Special circumstances

Disabled Students

The university gives priority to students with disabilities when allocating places in halls of residence.

The Village at Avery Hill, Devonport House in Greenwich and Wolfe and Merlin Houses at Medway have rooms and flats that are fully accessible and equipped for those with disabilities. All other halls have been constructed to facilitate disabled access for visitors. The university is always ready to consider individual applications for adaptations that may be necessary in particular circumstances.

Students with particular requirements should make contact with the university's Student Wellbeing (disability/dyslexia) Co-coordinators who work in Student Affairs on 020 8331 7875. In addition, you should note any special needs on your application form and contact the Accommodation Service directly in order to ensure that staff are aware of your needs.

Medical conditions requiring hall accommodation

Any student requiring hall accommodation or any specific type of accommodation because of a serious medical condition may be given priority in the allocation of accommodation in hall. You should note any special needs on your application form and contact the Accommodation Service directly in order to ensure that staff are aware of your needs. You will be required to provide supporting documentation such as a note from your doctor explaining why your condition dictates that a place in hall or particular type of room is necessary.

Students leaving care

Accommodation Services gives some priority to care leavers in their applications for hall places and also for those who, when living in halls, may wish to stay over the summer holiday period.

Students on short courses, teaching practice or placement

The standard arrangements for university accommodation require a residential contract that runs for the entire academic session (September to June). If you know in advance that you will only require accommodation for part of the session, you must inform the Accommodation Service who will advise you if there is any suitable accommodation available to meet your needs.