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  1. Admissions advice during coronavirus
  2. Coronavirus accommodation information
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Coronavirus accommodation information

Our student accommodation partners have put in measures to ensure the halls of residence we offer are available and safe.

Unite Housing (Romano Court, East Central House, Cross Court Hall and Arbour House) are cleaned more frequently, rooms go through a six-stage clearing process, hand sanitiser stations are provided and social distancing safeguards are in place. You can use the MyUnite app to book into your accommodation, book maintenance requests and see if washing facilities are available.

There is 24/7 support, welfare leads, self-isolation support and a partnership with Nightline to ensure student can talk openly about their wellbeing. For more information please see the Unite website.

University of London Housing (The Garden Halls) is cleaned more frequently, public areas are cleaned twice daily, hand sanitiser stations have been provided and social distancing safeguards are in place. You can pre-book your time slot for moving in and take part in socially distanced welcome activities in halls.

There is also be 24/7 security, self-isolation support and onsite physical and mental health first aiders.

Alliance House (postgraduate halls) is cleaned more frequently, has additional hand sanitiser dispensers installed across the site and social distancing measures are in place. The accommodation is offering free early arrivals to spread the arrival period over a few days and has implemented arrival slots on the day of check in to reduce congestion and ensure manageable numbers at all times.

There are various forms of support in place for self-isolating individuals, from assisting with deliveries and regular checks that residents are comfortable and have everything that they need.

What is the deadline for accommodation and has it changed?

For undergraduate applicants the accommodation application deadline remains 30th June 2021. There is no deadline for postgraduate applications for accommodation, however rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and therefore an early application is recommended.

Do you still need to make and application and pay a deposit?

An application will be emailed to you once you have ‘Firmly’ accepted a conditional or unconditional course offer. You won’t need to pay a deposit, but a small advance rent payment will be required at the time of booking.

What happens if I don’t secure a place in halls?

You can remain on the waiting list for future hall vacancies. You can also view our website which lists room vacancies that occur during the academic year. You can also source your own accommodation in the private sector through the University of London Private Housing Services.

Where can I find more details and images of the halls?

You can get further information on all our halls of residence from our accommodation pages or you can email the Accommodation Team via accomm@city.ac.uk.