Colchester Campus Accommodation

South Courts

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The largest accommodation area on offer here at Essex, South Courts is an ideal choice for sports enthusiasts or gym goers, as you're located right next door to our Sports Centre.


Don't forget, you can apply for accommodation with us as soon as we're your first choice. 
Rooms & prices 2021-22
  • 1,218 rooms
  • Single en suite room from £160.30 per week
  • Single enhanced en suite room from £162.61 per week and single premium en suite room from £165.83 per week

About South Courts

South Courts is near lots of green space to go for a jog and only a five-minute walk to the centre of campus. This accommodation is ideal if you want the perfect balance between your academic studies and social life.

Each of the eight courts, Rowhedge, Thaxted, Manningtree, Brighlingsea, Harwich, Alresford, Frinton, and Walton are arranged into flats with shared kitchens for four to fourteen students, providing a great social hub to make friends and chat about your day. There larger flats accommodating up to fourteen students have two or three kitchens shared between the flat.

South Courts accommodation were built at different stages and, therefore, can be different in appearance, as well as size of flat. Equally, rooms may slightly vary in size and layout, depending where they are situated in the building.

Find out more about the South Courts Facebook group and view full address.

Room details

The rooms in South Courts are spacious and modern.

  • Standard, enhanced (refurbished) or premium (bigger bed) rooms available
  • Single bed (apart from premium rooms)
  • Shared twin en suite rooms (unavailable for 2021-22 academic year)
  • En suite shower and toilet facilities in each bedroom
  • Available for undergraduates
  • Four wheelchair-adapted rooms with kitchens designed for wheelchair users and adapted bathrooms
  • Typical dimensions: 3.9m x 4.8m (18.7m3), however, room and flat sizes can vary throughout South Courts.
  • Check out what else is with your room

You'll love it if you...

Want a 5 min commute to lectures
Want to be close to the gym
Love a good social life
Want a bit more space
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Payments and charges

*Prices are applicable for all new students from April 2020. Find the full list of rent charges for 2019-20 and 2020-21 here.

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Adapted flats

We offer a number of studio flats adapted for wheelchair users. Find out more.

Join your Facebook group

Meet other new students on Facebook that are living in Alresford, Brightlingsea, Frinton, Harwich, Manningtree, Rowhedge, Thaxted or Walton Courts in South Courts.

2021-22 academic year

Postal address
Postal address
Name of Court followed by House. Flat/Room (eg, Harwich Court 3.1/D) University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
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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.