University Of Bristol Accommodation Office
You will be sent an email with a link for you to log in and access details of your accommodation offer. If you applied before 31 July your offer will be confirmed on Wednesday 23 August. If you apply by 31 August as a non-guaranteed student and we are able to make you an offer, it will be confirmed on Friday 1 September.
Your offer email normally contains the following information:
- Name and address of residence
- Type of room allocated
- Accommodation fees and instalment information
- Tenancy dates
- Student residence conditions
Once your accommodation offer has been made, you will need to formally accept it online. Instructions are included in your offer email along with a deadline for accepting your offer. All rooms are allocated when the offers are made, there are no rooms left for moving people or changing rooms at this stage. Please note the following important information about your offer:
- We will only make you one offer.
- You normally have 3-4 days in which to accept your offer.
- Due to the large numbers of applicants it can take a couple of days to process offers. If you do not receive your offer immediately don’t panic; check your email account later in the day and the next day before you contact us.
Check your offer email carefully. If you miss the deadline you will lose your room and we may not be able to offer you another.
What if I’m not happy with the room/residence I get offered?
Offers cannot be changed or cancelled when they are first made. We recommend that you accept your offer of accommodation so that you are guaranteed somewhere to live. If you are not happy with your offer then you can register your interest for a cancelled room by joining the pre-arrival waiting list – if another student does not accept their offer (for example because they’ve changed their mind about coming to University) and a vacancy becomes available, we will contact you. However, please note the following:
- You must accept your accommodation offer before you can be considered for another room through the cancellation waiting list.
- We can’t guarantee that a suitable alternative room will become available.
I’ve been offered a temporary shared room, what does that mean?
We occasionally need to double up some rooms at the start of term. In 2016 a total of 150 students had to share a room at the very start of term. By the end of November, all students who wanted their own room had been moved. Some of these temporary sharers chose to stay sharing for the rest of the academic year.