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My brain's got numb. Someone explain about accommodation applns please.

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mumblechum1 Mon 14-Jan-13 12:53:33

When are our DCs supposed to apply for accom, and do they apply for both their firm and insurance offers?

Thanking yooop

Sleepysand Mon 14-Jan-13 13:53:26

Usually both, and the deadline date varies by uni but will be on the web page. Most start allocating around 20th August and for most as long as you apply by 1st Sept you will get some accommodation. It does go first come first served though.

Sleepysand Mon 14-Jan-13 13:53:54

PS most are open for applications now I think

mumblechum1 Mon 14-Jan-13 14:14:40

Thank you Sleepy - can they only apply once they've accepted the offers? Cheers

webwiz Mon 14-Jan-13 14:21:05

It will depend on the university. DD2's insurance choice was York and they don't accept applications for accommodation until after A level choices whereas some universities such as Nottingham started taking accommodation applications very early.

The information about when the applications open will usually be on the university website. I've just had a look on DD2's uni website and they start taking applications in April.

webwiz Mon 14-Jan-13 14:21:59

Yes you can only apply once you have accepted the offers.

mumblechum1 Mon 14-Jan-13 14:22:23

Thanks WW

DoodlesNoodles Mon 14-Jan-13 16:10:21

It completely depends on the Uni. Some open early for firm and insurance offers but others dont. It varies a lot and you need to chek on the Uni websites.

Hope your DC's Uni's are accomodating. smile

MABS Mon 14-Jan-13 16:17:35

read my mind mumblechum! just what i was wondering too

mumblechum1 Mon 14-Jan-13 16:47:43

Just got DS to apply for accommodation at Manchester, and they let him do so, even though he won't be firming until he has the results of the Jan modules.

MABS Mon 14-Jan-13 18:00:37

interesting Mumblechum, thanks for that, we would be looking at Manchester too. thanks

mumblechum1 Mon 14-Jan-13 18:46:24

Oak house by any chance grin

MABS Mon 14-Jan-13 20:15:16

Fallowfield i think, know it? may even have spelt it wrong..

mumblechum1 Mon 14-Jan-13 22:53:52

Fallowfield's the party campus, Oak house is the party house in the party campus.

god save us.

MABS Tue 15-Jan-13 07:02:30

Reallyy??!! yep that sorta fits then, as you say...Oh God!! bet it will be Oak House then.

Sleepysand Tue 15-Jan-13 16:36:23

My DS1 (at Sheffield) is in the party block (Froggatt) of the party campus (Endcliffe) - and has bought earplugs already. He is no drybread but he wants to get a 1st, and the level of noise some nights is mad - he is about 50 yards from the bar. His g/f is in a quieter place and has the option of coming to the noise or leaving it. I know it is hard to sell that to a teenager, but try if you can. We just didn't realise what it was like.

MABS Tue 15-Jan-13 17:54:22

thanks Sleepysand , will defo try!

nelsonscolumn Wed 16-Jan-13 17:31:40

My DD lives in Oak House and was dreading it as she had heard all the party rumours. However she loves it now she's there and says it's not anywhere as noisy as she feared. Apparently it depends on the flatmates you end up with.

MABS Wed 16-Jan-13 18:11:19

reassuring to hear smile thanks

boomting Wed 16-Jan-13 19:28:42

I have to concur - the reputation of Oak House (and Owens Park) is not quite as good / bad (depending on what you want) as the reality.

MABS Wed 16-Jan-13 19:45:40

Thanks smile

MABS Mon 21-Jan-13 11:09:07

final exam tomorrow so going to brave the accom question after that..

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