Find new roots

Our newest accommodation for undergraduate students, is nestled opposite The Meadows, and close to the edge of campus, giving great access to local services. The Pastures is a great choice, if you want brand new accommodation, with the latest facilities and will be open for the 2023-24 academic year.

 

The details
1,262
Colchester Campus
Shared, Ensuite
Undergraduate students
Room and Accommodation Type Price 
Premium single shared facilities £151.55
Premium single £180.46
Premium single studio £213.57
  
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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 Pastures

The Pastures are set on the edge of campus, opposite The Meadows and not far from the Essex Business School, as well as being close to a local supermarket but is still only a 15 minute walk to the centre of campus.

  • All our premium ensuite rooms have large, four-foot wide beds (double bedding packs will fit)
  • A launderette and Accommodation Office, where post can be collected
  • There is 285 standard rooms (shared bathroom - 1 between 2 students)
  • There are 919 single ensuite rooms
  • There are 58 single use studios that come with an ensuite and kitchenette (and a double bed)
  • Lifts available
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We work with BYUK FM to provide student accommodation at The Pastures. Your accommodation contract is with us but the management, maintenance, and cleaning services are provided by BYUK FM.

The Pastures is included within the ANUK/Unipol National Code accreditation

Room types

Shared facility rooms 

  • Cluster flats for 12 students
  • 285 single premium rooms
  • Shared kitchen, dining and lounge area
  • Shared bathroom facilities (1 between 2 students)
  • Typical room dimensions for a single, premium, shared facility room is 8.2m2
  • Available for undergraduates

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Ensuite rooms

  • Cluster flats for 8 to 11 students
  • 919 single premium ensuite rooms
  • Shared kitchen, dining and lounge area
  • Ensuite toilet and shower facilities in each bedroom
  • Typical room dimensions for a single, premium, en suite room is 11.8m2 (including bathroom)
  • Typical room dimensions for a single, premium, en suite, adapted room is 24.6m2 (including the bathroom)
  • Available for undergraduates

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Studios

  • 58 Single use, premium studios
  • Kitchenette and en suite toilet and shower facilities
  • Full double bed
  • Typical room dimensions for a studio is 17.4m2 (including bathroom and kitchenette)
  • Available for undergraduates

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Location

The Pastures is located a 15 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 16 minute walk to our gym and other sport facilities located on the edge of the University campus.

CGI of outside the pastures building
Postal address
The Pastures - Briza Name of the House, followed by the Floor/Flat/Room (e.g. Briza 0.1/A) 
The Pastures, Capon Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3ZA
The Pastures - Woodrush Name of the House, followed by the Floor/Flat/Room (e.g. Woodrush 1.7/B)
The Pastures, Capon Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3ZB
CGI of outside the pastures building
Postal Address
The Pastures - Saltmarsh Name of the House, followed by the Floor/Flat/Room (e.g. Saltmarsh 2.9/C or Saltmarsh 1.S/1 for a Studio)
The Pastures, Capon Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3ZU
The Pastures - Foxtail Name of the House, followed by the Floor/Flat/Room (e.g. Foxtail 4.17/G)
The Pastures, Capon Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3XJ
CGI of outside the pastures building
Postal Address
The Pastures - Leymus Name of the House, followed by the Floor/Flat/Room (e.g. Leymus 3.15/J)
The Pastures, Capon Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3WZ
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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.