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    Has anyone had experience of changing hall accommodation? What if you've got a place in a flat in Endcliffe and one of your flatmates has already started to bully you AND you've found an ideal opening in another, similar, flat with a friend - what are the chances of the University doing the sensible thing and letting you simply swap rooms? I plan to phone them in the morning but I'm wondering if anyone's got any insight into this. Thanks.
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    I would hope that your university would be understanding and let you move, it does sound like a perfect opportunity. Make it clear why you want to move, just beware that since you've asked to move so early they will want to be sure it's not just that you haven't settled in. You've said it's one person bullying you, unfortunately that may not be enough for the uni to move you instantly, make sure you put forth a very convincing argument.However one person bullying you is too many for me - don't let whoever it is give you a hard time, make sure you stick up for yourself even if you find it really difficult (obviously, don't do anything to make yourself appear to an outsider to be the problem - only retaliate), I know from experience that letting people walk over me rather than sticking up for myself is something I really regret.Sorry for your situation, hope it gets sorted out.Oh and just to warn you there are a lot of trolls on TSR - they will say some messed up things. Don't take the *****y comments to heart because chances are they are having an even worse week than you. Good luck, PM me what happens.
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    Hi! Currently in Ranmoor in a less than ideal flat situation and have spoken to accommodation workers so I hope I can help although I must say it's not good news. You can read this in your Residence Contract to double check if you want.
    The university does not allow people to transfer within university accommodation for 4 weeks due to the huge number of people wishing to change at first. If you do come out of the Residence Contract there is a low possibility you can move straight to private as the University will continue to charge you, even if you are not living there, unless they find someone to fill your room. This is because you signed a contract and the university will otherwise be at a loss.

    I have heard of people leaving and getting back money from accommodation as they were only there a short amount of time (e.g. they paid the two thousand for a week) but that is from people who left the university completely.

    I would advise you to look into it if the situation worsens or if you can financially manage to swap accommodation or try your best to talk to your Residence Mentor about these problems you're having. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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    I'm in a similar situation, I have emailed the accommodation office and this is what they replied with. It will be possible to apply for a transfer from Monday 17th October and you can collect a transfer application form from the Edge Reception or from the Accommodation Office. If you wish to transfer to a specific room, please state this on the transfer application form. Please note that transfers are not guaranteed and there is a £35 administration fee for transferring accommodation.
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    (Original post by bejahu)
    Has anyone had experience of changing hall accommodation? What if you've got a place in a flat in Endcliffe and one of your flatmates has already started to bully you AND you've found an ideal opening in another, similar, flat with a friend - what are the chances of the University doing the sensible thing and letting you simply swap rooms? I plan to phone them in the morning but I'm wondering if anyone's got any insight into this. Thanks.
    You already have some good answers below from people who have contacted accommodation. You still have to deal with finding someone to take your room, that responsibility is yours, unless they have an option to let you pay a penalty fee. read your agreement.
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    If anyone wants to transfer to a small all girls flat in Ranmoor let me know haha as I have left mine. It's top floor, faces away from the buildings so there's a nice view of trees and all that and the kitchen was massive
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    Hi, Im looking for someone to take over my accommodation at aspect 3, Edward street. Room is available immediately. It is a single en-suite with 2 male 3rd year flat mates. Very spacious, and is a 5 min walk from Diamond/IC, uni of sheffield, or 15min by tram from sheffield hallam. Rent is £113 a week with all bills included. I am moving out because there is a room with my friends.
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    Hi, I've made the decision to leave University and I'm looking to find someone to take over my room. The room is a single en-suite room in Central Quay, Sheffield, available immediately.

    Sharing housing with 2 female and 2 male first year students. All bills are included within the rooms cost of £105 per week. Costs can be paid in installments if necessary of 1,2,3 or 6 payments over the course of the year.Just a 15 minute walk from the city campus of SHU and the city centre of sheffield.You need to supply your own bed linen (duvet, duvet cover, sheet, pillow and pillowcase), towels, crockery, cutlery, and cooking utensils.Wifi is available at throughout the building also included in rent cost.

    Facilties:
    Ensuite bathroom
    Broadband connection
    Wi-fi available
    Bills inclusive in rent
    Secure cycle storage
    Kettle
    Microwave
    Ironing Board
    Iron
    Washing machine/launderette
    Fridge or fridge freezer
    Cooker
    Vacuum cleaner
    Parking
    Wheelchair accessible


    Please reply if interested!
 
 
 
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