Priorities of campus accommodation

At Keele we have a particular order that we use to prioritise the distribution of our campus accommodation. Here you can find details of the order in which we prioritise applications to see where your application will fit.

Priority for Campus Accommodation/Moving Rooms in Special Circumstances

Students should be aware that the allocation of accommodation is subject to a number of different factors which need to be considered before a room can be offered and these include:

  • Whether or not a room is actually available – particularly at the start of the academic year there is very little scope for offering rooms or room moves.
  • The time that the application is made - i.e. outside of normal application times.
  • The type of accommodation required, especially for students with specific needs/requirements.
  • Whether or not support is being given by Student Support Services.

How is Available Accommodation Prioritised?

For students with specific needs or special circumstances, a priority list is kept in conjunction with Student Support Services. The Student Accommodation Office liaise with Student Support/Disability Support (whichever is relevant) regarding the type of room that has become available and take guidance from them on the most suitable candidate. This would depend on the type of room, needs of the student, mental wellbeing and any risks to them.

Students will not be prioritised for rooms because of their preference for a specific room type – only for a specific supported need.

Confidentiality

Please note that we are unable to discuss or disclose information about other students and their accommodation requirements or allocations.

Guarantee

We offer guaranteed accommodation on campus for new undergraduate applicants who make Keele their firm choice, and who apply for accommodation by 31 May. Terms apply.

Category 1

New undergraduate students who apply for accommodation by the due date and:

  • who require campus accommodation for supported medical / disability reasons, are supported by Keele Disability Services and hold Keele as their Firm Choice.
  • are a care leaver or estranged student.
  • put Keele as their Firm Choice (those who make Keele their first choice of university).
  • are a Foundation Year student.
  • are a student whose family home is outside the UK (including visiting students).
  • who hold Keele as both their Firm and Insurance choice.

Current, returning undergraduate students who apply for accommodation by the due date and:

  • who require campus accommodation for supported medical / disability reasons and are supported by Keele Disability Services.
  • are a care leaver or estranged student.
  • are a student whose family home is outside the UK.
  • are a Foundation Year student going into their first year of the course.
  • are a part year visiting exchange and Erasmus student who will be studying abroad in the second semester.
  • are entering their final year of study at Keele.
  • are entering their second year studying Medicine.

Category 2

New undergraduate students who apply for accommodation by the due date and:

  • are a Category 1 student but apply after the due date.
  • are Insurance Applicants.
  • are Clearing Applicants.

Category 3

Current, returning undergraduate students from the UK who did not apply for accommodation by the due date and will be starting their final year of study at Keele.

Category 4

Students who are restarting their first year and have already completed more than 6 months of any first degree at Keele University who apply by the due date.

Current, returning undergraduate students not starting their final year of study and are from the UK who apply by the due date.