Colchester Campus Accommodation

The Meadows

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Bright and modern accommodation for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These stylish rooms 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 2021-22
  • 228 townhouse rooms, and 420 cluster flat rooms
  • Single premium room with shared facilities from £158.69 per week
  • Single premium en suite room £165.62 per week

About The Meadows

The Meadows are located near the peaceful River Colne estuary, close to the Essex Business School. It's only a ten-minute walk from all the central campus facilities.

With a real sense of its own community, The Meadows has its own shop for those last-minute essentials and common room where you can meet other students from around the world to chat, exchange experiences, and learn about new cultures.

  • All our premium rooms have large, four-foot wide beds (double bedding packs will fit)
  • A social pavilion with a common room, shop, and launderette
  • There is one self-contained apartment available in this area
  • Check out what else is with your room

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

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

Find out more about The Meadows 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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Townhouse flats

  • Tansley and Godwin Townhouses are arranged into flats for 12 students
  • Shared kitchen, dining and lounge area on the ground floor
  • Shared bathrooms (one bathroom between two students)
  • Available for undergraduates

Cluster flats

  • Conway, Cole, and Arber Houses have cluster flats for 5 to 7 students
  • Shared kitchens
  • En suite toilet and shower facilities in each bedroom
  • Available for undergraduates and postgraduates

You'll love this if you...

Need chilled vibes
Fancy a little stroll to campus in the morning
Like to starfish in a four foot bed
Want to be closer to the town
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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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Meet other new students living in The Meadows at Conway, Cole, and Arber Houses, as well as Godwin and Tansley Townhouses on Facebook.

2021-22 academic year

Postal address - Townhouses
Postal address - Townhouses
The Meadows Townhouses - Tansley Name and number of townhouse followed by Flat/Room (e.g. Tansley 1.3/E)
Annan Road, Colchester, CO4 3ZH 
The Meadows Townhouses - Godwin Name and number of Townhouse followed by Flat/Room (e.g. Godwin 1.3/E)
Annan Road, Colchester, CO4 3ZG
Postal address - Flats
Postal address - Flats
The Meadows Flats - Arber  Name of Block followed by Flat/Room (e.g. Arber 5.21/A)
Annan Road, Colchester, CO4 3ZJ
The Meadows  Flats - Cole & Conway Name of Block followed by Flat/Room (e.g. Cole 5.21/A)
Annan Road, Colchester, Postcode: Cole - CO4 3ZF, Conway - CO4 3ZE 
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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.