Accommodation portal and booking help

We troubleshoot the accommodation portal system and answer our frequently asked questions about booking accommodation through the portal

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Accommodation portal

How do I book University-managed accommodation?

Please visit our accommodation portal. If it is your first time visiting the portal you will need to enter your email address you used for your UCAS application and press ‘generate password’. This will send an email to your account within 30 minutes with your six digit password.

Please type in this number rather than copy and paste it as some browsers are not compatible.

I’ve forgotten my username/password. How can I log in?

  • Your accommodation portal username is your registered UCAS email address.
  • If you have forgotten your password, enter your email address and click generate password.

My password is not arriving in my email inbox

  • High levels of traffic may delay the release of your email. Please wait another 30 minutes
  • Have you checked your junk folder?
  • Check the email address – make sure there are no spaces at the start or end of it. Please do not copy and paste the email address.

I’m getting an error message when I log into the portal

Status Reason
Password could not be sent. We are waiting for your University account to be updated from UCAS. Please try to log in again in 24 hours.
Your details were not found. Please contact the University directly. Your password will be a six digit number.  If you do have your six-digit password there is an error with log in details, please check the email address you have entered.
Please wait for 30 minutes and try logging in again. You may have entered your details incorrectly, please wait 30 minutes and try to log in again.

If you have any specific requirements, such as you are tall and require a longer bed, please add this information on the additional information section on the halls application form. We cannot guarantee to meet all requirements.

Booking accommodation

Am I guaranteed a hall room?

We guarantee a place in halls – either University-managed or from accredited private providers – to all undergraduate first-year students who make the University of Plymouth their firm first choice and apply by 10 May 2019.

How do I book a room?

You can view specific halls details and room availability on our Plym Uni Homes database and then make your room booking for University-managed halls on the accommodation portal. Specific room numbers will be sent after the guarantee deadline is closed. Bookings for private halls will need to be made on the hall provider's own website and you may be required to pay a deposit and sign a contract straight away. 

What happens when I receive my room number?

To secure the room a £250 deposit is required followed by four weeks’ rent in advance (due early September). If the fours weeks’ rent in advance is going to be problematic, please make contact with the Student Accommodation Office. Please note that only the student intending to live in the room can sign the halls of residence licence agreement.

Where can I find information for new arrivals?

Information will be emailed to you after you have signed your licence agreement. You will also be able to join your hall Facebook group to meet your new neighbours before you arrive. New students can also find useful links and resources in the residence life section of our site.

How do I find out moving day instructions for September?

Prior to moving in, information will be provided on the university website. This will include route maps, parking and hotel information. Specific moving time slots will be emailed to you.

Can another person discuss my account with Residence Life?

During the application process, you will have the opportunity to add third party permission contact details. We can only talk to those people listed as the third party contact in the accommodation application due to data protection. Please note this is not the same as listing someone as your emergency contact as the third party permissions will not apply to them. If you wish to add someone as a third party contact you will need to do so in writing from the email address listed on your account, otherwise, we cannot discuss your details.

Find out how and when to pay for accommodation.