Please note that transfers are now closed to limit the movement of students in our residences due to Covid-19. If you are unhappy where you are living we recommend that you contact the Residential Life team for your village.
Transfer between University-allocated residences
In order to limit the movement of students between residences we have closed the transfer process. If you are unhappy in your current room, we advise you to get in touch with your Residential Life team, who will be able to offer you advice and support.
Leaving your residence due to withdrawing from University or suspending your studies
If you are withdrawing or suspending your studies and want to leave your residence, you need to notify us by completing the undergraduate intention to leave form. Please read the following information before completing the form:
- If you are withdrawing from University for health reasons, you will be liable for the rent on your room up to the date that you submit this form or until you vacate your room, whichever date is later.
- If you are withdrawing for any other reason, you must give us two weeks notice that you plan to leave and will be liable for rent for these two weeks.
- Your residence will check with your department who will need to confirm that you are withdrawing or suspending studies before you can be released from your rent liability.
You must always discuss your suspension or withdrawal with your academic department or personal tutor. Your Student Support Centre will also be able to offer you support - you may find it useful to talk to them before making any decisions. The Student Funding Office can offer advice on how your fee loan or maintenance payments will be affected by a withdrawal or suspension of studies.
If you have any questions about leaving your residence, and what this means for your tenancy you can always contact us.
Leave University-allocated accommodation during your tenancy but continuing to study at the University
If you are thinking of moving out of your residence but continuing to study at the University, for example to move into private-rented accommodation, make sure you have read and understood the cancellation policy in your contract.
You will remain responsible for the rent until the end of your tenancy or until the room is re-let to a suitable replacement who must be a student at Bristol University and does not already have a University allocated tenancy. You may be charged up to £100 to cover the costs of re-letting your room.
- If you want to leave your residence, complete the undergraduate intention to leave form.
- Once we have received your form, we will acknowledge we have received it and offer you advice about how you can advertise your room on our student bulletin board.
A replacement tenant found by the Accommodation Office takes priority over any tenant that you find.
Please note that if you wish to leave your residence due to COVID-19, you will remain liable for the rent on your room until your tenancy end date.
Move into a University-allocated residence during the academic year
In order to limit the movement of students between residences we have closed the transfer process.
Moving out at the end of your tenancy
For information about moving out of your accommodation have a look at our moving out webpage.
Your future accommodation options
Private rented accommodation
Most students live in privately-rented houses or flats after their first year. There is a variety of student property to rent in Bristol but competition can be strong at certain times of the year. See our privately-rented pages for more information.
Return to a University-allocated residence
A number of places are available for undergraduate returners, i.e. students in their second, third, or subsequent year of study.
Senior Resident positions
Mature undergraduate students can apply for a role as a Chief or Senior Resident. These positions require you to live in one of our residences.