Immerse yourself in a community of athletes and sports performers

The Athlete Village is a unique part of the Essex accommodation created for undergraduate students competing in the Essex Blades teams to be able to live together in the same area of campus, adjacent to the sports facilities.

 

 

 

The details
1,218
Colchester Campus
Ensuite
Undergraduate students, Sports scholars
Room and Accommodation Type Price 
Standard shared twin £105.84
Standard single £173.06
Enhanced single £176.12
Premium single £179.62

By living in the Athlete Village, you will be immersed in a community of athletes and sports performers, and benefit from a supportive, encouraging, and exclusive environment designed to help you achieve your peak performance.

Both returning students who have previously represented the University in BUCS competitions, and new students who can evidence their level of performance in school, county or national level competition are welcome to apply to live in the Athlete Village.

The Athlete Village is located within our South Courts accommodation in Frinton and Walton Court, located next door to our Sports Centre.

If you would like to apply to live in the Athlete 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 Athlete Village' in the additional notes field of your application.

Living in the Athlete Village you will also receive a comprehensive package of benefits worth over £700* to support your sporting endeavours, including:

  • Free upgrade to Essex Sport Gold Membership £50
  • Free Essex Blades BUCS participation fee £30
  • Contribution towards one Sports Club Membership fee (capped) £50
  • Free Kit Pack worth £125
  • Laundry card and credit £102
  • 2 weeks free BUCS pre-season training accommodation worth up to £347 
New student applications    Returning student applications

Please note that contract lengths vary in line with course dates. Undergraduate courses are normally 39 weeks, however, some courses start earlier or finish later than others.

About Athlete Village, South Courts

Green pitchesAthlete Village is located within South Courts accommodation in the Frinton and Walton Court section and is near lots of green space to go for a jog and only a five-minute walk to the centre of campus. This accommodation is ideal if you want the perfect balance between your academic studies and sporting activities.

Each of the the courses are arranged into flats with shared kitchens for four to fourteen students, providing a great social hub for our sports scholars to make friends and chat about your day. The larger flats accommodating up to fourteen students have two or three kitchens shared between the flat.

South Courts accommodation were built at different stages and, therefore, can be different in appearance, as well as the size of flat. Equally, rooms may slightly vary in size and layout, depending on where they are situated in the building.

Find out more about the South Courts Facebook group and view full address.

Location

South Courts is located just a 5 minute walk from the centre of campus where you will find the Albert Sloman Library, SU bar, SU Shop, eatery outlets and plenty more. It is also only a 2 minute walk to our gym and other sport facilities located on the edge of the University campus.

South Courts
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Adapted flats

We offer a number of studio flats adapted for wheelchair users. Find out more.

Postal address
Name of Court followed by House. Flat/Room (eg, Harwich Court 3.1/D) University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
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Contact us

For enquiries about accommodation or about an application you're making, contact us at the Student Services Hub. Quote your full name and PRID or PG number on all correspondence.