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The university seems to have miscalculated slightly and has not got enough accommodation with which to honour its guarantee that it will house all first year students in halls.
We're 480 or so miles away, so we can't exactly pop along and look at a few flats, and the EFG hasn't conveniently got a group of 3 or 4 friends to take along to share with, so we are in a bit of a pickle here tonight.
We don't know for sure tonight that she hasn't got a place, but we haven't heard that she has, and on her FB group, those that have got accommodation know what they have, and those who have heard anything today have heard that they haven't. She hasn't heard anything, so at this time, it seems prudent to presume the worst.
We've got the phone number to ring at 9am prepared with a list of questions. I am also going to politely but firmly tell someone that a recently bereaved student needs a little more support than she might get in a rented flat with a group of people she doesn't know.
I've emailed the Methodist minister there as well in case any families in the church want to offer lodgings, and we have scoured the rental websites - but you need a group of mates in order to rent a flat.....
Stressful? Yes. The end of the world? No. Hassle we didn't need? Definitely. Disappointed with the uni? Unfortunately, yes.