Students Staff

Transfer to a vacant room

Applications for the current academic year 2018-19 are now open.


We have several rooms available at both University Square, Southend and Colchester. Please contact us to make an enquiry.


If you have found an empty room or would like to check availability, you should contact or visit the SSH or call the team on 01206 874000.


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

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.

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:

  • a £55 fee (non-refundable): to clean your room and administrative charges

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 refer to our standard Terms and Conditions of Residence for information.

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.