m hoping for Holland Hall or Pennsylvania Court. I’m also not really sure how applying works. Thank you :smile:

Have you visited here: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/accommodation/applyingandpaying/clearing/ - there's info there too for those with Exeter as their insurance choice.
Reply 9
Original post by Ginny99
Have you visited here: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/accommodation/applyingandpaying/clearing/ - there's info there too for those with Exeter as their insurance choice.

Thank you :smile:

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