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- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- Colchester open days on 17th Sep & 22nd Oct. Southend open day on 15th Oct.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Teaching programmes will be delivered through a blended-learning model. The majority of learning opportunities will be available in-person as long as it remains safe to do so. The University requires the use of face coverings in all indoor spaces, such as student teaching spaces, study spaces, library, all circulation areas, toilets and kitchens, unless you are medically exempt.
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Best place to live and make friends
I'm gonna preface by saying that if you are anything less than a complete extrovert who wants to be around people 24/7 and doesn't care about noise then living in the towers may potentially be literal hell for you. Prison cell rooms, absolute lack of sleep due to the paper-thin walls, door slamming and partying in the kitchen. This literally forced me to sleep with construction-grade earplugs every single night for the whole year. Keep in mind that your flat/room is random and if you're unlucky like me you might get placed in flats 1-4 which enjoy the "surround sound experience" hearing every single drunk shouting in the kitchen and slamming the doors at 3-6AM waking you each and every time. Also, the paper-thin walls drive you insane if you have a noisy neighbor. The other cons, which, in my opinion, are not as severe because they don't impact the quality of your life as much are very messy kitchen, unclean showers and the constant smell of w*** which pervades your room.
Such a great experience, defo recommend for first years, its so social and gives you a great opportunity to meet 13-15 other people immediately so there's bound to be some one you get on with. Great value for money as well as its costs under £90 per week! Only issue is freezer space as there's 2 drawers less than the number of people in the flat.
The best place to bond with people, the farthest building is 3 mins away, close to everything, spacious rooms and bathrooms.
Even the postgraduate flats in the North Towers are very noisy and messy. You have to live with people who don't flush the toilet or collect their hair after shower and throw banana skins, and chicken bones on the floor. Kitchen tables are always dirty. It is a mystery how come people do not get sick there. Walls are very thin, basically all noises travel. Apart from this, people slam doors when coming in and out. Kitchen appliances are very old and when something is broken it takes ages for them to fix. We had so many days with bathroom lights, the hob etc. not working. Also the contract is fixed for a year. So you cannot terminate it. You have to pay the whole year's rent, even if you leave. Room exchange is almost impossible as there are not many people willing for it. Also they charge you an administrative fee if you want to exchange your room with another student. The management is slow, not responsive and their main focus is to keep the costs low and get the rent payments.
If you like stolen food, no sleep, uninhabitable spaces, useless management, and a constant smell of drugs and unwashed stuff, this is perfect. Not for those who plan to study
A good place to live if you need somewhere cheap and social to live! If you like quiet in the evenings then don't live here it's loud every night until very early in the morning
Towers are the cheapest on-campus accommodation, yet they're still pleasant to live in, location is fantastic, barely notice the walk to class. Only complaint is that while the ethernet (wired) connection is great, achieving the 70mbps upload/download I pay for, the WiFi (wireless) is adequate to poor, struggling to load 360p videos on YouTube at times, regardless of time of day so I doubt it's network congestion, I expect this is more to do with cheap access points.
Towers life, is life, for life.
Great place to live, I met so many new people and would definitely live there again
cheap and decent, great deal, but common room could be better than just 2 benches
Nice place for first years. It lets you concentrate on studies and have a lot of fun at the same time.
Most lively place to be om campus! Shall miss towers next year! It is a complete tramp site, but that's all part of the fun
If you are looking for a luxurious place to live, this is not the place for you. If however you want to live in the social hub of The University of Essex and do not really care to much about luxuries such as double beds or en-suite bathrooms then Towers is great fun. you get the bare minimum and showers/toilets are communal, however you get used to it pretty quickly. Lectures are only 5 minutes away maximum. Only downside really is lack of communal space, there are no living areas simply the kitchen. Also if you hate noise, DO NOT MOVE HERE. You will not enjoy it, however if you can look past the noise and the bare bones nature of the accommodation, then I have no doubt in saying that living in Towers (South Towers especially) is the most fun you can have at Essex Also, be prepared to come to blows with accommodation.
exciting experience for reasonable price. Even though you need to share showers, I never queued.
The Towers are what you should expect for the money you pay. It's cheap, cheerful and very sociable. Exactly what university life is about.
North towers are the best!!! South towers are like prison cells and sooo dirtyyy
I like the fact that whenever you want someone to talk with, you can find one in your kitchen! People in towers are so friendly and sociable that you can be friends with them from the very first day!
South towers - freezing all year round, but great for meeting people. £75 a week seemed way too much though especially when it took them 6 months to fix my broken heater in the middle of winter...
Cheap and best place to be on campus
it does not get better than this. LETS HAVE IT
If you go to the University of Essex, GO IN THE TOWERS! Yes, it's not the cleanest of places since you'll be sharing with over 10 people, but it is the most social place. For your first year of uni, there is always a floor having a party for you to join, it really is the best way to meet people. You're never lonely and there is always someone for you to hang out with or get help from!
Cheap, basic accomodation. Known for the crazy parties and the social life. They get a bit filthy but hey its that party lifestyle you've always wanted!! Best accomodation possible!! Got in the top 10 accomofations in the country!!!
The most sociable place to live! You will meet so many people and it really will make your year. Don't worry about the look of the rooms they can be spruced up with pictures and posters.
You dont experience essex if you dont stay in the towers! There are always social's going on is any one of the 6 towers. The people in the flat instantly become your family. You do get what you pay for- it is the cheapest accomodation so everything is basic but there is still everything you need there. The friends and experience you have there beats an en-suite any day of the week!
Great for meeting new people. Not particularly nice but so close to campus that they;re really worth living in.
Cheap and cheerful, the best accommodation for freshers - go out partying every night (hosting the socials in the huge kitchens), get up 20 minutes before lectures and still make it on time