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Term-time Short Stay

How to apply

Applications for Colchester and Southend short-stay accommodation for 2020-21are now open.

If you need a room for a few days then we can offer short-stay accommodation bookings of one or more nights within our accommodation, during the summer term. However, due to Government guidelines, students are not permitted to return to campus any earlier than 17 May, unless you need access to University facilities to study (including face to face lessons) or if it is better for you to be in your term-time accommodation for your health and wellbeing.  You should not use any facilities on campus or interact with other students until you have tested negative for COVID-19.                       
Details of how to access a test on campus and a full list of reasons why you might be able to return are contained on the link below.             
https://www.essex.ac.uk/student/travel-and-transport/important-travel-information--student  

Please note, that bedding is not included.

Details about which accommodation options are available on the application form.

Wherever possible, we will try to ensure that the room is the same one that you were originally allocated. If this is not possible, we will make sure that the booking cost will not be any more than your originally contracted room.

Applications cannot be processed immediately, therefore, please give at least 3 working days notice of arrival.

Apply for Colchester

It is not possible to book any short stay accommodation in Colchester that ends later than Saturday 3 July 2021.

 Application form for Colchester term-time short stay accommodation 2021

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Apply for Southend

It is not possible to book any short stay accommodation in Southend that ends later than Saturday 24 July 2021.

 Application form for Southend term-time short stay accommodation 2021

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Revision and Resit Bookings

Applications for revision and resit accommodation are now closed. 

Summer Vacation Applications

Who can Apply for Vacation Accommodation?

Due to UK Government restrictions, we are only able to offer summer vacation accommodation to the following student groups:

  • If you are currently living in our accommodation and are moving to private accommodation for 2021-22. You can stay until 20 September 2021 
  • If you are currently living in our accommodation and have accommodation booked with us again for 2021-22. You will stay in your summer room until your term-time room is ready
  • You do not live on campus but require a summer booking for Educational purposes
  • If you are on the 5 week pre-sessional course in August and have booked our accommodation for 2021-22. You will hopefully be in your term-time room already, if not we will move you when your term-time room is ready

For students who are living off campus, we anticipate being able to open summer bookings from 17 May 2021 (based on restrictions being lifted further). If in the meantime, you have a tenancy that is coming to an end and are unable to return to your main residence or travel to your country of residence during this period, you must first contact your landlord to request an extension to your stay. If your landlord cannot accommodate an extension request,  please email vacaccom@essex.ac.uk to discuss if we can support you further.

How to Apply

How to apply

Applications for Colchester and Southend summer vacation accommodation are now open.

Some students, such as the majority of postgraduate students and a small number of undergraduate students will have a letter of allocation to mid-September. Other students will be required to vacate their accommodation at the end of the academic year in June/July and make a vacation booking if they require accommodation over the summer.

Bookings will normally be subject to a minimum charge of three days.

If you require a booking that is for 29 nights or more, the tariff is set at a lower rate equivalent to the term time rent. In this case the same letting conditions apply as for students who have been resident all year, in particular, notice cannot be given once the keys are collected.

If you require a booking of 28 nights or less or you are uncertain about required dates, the short-term rate applies. In this case three days notice may be given. Any booking which commences on or after 13 September 2021 will be deemed a short-term booking.

Before making a booking ensure you read the Vacation Accommodation Terms and Conditions of Residence below.

Applications can be received Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm but may not be processed immediately. If you are planning on arriving over the weekend, please apply well in advance.

Vacation accommodation Terms and Conditions of Residence.

Apply for accommodation

Applications are now open.

Prices for vacation accommodation can be found on our Colchester and Southend pages.


Apply for vacation accommodation

In date

The last possible in date for vacation bookings is 13 September 2021.

If you're living in private accommodation you won't be able to move in until Tuesday 6 July 2021. If you're currently living in University accommodation your vacation booking will start at the end of your current contract and we will let you know when your summer room is ready.

Out date

Last possible out date is Monday 20 September 2021.

End of contract

All accommodation contracts end in mid-September to allow for cleaning and essential maintenance work to be completed. There can be no extensions of accommodation beyond this time.

However, if you are in University accommodation over the summer and have accommodation the following academic year you may remain in your current room until your term-time room is ready. You are not required to make an additional booking for this, as we will invoice you for this automatically in September. You will be expected to move as soon as you are notified in order that your vacation room can be prepared for new students arriving

 

Graduation bookings

Accommodation available during graduation week

Applications for  Graduation accommodation are now closed.

Before making a booking ensure you read the Vacation Accommodation Terms and Conditions of Residence.

Apply for accommodation

Applications for Graduation accommodation are now closed and not available for 2020-21.


Non-student bookings

Residential accommodation is available for let during the summer vacation to groups and individuals who are not students of the University, including accommodation for Graduation guests and family members.

You can book this accommodation through Event Essex.

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Terms and Conditions of Residence

Our terms and conditions give details of the terms of your tenancy agreement. By accepting a room when it is offered you are accepting these terms and conditions and you will be entering into a legally binding contract.

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