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Our policy documents

Before accepting an offer of accommodation

Make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions, as well as the Allocation Policy below before accepting an offer of accommodation. Once you have accepted your offer of accommodation, please make sure that you have read the Code of Student Conduct in Residential Accommodation before moving in to your new home.

Terms and Conditions of Residence

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.

Allocation Policy

Allocation Policy

Our Allocation Policy covers:

  • the criteria for students who want to apply for accommodation
  • details of those students who are guaranteed accommodation and
  • how we will prioritise applications for returning students, part-year students and those on the waiting list
  • Accommodation Essex

    Allocation Policy 2017-18

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    This policy sets out the categories of students we provide a guarantee of accommodation to.

  • Accommodation Essex

    Allocation Policy 2018-19

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    This policy sets out the categories of students we provide a guarantee of accommodation to.

Third Party Policy

Third party contact policy

The third party policy sets out the University's position regarding contact with third parties in connection with students registered at the University.

The University of Essex has a notification under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 (GDPR) to enable it to hold and process data about its students and landlords for the purposes of providing accommodation for its students. Data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Act and will only be disclosed within the University to members of staff who need to know it in order to carry out their duties, or to others connected with the University for University-related activities or events. The University works in partnership with Derwent Living, ULiving, and Kaplan International Partnerships to provide campus accommodation. Information about students in accommodation is shared with Derwent, ULiving, and Kaplan International Partnerships as necessary in order to provide a consistent and efficient service to students.

Communications Policy

Policy for Management of Accommodation Rent Debt