The census is run every 10 years in England and Wales to collect information about households to better understand the needs of communities. This information informs funding decisions like university campus bus links, bicycle lanes and jobs.
By taking ten minutes to fill out the census for your term-time address you will be helping to ensure that the student community gets the services it needs.
If you are currently staying in your student house or hall of residence, you will receive a letter with an access code which you can use to fill out the form online.
If you are not currently at your term-time address, you will need to request a new access code which can be done here.
If you are currently living at home you will be included in both your home address and term-time address census questionnaire.
If you are an international student you should still be included in the census if:
- You intend to or have been studying in the UK for at least three months
- You are not currently in the UK but attended in person in the Autumn 2020 term or Winter 2021 term and still have a formal agreement to stay at your term-time accommodation
You can find out what to do for your specific situation here.
Census day is 21 March but you can complete your census until 30 April.