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Find information on how to apply for accommodation as a returning student. 

Returning accommodation applications for the 2022-23 academic year are open. Please select the 2022-23 academic year from the drop-down, when applying. Applications for Colchester and Southend for the current academic year can be made via the waiting list.


Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to live with your friends, please make sure you list all their PRIDs when applying. Each of your friends must also submit their own application and have the same preferences as you. Please note that we may not be able to house you together.

When you fill in your application form, list your choice of locations in order of preference. Don't select any type of room you're not prepared to accept. You can see all the different accommodation options, however, not all areas will be available to returning students for 2022-23.


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