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    Okay, so i've read that your firm insurance university will most likely guarantee you a place (seeing as it's your firm); i'd like to know what happens to your accommodation if you miss your firm and go to your insurance instead? Would it be harder to find a place or would you get the last minute + not so nice rooms? :confused:

    also: when you are sorting out your accommodation, is it just for your firm or firm + insurance?
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    Yeah you'll probbaly end up with the last choice rooms. I'm worried about this myself.
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    It really depends on the university. You might be lucky and get a choice of accomodation or you might have a more limited pick.

    If halls are full you might end up having to go into private halls like UNITE or a student house (though thats much more likely to happen to someone who has come through clearing). Don't worry about it, the university will give you alot of guidance and help. You won't end up with nowhere to live.
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    most uni will try to get you into your first choice of hall, if not your 1st then you 2nd choice and so on, each uni is different, if your first choice is a very popular halls you may not get it, if once you get to uni if you don't like your halls you can ask to change when a free space comes up
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    It very much depends on where you're applying to. Some unis don't have enough space to house all their first years, and if it's one of those, you'll end up having to find accommodation elsewhere (though they often organise things like househunting days to help you do this). Others will have a room for you, but it may be a less-popular location or type of room (which, in practice, doesn't necessarily meen worse to live in - what people think they want before they arrive and what they actually find works for them in real life are often very different). Some places have accommodation that's all pretty much the same anyway. It's something that's worth looking into and bearing in mind when you decide on your firm and insurance choices
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    It depends on the uni. Some don't allocate accommodation until after results day, and some do it months before.
    Some unis still guarantee accommodation for students who have it as their insurance, but if rooms have already been allocated you will get whatever is left. Obviously some people will have missed their offer for there as well, so you may be lucky and get a better room that had been reserved for them.
 
 
 
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