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UK accommodation: frequently asked questions

Last updated: 18 July 2022

If you’re ready to think about booking accommodation in the UK, we’ll be here to support you. We’ve answered some commonly asked questions below to help you prepare, so you can feel safe, secure and confident in your UK accommodation.

You can currently book your accommodation for the intakes below:

  • Summer 2022 (June and July 2022)
  • Autumn 2022 (September to December 2022)
  • Spring 2023 (January to April 2023)

Accommodation booking

Safety and support

  • Can I book an airport transfer with Kaplan?

    Yes, we will offer our usual free coach transfer service on the main arrival weekends to take you directly to your accommodation booked through Kaplan. The available dates are:

    • 10 and 11 September 2022
    • 7 and 8 January 2023

    We also can arrange a private transfer (subject to a fee) on your preferred date outside of the dates specified above.

    If you arrive in the UK during the national lockdown, you should plan to head directly to your accommodation, in keeping with local rules.

  • What coronavirus restrictions are currently in place in the UK?

    Most coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted across the UK, though some variation remains across the different UK nations.

    In England, coronavirus measures, including social distancing and face masks, have become voluntary in most circumstances. If you test positive for Covid-19, self-isolation is advised but is no longer mandatory. The same is true in Scotland.

    Advisory social distancing and mask-wearing policies are still in place in our UK colleges to encourage as heathy and safe a learning environment as possible. Our colleges are asking students who test positive to isolate for the health and safety of the college community.

  • What will self-isolating at my residence be like? Can I still use my room and kitchen?

    Yes, if you have to self-isolate, you’ll still have full use of your bedroom and private bathroom, or studio flat.

    A kitchen rota will be in place so that you can use the shared kitchen. No other students will be allowed in the kitchen while someone is already in there.

    If you’re still self-isolating in your accommodation when your classes begin, we’ll help you join your course through digital learning until you can go to college for face-to-face lessons, keeping you on your path to university.

  • What health and safety measures in place at residences?

    Keeping all students and staff safe is our top priority. We will continue to have health and safety measures in place, so you can rest assured that our residences and partner accommodation providers are taking all precautions to protect your wellbeing.

Still have questions? Get in touch

If you’d like to know more about studying in the UK, and how you don’t have to delay your dreams, visit our apply with confidence page.

If you have any questions regarding your current accommodation situation, or UK accommodation more generally, please contact our dedicated accommodation team at [email protected].