How to Apply
Accommodation applications will open at the times listed below. You will need your student ID number to apply. If you do not have this please check any previous correspondence the college as sent to you or you can email Accommodation@askham-bryan.ac.uk
Please click the link below to apply for Accommodation 2020/2021
Students who will be aged 16 or 17 on 31st August 2020 can apply from 10am on Thursday 11th June.
Students who will be aged 18 OR OVER on the 31st August 2020 can apply from 10am on Friday 12th June.
Please note the difference in opening times does not affect or disadvantage any students as they are allocated separately in different blocks.
Applications are via an online booking system and all communications will be by means of email so please make sure you check yours regularly once you have applied.
At the point of applying for accommodation you must pay a refundable Security Deposit of £300 which is in addition to the Accommodation Fee. For the avoidance of doubt, the Security Deposit is taken as security against any damage by you/any visitors to your accommodation and to cover any shortfall that may arise in respect of your Accommodation Fee and is not a Holding Deposit as defined by section 3, Schedule 1 of the Tenant Fees Act 2019. If you are a returning student who has previously paid a Bond, this will be carried over from the current year.
This fee is converted into the deposit which is used to pay for any damages, unpaid fees or losses incurred by Askham Bryan College during the occupation of the room. Students who are returning into accommodation and have already paid a bond can have this carried over to the next year.
Once you have made an application the accommodation team will assess it to make sure you are eligible for accommodation (please see our FAQ page for detailed information on eligibility). If you are eligible you will be contacted with the offer of a room during the summer which you need to accept if you wish to take up residency at the college, you will then be sent a License agreement to sign and return to College, if you are under 18 your parent / guardian and guarantor will also need to sign the accommodation agreement. We cannot guarantee a specific room or room type but we will try to accommodate any preferences wherever possible.
Your accommodation fee will then be split into 9 equal installments; the first installment will be due on or before 21st August 2020, keys will not be released unless payment has been made. You can pay online by following this link https://store.askham-bryan.ac.uk , by cheque or by cash at the Finance Office, York. The remaining 8 installments can then be paid by Direct Debit from October to May.
If you have any financial queries please contact our Finance Team on 01904 772203.
If we have insufficient accommodation we will give priority to students who live the furthest away from College as per our residential policy. Any student who is unsuccessful in obtaining a room at this stage will be placed on a waiting list.
Accommodation is offered for the academic year only and is subject to the terms and conditions of occupation which must be signed prior to the student moving into the room. Students in College accommodation are expected to abide by these rules and parents of students aged under 18 are also asked to read the College Residential Agreement and confirm they also understand the rules.
Please be aware that accommodation for both FE and HE students is for term time only. Higher Education students will not have access to their rooms outside published College term dates so during Christmas and Summer holidays they will be asked to clear their rooms completely.
Students studying Further Education courses will be required to clear their rooms at Christmas, Easter and Summer and also during half terms in October, February and May. If their rooms are not cleared and permission has not been given by the Accommodation department for the student to leave their belongings in the room, then a charge will be applied for the duration of the holiday period. If the student’s course requires them to attend a placement or other course related activity during the holiday the student will need to book a room with the Accommodation department in advance, the additional cost will be charged to the student. They may still be required to clear their room and reside in a different room during the holiday period.
We will contact you in August with full details about moving in and your moving in date will depend on your circumstances, it will normally be the Sunday prior to the start of your course.
When you come to collect your keys you will also be enrolling onto your academic course, you will be sent further information from the Student Records Team in relation to what you need to bring with you.
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The information you have provided is subject to the Data Protection Act and as from 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). It will be stored on paper and digitally on computer, so the College can process your enrolment and for various administrative purposes. By submitting this application you agree to the College processing your personal and sensitive data in this way, to enable the College to provide you with accommodation. You also agree that in the event you are under 18 years of age, the College may contact your parent, guardian or carer.
Processing of your personal data is necessary to enable performance of this agreement. Your personal data will not be subject to any automated decision making. All data will remain within the UK/European Economic Area (“EEA”). The EEA includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
The College will retain the data of unsuccessful applicants for two years and seven years for successful ones.
You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time; but please note, that in the event you do, this could have consequences in terms of the College being able to provide you with accommodation.
If you have any concerns about how your data is to be used, you understand that you can contact the College’s Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or if necessary complain to the ICO at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
For further details as to your rights under GDPR please go to https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/.