Bath Spa University Applying For Accommodation
Applications now open. Apply for accommodation online.
Students are eligible for accommodation if they meet the following three criteria:
- are going into their first year of undergraduate study at Bath Spa University, are a full-time applicant and have made Bath Spa University their firm choice;
- live more than 30 miles from the university (appeals will be considered);
- will be studying at Newton Park campus, Sion Hill campus, The Circus, Dartmouth Avenue or at City of Bath College (studying a Bath Spa Foundation Degree.
Guarantee of accommodation
Applicants who meet our eligibility criteria and apply before the application deadline, will be guaranteed an offer of accommodation. A guaranteed offer will be for a room in any of the properties available to Bath Spa applicants (university-owned or operated by a private provider). If you decide to reject this offer of accommodation you’ll have the option of going onto the accommodation waiting list. Applicants opting to join the waiting won’t be guaranteed another offer. You’ll only receive a new offer should an alternative room become available in the order you have joined the waiting list.
30 mile appeals
If you’d like to move into University Halls of Residences but live within 30 miles of the University then you wouldn’t be eligible to apply, however, you do have the option to appeal the decision. To appeal please email a short statement about why you’d like to live in halls for residences to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll then review this and respond to you with an outcome.
The information in your appeal could be around travel times, travel costs, your student experience or medical needs. We’re looking to see that you recognise the costs involved in living in halls of residences and that you’ve properly researched this and are sure it is something that you want to do, including researching the difference between the cost of your commute and living in halls of residence. In your appeal please include your full name, date of birth and UCAS or Bath Spa University student ID.
Please note, we can only accept appeals from students and not from a parent or guardian.
When to apply
Our online application system is open between 3 April and 14 July 2017.
We don’t use a ‘first come, first served’ system and will consider all applications made between these dates equally. Please be aware that the Accommodation Preferences form on the application system is only to register your preferred options. There is no guarantee that you’ll be allocated one of these, although we’ll try to do so.
Bath Spa University offers a wide range of contract lengths, prices and room types. Your accommodation preferences are entered into our allocation system, and where possible we endeavor to meet your preferred choices. By completing this form, you’re accepting that you have researched the different options and understand the financial responsibility of the preferences you have indicated. We may not be able to allocate you a room aligned to your preferences above, due to demand. Please specify what you would consider your preferences in order of priority to input into our allocation system.
How to apply
Before submitting your application, you’ll need to research our accommodation options. If you have any questions, or check our frequently asked questions page.
You’ll apply for application online – you will need:
- your UCAS Personal ID or Bath Spa University Student ID number (issued in your academic acceptance letter)
- your date of birth
- to know your accommodation preferences
When you apply, check the details we have stored for you on the application system are correct. If they are not, please log onto your UCAS account as soon as possible and update them. Once these are changed, please continue with your application. If you want to amend your choices after submitting them, you have up until the end of July to change them.
Receiving an offer
We’ll start making accommodation offers the week commencing 21 August via email. Please ensure your email on UCAS is up to date as we use the email address you have registered with them for our communications.
Information on how to accept your offer will be sent via email and will detail any further information required. Please note that this will vary between UNITE Students accommodation, Waterside Court and Charlton Court, CRM accommodation, Twerton Mill and BSU managed accommodation, Green Park House, Bankside House, Gardens and Lakeside.
For further details of each accommodation provider’s requirements please see ‘Accepting Your Offer’.
- You must declare any disabilities or medical needs when applying. You’ll need to provide evidence
- Only include accommodation options you are prepared to take
- You’ll be able to change your accommodation options up until we close our online application system
- It’s important that you keep your contact details up to date. You’ll also need update UCAS Track with any change in circumstances
Insurance and Clearing
If you do not make Bath Spa University your firm choice of study but select it as your insurance choice, you will not in the first instance be able to apply for accommodation. In August after A level results a waiting list will open for any student that has chosen to join Bath Spa University as their insurance choice or through clearing. Details of the waiting list and how to access it will be advertised on the accommodation website in August.