How to Find Last Minute Student Accommodation

Finding last minute accommodation can be stressful – our top tips will help you find your perfect student home.

You’ve either just confirmed a university place, perhaps last minute through UCAS Clearing, or you’ve put off sorting our your accommodation for way too long. You’re panicking about not being able to find somewhere to live. Well, you’ve come to the right place. And we’re here to help – did you know you can book with in as little as 120 seconds? Here are the top tips for finding last minute student accommodation:

1. Don’t Panic

First things first, don’t panic. Hopefully you’ve breathed a sigh of relief after battling through results day (and potentially clearing too). Finding accommodation can be just as stressful, but staying calm and collected will make the process more simple and easy to manage.

2. Know your accommodation options

Some universities will guarantee you a place on campus in their halls, as long as you apply before a certain deadline. Most universities will send you accommodation information not long after you’ve received confirmation of your place. If not, feel free to check with your university to see what they have available and when you need to apply by. If your university doesn’t have available halls, don’t worry – you’ll still have plenty of options.

Students who can’t find an on-campus option, or simply prefer to live off-campus, can find private student accommodation with We list the best purpose-built student accommodation across the UK and the world – 1.25 million student beds actually. We offer more choice than any other website and can help you find a room close to your university, or in the area you would like to live. Whichever option you go for, make a note of your budget, your course dates (so you know when you need to move in by), and which campus you’ll be based at.

3. Act quickly

This is perhaps the most important tip: start your search for accommodation as soon as you’ve confirmed your university place. If you’re already booking last minute, do not wait for an extra few days or weeks. If you do, you might be disappointed with the options you have left to choose from. The best student halls and most popular room types always fill up fast.

4. See your options for booking last minute student accommodation

Check out the best student accommodation on We list options in large cities like London, Sheffield, Glasgow, Manchester, and Birmingham, but also in smaller places like Derby, Wolverhampton and Reading.

Heading somewhere else in the UK? Check out our list of cities where we offer student accommodation in the UK.

If you haven’t found a course for September 2019 yet, check out our tips for how to survive university clearing.