If you apply to study at the RVC through Clearing, you are guaranteed accommodation in our iQ Highbury halls of residence.
To be eligible, you must submit your RVC application by 17th August, and an accommodation application by 11.59pm on Monday 20th August. Further details about the accommodation, including the application form, can be found attached to the confirmation email you will be sent after applying.
iQ Highbury is situated close to Finsbury Park underground station, and is approximately a 20-minute bus or train journey to our Camden Campus. It provides self-catering accommodation for students in flats consisting of a small group of single study-bedrooms and a shared kitchen/dining room. The flats are mixed gender. Find out more...
Please be aware all other accommodation options at the RVC are currently full and we do not anticipate being able to offer spaces in these to Clearing applicants.
All biosciences courses are taught primarily at the Camden Campus*. Therefore, as a first-year student, you will probably want to live in London. Halls are a fantastic way to meet new students who are all in the same situation as you.
If you do not wish to stay in our hall, or you don't want to live in the city, there are various rail links to both Euston and King's Cross stations so you can easily travel in from the commuter belt.
* Year 3 of BSc Biological Sciences (Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Ethics) is largely taught at our Hawkshead Campus in Hertfordshire.
If living in halls doesn’t appeal to you, privately rented accommodation can be found all over London.
However, there are pros and cons to this arrangement. You will be able to live by your own rules (although preferably within the landlord’s!) but things can be tricky if you have problems with a challenging landlord, or other tenants. It’s up to you of course, but most students usually consider living in private accommodation after their first year, once they’ve got a feel for the place and know who they want to live with.
University of London Housing Services (ULHS) maintain a landlord registration scheme, operates a contact list for students offering or wanting accommodation, and assists with tenancy agreement, deposit and rent queries. It supplies a Tenancy Agreement Pack for most self-contained accommodation, a Licence Pack for accommodation with a resident landlord, and lists of registered accommodation agencies, hostels and inexpensive hotels.
The service also provides a private housing guide and free contract checking service