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Valiant1 Mon 25-Jul-11 12:10:24

my dsd has been declined digs on campus what now? we looking at private rent accomodation but if we pay the deposit and she doesnt get in then what? but if we don't get it and she gets in what happens then?

AnansiGirl Mon 25-Jul-11 12:15:19

Talk to the landlord.
My DD's friend ended up sofa surfing for her first year, including a stint in the YH. It would have broken most, I think, but she's an amazing person.
I wouldn't risk it.
If accommodation is that tight, the LL can relet fairly easily.

Valiant1 Mon 25-Jul-11 12:59:15

We just rang the uni to ask for guidence and she didn't get in sad!! just rang Manchester they talking now, the best of it is she would have been in at Northampton but they have changed the ucas system. what a day!!

Valiant1 Mon 25-Jul-11 12:59:53

UCAS point required i mean!

AnansiGirl Mon 25-Jul-11 13:10:08

So did she already have the grades they were asking for originally?
Was Manchester her reserve choice, after Northampton?

mumofsussex Mon 25-Jul-11 15:21:17

sorry but am confused. Presumably she had received an offer and results don't come out until 18th August (or did she do IB?) I thought most Unis guaranteed halls for first year if you put them as first choice?

Valiant1 Mon 25-Jul-11 18:34:24

when she applied she was told she needed MMM wich is merits i persume. then today she rang about digs and was told they all full up, so told her to ring the uni and ask for advice, she was told by the lady that she needed DMM wich is a Desicntion and two Merits, and that the info on the web site is out of date! She was then told that she would be put on a list for if a place comes up. The Manchester uni can't offer aplace till she has been officaly declined one at Northampton which the letter will not be sent till the 18th of August! Northampton was her first choice and Manchester was her second.
I also thought that if it was your first year you were garenteed a room but it seems to not be the case here.

mumofsussex Mon 25-Jul-11 19:02:42

confused surely if the Uni offered her a place based on MMM they can't suddenly change that now? Something does not sound right

Valiant1 Mon 25-Jul-11 21:12:19

I know thats what i said but I can't ring them can I? She is 20 and a grown up really! i just don't know what to do for the best! I only 28 and 32 weeks PG with 3 other children on school holidays and all i gettin off her is grief all i trying to do is help her might just leave her too it!! Do you think i should ring them? WWYD? Honestly do you think i should back off and leave her too it?

MrsPlesWearsAFez Mon 25-Jul-11 21:20:31

If she has applied through UCAS the offer details will be held on there. They cannot change it once an offer has been made.

She needs to check what her offer conditions are.

mumofsussex Mon 25-Jul-11 21:28:40

They won't speak to you unfortunately, only her. She needs to take responsibility and find out exactly what the situation is. Agree with MrsPles, it will all be on UCAS and they cannot change offer once made.

BarkingHarriet Mon 25-Jul-11 21:38:08

Firstly don't panic. Talk to the accommodation offices at Manchester and Northampton, although you won't be able to book anything yet they may be able to put your mind at rest. If the halls are full, then sometimes the uni's lease private accommodation and sub let it to freshers - but they won't know how many people they are going to need to house until clearing, so you won't be able to reserve anything yet. Alternatively they might have arranements with local hotels or hostels.

We get people turning up in September with their bags, who have not booked anything, and we always manage to find them somewhere.

It will get sorted, she won't end up on the street under cardboard, please don't stress yourself when you're 32 wks! smile

BlackandGold Mon 25-Jul-11 21:41:27

I don't understand how Northampton Uni can say all their accomodation is full already for the next academic year - unless she applied late for accomodation?

Also, she will have paperwork confirming her offer and will be able to check this online with UCAS. I

If she makes her offer then I'm not sure she is allowed to turn it down just because of an accomodation problem

Changebagsandgladrags Mon 25-Jul-11 23:02:16

This happened at my uni (many years ago). In the end they put people up in halls in shared rooms and in...actual halls. Eventually everyone did get placed somewhere though.

I wouldn't look for somewhere until she definitely has her place. It is doable.

Valiant1 Tue 26-Jul-11 08:03:44

Thanxs all i am going to sit with all her papaer work today and try again if she doesn't respond well then i wil just leave her to it! we have never got on but i am all she knowas as "mum" (her mum died when she was young) so i will persivear. will update later and thanxs again if she goes to manchester and doesn't get digs she will have to comute and if Northampton get her in we will drive down and sort somthingxx

mumofsussex Tue 26-Jul-11 08:20:09

Good luck, she is lucky to have you. I know how bloody difficult teenagers can be, DC1 is going to Uni this year (hopefully! - grades permitting) and getting information from him is like getting blood out of a stone.

She really needs to log onto UCAS and see exactly what it says there. All information such as offers and grade requirements will be on there.

nenevomito Tue 26-Jul-11 08:29:11

I was about to say the same - I didn't get accommodation when I started at Manchester so went onto a waiting list. I badgered their office every day for a week until they found me somewhere to make me go away.

Don't panic. She should have an offer letter somewhere saying what grades are required. If she has it in writing that's what they have to offer, not what's on the website.

Valiant1 Tue 26-Jul-11 13:42:23

What a day ok so firstly she has read her offer letter/email wrong! she was told that northampton wanted DMM and manchester wanted MMM. I only found this out after i rang up and told them how upset she is not and how this has been a rough time for her (she doesn't give a damn!!!!!) the lady from Northampton said to ring UCAS so i did and they were very helpfull and also said that if she has had accomodation turned down its normally because she hasn't got in. so she has eccepted that and has now made MMU her first choice and we have to wait now till we get a letter from them to apply for housing. We are only in Stoke so told her she will have to comute by train untill we can sort somthing out!

mumofsussex thankyou x she is a pain but i do love her as much as my own and help as much as i can, they said the 18th of August so fingers crossed for your son xx

babyheave i told her the same thing as soon as she has the letter she will have to be on the phone to them and going in as much as she can to get somewhere, she is insistand she wants out so

thanks again glad i found this thread xx kept me from going insain xx

mollymole Tue 02-Aug-11 20:54:25

why is it so important to be in halls - my son was in private rented from the start and it worked out very well (and a damn site more economical)

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