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How to Find Accommodation During Clearing

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Here’s all the info you need on how to apply for accommodation if you’re facing Clearing this year whether that’s in Coventry, London, or Scarborough..

One of the most exciting parts of going to university is moving out of home. It’s usually the first real taste of freedom you’ll experience, and yep, even the less glamourous parts like doing the supermarket shop are deliriously thrilling when you start out!

But what happens if I find myself in Clearing?

You’ve probably already applied for both student finance and your accommodation, right? But if Results Day doesn’t quite go to plan and you change your course choice through Clearing, it’s important you let student finance know the new course details and start thinking about your accommodation too.

So in reality, where am I likely to live?

Coming through Clearing can leave you with a lot of ‘what ifs’, but accommodation doesn’t have to be one of them. We want to get you clued up, so you can face the reality of accommodation without too much uncertainty.

Coventry University hold limited accommodation places for students coming to us through Adjustment or Clearing, and these are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Last year, around 200 Clearing students were given University Hall accommodation in Coventry, compared to 750 who went into private lets. Overall, 60% of Coventry University students live in University owned/managed or partnership halls. The other 40% live in properties rented out by private landlords.

Where students live infographic

Coventry University, CU London, CU Coventry and CU Scarborough has a number of links with accommodation providers and will help you to secure accommodation. Our accommodation providers FutureLets have preferential rates for Coventry University, CU London, CU Coventry and CU Scarborough students who book through them.

Do I get a choice?

University House

If all accommodation options are still available when your place is confirmed you’ll be able to choose between self-catered, catered or en suite options. All Coventry University owned halls include utility bills in the rental costs as standard, so that’s one less thing to think about. The average rental cost for Coventry University halls is £137 per - £550 per month (based on a 38-44-week contract).

London accommodation prices start from £245-£350 per week and they are all self-catered, en suite rooms / studios.

High quality student accommodation in Scarborough is available from as little as £40 a week, with an average price of about £70 a week for a double en suite room – you can’t go wrong with these low prices!

But I don’t want to live in University Halls?

Gosford House

Of course, University halls aren’t always the first choice for everybody, but there are plenty of other options out there. Coventry University has a selection of University-owned houses, and there are plenty of private rentals available in the city too. If this is your first time away from home, then halls or a University-owned house are usually the best places to start because everyone’s in the same boat. But private rental can work well too, just make sure you’re clear on what you’re looking for and know your realistic budget before you start looking.

The Future Lets, Coventry University’s own private letting agency, run house viewings throughout the summer for students looking for accommodation outside of University-owned properties. The Students’ Union Advice Centre is also open throughout the summer and offers housing advice sessions and advertising for those looking for a room, a house or a housemate. House viewings and tours give you the opportunity to meet other students in the same position. You can also visit our London Accomodation page or Scarborough accomodation to see a range of accomodation available in those areas.

Everything’s going to be alright…

Lynden House

Your accommodation is important, but not getting into the exact one you dreamed of won’t make or break your university experience, so don’t let it break you - I speak from experience here! Remember to try to stay positive if you have to change your accommodation plans come Results Day. One of the best things about our Coventry, London and Scarborough campuses is that wherever you live, you’re never too far from the city centre, or the Uni buildings.

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Guardian University Guide 2018

Why go anywhere else?

We know you have a lot of options during Clearing but there are a few good reasons to make us your choice:

  • Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework 2017
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - Complete University Guides 2018 (Guardian)
  • Top 4 for student experience - Good University Guide 2017 (The Times)