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Stirling University Overbooks Its Accommodation

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Around 180 first year students due to start at Stirling University in just over two weeks, have been told they no longer have accommodation to live in.

The freshers were expecting to be allocated a room in university accommodation, but were subsequently emailed to be told there are no spaces left.

According to the university, "significant increased demand" led to a shortage of places in its halls of residence, but said they were working with the affected students to make alternative living arrangements.

Understandably parents and students have been venting their anger on social media, suggesting the university has seriously let down its students.

Commenting on the situation, a spokeswoman for the university said: "Due to significantly increased demand this year, we regret we have been unable to offer a number of students university accommodation.

"We are making contact with all affected students, and are exploring a range of options to help them find suitable accommodation."

Reports suggest the university has been in contact with returning students asking if they would like to be released from their university accommodation contract.

With first year students due to start courses on September 11, the university doesn't have long to resolve the problem for those affected.