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- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- Colchester open days on 18th Jun, 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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I'm a third year student, the accommodation is great, sound furniture, everything you need in a decent size room. Room is ensuite, the bathroom is a decent size cubicle with toilet, sink and mirror, all functional, no bells and whistles. The room comes with a bed, desk, shelving, wardrobe, two chairs and a bedside table (so bring a mirror!) The maintenance team are fantastic, replaced my mattress, cleaned my drains, changed the light bulbs and took away our exploded microwave all within 24hrs of putting in the request. 15 min walk to classes, 10 mins to Tesco, and Subway and Dominoes are right on your doorstep, ice cream van comes at 6 in the summer. Kitchens are cleaned weekly and they do a great job, probably best to pitch in a wipe the sides down in between cleaner visits. Very secure, has members of the security team by the bridge 24/7 who are mostly friendly. Don't be put off by the distance, the walk is greatly exaggerated and it has never made me late to class.
Very nice experience, felt like a very private and independent accommodation option. Walls were thick and therefore you could barely hear other students unless they were in the hallway or being very loud. The kitchen was very clean, the room was very spacious and cozy with a basic type of bathroom that is perfect. The only problems were that the wifi that used to fall, and that the heating including the water would be cold at 22;30 and therefore you could not shower later than that. I think that if you are looking for a private and comfortable stay this is a great option. If you are looking for a social life then forget about it.
I would not recommend you living here. It smells horribly, You can easily get upset here it is not nice. You should stay away from this accomodation.
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.
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.
Peaceful and great for working as it is quiet, bad for socialising however
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
It were proper Bo I tell thee. Ensuite and everything. Lovely, big, spacious, clean.
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
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.
Well managed, close to uni, good size kitchens and great en suites
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.
The quays accommodation is so bad the older.members of staff are so rude and lazy sometimes you hear them say c*** his c*** 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
Accommodation not too bad although cleaners leave much to be desired.
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 :)
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.
The people i live with are...the location sucks because of the bridge
Great sized rooms and kitchens. Management let it down as they don't respond to complaints quickly.
Nice sized rooms but 20min walk from campus, too quiet compared to other accommodation
Fun place, lots of people, really sociable.