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I meet wonderful people in my first-year accommodation as it is social space allowing lots of opportunities to talk with your neighbours

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By member647539
On 26th April 20

University of Essex Hall Rankings


Hythe Mills #1
The Maltings #2
The Meadows #3
The Towers #4
University Quays #5
South Courts #6
University Square, Southend #7
The Houses #8
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The Copse #10

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Most helpful review

I meet wonderful people in my first-year accommodation as it is social space allowing lots of opportunities to talk with your neighbours

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By member647539
On 26th April 20

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Covid-19 Response

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.
This is the latest available data taken from the essex.ac.uk website on 18th May 2022. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Do you have the bedroom size
By member833468 On 17th August 18
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Student Review: 5 /5
By member647539 On 26th April 20

I meet wonderful people in my first-year accommodation as it is social space allowing lots of opportunities to talk with your neighbours

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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By member739328 On 13th June 19

Good sized bedroom though the bathroom resembles an airplane toilet it’s that small lmao! Always smells, I’m assuming it’s bad sewage because it can be horrific sometimes

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member1334684 On 30th October 18

On another note, the brutal architecture isn’t very pleasant to look at, the food is overpriced and of bad quality. The facilities are not well taken care of. Internet quality is also very bad and slow here. I wonder how they can execute scientific applications with the level of quality that is there currently. I would suggest going elsewhere.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member1231949 On 12th June 18

Felt we should have got a lot more for our money compared to others, i am moving into campus accommodation next year that is far superior for the same price. Location wise, right above spar, 15mins away from either end of campus, can be noise after a night out, but only had an issue when I left my window open. Porters will literally do anything for you to help you out and the cleaners come everyday (pretty much). Wifi can be hit and miss depending on the room that's why we preferred ResNet (ethernet cable) to Eduroam (wifi). Only got a small kitchen for 8 people, didn't get a sofa or anything which made us feel short changed (see first point).

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1325190 On 18th December 16

Internet is just so bad, not too far from campus tho

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member424865 On 1st December 16

Very good and modern, wifi and heating works prefect and the beds are amazing

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1324110 On 25th September 16

Close to the university and best bedroom

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By Anonymous On 3rd August 16

One of the best living spaces but the management team let it down and costs alot more

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By Moose999 On 2nd August 16

1st year was made right here, Met friends for life here

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By AMILLSA2739 On 1st August 16

A great place to keep your head down and have a great time without the constant noise and interruptions living right on top of all the action.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By EssexG97 On 19th April 16

New, clean and comfortable. Very safe and beautiful location, just a 7 minute walk from campus. Laundrette and Pavillion are very close by. Regular cleaning of common rooms and kitchens, flats typically close and a wonderful experience. No big problems have been faced, and any insignificant problems were reported and dealt with immediately by management.

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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By PuttingTheSexInEssex On 31st March 16

Expensive, but nice and clean. Has a bit of a rat problem, but unfortunately the University refuses to get rid of my flatmates ¬_¬

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member621538 On 31st March 16

Meadows is so homely, yet only a couple of minutes from campus! Best of both worlds!

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member620062 On 1st December 15

Brilliant luxury accommodation.

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member719468 On 23rd November 15

Amazing halls, massive kitchens and living area. Double beds are the best thing, makes sharing a bathroom with my neighbour fine.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1015409 On 14th September 15

I was in the townhouse and believe me it was the best experience of my life. Met some amazing people, and had the most fun ever. Pre drinks in the townhouse kitchens was also a plus.

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member1014571 On 10th August 15

Quite expensive for what it is but really nice accommodation!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By VelvetyHerbivore4266 On 11th March 15

lived there last year for my first year in university. Best accommodation to spend your undergraduate period in

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Student Review: 2.5 /5
By member81766 On 7th March 15

Outrageously expensive for an en suite which is tiny

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