Colchester Campus Accommodation

Shared and self-contained

Accommodation for two

We have a variety of shared and self-contained accommodation which is suitable for single or double occupancy. If you're a first-year student who is accompanied by a partner, we can't guarantee you accommodation together, but we'll do our very best to help.

Just make sure you get in touch as early as you can if you think you need to chat any of this through with us.

Don't forget, you can apply for accommodation with us as soon as we're your first choice. 

   

Shared twin en suite rooms

Twin rooms give you the choice to share a room with another paying student, either a friend or a randomly allocated person of the same gender. They aren't suitable for couples.

You're welcome to request an allocation with your friend, however there isn't a guarantee. List the PRID of the student in the additional information field on the online application form. Your friend must also submit their own separate application and have the same preferences as you.

Facilities, rent and photos

Facilities

  • en suite bathroom (cleaning isn't provided)
  • two single beds, two desks and two chairs
  • shared kitchen facilities
  • single TV aerial point

Rent

  • 2019-20 rate: £91.84 per person per week.

Photos

  • South Courts shared twin en suite rooms - standard

Photos

  • The Houses shared twin en suite rooms - enhanced.
    

Double rooms

Each of the three Quays buildings are arranged in flats of between seven and eight students. We've got six standard double en suite rooms (sharing a kitchen).

Facilities and rent

Facilities

  • en suite toilet and shower
  • double bed
  • shared kitchen facilities

Rent

  • 2019-20 rate: £169.05 per week.

There is a laundrette on site and a large supermarket is just a short walk away.

   

Self-contained Apartments

Our self-contained apartments come in a variety of layouts with bathroom, kitchen, lounge, and bedroom facilities. These apartments are located on our Colchester Campus, mostly in The Towers.

They're allocated on a first come first served basis, so we can't guarantee you'll be given this type of accommodation. You can select the type of apartment, but not the location. We don't offer the option for you to choose the layout.

Let us know when you apply if you need the double bed replaced with two single beds, this is not a problem, however, our premium apartments only come with fixed double beds.

Facilities in the apartments

Cabled and Wi-Fi internet connection and utility bills are included in the accommodation charge.

An oven and hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, kettle, vacuum cleaner and, ironing board are provided. We do provide a washer/dryer, but only in the premium apartments. You'll need to bring your own bedding, towels, cooking utensils, iron, cutlery and crockery.

    

Accommodation options

Self-contained standard apartment type A

Layout

There are eight standard self-contained apartments comprising:

  • bed-sitting room with kitchen area
  • bathroom

Rent

  • 2019-20 rate: £172.69 per week.

Self-contained standard apartment type B

Layout

There are 11 standard self-contained apartments comprising of four different layouts.

Layout one:

  • bed-sitting room
  • kitchen
  • bathroom

Layout two:

  • bedroom
  • bathroom
  • kitchen
  • small dining room

Layout three:

  • en suite bedroom
  • kitchen/lounge/diner

Layout four:

  • bedroom
  • kitchen/diner
  • bathroom

Rent

  • 2019-20 rate: £185.50 per week.

Self-contained standard apartment type C

Layout

There are six standard self-contained apartments with two layouts.

Layout one:

  • lounge
  • kitchen
  • bedroom
  • bathroom

Layout two (one flat):

  • large en suite bedroom
  • kitchen/lounge/diner

Rent

  • 2019-20 rate: £198.52 per week.

Self-contained premium apartment type C1

Layout

There are two premium self-contained apartments comprising:

  • lounge/bedroom/study (fixed double bed)
  • kitchen
  • shower room
  • walk in wardrobe
  • large built-in cupboard
  • washer/dryer

Rent

  • 2019-20 rate: £220.43 per week.

Self-contained standard apartment type D

Layout

There are seven standard self-contained apartments with two layouts.

Layout one:

  • lounge
  • kitchen
  • bedroom
  • bathroom

Layout two (one large flat):

  • en suite bedroom
  • kitchen
  • lounge/diner

Rent

  • 2019-20 rate: £202.02 per week.

Self-contained premium apartment type D1

Layout

There are two premium self-contained apartment comprising:

  • lounge
  • kitchen
  • bedroom (fixed double bed)
  • shower room
  • washer/dryer

Rent

  • 2019-20 rate: £223.93 per week.

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Terms and Conditions of Residence

Our terms and conditions give details of the terms of your tenancy agreement. By accepting a room when it is offered you are accepting these terms and conditions and you will be entering into a legally binding contract.

 
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Payments and charges

*Prices are applicable for all new students from April 2019. Find the full list of rent charges for 2018-19 and 2019-20 here.

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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.