If you're joining us in September 2017, online application opens in April.

If you accept Bath Spa University as your firm choice with UCAS, you’ll receive an email in April inviting you to apply for your accommodation.

Eligibility

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)

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 accommodation applications made between these dates equally.

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 in August. You’ll be asked to either accept or reject your accommodation offer – if you accept, you'll be required to pay your deposit at this time. If you reject your offer, you can add your name to the accommodation waiting list.

Information about moving in and registration will be emailed once your deposit has been paid.

Key points

  • 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

Offers and allocations

How allocations work

Students with priority status are allocated rooms first. Priority status is given to:

  • Applicants with disabilities or access needs (who have provided medical / supporting information to the University and been approved), who have submitted a housing application by the deadline
  • Full-time International (non-EU) applicants, who have submitted a housing application by the deadline

All other accommodation applications are randomised; please note that rooms are not allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The university will try to allocate an applicant their highest ranked accommodation preference wherever possible. Every effort is made to offer applicants their first choice of accommodation, although this is not always possible due to high demand for rooms. As a result some applicants will be offered one of their other choices or, in some cases, accommodation for which they did not state a preference.

All eligible students are likely to secure a place in halls of residence, but this cannot be guaranteed. In the event that the university has insufficient bed spaces to meet applicant demand, we will offer you assistance with finding accommodation in the private sector.

Accepting your offer

Newton Park, Green Park House and Bankside House

Log in to our online accommodation system to accept your offer. You’ll be required to pay a non-refundable admin charge of £50 and a £200 room deposit once you have accepted your offer. If a deposit payment has not been received by the specified deadline,  the offer of accommodation will be withdrawn.

After the deposit has been paid, an E-Licence agreement will be emailed and must be completed and returned within the specified timeframe. Information containing moving in instructions and how to register will emailed in September before the move in weekend.

The licence agreement is a legally binding document, you should ensure you fully understand the legal commitment you’re making, before signing. Student Accommodation can answer questions by emailing accommodation@bathspa.ac.uk.

If you’re not able to pay the deposit at this point, you can declare extenuating circumstances if one or more of the following are relevant:

  • you’re an independent student from Foster Care or Foyer Housing
  • you’re an independent student who does not have a bank account
  • you’re a student who has parents or carers that are not in employment

You should email myfinance@bathspa.ac.uk with details of extenuating circumstances. Our finance team will determine if circumstances are to be considered extenuating. If you’re deemed to have extenuating circumstances you’ll have your deposit payment deferred until the first instalment of student loan is received.

Charlton and Waterside Court

Charlton and Waterside Court are managed by UNITE. You’ll be directed to their online portal to pay your deposit of £250, complete guarantor information and sign your tenancy agreement. All further correspondence will then come directly from Unite. You should ensure they fully understand the legal commitment you’re making, before signing and returning the tenancy agreement. Unite staff will be able to answer questions regarding the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement by emailing bath@unite-students.co.uk

Twerton Mill

Twerton Mill is managed by CRM. You’ll be sent a link to CRM's online a booking form with your accommodation offer. The completion of the booking form is your confirmation of acceptance of room at Twerton Mill. You’ll be required to pay the £250 booking fee when completing the online booking form. Once you move into Twerton Mill the £250 will then be used as your housing deposit. All further correspondence will come directly from CRM.

If the booking form is not completed by the date stated the accommodation offer will be withdrawn by Bath Spa University. CRM will generate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and send it to you. You should ensure you fully understand the legal commitment you’re making, before signing and returning the tenancy agreement.

Rejecting your offer

Allocations from this list will be made on a 'first come, first served' basis. In years of exceptional demand, a further offer of accommodation may not be possible.

Please note that if you decide to decline your offer to study at Bath Spa University your offer of accommodation will be automatically withdrawn.

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