Student rooms in the College are priced by bands based on the size of the room, the room’s location, and whether or not it has en-suite bath or shower facilities. You can see information about the bands and current prices in the fees and charges section of the website. At the end of March, the College will set the band prices for the 2017-18 academic year, and at that point the room allocation process for new students will be opened. College student accommodation is only provided for those studying full-time.
Graduate applicants for full-time study who are offered a place are asked to return an Acceptance Reply Form, for undergraduates this happens through UCAS. Shortly after your acceptance has been received by the College you will be contacted by the accommodation team and asked to complete an Accommodation Preference Form where you indicate which price bands you prefer for your College accommodation. (Those who accept before the room allocation process for new students is opened will be emailed when it is opened.)
During the Summer your application to study will be processed by the University and Hughes Hall, and you will have been asked to complete documentation related to your application as outlined in your offer letter. That process is separate from the College room allocation process. However, when you have been fully confirmed as a student by the University and the College, submitted your Accommodation Preference Form, and if there are rooms available, we will send you an email notifying you of the process to secure a room in the allocation.
All those who have completed the process of securing a room in the allocation before the end of August will be included in the first round allocation of rooms, which takes place in the first week of September. If you are included, you will be notified of the band you have been allocated to during that week. Applicants confirmed after 31st August will be offered remaining accommodation on a first-come first-served basis.
It is impossible to accurately predict the rate of demand. However, under normal conditions we would expect all those confirmed before the 1st September to be offered a college room, and most of those confirmed after the 31st August to be offered a room for single accommodation. Allocations for those seeking couples’ accommodation only is likely to close earlier in the Summer. When all rooms have been allocated we will notify anyone still awaiting confirmation as soon as possible and provide guidance on finding accommodation from other sources.
If you have queries about the process you can contact the accommodation team.
If you have disability requirements related to accommodation you should contact the College’s Disability Equality Officer who will help you provide the necessary information to enable the college to provide suitable accommodation. Sometimes this requires specific medical information which can take time to secure. The earlier you contact the Disability Equality Officer, the easier it will be to complete the process and to secure suitable accommodation.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about student accommodation at Hughes Hall.