Accommodation

Announcements

14 Aug 2019

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION OPENING TIMES

Firm choice students

If Loughborough is your firm choice and you have met the conditions of your offer, you will be able to access the room reservation system at the dates/times listed below. You should have received an email advising you of your allocated time slot. (Please note that if you are made a Change Course Offer your time slot my change - please check below for your changed course)

Insurance, Clearing and Adjustment students

If Loughborough is your insurance choice or you have accepted an offer via Clearing or Adjustment, you will be able to access the room preferencing system from 10:00 on Monday 19 August 2019. For more information on the Clearing accommodation application process, visit the Clearing webpages.

Art and Design Foundation Studies

Students accepted onto the Art and Design Foundation Studies course will be able to access the room reservation system at 10:00 on Monday 19 August.

Room allocation

At Loughborough we like to consider our halls as communities - we strive to ensure a mix of students and courses within every hall to provide the best possible social experience, requiring a balance of gender, course and year in each hall. Our online allocation system prevents too many students who share the same course or gender from being allocated to the same hall.

Firm choice students - in order to manage the traffic on the website, the application process is staggered and students are allocated a date and time slot on Thursday and Friday of A Level week. A proportional number of rooms are reserved in all halls for each group so everyone has an equal opportunity to reserve the room of their choice, regardless of their allotted application timeslot.

If you identify as non-binary or transgender and require further advice or support pertaining to your accommodation application, please contact our accommodation team and they will be happy to help.

Please note: the online allocation system will not be available to any applicant between 13:00 and 14:30 on Thursday 15 August and 13:00 and 14:00 on Friday 16 August for data import.  The Room Reservation option will close at 05:00 on Friday 30 August 2019 for ALL students. From this date, only the Room Preference option will be available.

Thursday 15 August 2019 (Firm choice students)

Time

School

Gender

10:00

 

 

 

Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Comprising:
Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Materials

Male

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Male

Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Male

Science
Comprising:
Chemistry
Computer Science
Mathematics
Physics

Female

All Foundation courses (excluding Art & Design)

Female

14:30

 

 

 

 

Science
Comprising:
Chemistry
Computer Science
Mathematics
Physics

Male

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Comprising:
Biosciences
Psychology
 Sport

Female

Social Sciences
Comprising:
Geography and Environment
Politics, History and International Studies
Communications, Media and Social Policy Studies (CMSP)

Female

All Foundation courses (excluding Art & Design)

Male

Friday 16 August 2019 (Firm choice students)

Time

School

Gender

10:00

 

Design

Male

Business and Economics

Male

Social Sciences
Comprising:
Geography and Environment
Politics, History and International Studies
Communications, Media and Social Policy Studies (CMSP)

Male

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Comprising:
Biosciences
Psychology
 Sport

Male

The Arts, English and Drama 

Male

14:00

 

 

 

 

Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Comprising:
Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Materials

Female

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Female

Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Female

Business and Economics

Female

Design

Female

The Arts, English and Drama 

Female

Monday 19 August 2019 (All students)

Time

School

Gender

10:00

Foundation Art and Design

Male & Female

10:00

All Clearing, Adjustment and Insurance students - Room Preference option only 

Male & Female

 Notes for Guidance for our Room Reservation system:

  • The Room Reservation system is only available for students who have registered an account prior to 29 July (Non-registered students will still be able to apply by the Room Preference method).
  • Please refer to our website pages where you will find details on the Halls of Residence and a section on how to apply.  We suggest that you research the accommodation room options and have a list of your preferred room choices ready before you go online to reserve your room.
  • You will not be eligible to apply for accommodation until your designated timeslot.  If you have logged in earlier than this, you will need to refresh the screen at your allocated time.
  • If you have received a change course offer, please check the timeslots above as your session may have changed.
  • The application system will not allow you to be logged in to more than one session; therefore you will not be able to login on multiple devices.  If your browser is closed without you logging out, you will be prevented from logging back into the system for 15 minutes.
  • The Room Reservation screen will show you a list of rooms currently available based on your gender and academic course.  Rooms will be listed in alphabetical order according to Hall.  As rooms are also being selected by other users, to avoid any delays in producing your room list, we recommend that you do not use the sort/filter option during busy periods.
  • Please allow yourself 30 minutes to Reserve your room – during busy periods it could take up to 15 minutes for the system to reserve your room and complete your contract. During this process do not refresh your screen or hit the 'back' button - you will lose the room being held for you.
  • As an alternative to Room Reservation, the system will allow you to register preferences.  However we recommend that you give every consideration to the options available to book under the Room Reservation system. (Offers to preferences will be made from the unreserved rooms available after the Room Reservation process closes; therefore we may not be able to offer one of your preferred room types.)
  • If you have any long term health / mental health condition, e.g. Crohn's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD, autism which affects your choice of accommodation you should have used the Disability and Health Portal to enable us to review your requirements and evidence. Please refer to our website FAQs - Can I secure a certain type of room because of my medical or mental health condition? If you are not able to book a room which meets your requirements, you should contact the Student Accommodation Centre to discuss options to meet your needs. If you are not able to reserve a room which suits your needs (and have not previously completed the Disability and Health Portal), you must complete the portal within 48 hours after your accommodation application date.  Although we are unable to guarantee to meet your needs, we will aim to prioritise your room offer depending on availability.