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3.63 / 5

The Quays Reviews

24 Reviews by Students
#6 out of 9 halls at University of Essex

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Quays is lovely. I share a couples room with my boyfriend and we have the most stunning view of the river - as most quays students do! I definitely prefer living around here, I think being on campus 24/7 might become rather tedious. Quays students have the Wivenhoe trail (which is just beautiful), we're closer to town, we have dominos/subway and we are only 5 minute walk from Tesco and Coop. Most of the people I have met here are pretty friendly, I know a lot of people have flat parties etc. I am a third year student so I prefer to be a bit less sociable than others. It is quieter than other Uni Halls but if you're the type of person who likes a bit of peace and quiet from time to time then Quays will be perfect for you.

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By member521536
On 31st March 16

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Quays is lovely. I share a couples room with my boyfriend and we have the most stunning view of the river - as most quays students do! I definitely prefer living around here, I think being on campus 24/7 might become rather tedious. Quays students have the Wivenhoe trail (which is just beautiful), we're closer to town, we have dominos/subway and we are only 5 minute walk from Tesco and Coop. Most of the people I have met here are pretty friendly, I know a lot of people have flat parties etc. I am a third year student so I prefer to be a bit less sociable than others. It is quieter than other Uni Halls but if you're the type of person who likes a bit of peace and quiet from time to time then Quays will be perfect for you.

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By member521536
On 31st March 16

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CampusColchester Campus
PostcodeCO2 8GY
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms770
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd October 17

If you live with the right people it'll be an amazing experience. It is the furthest from campus but the closest to Tesco and Town. I loved living in there but the only social space was the kitchen area which was enough if you got along with everyone.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th June 17

It was a blast living here. The Facebook groups created during the summer made it very easy for people to get to know each other before moving in. So that from the first day of freshers flatparties were easy to organise. They did however often get shut down, not that we cared though. THE BRIDGE... IS A BITCH !!! The wifi is amazing, all I can say. The almost daily fire alarms during the whole year were a real pain as they would force you to leave your seat for at least 20 minutes at pretty much any time of day (sometimes even early in the morning). Turns out though that it was students deliberately setting them off so hopefully that is not like that every year. There isnt really a common room like in other accomodation so people just hang out in the kitchens that can be quite big or in students rooms. Campus is 10 minutes away but the bridge will often keep you from getting up for your 9ams. All in all the quays was really nice. P.S.: smoke outside, whatever it may be, trust

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st December 16

Great value for money, but it is quite a walk to campus, especially with that bridge. Nice location by the river however, and its very convenient for tescos and the shops.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th December 16

Peaceful and great for working as it is quiet, bad for socialising however

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd November 16

Is Far from campus but the closest to the train station and tescos, very decent sized room with a single bed and ensuite, the people are amazing here as well

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th October 16

It were proper Bo I tell thee. Ensuite and everything. Lovely, big, spacious, clean.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th September 16

If you want the luxury of having an en suite without spending a fortune this is the place but bare in mind you will have to walk across a long bridge or get the bus to campus

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 11th September 16

So over priced and when things broke such as hobs and lights no one cared compared with other accommodations like the towers who were paying an awful lot less.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd August 16

Well managed, close to uni, good size kitchens and great en suites

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st March 16

Quays is lovely. I share a couples room with my boyfriend and we have the most stunning view of the river - as most quays students do! I definitely prefer living around here, I think being on campus 24/7 might become rather tedious. Quays students have the Wivenhoe trail (which is just beautiful), we're closer to town, we have dominos/subway and we are only 5 minute walk from Tesco and Coop. Most of the people I have met here are pretty friendly, I know a lot of people have flat parties etc. I am a third year student so I prefer to be a bit less sociable than others. It is quieter than other Uni Halls but if you're the type of person who likes a bit of peace and quiet from time to time then Quays will be perfect for you.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th February 16

The quays accommodation is so bad the older.members of staff are so rude and lazy sometimes you hear them say c*nt his c*nt that about other staff and its so disrespectful a complete overhaul is needed I lived in mq4 and I mean the block was disgusting was never maintained the clearers a are average just so shocking for the money i payed

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th January 16

Accommodation not too bad although cleaners leave much to be desired.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st December 15

Lived here for my first year at university and despite the walk across the bridge being a small hindrance, I loved the social aspect of the accommodation :) plus having an ensuite in your room is worth the extra money you pay as it gives you a more relaxed accommodation experience, would definitely recommend for new students who don't mind the extra walk :)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st December 15

seriously lacks a common area like in the meadows kitchens. Location wouldn't be an issue if it weren't for the damn bridge, needs a staircase alongside.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st December 15

The people i live with are...the location sucks because of the bridge

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th October 15

Great sized rooms and kitchens. Management let it down as they don't respond to complaints quickly.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th August 15

Nice sized rooms but 20min walk from campus, too quiet compared to other accommodation

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st July 15

Fun place, lots of people, really sociable.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th March 15

Good accommodation but appalling at how the coast rises so much every year while we are getting less value for money. We've got less security and more break ins. Appalling considering we're paying so much.

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