Returning to University Accommodation

In order to allow prospective students the same accommodation guarantee we offered to you for your first year, we do need to limit the number of returning students we can accept into our accommodation. Subsequently, allocations will only be offered to those with a significant reason for requiring it.

Section 9 of the Allocation Policy 19/20 (PDF 0.2MB) outlines the University’s position on current students remaining in University accommodation.

The following groups of students are eligible to apply (section 9.4):

  • Students requiring a physically adapted room that cannot be accessed in the private sector
  • Students with visual impairment (with or without an assistance dog)
  • Students on the autism spectrum who cannot be provided with appropriate support to live in accommodation other than that provided by the University.
  • Care leavers and estranged students who are unable to obtain a guarantor in order to live in private accommodation.

Students with extenuating circumstances who do not meet the eligibility criteria listed above will be considered on a case by case basis (section 9.7).

If you think that you meet the eligibility criteria you will need to register your interest by completing the 2019/20 Accommodation Returning Students Registering Your Interest (39.7KB)The completed form should be returned to by no later than midnight on Thursday 31st January.

Please note: completing the form does NOT guarantee that accommodation will be provided.

Completed forms will be considered by a panel comprising of representatives from Accommodation Services, Disability Services, Wellbeing Team and Students’ Union (section 9.6). Successful students will then be contacted and invited to complete an application via the Accommodation Hub in February.

If you are not successful, you will be informed with plenty of notice to look for accommodation in the private sector and support to do so will be provided.

We would advise that in the meantime you have a look at the house hunting pages. On these pages you will find useful information about house hunting in York, including a housing pack created by YSJSU.

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