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Terms and conditions of the accommodation guarantee

To be eligible for the guaranteed accommodation, there are some terms and conditions you will need to meet. 

September 2017

We guarantee accommodation for all new eligible undergraduate students (residents of BH postcodes excluded) who have selected BU as their firm choice and submitted their UCAS application by 15 January deadline (UK/EU students) or 30 June deadline (non-EU students).

UK/EU undergraduate

  • Your student status will need to be showing as Unconditional Firm (U/F) on UCAS Track by 9am on Thursday 17 August 2017. This is the final deadline for students to be guaranteed the chance to book a room in BU accommodation
  • There are two stages to completing the online accommodation booking process. If you meet the guarantee criteria, you will receive an email prior to Thursday 17 August 2017 informing you when you are eligible to complete each stage. You will need to adhere to the instructions and deadlines in these emails in order to be guaranteed a room in BU accommodation.

Non-EU undergraduate

  • Your student status will need to be showing as Unconditional Firm (U/F) on UCAS Track and you will need to have booked your accommodation and made your payment to secure your room by 9am on Friday 1 September 2017
  • There are two stages to completing the online accommodation booking process. If you meet the guarantee criteria, you will receive an email prior to Friday 1 September 2017 informing you when you are eligible to complete each stage. You will need to adhere to the instructions and deadlines in these emails in order to be guaranteed a room in BU accommodation.

Postgraduate

  • Your student status will need to be showing as Unconditional Firm (U/F) and you will need to have booked your accommodation and made your payment to secure your room by 9am on Thursday 17 August 2017
  • There are two stages to completing the online accommodation booking process. If you meet the guarantee criteria, you will receive an email prior to Thursday 17 August 2017 informing you when you are eligible to complete each stage. You will need to adhere to the instructions and deadlines in these emails in order to be guaranteed a room in BU accommodation.

Care leavers

Students who are proven care leavers or have a Compact agreement are automatically guaranteed BU accommodation regardless of when they require it.

Disclosure of medical conditions and disabilities

Students who disclose a medical condition are covered under the standard BU accommodation guarantee. If you have a medical condition or disability that may significantly impact upon your living arrangements, wherever possible, the university will endeavour to accommodate you. However, there is no guarantee that a suitable room will be available and, if booking outside of the BU guarantee, you are not automatically guaranteed a room in BU accommodation. Students in this category need to register with the university’s ALS team and undergo an assessment of needs so we can determine whether suitable accommodation is available or reasonable adjustments can be made before arrival.

Students with families or dependents

The BU guarantee of accommodation is for the individual applicant or student only. Due to a shortage of suitable accommodation the guarantee does not cover anyone else. If you have a family or dependents, you should read through your options on our Accommodation for familes and couples webpage.