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Transfer to a vacant room

If you would like to move to a different room, you have the option of requesting to move to one of our vacant rooms on campus. Applications are temporarily closed for the current academic year.

How to apply

We have a number of vacant rooms available at our Colchester and Southend Campuses. If you have found a vacant room that you would like to move in to, you may request to do so. However please remember that the room may have already been allocated to another student and may not be available.

Colchester transfers

If you have found an empty room or would like to enquire about what rooms are available, contact the Students Services Hub or call the team on 01206 874000.

Southend transfers

If you have found an empty room or would like to check availability, you contact reception or email

Transfer process

All transfers within University-owned or administered accommodation have to be agreed and approved by Accommodation Essex.

Once the necessary checks have been made, we will contact you to confirm if your request has been approved and to make the necessary arrangements.


The charges for transferring to a vacant room are:

  • £50 contract preparation fee (non-refundable): to clean your room and administrative charges

Vacant room terms and conditions

A room transfer will only be authorised if:

  • you are fully registered
  • you do not have any outstanding debt to the University
  • you have not applied to withdraw/intermit from the University
  • you have not already completed a room exchange/transfer during the current term (students are only permitted to exchange/transfer once in a term) and
  • If you are not being externally funded
  • you have no outstanding disciplinary case against you relating to accommodation

Please note: due to the number of students arriving at the start of the academic year, room transfers are not available until the second week of term.

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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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Contact us

For enquiries about accommodation or about an application you're making, contact us at the Student Services Hub. Quote your full name and PRID or PG number on all correspondence.