FAQs: Requesting accommodation
Requesting student accommodation at LJMU is easy, simply use our online request form, which is available here. All requests must be made using the request form on our website and unfortunately cannot be made by post or by telephone.
No, as long as you make LJMU your first choice university, the Accommodation Office will process your request for accommodation - regardless of whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer.
When I completed my UCAS application form I indicated that I planned to live at home but I have changed my mind – is this a problem?
No, LJMU disregards this piece of information on your UCAS application and accepts accommodation requests from all students who have made LJMU their first choice university.
When I applied for my student finance I stated that I would live at home but I have changed my mind – is that a problem?No, the LJMU Accommodation Office is not informed of the details of your application for student funding so you can complete our online request form even if you have said you will be living at home. However students who live at home are entitled to a smaller maintenance loan and if you wish to take advantage of the larger loan, you need to inform the Student Loan Company (SLC) of your change of circumstances as soon as possible. It is important to note that when you apply for funding, you declare that you will inform the SLC of any change of circumstances. If you indicate to the SLC that you are going to live in accommodation but then decide to live at home instead, you must inform them immediately.
More information about student funding can be found on the GOV.UK website.
Students from outside the UK do not need to provide the details of a guarantor because they are required to pay the full year's rent in advance of arrival. This includes students living in the Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. If you are resident outside the UK but have someone in the UK who is prepared to act as your guarantor, it may be possible for you to pay in instalments. Please contact the LJMU Accommodation Office for advice.
It is important to note that if you have a conditional offer from LJMU but do not subsequently achieve the required examination results to study here, this initial payment will be refunded in full and the tenancy agreement will be cancelled.
If LJMU is your Insurance choice university and your place here is confirmed when the exam results are released in August, you can contact us to request accommodation at that stage. Further details will be released when information about the Clearing period is published in the summer. In previous years, 95% of new students who took up a place at LJMU during the Clearing period were offered rooms in one of the Halls listed on our website.