Clearing accommodation

We guarantee...

To offer a room in halls – either University-managed or from accredited private providers – to all students offered a place at the University of Plymouth through clearing in 2021.

To apply please call the University's clearing centre on: 0370 218 8658. 

Once you have been offered a place here at the University of Plymouth, you will be put through to the accommodation team where we can discuss your room options and make your booking.

Welcome to University of Plymouth Residence Life

Have you made a booking but no longer require your room?

If your plans have changed and you will no longer be attending the University of Plymouth, please get in touch with us as soon as possible to inform us that you will no longer be enrolling. Once you have been in touch to confirm this with us, we will be able to process your two weeks' advance rent refund, cancel your booking and make your room available for someone else.

Your accommodation options

Be part of a thriving student community

We want you to enjoy living and studying in Plymouth, build life-long friendships and feel fully supported during your time with us. We offer a great variety of halls of residence to choose from that provide a safe and friendly environment for our students. Students who choose university-managed halls enjoy many benefits. These include access to the exclusive Residence Life programme, which offers a range of social activities (competitions, giveaways, and trips throughout the year), and a dedicated Halls team who are here to help you make the most of life in halls.  

Halls of residence bookings are made on a first come, first served basis

Get in touch with our friendly accommodation team to find out more about our availability.

Why choose University-managed halls of residence?

With prices starting from as little as £102 per week, there’s a huge range of benefits you can enjoy by staying in University-managed accommodation.

  • Be at the centre of everything! Lecture theatres, the library, leisure facilities, the students’ union, places to eat and drink and the city centre are all within a few minutes’ walk.
  • Pay no deposit for your room, just two weeks' advance rent.
  • Cleaning of your communal areas (kitchens and bathroom) provided in selected halls.
  • Fantastic range of accommodation to suit all budgets and requirements.
  • All bills included (utilities, WiFi and contents insurance).
  • We’re trusted landlords with no admin fees or scary credit checks.
  • 24/7 campus security.
  • Dedicated reception and maintenance teams.
  • Full access to all Residence Life events and activities at no extra cost.

Clearing FAQs

How do I apply for accommodation through clearing?

Contact the University of Plymouth’s clearing centre to get in touch with the accommodation team who will discuss your accommodation options with you.

We will create the booking over the phone with you and within three working days we will send you an offer via email. Once you receive your offer you will be required to pay two weeks advance rent on the accommodation portal to secure the room. This needs to be paid within three days of receiving your offer.

Once this payment has been made, you will receive an email confirmation.

At the end of August/ beginning of September, you will then receive further information in relation to your move in date and flat number.

Am I guaranteed accommodation through clearing?

A room in University-managed halls, or from accredited private providers, is guaranteed to all students offered a place at the University of Plymouth through Clearing.

What happens if I swap courses but already have a room booking with you?

If you have already signed your licence, your room allocation will remain the same.

I don’t like my University managed offered hall room; can I change it?

If you decide to reject your room offer, or you do not accept the offer within the time frame specified, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to make an alternative offer due to limited availability. All accommodation is given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Is it OK for my parents to pay my advance rent payment and how long do I have to pay it?

Yes, your parents can make the two weeks advance rent payment for you. You will have three days from the day you receive your license agreement to make your advance rent payment.

How do I know if I've been offered a place in University managed halls of residence?

Applied through online portal (applied before 4 August)  

  • An email will be sent to your registered UCAS email address offering you a place in our halls.
  • You will then need to log in to the accommodation portal within seven days to sign your licence agreement and pay your advance rent to secure your room.
  • If you have not received this email please check your junk mail folder.

Clearing Applicants

  • You will need to call the University clearing line to speak to a member of the accommodation team. Who will discuss your options and make your booking for you over the phone.
  • We will then send your offer of accommodation via email, you will be required to pay two weeks advance rent on the accommodation portal to secure the room within three days from receiving your offer.  
  • Once this payment has been made you will receive an email confirmation.

I’ve already made an application for accommodation but will no longer be attending The University of Plymouth, what do I do?

Please get in touch with us as soon as possible to inform us that you will no longer be enrolling at the University of Plymouth. Only once you have been in touch to confirm this with us will we be able to refund your two weeks advance rent payment and release you from your licence.

Please note, we will only release you from your licence once we have confirmed with admissions that you have declined your place. It may take up to 7 days to process your refund.

I have a disability. Will I get a suitable room?

We allocate disability rooms in conjunction with Disability ServicesWe have a page on our accommodation portal when you make your booking for medical conditions and room adaptations. A member of the team may get in contact once you make your booking to confirm any adaptations requested.

During clearing: When making your booking over the phone, please tell us if you have a disability and what adaptations to the room you need. We will arrange a call back with a member of the accommodation team to go through these requirements in detail.