Accommodation - How to apply | Harper Adams University


How to apply

Once you have been offered a place to study at Harper Adams (conditional or unconditional), have accepted this offer on UCAS and put us as your first choice you will be able to apply for halls of residence.

We make every effort to offer on-campus residence to all undergraduate students in their first year of study. Online applications usually begin in May; we will send details nearer the time.

How do I chose the accommodation I'd like?

You will be asked to select your choice of accommodation in order of preference via the online system. Whilst every effort will be made to secure your first choice, understandably this is not always possible. The sooner you complete your application the more likely it is that you will be allocated your first choice.

When does the application process start?

A link to the application process will be go live on this page in May. Remember to have your 6 digit student application number ready (detailed at the top of the email sent to you) and your list of accommodation preferences. After you have registered for an account, you will receive a verification code via email - please be patient whilst this comes through to your email account. Once this has been received you will be able to log back in and make your application. If you do not receive the verification email within 24 hours of creating your online account, please contact the Accommodation Office.

What email address should I use?

It is very important that we have your most up-to-date email address, one which you will be able to access once you leave school and we would advise you to use an email address that is not linked to the institution you are currently registered with. To change email address, please contact our Admissions department so that they can update your record and inform us of this change, otherwise you will not be able to receive emails from us.

When do I find out what accommodation I've got?

We aim to let you know, by email, which accommodation you have been allocated in August, soon after results day.

Once you have been allocated accommodation you will be given a limited amount of time to accept this and the associated terms and conditions. This will secure your accommodation for you. Failure to complete the acceptance process means that your room may be reallocated.

As a condition of entry into the university students are usually required to accept their allocated accommodation. Due to the high demand for on-campus accommodation students are encouraged to apply early because rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Later applicants may be placed on a waiting list and/or given appropriate assistance in seeking off-campus accommodation.

What if I'm not available to complete the application process?

Should you not be available to complete your application after the launch, please ask a family member or friend to complete it on your behalf. You will need to ensure that they have access to your email account so that they can access the verification email, as well as the applicant number and your accommodation preference list.

What if I have a disability?

Students with an established need (e.g. students with a disability) will be given priority on certain adapted rooms. If you have any condition (medical or otherwise), which should be taken into consideration, please detail this on your application. Mentioning any current condition at a later date may mean that your needs cannot be met. Please be aware that in some circumstances we may require medical certification or other appropriate evidence of your condition and specific needs.

Harper Adams is my insurance choice - can I still apply?

The Accommodation Office is unable to accept an accommodation application from conditional insurance applicants. However, should your decision/offer change, the Accommodation Office will contact you within 10 working days of the new offer/decision with further information on the accommodation application process and details on how to submit an online application.

How do I paying for my accommodation?

You will be asked to pay for your first term's accommodation and deposit when you register in September (or before if you prefer), then at the beginning of every term. You can pay by cash, cheque, credit card or Direct Debit. Our fees are very competitive and offer excellent value for money and there is even an option to pay your accommodation fees in full in advance to get a discount. For more information on how to pay for your accommodation or what discount you may qualify for, please contact our Finance Office on 01952 815214.

What happens if my course offer is withdrawn?

Should your course offer be withdrawn, your accommodation offer will also be cancelled. This aims to release rooms for allocation. Student Services will email you to inform you should we cancel your accommodation application. If in doubt about whether you are still holding an accommodation offer, please contact the Accommodation Office.

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