Find new roots

Our newest accommodation for undergraduates. Close to Essex Business School, The Copse features stylish new rooms which complement the beautiful surroundings that form the backdrop to these flats. 

Don't forget, you can apply for accommodation with us as soon as we're your first choice. 
Rooms & prices 2022-23
  • 643 rooms
  • Single premium en suite rooms from £173.39 per week, Single premium plus en suite rooms from £192.43 per week
  • Self contained studio from £203.28 per week

About The Copse

The Oaks and The Poplars at The Copse has 643 new single ensuite rooms and studios that are nestled between The Meadows and the Essex Business School.

It's only a 9-minute walk from all the central campus facilities and all rooms have large, four-foot wide beds (double bedding packs will fit).

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

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

Find out more about The Copse Facebook group and view full address.

Exciting news! We are expanding our accommodation portfolio at The Meadows and work has begun on a new development consisting of 1262 rooms, a laundry, social hub, and post room.

The position of our new accommodation opposite the current Meadows site on North campus. Work will continue over the next two years, with completion set for September 2023.

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Room and facility details

  • Cluster flats for between four and twelve students
  • Shared kitchens
  • En suite toilet and shower facilities
  • 20 single use studios which come with a kitchenette and en suite toilet and shower facilities
  • 22 single premium plus rooms
  • 599 single premium rooms
  • 2 adapted rooms (accessible)
  • Typical dimensions: premium (10.25m2), premium plus (18m2), and studios (20m2)
  • Lifts available in both buildings
  • All rooms have large, four-foot wide beds (double bedding packs will fit)
  • Launderette
  • A social pavilion with a common room and shop are just a short walk away at The Meadows
  • Available for undergraduates
  • Check out what else is with your room and flat

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

You'll love this if you...

Like the finer things in life
Want to starfish in a four foot bed
Like stylish rooms
Need lots of storage
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Payments and charges

*Prices are applicable for all new students from April 2021. Find the full list of rent charges for 2021-22 and 2022-23 here.

Find out more

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Meet other new students on Facebook that are living in The Oaks and The Poplars at The Copse.

2022-23 academic year

Postal Addresses
Room letter, Flat number, The Oaks The Copse, Capon Road, 
 Colchester, CO4 3ZS
Rooms letter, Flat number, The Poplars  The Copse, Capon Road
Colchester, CO4 3ZT
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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.