How to Apply

2017/18 Applicants - The accommodation application system will be launched on 24th May 2017. We will contact you via email from the end of March to advise you of the application process if you are eligible to apply.

For more information, please contact the Acccomodation Team on accommodationoffice@harper-adams.ac.uk.

1st PHASE accommodation offers are being rolled out on 18th August, from 5pm, in batches. You will receive your offer in an email, which will include details on how to accept your accommodation offer. Should you have any queries, please refer in first instance to the offer letter attached in the email. For enquiries not covered by the letter, please email the Accommodation Team on accommodationoffice@harper-adams.ac.uk .

We make every effort to offer on-campus accommodation to undergraduate and Extended Foundation Degree (year 0) students in their first year of study at Harper Adams University. As a condition of entry into University students are normally required to accept their allocated accommodation. However, due to the high demand for on-campus accommodation, students are encouraged to apply early as rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis from June onwards. Later applicants may be placed on a waiting list and/or given appropriate assistance in seeking off-campus accommodation.

Please note, in a change to previous years, students within a 30 mile radius will also be considered for on-campus accommodation, without restrictions.

You will be asked to select your choice of accommodation in order of preference. Whilst every effort will be made to secure your first choice, understandably this is not always possible. Accommodation is allocated on a first come, first served basis, so the sooner you complete your online application the more likely it is that you will be allocated your first choice of accommodation.

Students with an established need (e.g. students with a disability) will be given priority on certain adapted rooms. If you have any condition (medical or otherwise), which should be taken into consideration by the Accommodation Office, please detail this on your application form. Mentioning any current condition at a later date may mean that your needs cannot be met. Please be aware that in some circumstances we may require medical certification or other appropriate evidence of your condition and specific needs.

Accommodation offers will be released from late afternoon on A-Levels Result day - 18th August 2016. If we are unable to offer you your first choice, we will try to offer your second choice but this is not always possible due to the high demand for on-campus accommodation and certain types of accommodation in particular. We request that all students accept their allocated accommodation and 'give it a go' for the first 6 weeks. Many students find that they couldn't be happier but if you are still unsure you may apply in writing to the Accommodation Office, every effort will then be made to honour your request wherever possible.

To ensure that we are not 'holding' rooms unnecessarily, once you have been allocated accommodation you will be given a limited amount of time to accept this and the associated terms and conditions, again this will be an online system, this will secure your accommodation for you. Failure to complete the acceptance process means that your room may be reallocated.

Should your course offer be withdrawn, your accommodation offer will also be cancelled. This aims to release rooms for allocation. Student Services will email you to inform you should we cancel your accommodation application. If in doubt about whether you are still holding an accommodation offer, please contact the Accommodation Office.

To make your application please visit this page; a link to the application process will be made live on 25th May 2016. Remember to have your student application number ready (detailed at the top of the email sent to you - 6 digit number) and your list of accommodation preferences. After you have registered for an account, you will receive a verification code via email - please be patient whilst this comes through to your email account. Once this has been received you will be able to log back in and make your application. If you do not receive the verification email within 24 hours of creating your online account, please contact the Accommodation Office.

It is very important that we have your most up-to-date email address, one which you will be able to access once you leave school and we would advise you to use an email address that is not linked to the institution you are currently registered with. To change email address, please contact our Admissions department (admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk) so that they can update your record and inform us of this change, otherwise you will not be able to receive emails from us.

Should you not be available to complete your application after the launch, please ask a friend or family to complete it on your behalf but you will need to ensure that they have access to your email account so that they can access the verification email, as well as the applicant number and your accommodation preference list.

You will be asked to pay for your first term's accommodation and your deposit when you register in September (or before if you prefer), then at the beginning of every term. You can pay this by cash, cheque, credit card or Direct Debit. Our fees are very competitive and offer excellent value for money and there is even an option to pay your accommodation fees in full in advance to gain a discount. For more information on how to pay for your accommodation or what discount you may qualify for, please contact our Finance Office on 01952 815214.

Conditional Insurance Applicants The Accommodation Office is unable to accept an accommodation application from you at this stage. However, should your decision/offer change, the Accommodation Office will contact you with 10 working days of the new offer/decision with further information on the accommodation application process and details on how to submit an online application.