Request for exemption from MCR room ballot for 2024-25
This form should only be used by current graduate students whose course continues into the academic year 2024/25, and who wish to request exemption from the MCR Room Ballot.
If you have a specific accommodation need (usually on the grounds of disability, health, or religious faith) that could not reasonably be met in private rental accommodation, then you can apply for room ballot exemption. People who are exempted from the room ballot are allocated suitable accommodation in College before the ballot is drawn. Please note that requirements such as en suite bathrooms for medical or religious reasons will not qualify you for MCR room ballot exemption, as these needs can be met in private rental accommodation.
The deadline for application is 5pm on Friday of 4th week – that’s the 9th February 2024.
Please note that you should submit supporting evidence alongside your application. The following are deemed by the College to be appropriate professionals for the purposes of supporting documentation:
- Requests on medical grounds: a College doctor, or other medical practitioner if appropriate.
- Requests on grounds of disability: a College doctor, or other medical practitioner if appropriate.
- Requests on religious grounds: a leader of your faith community.
If, after an assessment of your case, we agree that you can be exempted from the room ballot, we will identify a room that meets your requirements. This room will then be taken out of the room ballot and allocated to you. Please note that rooms allocated under this exemption are assigned to the specific named student to accommodate their particular needs, and may not be swapped.
If further supporting evidence is required for your application, we will contact you directly.
Exemptions will not normally carry over into subsequent years; you must apply each year.
Room Ballot Exemption