Moving Rooms

Can I change my room?

If there are available rooms across our sites then yes, we will do our best to help you find a space you're happy with. We can't guarantee the kind of room as it all depends on which sites are booked up. Sometimes your preferred room might be available straight away, but other times you may be waiting a few months.

Common Room at Broadcasting Tower, two sofas sit underneath a flat screen TV, behind is a pool table set up ready to play

How do I swap rooms?

  1. 01. Fill out a room transfer form

    If you are interested in moving rooms, please complete a Room Move Request Form. This includes agreeing to a £25 transfer fee which will be added to your accommodation account. Room moves are allocated on a priority basis so please add as much detail to your form as possible to help the office prioritise your request accurately. 

  2. 02. Discuss potential options

    Once you have completed your request form a member of the Accommodation Team will call you within three working days to discuss your move. If they can meet your request they will offer you a room move, if your preferred choice is not available they will offer an alternative room.  

  3. 03. Decide whether to move

    You can ask for a short period of time to consider the room move. Once you have decided you should let the Accommodation team know. If you have choose to move the team will arrange a moving date and issue you a new contract which must be accepted before you can move. If you choose not to move you can either wait to see if your preferred room type becomes available or you can close your move request. If you choose to keep the request open, the team will get in touch when alternative rooms become available.

  4. 04. Move to your new room

    Once you have accepted a contract for your new room, you can move in and start getting to know your new flatmates! However, we do recommend remembering to tell your old flatmates you're leaving, this can help them prepare for a new housemate and say their goodbyes. Once you have vacated your old room, an inspection will take place. Please remember to complete a move in inspection of your new room to protect your deposit. 

If there are available rooms across our sites then we will do our best to help you find a space you're happy with.

I'm having problems with my flatmates - does this mean I can move rooms?

Problems with flatmates are common and while we can help to try and find a new room for you, it's often possible to work through your problems with them. Try speaking to the Residence Life team first. They are very familiar with helping to work through disputes and problems within flats.

I know someone who's just moved out, can I take their room?

It depends. In most cases, you would still need to find someone else to move into your room first so that you can be released from your tenancy agreement and take responsibility for the new room.

If the student has left but is still in contract then you wouldn’t be able to move into the room. 

Accommodation Team