Be part of something special
We have created a new Athletes' Village in our South Courts accommodation on the Colchester campus, which will be ready for the 2023-24 academic year. The village has been created for our Sports Scholars and undergraduate students, that have demonstrated abilities in their chosen sport, by participation at a competitive level either at school, county or national level and intend to represent the University of Essex, at a competitive level.
By selecting to live in our Athlete's village, you will not only be living with like-minded people but will also receive the following benefits, totalling more than £700:
- Free upgrade to Essex Sport Gold Membership £50.00
- Free Essex Blades BUCS participation fee £30.00
- Contribution towards one Sports Club Membership fee (capped) £50.00
- Free Kit Pack £125.40
- Laundry card and credit £102.00
- 2 weeks free pre-season training accommodation (BUCS) max price £347.20
That's an amazing £704.60 of benefits!
This offer cannot be taken up in conjunction with any other offer.
If you would like to apply to live in the Athletes' Village, then you will need to select South Courts as your area preference in your accommodation application. Please also add 'I want to live in the Athletes' Village' in the additional notes field of your application.
British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)
If you are a Sports Scholar or are planning on joining one of our BUCS teams and living in our campus accommodation but do not wish to live in the Athletes' Village, then you can still apply for the 2 weeks pre-season training accommodation. However, although this is not free, there is a reduction in the rent of £116.76, which is equivalent to a week's rent in South Towers. This is for the period 14-27 September 2023 only. You will be contacted directly about your eligibility to apply for this.
Allocations to the Athletes' Village and pre-season training, will be subject to eligibility confirmation by Essex Sport and the Students' Union and will be subject to availability.