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The Copse

The Copse is our latest University accommodation for undergraduate students. The new and stylish rooms complement the beautiful surroundings that form the backdrop to these flats.

The Copse

About The Copse

The Copse has 643 new single ensuite rooms and studios that are nestled between The Meadows and the Essex Business School. It's only a 9-minute walk from all the central campus facilities.

We work with Uliving to provide student accommodation at The Copse. Your accommodation contract is with us but the management, maintenance, and cleaning services are provided by Derwent FM.


  • Cluster flats for between 4 and 12 students.
  • Shared kitchens.
  • Premium or premium plus rooms with en suite toilet and shower facilities.
  • Adapted rooms
  • Studio flats
  • Typical dimensions: premium (10.25m2), premium plus (18m2), and studios (20m2)

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2019-20 Academic Year

2018-19 Academic Year

Postal address

Room Letter
Flat number
The Oaks or The Poplars
The Copse
Capon Road

  • The Oaks – CO4 3ZS
  • The Poplars – CO4 3ZT

Virtual tours and videos

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Our 360 degree virtual tours and videos help you to explore our Colchester and Southend Campuses from the comfort of your home. Check out our accommodation options, facilities and social spaces.

UG Open Days

Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.

Life at Essex

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Why not find out what life at Essex is really like? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's like to study with us.

Campus tours

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We understand that choosing a university for your studies is a whole new experience, so we’d be happy to arrange a campus tour for you guided by a current Essex student to get to know our campus.