Applying for Halls
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If you are a Loughborough firm choice student with an Unconditional offer, you can apply online from mid May. Students with a Conditional offer can apply online from early June - during May you will be sent an email to confirm which date your course allows you to apply from.
We open the application process on a staggered basis in order to reduce the impact on the website. You will not be able to apply until the date and time specified on your information email, which will depend on your course type. This will not put applicants at a disadvantage as a proportional number of rooms in each hall will have been allocated for each course type.
During the application process you will be given the option to reserve a specific room type in a hall of your choice. You will be contracted to a room, therefore you can concentrate on your studies knowing that your chosen room is waiting for you (this contract will be cancelled if your academic place at Loughborough University is not confirmed).
Some halls and room types do go very quickly and all available rooms for your course type will be published on the website. If a room of your choice is not available or you do not wish to commit to a contract at this point, you can register a preference for accommodation. We will aim to offer you a room within 2 weeks of receiving your A-level results and your place at Loughborough has been confirmed. Although preferences do NOT guarantee a room type or location, our Accommodation Team use them as a guide to allocate you a room depending on availability.
Please do not worry if the room of your choice is not available to reserve in advance - register a preference and wait until after your results!
If you are a Loughborough Insurance Choice student or are accepted through Clearing, please check the latest news on our website for regular updates and details on how to apply once your place at Loughborough is confirmed.
Please note that the Room Reservation system closes at the end of July, however the preference option will remain open. Please note that the guarantee of accommodation will only be applicable for applications made before the 31 July.
Please contact the Student Accommodation Centre if you experience problems applying.
Some applicants have experienced problems opening e-mail attachments from us on Mac computers. Please see below steps to follow to open attachments using Macmail.
Step One: Select the message containing the attachment(s), and do one of the following:
- From the File menu, select Save Attachments... .
-In the header section of the email message, click and hold Save, and choose Save All... (10.7) or Select All... (10.6 and earlier), or the specific attachment you want to save.
-Right-click or Ctrl-click the attachment, and from the pull-down menu that appears, select Save Attachment... . If the message contains more than one attachment, Shift-click the attachments to group-select them, then right-click or Ctrl-click one of the group. From the pull-down menu that appears, select Save Selected Attachments... .
Step Two: In the sheet that drops down, select the location where you'd like to save the attachment(s), and then click Save.
I have made Loughborough my first choice of University. When will I be sent information for my accommodation?Information will not be distributed via the postal service, but will be available online. You will be sent an email advising you how and when to apply.
The Student Accommodation Centre will automatically send you an email to confirm that your preferences have been received and processed.
If you have reserved a room type via the online reservation system, you are guaranteed to be offered this accommodation upon successful entry to the University, providing your room bond deposit has been paid.
If you prefer to make accommodation preferences rather than reserve a room type, your offer will depend upon several factors:
- It is necessary for us to consider Halls as Communities. This requires a balance of gender, course and year in each Hall. Our computer allocation system is therefore set up to prevent too many students who share the same course or gender from being allocated to the same Hall.
- Please remember there is a limited number of en-suite rooms.
- The likelihood of being offered one of your preferences depends upon availability.
We recommend that you accept the offer made to you if you definitely wish to live in Hall. If you are particularly unhappy with your offer, please contact the Student Accommodation Centre to discuss your options.
If, after the first few weeks of term you are unhappy with your accommodation, it may be possible for you to transfer to another Hall subject to availability of accommodation at that time.
The Student Accommodation Centre will do its best to help students who apply as either an Insurance student or through clearing to find accommodation. Where possible we will offer places in Hall subject to availability, halls accommodation is not guaranteed, however we promise to help you secure accommodation either on campus or by referral to an off campus provider.
Insurance and Clearing students will be able to apply for accommodation from 19 August, further details will be available nearer the time on our announcements page.
- It is your responsibility to let the University Admissions Department know of any changes of address. They can be contacted on: +44 (0)1509 223522 or email@example.com
Mature students applying to live in Halls of Residence are not automatically allocated into flats with a majority of returning students (which may be quieter). Students who would like to be located in an area with fewer first year students are advised to make contact with the Student Accommodation Centre when applying in order to discuss the options available. Alternatively, once you have had your Hall room allocated, it is recommended that you contact the Student Accommodation Centre in early September to make any specific requests.
You are also welcome to contact the Hall Warden prior to arrival to introduce yourself, contact details are on the Hall page: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/campus-living/accommodation/halls/
Some mature undergraduates request to be allocated to a postgraduate Hall, this may be possible however all postgraduate accommodation is let on a 50 week contract.
- Further information on how to find your campus halls accommodation, when to arrive and what to bring will be emailed to you prior to your arrival. This information can also be found on this website.
Your hall arrival date is listed on your accommodation contract. An email will be sent to all students who have completed their post-contractual requirements during September containing final arrival information. You will have been asked to book an arrival slot as part of your online induction programme.
10 Step Countdown to your arrival:
10: Car Parking - Car parking spaces are limited and this 10 Step Countdown will ensure your arrival runs as smoothly as possible.
9: Please familiarise yourself with your halls information on our website.
8: Keep up to date - You need to check our website regularly http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/campus-living/accommodation/announcements/ for the most up to date information.
7: Getting ready - You will be allocated a 30 minute slot to empty the car. Please pack with this in mind. Due to the layout of the accommodation there will be a walk from the car to your room so you may need to carry your belongings. There will be students to help you. Please aim to arrive during your booked arrival slot time - we recommend that this is before 4pm.
6: On arrival at Loughborough, RAC signage on major routes will direct you to the correct entrance.
5: Once on campus you will be directed to where you can collect your room keys.
4: Once you have your room keys you will be directed to your dedicated unloading space for 30 minutes.
3: Once the car is unloaded it will need to be moved to a long stay car park - directions will be provided. There will be a shuttle bus / taxi to bring the driver back to the campus.
2: Go to the Hall Dining Room or Common Room to meet your Wardens, Sub Wardens and / or Hall Committee.
1: Settle into your new life as a student at Loughborough University!
Other things you need to know
Second cars and Vans:
Only one car per family will be allowed into the unloading zones. Second cars and / or vans will be directed to a car park and belongings brought back to halls via a removal service
If you are not driving to Loughborough please refer to the following link for details on transport to the University. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/about/findus.html
If you have any queries, please contact the Student Accommodation Centre.
There is a campus bus service running daily between the campus (via the town centre) to the train station every 10 minutes (Monday to Friday), until 9pm. This makes travelling easy from the University to the town centre or train station. For a timetable please view: http://www.kinchbus.co.uk/timetables/sprint.aspx
By foot it takes about 20 minutes to walk to the town centre from the Epinal Way entrance of the campus.
Due to restricted parking spaces on campus, parking permits are not granted to first year students, or students who live close to the University. These restrictions do not apply to students with disabilities. Application forms for a parking permit are obtained from the Security Office: +44 (0)1509 223751.
There is a planing control in force for students living in John Philips, Hazlerigg Rutland, Robert Bakewell, Elvyn Richards and William Morris. Please refer to clause 21.13 of the Halls of Residence Licence Terms and Conditions for further information.
For general information about Traffic and Parking on campus, please visit our Security pages.
Aproximately 30% of all bedspaces are allocated to returning students. You will be given the opportunity to re-apply to return to Hall in December. You are not guaranteed to get a place in Hall in your second or final year unless you are a student with disabilities. If you are an International Student you will be guaranteed accommodation in your previous Hall for at least two years of your stay at Loughborough.
Second year students often prefer to find a house in town with their friends. If this is your preference please contact us. All our properties have been inspected and approved by the University offering peace of mind.
If you are graduating and would like to return to Loughborough as a Postgraduate student, you can apply for a room in a postgraduate hall from April.