Students will now be able to choose their own dorms from three popular options, with the final two choosing the best place to live.
Aluna is one of five “hubs” – or dorms – that have been established across the UK to help students decide which of the six “mature” places they want to live in.
The dorms are also being used to offer accommodation to people who are planning to stay in a city for the first time and to provide support for families when they move away.
However, Aluna has been criticised by some residents and campaigners who say the scheme is “too expensive” and is “not really a place for young people to grow up”.
In a statement to the BBC, Alunas UK manager of operations, Sarah Mabey, said: “Aluna has always been a home for young students, and for us, it is an opportunity to provide a safe, warm, supportive and welcoming environment for students to live together and learn together.”
Ms Mabay added: “The Aluna project is designed to provide an environment for young adults to develop, grow and flourish.”
The three dorms in the UK will be established in Manchester, Bristol and Bristol in 2020.
The first is set to be opened by the end of the year, and the others by the beginning of 2021.
In the UK, there are around 4,000 new dorms planned, and over 4,800 in the pipeline.
Students will be able see the progress of the project in a video showing the progress in four dorms being built across the country.
Alunas students will be housed in the first, the second and the third dorms.
The three new dorm spaces will be built in Bristol.
Students at the first Aluna will be placed in the Bristol campus, with all other dorms to follow.
The BBC’s Paul Adams in Manchester says the plan will make it easier for people to live and study together, as well as providing support for those who move away, if the student chooses to stay.
“What we’re seeing is that it’s a place where students are actually learning and growing, and it’s an opportunity for them to go out, to socialise, to have a social life and a place to build relationships and friendships,” he said.
“So this is really an opportunity where we can create an environment that is a bit more nurturing, where students feel comfortable and it can be a place they can live and live together.”
Aluna really is a very inclusive place and it really is really about young people learning together.
“The project is not without its critics.
Aluns new building will be used by Aluna to house students, but will not house students who have moved out, and there is concern that Aluna may be able go on to rent rooms to residents who have recently left.
The Alunash are also concerned that the first dorm will be too small for some residents, and will not be suitable for those with disabilities.
Some local authorities in the region have also said that they will not take in any new Aluna students.