What is accommodation search?
Available via accommodation.ucas.com, our site allows students to compare different types of accommodation – both private accommodation and university owned accommodation – alongside each other. Currently this research is very hands-on, with students having to visit multiple sites to work out what is on offer, and what might suit them. This site brings all information into one place, so students can compare and contrast different room options, filter by the things that are important to them, and get information and advice to help them make an informed decision.
How will we get all the information onto the site?
This service is an extension of a university’s current marketing strategy. Providers can enter and manage their own details so they can adjust what is displayed based on what is required. The way we display their information is flexible and able to adapt to local markets – to ensure that the information is both accurate and of use to the students using the site.
Who is it for?
Applicants – we know that student accommodation is such a big influencer, so providing that information early in their research (from year 12) is a big USP. But also, current uni students going into their 2nd, 3rd , or 4th year, or even postgrad. That is where the strength of our brand comes in – those students have already put their trust in UCAS when they applied, so we need to make sure they understand we can also now help them with their home from home.
How much does it cost?
The accommodation search is free to all universities and colleges who are members of UCAS.
There is a cost for private providers wishing to be listed on the platform - get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will provide more information.