Transferring or leaving accommodation

Transferring properties or rooms

It is important that you allow yourself time to properly adjust to university life and settle in to your new home. However, if you do feel unhappy, please speak to your Accommodation Manager who, along with our Resident Assistants, will do the best they can to give you guidance on how to resolve your problems.

It is essential that you contact your Accommodation Manager in the first instance for all issues within Accommodation. If you feel that a room transfer is the best option for you, please request to be added to the Facebook Transfer Page. You will then be able to share your details with other residents looking to swap accommodation.

If you request more than one transfer during an academic year, an administration charge to cover the costs of the move may be made for a second or subsequent transfer.

Withdrawing from university

If you have decided to leave the University and withdraw from your course, you are required to inform us immediately in writing, by completing the Accommodation Notice Letter (myUWE login required) online.

You must make sure that you have informed your faculty or department of your decision to leave UWE Bristol, as confirmation will be required in order to process your Notice Letter.

The conditions for being released from your licence are contained in Section 8 of our terms and conditions.

If you would like further advice, please contact Accommodation Services.

Once your release date has been confirmed, before or on that date, you must:

  • return your keys
  • leave the property clean and in a good state of repair
  • have paid any accommodation fees due to the University.

If another suitable replacement student (not currently resident in UWE Bristol accommodation) can be found to take your room prior to expiry of your notice period, we will release you from your licence obligations from the date that the replacement student signs a licence.

Moving home or into privately rented accommodation

If you wish to leave your accommodation, but are intending to continue to be a registered student of the University, you will only be released from your licence if a suitable replacement student (ie one who is not currently in University-managed accommodation) can be found. You will have to pay for your University Accommodation until a replacement student signs a licence accepting liability for your room.

You will need to complete a Notice Letter to inform us officially, if you are considering this option we strongly recommend that you contact Accommodation Services to discuss this matter in more detail prior to signing any other agreement with another landlord. The Students' Union are also able to offer you advice.

Moving out of accommodation

Please follow our guidelines to make moving out as straightforward as possible.

Moving out guide

Tenancy references

UWE Bristol Accommodation Services can issue references to students at the University.

Tenancy reference request