Students Staff

The Houses

Experience a cosy residential estate, nestled on the edge of the north side of our Colchester Campus.

About The Houses

If you enjoy a tranquil, relaxing environment with great spaces to read and study in peace, The Houses are for you. Located on our beautiful parkland and very close to some of our main study facilities.

As a new student you will be able to select either standard or enhanced accommodation within The Houses. Check out our Flickr album which includes images of our standard and enhanced flats.

Flats are arranged on each floor of the three-storey buildings and accommodate between four and six students per flat with a shared kitchen.

Room details

The bedrooms are very homely and each has en suite toilet and shower facilities.

  • We have some rooms adapted for wheelchair users.
  • Some of the rooms also have alarms for students with hearing impairments
  • Shared twin ensuite rooms available
  • There is 1 self-contained apartment available.
  • Check out what else is with your room.
  • Typical dimensions: 3.8m x 3.6m (13.6m3).

Join your Facebook group

Meet other new students living in The Houses on Facebook:

2019-20 Academic year

2018-19 Academic year

"I really enjoy living in The Houses. They suit me perfectly because while it is quite private (having my own bathroom), it is still very sociable."
Andrew Mulholland - Maths student

Postal address

Name of House followed by Flat/Room (eg. Isaac Rebow House 4/6)
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ

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

Student studying

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.