What we offer
We understand that when choosing accommodation there are lots of things to
think about, and you will need to consider what’s important to you when making
Accommodation Essex offers a range of accommodation to suit a variety of
needs, preferences and budgets, all within walking distance of the academic
departments and campus facilities. We have a number of
adapted rooms available.
All our single accommodation is arranged into self-catering flats with fully
equipped shared kitchen facilities. In Colchester we offer the choice of study
bedrooms with en suite facilities, or rooms with shared bathrooms. Most of our
accommodation is situated on campus and there is also a range of modern purpose
built student accommodation only a 10 to 15 minutes walk away. We also have a
number of couples flats available.
University Square is arranged into flats
with shared kitchens, with all rooms having en suite bathrooms. In addition we
offer self contained studio flats.
Single gender flats
When applying for your accommodation you will have the option to select a
single gender flat.
Non smoking accommodation
All of our University accommodation will be non-smoking from the 2014-15 academic year. Proposals were agreed by the University Steering Group (USG) recently to make our
accommodation smoke free and to offer alternative facilities for students who wish to smoke.
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.
International Accommodation Quality Mark
Following the National Student Housing Survey (NSHS) 2012, Accommodation
Essex is one of only five organisations to have achieved the International
Accommodation Quality Mark. Licensed by the NSHS the mark recognises
organisations which have achieved at least 90 per cent satisfaction among