Students urged not to rush into booking third level accommodation –

As the Leaving Certificate results date of September 7th draws closer, many students are facing uncertainty regarding where they will get accommodation for the academic year.

Earlier in the summer, University of Limerick (UL) announced they have amended their accommodation offerings, allowing some students to avail of ‘flexible accommodation’ in recognition of the reduced on-campus time they will have due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Other third level institutes have also taken the current climate into account, providing updated information for future and returning students on their accommodation websites.

For Leaving Certificate students awaiting results, the unfamiliarity of the accommodation systems in third level institutions has been a cause of concern.

Despite the closure of schools back in March, many colleges went ahead with existing accommodation application processes, which generally open in spring each year.

Universities such as UL, University College Cork (UCC) and Dublin City University (DCU) opened applications to students

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