UK and EU students attending the University for the first time can apply for accommodation as soon as the online process opens, which was in March. However, we will only be able to offer accommodation once you have been issued with an unconditional offer for study. The majority of first-year students receive unconditional offers in July/August, so don’t worry if you haven’t received an offer until then. 

If you have applied to stay at one of our halls of residence you must confirm with the Admissions department that you are going to enrol at the University in September. If you have not already done so, please visit our Higher Education Place Confirmation page to confirm your place. If you do not confirm your place, there may be difficulties in securing the room you have been allocated.  

If you are intending to apply for accommodation and have not already done so, we advise you to apply immediately through our university accommodation form

Things to remember:

  • When you receive your accommodation pack, it is vital that you return the relevant documentation and make the deposit and pre-payment within 14 days. Failure to do so will result in your accommodation being cancelled unless contact has been made with the accommodation officer prior to the expiry of the 14-day period.
  • If you have chosen to rent privately, you are entitled to Council Tax Exemption. Please visit the Student Services reception on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus with your student ID card to collect your exemption certificate. We can print this while you wait.

UCB’s virtual accommodation tours

Choosing where to live whilst studying at UCB is important. To help you get a feel for our halls of residence, The Maltings and Cambrian Hall, take a look at our virtual tours.

For more information on our accommodation, prices and facilities visit our Accommodation page.

If you have any questions about applying for accommodation, contact Simon Harwin, UCB’s Accommodation Manager, on 0121 232 4131 or email

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