Move to a new room or residence
Find out how to apply for a room transfer in University accommodation.
If you feel unsettled or are struggling to adjust to your new surroundings, your Residential Life team can listen to you and offer support with whatever concerns or worries you may have.
If you would like to move to a new room or residence, you need to follow the steps listed on this page and complete a room transfer application via the Accommodation Portal.
About the room transfer process
Room transfers are dependent on vacant rooms being available in University accommodation. The availability of rooms can vary each week, so room transfers are not guaranteed.
Room transfer applications operate on a weekly basis from Friday at 12 noon to Monday at 9 am. You should only apply for a room transfer if you can move rooms the following weekend.
Room transfers to and from University accommodation will incur an administration fee of £45. This will be added to your financial statement once the transfer is complete.
To be eligible to apply, you must be up to date with your rent payments.
When can I apply?
The room transfer application is now closed for Semester 1 and will open for Semester 2 on Friday 27 January 2023 at 12 noon to Monday 30 January 2023 at 9 am with moves taking place between Friday 3 February 2023 and Sunday 5 February 2023.
The room transfer applications will continue to open each week, with room moves taking place the following weekend.
How do I apply?
It is important to note that you should only apply for a room transfer if you can move rooms the following weekend.
To apply for a room transfer, you need to:
- Login to the Accommodation Portal.
- Select Apply for a room transfer from the menu.
- Complete a short application.
In the application, you will be asked to provide information about your reason(s) for wanting to transfer rooms and your maximum budget.
You can request to move to a particular residence or room type but please note that this will reduce our ability to offer you a room transfer.
When you will hear from us
Student Accommodation will send you an email on Wednesday (by 5 pm) about the outcome of your application. If we cannot offer you a room transfer, you can re-apply in the next round of applications. You can apply for a room transfer as many times as you want.