Accommodation Allocations

You'll receive your allocated room offer by email once your place at USW becomes unconditional firm. For most students, this will be after the exam results are announced in the summer. International students will also need a valid visa application. Please see below for information on each location.

Rooms will be allocated to unconditional firm applicants and emailed on the following dates:

  • 1st August 2018
  • 16th August 2018 (A-Level results day)
  • 23rd August 2018
  • On an ad-hoc basis thereafter, depending on availability.


Accepting the room offer

The offer email will contain a link to the online portal and log-in information. It will also contain instructions on how to accept or reject the offer. You must ensure you accept the offer by the reply by date stated in the offer email.


Rejecting the room offer

You do not have to accept our offer of accommodation. If you reject it, we may not be able to make you another offer unless there are special circumstances that we were unaware of at the time of allocation. Your next step may then be to find private accommodation.


The allocation process

  • We allocate rooms according to course offer status, room type preference and group gender preference.

  • The order in which rooms are allocated is randomly generated by our accommodation database.

  • Early bird students who apply for accommodation before 30th June will be allocated first.

  • Room allocation always depends upon the popularity of accommodation types and the number of applicants.   Mountain halls rooms for example, are very popular and the number of applications is always higher than the number of available rooms. We will try and meet your room type preferences but in many cases this is not possible. 

  • Late applicants (applications submitted after 30th June) will only be allocated a room if there are any still available.

Delays affecting your accommodation offer

If there is a delay to your course offer becoming Unconditional Firm, it is likely to affect your chances of being allocated your preferred room. Delays can include things like not achieving your offer grades and going through the appeal process.

Applicants book directly with our partners Liberty Living.   This means you will book your room straight away (subject to terms and conditions) and won't have to wait for confirmation of your room offer.   


Room offers

When you have booked your room via the online portal you will be asked to sign a legally binding agreement with Liberty Living.  Please make sure you read the terms and conditions and the cancellation policy carefully.  

The booking process

Liberty Living Cancellation policy

  • A copy of the Liberty Living  Cancellation policy can be viewed here.
  • Please ensure you read the T's and C's and cancellation policy in full before you sign the agreement. 


Applicants book directly with our partners CLV.  This means you will book your room straight away (subject to terms and conditions) and won't have to wait for confirmation of your room offer.   


Room Offers

When you have booked your room via the online portal you will be asked to sign a legally binding agreement with CLV.  Please make sure you read the terms and conditions and the cancellation policy carefully.


The booking process

  • Rooms are booked directly with CLV via their application portal.
  • Rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis.  
  • £250 booking fee is required to secure your booking (this converts to a security deposit and is refunded at the end of your stay)


CLV Cancellation Policy 

  • A copy of the cancellation policy can be viewed here. 
  • £250 booking fee is required to secure your booking (this converts to a security deposit and is refunded at the end of your stay
  • Please read the T's and C's and Cancellation policy fully before signing the agreement.