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Student accommodation at Colchester Campus

Life as an Edge Hotel School student is all about our community – the friends you’ll make along the way who make your experience at Essex all the better. Our students will be studying, working and living together, so you’ll be sharing your experience with the people that know it best. 

We hope that by living with other Edge students, moving away from home might be a little bit less daunting, and for those on our two year courses we guarantee accommodation on campus for both your years of study.


Two-year Edge Hotel School students

Accommodation options for two-year Edge Hotel School students are:

All full-time undergraduate students studying for one of our two-year degree courses are guaranteed accommodation for both the first and second year of study.


Three-year Edge Hotel School students

Accommodation options for three-year Edge Hotel School students are:

In specific circumstances a student on one of our three-year degrees might request accommodation in a different facility to those featured on this webpage, this will be considered on a case-by-case basis and is generally not something the Department would recommend due to the nature of your practical experience in the hotel and associated shift patterns.

"Living on campus is ideal for getting to work on time and it’s really convenient being close to all the SU shops with no transport needed. It is lovely to have all the EHS students together on holidays when other Essex students might have gone home. I also love the markets the campus holds on Thursdays!"
Frances David Edge Hotel School Graduate