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Allocations policy

Room offers are made in the order that they are received, with priority going to those students, (new to the University) who have accepted their offer to study here.  If you have confirmed your place at Buckingham, you should apply now.

Please make sure that you have read and understood our accommodation terms and conditions before you apply and accept a place in University accommodation.  You will be entering into a legally binding contract for which there is no opt-out clause.  Unless there are serious extenuating circumstances, you will be financially liable for the whole duration of your contract.

All new accommodation contracts are for one academic year.

July 2019 – applications open

If you are joining us in July 2019, or if you are a registered student and would like to move onto campus in July 2019, you may apply now.

Room offers for July 2019 will be made week commencing 20 May 2019. In order to confirm your booking you are asked to pay the first terms rent within 10 days of being made your room offer.

Read the terms and conditions here.

September 2019 – applications open

Applications for September are now open and you may apply now.

Room offers for applicants who have ‘Unconditional Firm’ offers will be made from week commencing 20 May 2019.  All other September room offers will be made from week commencing 26 August 2019.

Applicants will be required to pay a £700 accommodation security bond, refundable when they move out of accommodation, minus any accommodation debt and/or accommodation charges. In order to confirm your booking, the £700 accommodation security bond, or the first terms rent, must be paid within 10 days of being made your room offer. Before the keys can be collected both the £700 accommodation security bond and the first terms rent need to be paid in full.

New terms and conditions will come into effect in September so please read the document very carefully.

January 2020 – applications open

Applications for January 2020 are now open and you may apply now. Please read our terms and conditions before doing so.

We will guarantee you a place on campus if you apply for your accommodation before 31 October 2019.

Room offers for applicants who have ‘Unconditional Firm’ offers will be made from week commencing 27 August 2019.  All other January room offers will be made from week commencing 11 November 2019.

Applicants will be required to pay a £700 accommodation security bond, refundable when they move out of accommodation, minus any accommodation debt and/or accommodation charges. In order to confirm your booking, the £700 accommodation security bond, or the first terms rent, must be paid within 10 days of being made your room offer. Before the keys can be collected both the £700 accommodation security bond and the first terms rent need to be paid in full.

Useful information

  • All of our rooms are fully furnished.
  • If you are new to the University we will provide you with a bedding pack which consists of a duvet and cover, a pillow and pillow case and a sheet.  Please bring your own towels.
  • There are kettles, microwaves and toasters in the kitchens but you will need to bring your own pots, pans and crockery.

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Please contact the Accommodation Office if you have any questions.  Contact us.

Student Accommodation Code