Students Staff

The Meadows

Bright and modern accommodation available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The stylish rooms complement the beautiful surroundings that form the backdrop to these flats.

About The Meadows

The Meadows are located near the peaceful River Colne estuary, close to the Essex Business School. It's only a 10-minute walk from all the central campus facilities.

With a real sense of its own community, The Meadows has its own shop for those last-minute essentials and its own common room where you can meet other students from around the world to chat, exchange experiences, and learn about new cultures.

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

Townhouse flats

  • Townhouses arranged into flats for 12 students.
  • Shared kitchen, dining and lounge area on the ground floor.
  • Shared bathrooms (one bathroom between two students).

Cluster flats

  • Cluster flats for up to 10 students.
  • Shared kitchens.
  • En suite toilet and shower facilities in each bedroom.
"When arriving at The Meadows, I already felt at home as it looked so new and modern. The rooms hold everything you could need. Living in the flats you can still take advantage of the social aspect and meeting new people, especially in the student pavilion. It really is like its own small community down at The Meadows."
Madeleine Leathley - Politics Student

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2019-20 academic year

2018-19 academic year

Postal address

The Meadows Townhouses
Name and number of Townhouse followed by Flat/Room (eg. Tansley 1.3/E)
Annan Road

  • Tansley – CO4 3ZH
  • Godwin – CO4 3ZG

The Meadows Flats
Name of Block followed by Flat/Room (eg. Cole 5.21/A)
Annan Road

  • Arber – CO4 3ZJ
  • Cole – CO4 3ZF
  • Conway – CO4 3ZE

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.