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 Meadows
The Meadows are located near the River Colne estuary, close to the Essex Business School. It's only a ten-minute walk from all the central campus facilities.
With a real sense of its own community, The Meadows has its own shop for those last-minute essentials and common room where you can meet other students from around the world to chat, exchange experiences, and learn about new cultures.
All our premium rooms have large, four-foot wide beds (double bedding packs will fit)
A social pavilion with a common room, shop, and launderette
There is one self-contained apartment available in this area
We are expanding our accommodation portfolio and our new development, The Pastures is well underway. It consists of 1262 rooms, a laundry, social hub, and post room.
The position of our new accommodation, is opposite the current Meadows site on North campus. Work will continue over the next year, with completion set for September 2023. We will work with contractors to mitigate any impact on our students living nearby and will provide alternate study space if required.
Tansley and Godwin Townhouses are arranged into flats for 12 students (3 floors, 4 students per floor)
228 single premium rooms
Shared kitchen, dining and lounge area on the ground floor
Large, spacious house with a family home feeling
Shared bathrooms (one bathroom between two students per floor)
Typical room dimensions for the premium room is 2.95m x 3.32m.
Available for undergraduates
Conway, Cole, and Arber Houses have cluster flats for 5 to 7 students
420 single premium ensuite rooms
1 self-contained apartment
Ensuite toilet and shower facilities in each bedroom
Typical room dimensions for the premium ensuite room is 12.5m2. The bathroom takes up 1.85m2.
Lifts available in Conway, Arber, and Cole Houses
Available for undergraduates and postgraduates
The Meadows is located a 12 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 a 14 minute walk to our gym and other sport facilities located on the edge of the University campus.