Moving into University accommodation

Moving into University accommodation can be a busy and exciting time. We aim to make moving in as simple as possible, so that you can feel at home right away.

Your accommodation offer

Your accommodation offer will be sent by email and updated on the Accommodation Portal. Make sure to check any junk, spam or promotions folders.

Once you receive your offer, you will need to confirm it within 4 days and make an advanced payment of £550 to secure your place. No deposit is required. This is the case across all University-owned and Partner accommodation.

Shortly after your confirmation is received, you will be sent details on how to access the Accommodation Pass, your induction to life in University accommodation. You will also be able to use the Accommodation Pass to book your arrival timeslot.

Should you need to cancel your accommodation, you will have 7 days from the date you confirmed to do so, free of charge. Your advanced payment will be fully refunded to you.

accommodation passAccommodation Pass

The Accommodation Pass is your comprehensive guide and introduction to living in student accommodation.

Containing all the essential information you'll need during your time with us, it's an important part of your student induction process and every student needs to complete it.

calendarBook your arrival timeslot

After booking your room, and once you've completed the Accommodation Pass, you will be able to choose an arrival timeslot for your new home.

Timeslot options will be carefully spaced out to ensure that only a limited number of people are arriving to campus at one time.

Getting to know your flatmates

The Hall Reps from the Guild of Students run the official accommodation Facebook groups, where you can meet and get to know other students in your halls.

Find your Facebook group

Please be aware that each year we see a number of unofficial Facebook groups and group chats on WhatsApp and Snapchat set up for 'University of Birmingham freshers' or accommodation sites. Be cautious of who you are giving your information to and bear in mind that many of these groups are set up by promoters who want to sell tickets to events.

Look out for the Guild of Students' official stamp which will be included on all their Welcome events.