Reach new heights

Soar to new heights at university in our newly refurbished accommodation, centrally located just across from the SU, Sports Centre, and Lecture Theatre buildings. 


The details
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate students, Postgraduate students
Room and Accommodation Type Price 
Enhanced single £126.56
Self-contained apartments from £231.35
Don't forget, you can apply for accommodation with us as soon as we're your first choice. 
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Please note that contract lengths vary in line with course dates. Postgraduate courses are normally 50 weeks and undergraduate courses are normally 39 weeks, however, some courses start earlier or finish later than others.

About The Towers

A fresh and inviting accommodation option, with bright rooms boasting plenty of storage. The large kitchen with social area is the perfect place to get to know your flat mates, make some great friends, and cook some tasty meals. Just a two-minute walk to the centre of campus, university life really is on your doorstep.

Each tower is made up of flats to accommodate 14 to 16 students. The number and size of the facilities, such as rooms, showers and toilets, within each flat, can vary:

  • Central shared kitchen/dining area
  • Bedrooms located on either side
  • 5 self-contained apartments and 460 single enhanced shared facility rooms
  • There are 4 toilets and 2 showers in each flat to share in the South Towers
  • Two lifts in each building and an emergency staircase
  • South Towers are available for undergraduates (Eddington) and postgraduates (Bertrand Russell)

There are some smaller flats at either the top or the bottom of each tower, each accommodating between three and seven students and there are some self-contained apartments, which are usually available for our postgraduate students.


South Towers is located just a 3 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 minute walk to our gym and other sport facilities located on the edge of the University campus.

Virtual tour

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Payments and charges

Find the full list of rent charges for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 here

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Postal address
Name of Tower followed by Flat / Room (e.g. Bertrand Russell Tower 9/4) 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.

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