Parents' section

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When someone you care about makes the life-changing decision of coming to university, it's only natural that you should want to support them any way you can.

Below, we've answered some questions that we're often asked about accommodation. As well as these FAQs, there are some quick links to information for students that you might also be interested in.

You can also see general information about our university and the support we provide to students in our Parents' and Carers' Guide. It includes tips on how you can help you son or daughter settle into university, and what information we can share with you under the Data Protection Act.

Will my son or daughter be guaranteed a place in student accommodation? Is the demand for accommodation high?
What accommodation is available to my son/daughter?
When will my son/daughter know if their application has been successful?
Why would my son/daughter's application not be successful?
If I am concerned for my son/daughter can I discuss their situation with you?
What are the rooms and shared areas like?
How long can my son/daughter live in the student accommodation?
How much does it cost?
Will my son/daughter be responsible for keeping things clean and tidy?
Who can my son/daughter go to for support while living in accommodation?
Will my son/daughter have to cook for him/herself?
My son/daughter will be renting in the private market, what information is available for them and us in finding a suitable place?