How to apply for accommodation
With Glyndŵr University’s new online accommodation application system, applying for accommodation is quick and easy. Simply use the online system when you have decided what accommodation you would like to live in.
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- Before you complete an application for accommodation, you may want to read the Terms and Conditions of Occupancy and Financial Terms and Conditions (pdf format).
You should read these terms and conditions if you want to develop an understanding of the Allocation Policy that the accommodation team follows when allocating students into accommodation. This document also details the allocation procedure and shows, step by step, the actions the accommodation team take when allocating student accommodation. It also includes information relevant specifically to international students.
Allocation policy – policy objectives
Our rooms are so popular that, unfortunately, not everyone who applies will get a place. We therefore work to a system that gives out rooms to those who need them most. That means priority is given to students who:
- Are in their first year of study
- Are on a full-time course at Glyndŵr University
- Have never been to Glyndŵr University before
- Live too far away to be able to find private rented accommodation
- Have particular social and/or physical needs
Returning students may apply for university accommodation for any surplus rooms that may be available.
Student parents, couples, families
Unfortunately, our halls of residence do not include any accommodation that is suitable for families, couples or student parents. The accommodation team may be able to help with finding alternative local accommodation.
Erasmus students and semester students
We allocate a small percentage of rooms to Erasmus students and students who only need a place for one semester. We give priority to those students whose home is furthest away from Wrexham.
Disability and special requirements
We will offer you your first choice of accommodation in halls if:
- You have a disability that affects your accommodation requirements
- You complete the online application form by mid June
- You have indicated your medical condition or special requirement in the Personal Preferences section of the online application form
We will also guarantee you a place in halls for the duration of your studies, although we may need to see a medical certificate.
If you prefer accommodation in the private sector, we may be able to get suitable landlord information. You can also get more information about this from Student Services.
If you apply and accommodation is not offered, you will automatically be added to our waiting list.
We understand that the Allocation Procedure may seem lengthy and complicated so we have included a brief guide to the process for applying for accommodation below.
April / May
- If you have firmly accepted the offer of a place on a Glyndŵr University course and you need accommodation, you need to register an account on the online system and then complete the online application form.
June / July
- If you are a new UK/ EU undergraduate with an unconditional or conditional offer, you need to complete the online application form by 10 June 2013 for a guarantee of getting a room
- If you are successful, you will be sent an e-contract during the month of July. This must then be accepted within 14 days with the deposit of £250 to confirm the room
- Once we receive confirmation that you have accepted your e-contract and that you have paid the £250 deposit, you will need to complete the online e-induction and e-arrivals process. Here, you will navigate through an induction presentation telling you useful information about living in our accommodation and you will specify when you will check in to accommodation
- The amount you need to pay for your accommodation fees will be displayed in the accepted contract page of your e-contract. (The accommodation fees can either be paid in one lump sum payment or 3 recurring card payments)
- If you are a new international undergraduate or postgraduate with an unconditional or conditional offer, you need to complete the online application form by 27 August 2013 to have a guarantee of getting a room
- Online application forms completed after mid August will be considered for any rooms we have left in halls
- If you are a Clearing student, you will need to contact the accommodation team to book accommodation through a different application process
- If you have not been able to get a room in halls, we will help you find accommodation in the private sector
- If your place was conditional on results and you do not get the grades, you need to apply to us for a refund of the £250 deposit
- The licence period begins and students arrive at Glyndŵr University. We will be here to welcome you and get you settled in
- On arrival, you will be given a welcome pack and a copy of your residents’ handbook
- If you are not happy in the allocated room we will accept requests for room moves/swaps and co-ordinate them if possible