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Census 2021

Issue with postcode finder for on-campus addresses

  • There has been an issue with the census postcode finder and we have contacted ONS about this. Students who are either currently living on campus or are currently living at home but have an on-campus university address, please read the guidance on this page and use the postcode for your hall of residence listed below if you need to request a code. If you continue to have problems please contact ONS using their web form or hotline.
  • We have also let ONS know about the issue of some residences further down the alphabet not appearing in the drop down list. We will update this page when the issue is resolved.


What is the census?

The census is an important national survey that takes place every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census is unique. There’s simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in.

All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare. Without the census, it would be much more difficult to do this.


Why is it important for you, as a student, to fill in the census?

By taking part, you’ll be helping make sure you and your student community get the services needed now and in the future. Whether you are in halls, living in a shared house, living with your parents or guardians, or are an international student – all students are an important part of the census and must be included.

The information you give informs decisions that affect student life, such as university campus bus links and bike lanes, jobs and training. Therefore, it is key that you complete the form for your university address.


How do I complete the census?

Census Day is 21 March, but you can fill in yours now. We understand your circumstances may have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. So, although you might not be living where you normally would be when at University, you must complete the form with your normal university address. Please see how to complete the census depending on where you are currently living below:

Living at home
  • If you are currently living at home but also have a university address

If you’re currently living at home in England or Wales, you need to be included on your household census questionnaire as well as completing one for your university address. Please go on to the census postcode finder and use the postcode listed below for your hall of residence to request your code.

See more information on how to complete the census.

OR

  • If you are currently living at home with no university address

You need be included on the household questionnaire for your home address in England or Wales if you live there permanently while at university.

If you need to answer separately from the people you live with, you can complete your own census.

Living on campus
  • If you are living on campus in halls of residence and have received your code

The Residential Life Team (RLT) have arranged for delivery of letters containing a unique access code to enable you to complete the census online. If your address and postcode are incorrect on the online census form, ignore the address information and continue to complete the form. The road and postcode are not critical - as long as your hall and room are correct.

OR

  • If you are currently living on campus and have not received a code or have received the wrong code

If you have received a code for the wrong halls or room, please request a new code via the census postcode finder, using the postcode for your hall of residence below.
 
If you are living on campus and have not received or you have lost your code, please go on to the census postcode finder and use the postcode listed below for your hall of residence to request a new code.

Postcodes for Hall of Residence

Hall of Residence

Postcode you need to use

Arthur Vick

Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7ES

Benefactors

Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7ES

Bluebell

Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7ES

Claycroft

Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7ES

Cryfield

Scarman Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Heronbank North

Scarman Road, Coventry, CV4 7SH

Heronbank East

Scarman Road, Coventry, CV4 7EU

Heronbank West

Scarman Road, Coventry, CV4 7SH

Jack Martin

Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7ES

Lakeside

Scarman Road, Coventry, CV4 7SH
We have contacted ONS as individual halls rooms are not appearing - we will update this page when the issue is resolved.

Rootes

Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7ES

Sherbourne

Scarman Road, Coventry, CV4 7DD

Tocil

Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7ES

Westwood

Kirby Corner Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Whitefields

TBC - we have contacted ONS and will update this page.

Living off campus
  • If you are living off-campus in a shared house or flat

You should receive a letter with a code in the post for your household. It’s your joint responsibility to complete the census for your household, not your landlord’s.

One person will need to take responsibility for answering the questions about the household accommodation and the people who live there. You can then share the household access code so that each person can complete their own individual questions.

If you need to answer separately from the people you live with, you can complete your own census.

International students
  • If you are an international student currently living in your home country

If you are an international student currently living at home, please still complete the census for your university address. Request a new access code for your university address, which can be sent to you by text. If you usually live in an on campus hall of residence, please use the relevant postcode above.

You should be included if you're:

  • staying here now and have stayed, or intend to stay, in the UK for at least three months
  • not currently in the UK but attended in person during the Autumn 2020 term, and/or Winter 2021 term, and still have a formal agreement to be able to stay at your term-time accommodation

You can read translations of information about the census.


Support

For more information on the census, or if you need help, go to www.census.gov.uk/students. There are a wide range of services available, including translations and accessible guidance. If you have any problems please contact the ONS hotline.

Thank you for your help in taking part in the census, you’re making a difference to decisions that influence the student community.