As an incoming postgraduate you will be invited to apply for accommodation from March in the year you are due to start. We will contact all students that have accepted a place on a course by email, inviting them to create an account and submit an application. This process will continue throughout the summer as more students accept places.
We will send your offer of accommodation by email and ask that you log back into your online account to view the details and accept or reject it. This offer will reflect the best match to the preferences you express in your application and you will have seven days to consider it. If we don't hear back from you within that time we will be unable to hold the room, so please make sure that you have regular access to your email account.
Please note that demand for rooms is high and that if you choose to reject our offer we will be unable to make an alternative.
When you click to accept the offer you are accepting the terms and conditions of the contract as set out in the Residents’ Handbook. You will also be directed to secure the room by paying a £200 deposit, refundable at the end of the contract providing no deductions have been made.
The contract you accept is legally binding, and sets down the conditions of the agreement between yourself and the University. You cannot be released from it, and will be obliged to pay all accommodation fees relating to it. You must therefore budget carefully, making sure you have enough money to manage during your time in Lancaster. Please make sure you understand this completely before applying for or accepting a room.
In the lead up to your arrival date we will be in touch with your invoice and information about collecting your keys.
If you are coming at the start of Welcome Week Graduate College will also be in touch and you can expect a large welcoming presence on the day. Please note that we don't issue room numbers in advance.