Our six iconic Towers have always been, and still are, the heart and soul of
our Colchester Campus and a local landmark. With everything on your doorstep you
can roll out of bed and still be on time for lectures.
About The Towers
A real sociable atmosphere, the Towers offers a great sense of community
where you can hang out with friends and feel the buzz of people sharing a flat
The Towers are just a two-minute walk to the centre of campus. The North
Towers are located near Essex Business School and the South
Towers are close to the Sports Centre and the Students'
Each tower is made up of flats to accommodate 14 to 16 students.
- Central shared kitchen/dining area.
- Bedrooms located on either side.
- Shared showers and toilets on each side of the flat.
- Two lifts in each building and an emergency staircase.
- Rent charges for the Towers.
There are some smaller flats at either the top or the bottom of each tower,
each accommodating between three and seven students.
If you select North Towers as your first choice you might be able to live in
one of our creative spaces, where there are boards in the foyer and in your room
that you can decorate. Places are limited so you will be selected on a
The Towers are a budget-friendly option and are still the most popular option on campus.
"I was really lucky with my flat. Living in The Towers you have
thirteen instant mates to go out with, and everyone gets on
really well - so there's always someone to chat to. Everyone is
always surprised by the tidiness of our flat because there are
fourteen people living here! My only worry was that I would have
to queue for the shower every morning, but it never happens - I
guess everyone just has different timetables."
Charlotte King - Third year law
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Name of Tower followed by Flat/Room (eg. Bertrand Russell Tower 9/4)
University of Essex
Colchester CO4 3SQ