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Accommodation Applications – September Entry 2022

If you’ve selected Chester as either your firm or insurance choice, you will be sent information regarding accommodation in the post towards the end of March and through April 202.

As soon as you receive the information in the post, you will be able to apply online via PASS, our Pre-Arrival Student Site, or the University App.

Please do not panic if you have not received the information by the end of March. Please remember, here at Chester we don’t allocate the accommodation on a ‘first come first served basis’, so as long as you submit your application before the June deadline your application will be considered fairly.

Whilst you wait for your application information to come through the post, you may wish to spend some time thinking about what is important to you in terms of accommodation and researching the various options available.

Key dates

Here are the key dates you need to know when applying for University-owned and partnership accommodation:

Monday 14th March 2022 - Applications OPEN

Thursday 10th June 2022 - Priority Allocation Deadline (deadlines may vary for different cohorts)

If we receive your application after the advised deadline for priority applications, we will endeavour to process your application, but applications received before the deadline will take priority.

Clearing Students

Students entering through clearing will still be able to apply and accommodation in University or Partnership accommodation will be guaranteed. Further information on how to apply will be sent to you directly upon completion of your course self-referral through Track.

What Happens Next

Following the application deadline, we will contact you to let you know the progress with your application. At this point, we should be able to confirm that a room has been reserved for you.

Once your academic results are known and your place at the University has been confirmed, we will then advise you of the actual room you have been allocated. This will also be same procedure for students holding unconditional places and clearing students. For the majority of students, this will be around A-Level Results Day on 18th August 2022.

To secure this room, you will the need to:
• agree to the contractual terms and conditions online within three working days
• make arrangements to pay the deposit of £250

If you are applying for accommodation at Shrewsbury, once your academic results are known and your place at the University has been confirmed, Shropshire Council (our accommodation partner) will endeavour to notify you of the actual room you have been allocated. For the majority of students, this will be around A-Level Results Day.

If you miss your application deadline or you have selected us as your Insurance choice, your application will not be given the same priority. Under these circumstances, we will be unable to confirm your room until those applications that have met the conditions of the application process have been administered. Likewise, applicants applying for accommodation through Clearing will only be allocated a room if there is availability at this point in time.

Allocation Policy

Our aim at the University of Chester is to help all first year undergraduates find suitable accommodation either in University residences, our partnership accommodation or in the private sector.

Priority for University and partnership accommodation is given to all Firm choice applicants who live furthest afield, as well as applicants with specific needs.

We expect this to be the same this year.

  • University of Chester as first choice of study.
  • Geographical location of the students’ home base; places are allocated to those who live the furthest from the University.
  • Special needs or circumstances e.g. special medical conditions and care leavers.
  • Late Application – Students who apply late, gain entry through an insurance choice or via Clearing are less likely to be offered their preferred choices of University accommodation.

Contact Information

Accommodation Office