Aston University works hard to support to Clearing, Adjustment and Insurance Choice students in finding a place in Aston Student Village accommodation on campus.
We welcome applications and will do everything possible to allocate you a campus room once you have confirmed that you want to study at Aston University via UCAS.
Accommodation is allocated, subject to availability, on a first-come first-served basis.
Insurance, Clearing and Adjustment applicants are not covered by our guarantee - however we hope to accommodate all Insurance applicants and many Clearing & Adjustment applicants. In previous years we have allocated 200-300 hundred Insurance, Clearing & Adjustment students.
To stand the best chance of being successful in you are strongly advised to apply as early as you can.
When you receive an offer you will have a number of days (normally 2 or 3, as stated on your offer email) to make a £250 deposit.
If you don't accept your place or pay the deposit you will lose your room, so please be mindful of this and check junk mail.
HOW TO APPLY TO ASV
If you want to be considered for a place on campus as a Clearing, Adjustment or Insurance Choice student the process works as below:
- Accept your place with Aston University through UCAS Track, then apply to Aston Student Village.
- Upon accepting your place at Aston University you will receive a 9 digital number, probably beginning "16", from us
- This number will allow you to apply to Aston Student Village using our online application portal.
However, you may not be able to apply immediately.
You may be able to apply within a few hours of receiving your 9 digit number.
In the worst case it could take up to 24, or even 48 hours, before you are able to successfully log in.
You would be well advised to regularly try to enter your details through working hours.
- If you are successful in your application you will be offered a room.
The first round of applications will be processed quickly and offers should be received on Friday 19th, or Monday 22nd, of August. However many applicants will be made offers in subsequent rounds and may face a longer wait.
Please note that:
- You will be informed by email when (or if) we are able to make an offer of a room
- Your status in the application portal may change (from "awaiting verification" to "verification" and then "awaiting allocation").
This is related to the internal processes we undertake and does not reflect whether, or when, you will be offered a room
- In the event we are either not able to offer you a room, or become concerned that we may not have sufficient capacity to make you an offer, we will email you.
- We will place updates on this page during the process.
- Upon receiving your offer you will have a set length of time to accept your room and pay a £250 deposit.
- This period of time is likely to be either 2 or 3 days
- Failing to accept and pay a deposit will result in your room being allocated to another applicant.
Finding off-campus accommodation
Before accepting an accommodation place in the private sector, we recommend applying to live on campus first as we may have places available, which would be allocated after our original firm choice students have been placed.
If you don't want to live on campus, or are unable to secure a room on campus, Aston University's Students' Union can offer experienced and professional support to students looking for accommodation in Birmingham. The Students' Union's Advice & Representation Centre (ARC) run an accommodation finding website, Aston Student Homes, which advertises quality private accommodation in Birmingham, much of which is close to campus in city centre apartments. All properties advertised through Aston Student Homes have gas and electrical safety certificates and licenses when applicable. The large providers are registered with national codes of standards.
Although Aston Student Homes does not find or place individual students into accommodation the professional and experienced team can advise on accommodation options and the things to look out for when choosing private sector accommodation. There is a wide variety of different types of accommodation in Birmingham. Experienced advisers are on hand throughout the year to support and advise students living in the private sector.
If you have any questions we recommended you talk to the ARC for advice before making any commitments to private landlords and accommodation providers. The friendly team is happy to welcome visitors in person during their opening hours Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can call the ARC on 0121 204 4848 for an appointment or email email@example.com. A drop in advice service operates Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Phone lines are particularly busy at throughout the Summer, so if you are unable to get through, please send an email and ARC will get back to you within 3 working days.