Students Staff

Shared and self-contained 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.

Shared twin ensuite rooms

Twin rooms give you the choice to share a room with another paying student, either a friend or a randomly allocated person of the same gender. They aren't suitable for couples.

You're welcome to request an allocation with your friend, however there isn't a guarantee. List the PRID of the student in the additional information field on the online application form. Your friend must also submit their own separate application and have the same preferences as you.

  • Facilities, rent and photos

    Facilities

    • ensuite bathroom (cleaning isn't provided)
    • two single beds, two desks and two chairs
    • shared kitchen facilities
    • single TV aerial point

    Rent

    • 2019-20 rate: £91.84 per week each.

    Photos

    South Courts shared twin ensuite rooms - standard and The Houses shared twin ensuite rooms - enhanced.


    South Courts Permanent Twin Room – standard The Houses Permanent Twin Room – Refurbished

Double rooms

Each of the three Quays buildings are arranged in flats of between seven and eight students. We've got six standard double ensuite rooms (sharing a kitchen).

  • Facilities and rent

    Facilities

    • ensuite toilet and shower
    • double bed
    • shared kitchen facilities

    Rent

    • 2019-20 rate: £169.05 per week.

    There is a laundrette on site and a large supermarket is just a short walk away.

Self-contained Apartments

Our self-contained apartments come in a variety of layouts with bathroom, kitchen, lounge, and bedroom facilities. These apartments are located on our Colchester Campus, mostly in the Towers.

They're allocated on a first come first served basis, so we can't guarantee you'll be given this type of accommodation. You can select the type of apartment, but not the location. We don't offer the option for you to choose the layout.

Let us know when you apply if you need the double bed replaced with two single beds, this is not a problem, however, our premium apartments only come with fixed double beds.

Facilities in the flats

Cabled and Wi-Fi internet connection and utility bills are included in the accommodation charge.

An oven and hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, kettle, vacuum cleaner and, ironing board are provided. We do provide a washer/dryer, but only in the premium apartments. You'll need to bring your own bedding, towels, cooking utensils, iron, cutlery and crockery.

Accommodation options

  • Self-contained standard apartment type A

    Layout

    There are eight standard self-contained apartments comprising:

    • bed-sitting room with kitchen area
    • bathroom

    Rent

    2019-20 rate: £172.69 per week.

  • Self-contained standard apartment type B

    Layout

    There are 11 standard self-contained apartments comprising of four different layouts.

    Layout one:

    • bed-sitting room
    • kitchen
    • bathroom

    Layout two:

    • bedroom
    • bathroom
    • kitchen
    • small dining room

    Layout three:

    • ensuite bedroom
    • kitchen/lounge/diner

    Layout four:

    • bedroom
    • kitchen/diner
    • bathroom

    Rent

    2019-20 rate: £185.50 per week.

    Photos

    Self-contained standard apartment B
  • Self-contained standard apartment type C

    Layout

    There are six standard self-contained apartments with two layouts.

    Layout one:

    • lounge
    • kitchen
    • bedroom
    • bathroom

    Layout two (one flat):

    • large ensuite bedroom
    • kitchen/lounge/diner

    Rent

    2019-20 rate: £198.52 per week.

  • Self-contained premium apartment type C1

    Layout

    There are two premium self-contained apartments comprising:

    • lounge/bedroom/study (fixed double bed)
    • kitchen
    • shower room
    • walk in wardrobe
    • large built-in cupboard
    • washer/dryer

    Rent

    2019-20 rate: £220.43 per week.

    Photos

    University of Essex Premium Apartment C1

  • Self-contained standard apartment type D

    Layout

    There are seven standard self-contained apartments with two layouts.

    Layout one:

    • lounge
    • kitchen
    • bedroom
    • bathroom

    Layout two (one large flat):

    • ensuite bedroom
    • kitchen
    • lounge/diner

    Rent

    2019-20 rate: £202.02 per week.

    Photos

    Self-contained standard apartment D
  • Self-contained premium apartment type D1

    Layout

    There are two premium self-contained apartment comprising:

    • lounge
    • kitchen
    • bedroom (fixed double bed)
    • shower room
    • washer/dryer

    Rent

    2019-20 rate: £223.93 per week.

    Photos

    University of Essex Premium Apartment D1

Terms and conditions

If you're allocated accommodation you will enter into a legal contract with Accommodation Essex and you will be liable to pay the rent for your room for the period stated on your offer letter.
Please read our terms carefully before accepting any offer of accommodation:

Contact your Student Services Hub if you have any queries relating to accommodation applications.