Discover which items are included within your accommodation at Essex, and what you'll need to bring.
All of our single study rooms are fully furnished with a single bed and mattress (four foot wide bed in The Meadows and The Copse) and double beds in premium or self-contained rooms plus a desk and chair, bookshelves, a wardrobe (double the items in twin or double room), a bin and a lamp (integrated desk light not lamp at The Copse and University Quays).
You will need to bring your own:
If you want to bring a mini-fridge with you then you need to fill in an application before you arrive. You can only request to have a mini-fridge for medical reasons. We will also require medical evidence to support your request. Please email the Student Information Team for further information.
We have a rolling maintenance programme in place to continually review and improve our accommodation, so some areas may have older facilities than others, depending on when they were last refurbished.
Kitchens are equipped with a cooker (induction hob at The Copse), refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven, kettle, ironing board, and storage units.
You will need to either bring with you or purchase when you arrive:
Why not chat with your new flat mates via Facebook and make a plan on who is bringing what item? This way you can share and don't all have to bring a full set of everything. Facebooks groups are available on our accommodation area pages for Colchester and Southend.
If you need to buy new stuff for when you arrive, you can get your essential first-week items online before you arrive at the University and have them delivered to your room. We provide a range of bedding, kitchen and electrical packs containing all the items you will need in your student accommodation.
There is a medical centre at Colchester campus for you to visit when you are unwell. However, you will need to register before you can see a doctor. You can register online either just before or when you arrive.
There are also details available for you to find your nearest medical centre if you live in Southend.