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How to book accommodation

Accommodation Guarantee

There’s a lot to think about when you’re getting ready to start university. That’s why we try to make the process of securing accommodation as easy as possible with our accommodation guarantee and online booking portal - giving you the control to choose and book your own room.

The accommodation guarantee applies to

For January 2020 entry 

  • All applicants who hold an unconditional offer: You should have booked your accommodation by 9am on Monday 16 December 2019.

For September 2020 entry

  • All undergraduate applicants who have selected BU as their firm choice: You should have submitted your UCAS application by midnight on 30 June 2020 or by midnight on 5 July 2020 for UCAS Extra applicants. You will then need to have either reserved or booked your choice of accommodation by 6pm on Thursday 13 August 2020.
  • All postgraduate applicants who hold an unconditional offer: You should have either reserved or booked your choice of accommodation by 6pm on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Applicants not eligible for our accommodation guarantee, including insurance offer holders and those who apply through Clearing, will be able to book any remaining rooms after Thursday 13 August 2020. We may still make further changes to the guarantee as we understand the demand for student accommodation, which may include incorporating additional groups into the guarantee - any updates will be made on this page.

Make sure you read the full terms and conditions of our guarantee, as this is a summary of the groups and criteria included.

Choosing and booking your room

When you come to choose and secure your accommodation, you’ll do so via two simple stages in our online accommodation portal.

Stage 1 - registration (and registering for the accommodation guarantee)

You will complete the first stage (registration) on the system at any stage and usually shortly after you've accepted our offer.

Stage 2 - choose and book your room

The self-selection system we use gives you more choice and control of where you will be living. In contrast to some other universities, we won’t just allocate you a room in a hall of our choosing; instead, you have the opportunity to view all the options available when you're eligible to book. Simply login into the accommodation portal, review what's available, select your room, check all the information and, when you're ready, go on and complete the booking. Simple.

You will be able choose and book your room when the bookings opens for each intake:

  • January 2020 entry: bookings are open now
  • September 2020 entry: bookings will open from March 2020.

Find out more about the booking process.