Answered By: Christine Anderton Last Updated: Apr 07, 2020 Views: 102
Rooms are allocated by our accommodation software (Mercury3) using auto allocation, where it gives each application a random lottery number. The system will then look at the preferences on the application to determine the room they will be allocated.
Applicants with medical requirements, who are on a health/teaching course, or who have requested to reside in a quiet hall are allocated outside of the auto allocation. Any applicant with a specific medical requirement are prioritised for a room in halls.
Hall offers are then communicated to applicants by email from A-Level results day in August.
If an applicant is unhappy with their room allocation, they will have an opportunity to submit a pre-arrival transfer request through the online accommodation portal – applicants who have not received an allocation that matches the preferences on their application are prioritised for a transfer.