Guaranteed accommodation

Our iconic Towers have always been, and still are, the life and soul of our Colchester Campus.

We place as much importance on living as we do on learning, so we guarantee all first year undergraduate, international and full-time postgraduate students University accommodation.

We offer a range of rooms and flats to suit your needs, preferences and budget, all within walking distance of your department and campus facilities. We offer a safe and secure living environment with support available 24-hours a day. Our Residence Life team create a harmonious community for you to live and learn in. Our home is your home.

Make yourself at home

Find out more about our accommodation and what our students say about our it:

Just minutes from the town centre and all its facilities, everything is on your doorstep.

Living nearby

SULets is a free lettings service run by the Students’ Union from our Colchester Campus. They provide support for everyone moving off campus, complete property and landlord checks to ensure your safety, and help you find your ideal rented properties, all free of charge.

Living at home

While there are lots of benefits to living on campus, you may decide that it makes more sense for you to stay at home. With a jam-packed programme of social events, plus hundreds of sports clubs and societies to join, you’ll still be as much a part of student life as your friends who live on campus.

Find a course

Find a course

Search our courses and find the right course for you. At Essex you can show your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, and develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.

UG Open Days

Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.

Life at Essex

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Why not find out what life at Essex is really like? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's like to study with us.



We offer you well-managed and cost-effective accommodation within walking distance of the heart of our campuses. Our Residence Life team helps ensure you get the most from your time at Essex.