IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH - ACTION REQUIRED
You are currently holding a Conditional Insurance offer for study at the University of Edinburgh commencing September 2009 and you will know in due course whether you have met the criteria for that place.
Once again this year, the University of Edinburgh has been very successful in attracting new students and, whilst this is very positive indeed, it does place some strain on the accommodation we have available for first year undergraduates.
The University provides a guarantee of accommodation to all first year students normally resident outside the City of Edinburgh boundary. This year we have no choice other than to allocate a larger number of students to shared accommodation - a mixture of twin bedded and, mostly, bunk bedded rooms.
As a result, and with some regret, we have to advise you that, if you are successful in obtaining a place at the University of Edinburgh for September 2009 which you then accept and if you have already applied for University accommodation or intend to do so before the deadline of 16 August 2009, then you will ONLY BE MADE AN OFFER OF BUNK BEDDED CATERED ACCOMMODATION AT POLLOCK HALLS.
We understand that this might influence any decision you make in respect of Edinburgh and so felt you would appreciate early notice of this inevitable situation.
Please consider this information very carefully, as we need you to take the following action before Friday 24 July 2009:
A: If you have already applied for accommodation, or intend to do so before 16 August 2009, and the allocation of bunk bedded accommodation as outlined above would be acceptable, then please reply to this email by either (a) clicking here and sending or (b) reply to this email by typing 'ACCEPT' and your full name in the subject line.
B: If you have applied for University accommodation but do NOT wish to accept this type of bunk bedded accommodation, please reply to this email by either (a) clicking here and sending or (b) reply to this email by typing 'DECLINE' and your full name in the subject line. We will then assume that, in doing so, you have withdrawn your accommodation application. This will NOT affect your application to study at the University of Edinburgh.
If, for whatever reason, you do not respond to this email by 24 July 2009, we shall assume you understand that any application you have already made for University accommodation, or may make in due course, will only result in an offer for bunk bedded catered accommodation.
It is of course very possible that the decision required above may impact upon your decision to come to the University of Edinburgh this year. You are strongly recommended to discuss any such non-accommodation concerns as soon as possible with the appropriate College admissions office.
The University of Edinburgh