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Access and individual requirements

If you are applying for accommodation and have an individual requirement, our team is here to make your move as smooth as possible.

Please let us know so we can make reasonable adjustments for your comfort and safety.

Contact us about your individual requirements



Whether you need a specific room type or a deaf-alerter in your room, please provide details in your online application and we will contact you to discuss further. If you have any queries before you submit your form, please complete our Enquiry Form, and select the enquiry topic Access and Individual Requirements.

Where appropriate we can arrange visits to our accommodation to help you make an informed choice and be confident about what to expect before you arrive.

So that we can plan effectively, and so you can secure the best accommodation for your needs, it's important that you approach us as early as you can, especially if you have complex needs. If an application is made after the deadline, this may delay any necessary adjustments to be made, but we will endeavour to assist within a reasonable time frame.

Students who have accommodation adjustments in place because of their disability can stay in our adjusted accommodation for the duration of their studies. To secure this, you need to let us know by the end of February each year that you wish to stay.

The university's disability team can also offer advice, including on any financial implications that result from any formal adjustments we agree to make.

Assistance animals

At the University of Nottingham, we are committed to supporting inclusivity and accessibiity.  The University recognises some students will bring an assistance animal onto campus for accessing University life and their teaching and learning as an agreed reasonable adjustment. The animal will require access to relevant University buildings and student accommodation where relevant. Others will request to bring an animal onto campus to provide some level of emotional support outside of teaching and learning environments. Applicants who wish to make a request to bring an assistance animal or emotional support animal should in the first instance contact Disability Support Services: 

Phone: +44 (0)115 82 32070

Phone lines are open 9am-12pm, Monday-Friday only.

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The University of Nottingham has been fully surveyed by AccessAble and you can find the guides for individuals buidlings and rooms to ensure you Our halls on campus have all been surveyed with up to date information on their accessibility. 

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