The headline change is that the ballot will be over three days. For more detail, please read the rules.
Ballot forms (which should have appeared in your pidges by now) MUST be handed in to the accommodation officer (either to her office by L staircase or to her pidge) by THIS Friday.
As a point of clarification, if you are a third year MML student on a year abroad (or indeed are a Fitz undergrad abroad for any other reason) you will receive another email. As a general reminder, those students who are abroad will ballot via email for their rooms when they return. Students will not be able to ballot the year before they leave for their year abroad, for their room the year they come back.
Every day Damiano is going to send out a resume’ of any general questions that have been asked the day before. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE BITS IN BOLD (at least) as they will indicate whether a section is relevant to you.
Remember to read the guidelines before contacting Damiano with your questions!
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Firstly, to all third years can I stress that it is only those with confirmed fourth years that will be be eligible to be put into the housing ballot. If your fourth year is not confirmed through the tutorial office then you cannot enter. I will take the time to underline to 3rd year NatScis: from what I understand your fourth year is “all but confirmed”, “practically certain” etc. I am really sorry, but this does put you in the category of ‘unconfirmed’. As such, you will not be able to ballot within this round. An example of a third year who can ballot is a classicist who is on a four-year course. Hopefully this clarifies the query. In case you also want an explanation – as to why some years you ballot in this ballot, and in others (like this year) you do not – the reason is when the accommodation office know when certain rooms become available.
Secondly, to all those who cannot be in college during the weekend, the rule is that you nominate a proxy. When choosing a proxy can I STRONGLY suggest that you make sure that they know the answers to the following questions so they can choose in a way to best represent your interests:
1. How much you can afford to pay?
2. Who you would accept being pulled up to live with?
3. Who you would pull where possible?
4. Are your priorities living with friends, having a shower, having a larger room etc.
5. Would you rather live in college or in a corridor?
Finally, your time slots will be allocated, electronically after the ballot order has been drawn and you will receive an email with the link to that document.
Please do get in touch, if there are any other problems…..