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Choose your accommodation

We have a range of accommodation options to suit different needs, preferences and budgets, all within walking distance of the academic departments and campus facilities. We also have adapted rooms and shared accommodation available.

Colchester Campus

All our single accommodation is arranged into self-catering flats with fully equipped shared kitchens. Use our interactive 360 degree tours of the Colchester Campus to see inside our accommodation residences.

The Towers

The Towers
  • 3-minute walk to campus.
  • 13 to 16 students in each flat.
  • Shared bathrooms.
  • Smaller flats available.
  • In the heart of campus.

South Courts

South Courts
  • 3-minute walk to campus.
  • 4 to 14 students in each flat.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Adapted and twin ensuite rooms available.
  • Close to Sports Centre.

The Houses

The Houses
  • 5-minute walk to campus.
  • Quiet, central location near to the library and Student Centre.
  • 4 to 6 students in each flat.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Adapted and twin ensuite rooms available.

The Meadows

The Meadows
  • 10-minute walk to campus.
  • 5 to 12 students in each flat/townhouse.
  • En suite rooms and those with shared bathrooms.
  • Shop.
  • Common room.

The Copse

The Copse
  • 9-minute walk to campus.
  • 4-12 students in each flat.
  • En suite bathrooms in flats.
  • Studios and adapted rooms.
  • Near the Essex Business School.

University Quays

The Quays
  • 15-20 minute walk to campus.
  • 4-8 students in each flat.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Premium and shared accommodation available.
  • Near train station for travel to London.

Wolfson Court

Wolfson Court
  • Mainly housing our Edge Hotel and UEIC Students.
  • 3-minute walk to campus.
  • 7 students in each flat.
  • Shared bathrooms.
  • Washbasin provided in each bedroom.
University Square

University Square, Southend.

Southend Campus

University Square flats all have en suite bathrooms and shared kitchens. We also offer self-contained studio flats. Use our interactive 360 degree tour of the Southend Campus to see inside our accommodation.

  • 3-minute walk to Gateway Building and town centre.
  • 8 to 10 students in each flat.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Adapted rooms available.
  • Large common room, launderette, and courtyard.

More about our accommodation

  • Shared accommodation

    We have a variety of shared and self-contained accommodation which is suitable for single or double occupancy. We cannot guarantee accommodation for first-year students who are accompanied by a partner but we will do our very best to help. Just make sure you get in touch as early as you can if you think you need to chat any of this through with us.

  • Single gender flats

    Most flats are mixed-gender, although single-gender flats are available and we offer some single-occupancy adapted rooms. When applying for your accommodation you will have the option to select a single-gender flat.

  • Non-smoking accommodation

    All our University accommodation is non-smoking, which includes vaping. There are designated smoking shelter facilities near accommodation residences for students who wish to smoke.

  • Guaranteed quality

    The Student Accommodation Code

    Accommodation Essex is a member of the Universities UK Student Accommodation Code (SAC) which sets out the quality and standards (.pdf) that students can expect from our accommodation.

    The Student Accommodation Code protects your rights to:

    • a healthy, safe environment
    • timely repairs and maintenance
    • a clean, pleasant living environment
    • a formal, contractual relationship with your landlord
    • access to health and wellbeing services and
    • a living environment free from anti-social behaviour

    UUK and ANUK accommodation codes

    To make sure we comply with the Housing Act 2004, Accommodation Essex adhere to the UUK Student Accommodation Code, which has been designed to protect your rights to safe, good quality university-managed accommodation.

    Derwent, the management company for University Quays, The Meadows, and The Copse, adhere to the National Code Assured Accommodation (ANUK)