Criteria for Campus Accommodation Due to the Impact of a Disability
Campus accommodation may be recommended on the following grounds:
- Accessible Accommodation: Where the impact of the disability is such that student requires accessible accommodation. An example of when this might be appropriate may include a student in a wheelchair who requires accommodation that is adapted to the needs of an individual with a physical disability.
- Sensory Disability: Where a sensory disability limits the students ability to commute.
Please note the following:
- Places on-campus are prioritised for students with a physical or sensory disability (such as vision impaired)
- In many cases campus accommodation is recommended for the first year of study only.
- There are a limited number of places available and campus accommodation cannot be guaranteed even where a student meets the criteria.
Process for Applying for Campus Accommodation Due to the Impact of a Disability
- Students can apply for a room on-campus due to the impact of a disability by completing this online application form.
- Students starting in September 2017 (first year undergraduate and first year postgraduate) must register with the Disability Office.
- Maynooth University students (continuing undergraduate and continuing postgraduate), must be registered with the Disability Office or must provide evidence of disability to the Disability Office.
- Students who receive a recommendation from the Disability Office and a confirmed room offer from the Accommodation Office are not required to apply through the general process. All other students are advised to apply for campus accommodation through the general process as published on the Accommodation Office website.
- Applications for campus accommodation due to the impact of a disability are assessed by the Disability Office and rooms are allocated by the Accommodation Office.
Students are advised to complete their applications for campus accommodation as early as possible. We are now open to take your application for 2017-2018. While the Disability Office will assess applications for campus accommodation throughout the year, it may not be possible for the Accommodation Office to provide a room if all the places set aside for this purpose have been allocated. Campus accommodation is allocated for one year only and students must reapply each year. Priority is given to first year students in the first instance.
Applications will be reviewed by the Disability Office and rooms are allocated by the Accommodation Office. All information provided is treated in a sensitive and confidential manner and is covered under the University Data Protection Policy. The Disability Office will be in touch regarding all applications and will advise you of the outcome.
Offer of a Room
If you are recommended for a room on-campus the Disability Office will advise the Accommodation Office. If at the time of the recommendation there are still rooms available you will receive an email offering you a room and requesting that you pay a €400 booking deposit.You will be informed of the payments schedule that applies, with instructions on how to make your on-line payments.Please review the information relating to booking fees and rent payments.
If there are no rooms available at the time of receiving your recommendation the Accommodation Office will inform you by email.
No Offer of a Room
If you have not been offered a room and if the process for your category of Student is available then you should follow this process.