Mobility, security & maintenance

  • Security officer
  • Security alarm
  • Secure door
  • CCTV
  • Onsite manager
  • Onsite maintenance

Bills included

  • Room WiFi
  • Water
  • Heating
  • Electricity
  • Cleaning service

Facilities

  • Laundry
  • Reception

General Description

Enjoy picturesque riverside accommodation with the benefits of convenient transport links to the University campus, town centre and London.

Close to campus, our historical town centre and to the Hythe train station, University Quays are perfectly located. Attend your lecture, clock in for a part-time job in town, enjoy the bars and restaurants in Colchester when your shift is over, or jump on a train to the city with your friends.

Partner that with amazing views of the River Colne, where you can enjoy a Sunday afternoon bike ride, or pop to the nearby shops for your everyday essentials - just in time to hang out in the great social spaces that form part of the Quays apartments.

*   Our award-winning University Quays accommodation is around a 15-20 minute walk to the centre of campus.

*   Three buildings arranged into flats for four to eight students with shared kitchens

*   Launderette on site

*   Large supermarket just a short walk away

*   Some shared accommodation available

Local area

At Essex there's so much going on that you could never leave campus and still find something new to do every day.

Home to 15,000 students from more than 130 countries, our Colchester Campus is the largest of our three sites, making us one of the most internationally diverse campuses on the planet - we like to think of ourselves as the world in one place.

The Campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland, located two miles from the historic town centre of Colchester – England's oldest recorded town. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour. We are located in the historic, 200-acre Wivenhoe Park. The park was originally landscaped in the eighteenth century and was painted by celebrated artist John Constable.

Today, the striking landscape provides a tranquil place for all to enjoy. The campus squares are always buzzing with life. With shops, a bustling street market, a bank, restaurants, bars, a theatre, a cinema, hairdressers, a gym and even a nightclub; it's possible to survive your time at Essex without ever actually leaving campus (not something we recommend, but you get the idea...).

Room options available

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The University of Essex

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University Quays Single Ensuite 1

Single Ensuite - University Quays

Price from
£148 p/w

  • Private bedroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Wifi
  • Desk
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The University of Essex

Freshers guaranteed
University Quays Single Ensuite Premium 1

Single Ensuite Premium - University Quays

Price from
£158 p/w

  • Private bedroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Wifi
  • Desk