Going to university may be the first time you have lived away from home and, while the thought of freedom is great, you will probably be feeling nervous - even if you don’t admit it out loud. 

All of a sudden there will be many new things to think about, not just your studies, but how to budget and look after your finances, and how to operate an unfamiliar washing machine or cooker.

It is natural to be nervous about taking such a big step and the UCS Accommodation Team is here to help. This section contains lots of useful information to help you decide what sort of accommodation you want, what you can afford and how you can apply.

Whilst UCS does not own or manage the accommodation recommended to our students, we do have a close working relationship with the landlords and property managers. All of the accommodation is surveyed by the local council to ensure it meets our high standards of quality and safety, before we will recommend it to our students.

Please see Accommodation Options | for more information about the accommodation recommended by UCS at each of our centres.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for accommodation?

Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students at UCS are welcome to apply for accommodation, at any time during their studies.  Limited options may be available for part-time stduents.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to offer assistance to families or non-student partners at this time. 

It may be possible to recommend accommodation for full-time students from other insitutions, depending on availability.  Please contact the Infozone for more information.

Am I guaranteed a room in halls of residence?

Students are advised to apply for accommodation before the end of June if they wish to live in on-campus halls of residence.  If this property has been filled, we can advise about a range of off-campus accommodation, all within easy walking distance of the campus and local amenities.

When should I apply?

Students will be able to apply for accommodation once they have been made an offer of a place on their chosen course.  The accommodation request form will appear on the UCS Applicant Portal, under the Forms tab once you have received an offer. 

What happens after I apply?

You will receive details of UCS recommended accommodation that is the closest match to requests made in your accommodation request form.  Once you have received this information you will be able to contact the landlords and property managers in order to discover which accommodation you wish to book.

Please note, completing the accommodation request form does not mean you have booked a room.  UCS is not responsible for reserving or booking a room on your behalf.

For further queries, please visit our FAQ| page or contact the Infozone|.




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