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Bright and modern accommodation for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These stylish rooms complement the beautiful surroundings that form the backdrop to these flats.


The details
Colchester Campus
Shared, Ensuite, Private
Undergraduate students
Room and Accommodation Type Price 
Premium single shared facilities £187.74
Premium single £196.00
Self-contained apartment £235.55
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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 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
  • Check out what else is with your room

We work with Uliving to provide student accommodation at The Meadows. Your accommodation contract is with us but the management, maintenance, and cleaning services are provided by Derwent Students.

The Meadows is included within Derwent Students ANUK/Unipol National Code accreditation.

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Room types

Townhouse flats

  • 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)
  • No lifts
  • Typical room dimensions for the premium room is 2.95m x 3.32m. 
  • Available for undergraduates
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Cluster flats

  • Conway, Cole, and Arber Houses have cluster flats for 5 to 7 students
  • 420 single premium ensuite rooms
  • 1 self-contained apartment
  • Shared kitchens
  • 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
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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.

The Meadows

The Meadows Accommodation
Postal address - Townhouses
The Meadows Townhouses - Tansley Name and number of townhouse followed by Flat/Room (e.g. Tansley 1.3/E)
Annan Road, Colchester, CO4 3ZH 
The Meadows Townhouses - Godwin Name and number of Townhouse followed by Flat/Room (e.g. Godwin 1.3/E)
Annan Road, Colchester, CO4 3ZG
Postal address - Flats
The Meadows Flats - Arber  Name of Block followed by Flat/Room (e.g. Arber 5.21/A)
Annan Road, Colchester, CO4 3ZJ
The Meadows  Flats - Cole & Conway Name of Block followed by Flat/Room (e.g. Cole 5.21/A)
Annan Road, Colchester, Postcode: Cole - CO4 3ZF, Conway - CO4 3ZE 
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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.