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Everything about Student Accommodation Colchester

Popularly known as the town for commuters, Colchester is situated in the county of Essex, further going southeast of England. Built on the foundations of a Roman temple, the city has the most visited museum displaying artefacts up to 2,500 years old. It is, therefore, known as a historic market town with the largest settlement in the county of Essex. Colchester is also home to the University of Essex and is accommodating large numbers of students in well-developed purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) exemplifying modern standard of living.

We at University Living offer off-campus student accommodation Colchester that are located within close proximity to the city’s top universities and offer campus-like facilities catering to everyday needs of students. There are modern style student apartments with easy transport connectivity and access to popular attractions within walking distance to the place of stay. When compared to on-campus student halls, private student accommodation offers more choices and best living standards.

Colchester at a Glance

Once in Colchester, students find themselves opportune enough to visit several places of interest within the city limits. Don’t forget to add the Hollytrees Museum displaying 3 centuries of clothing, Colchester Castle that contains this historic town’s main museum, alongside other historical sites including St Botolph's Priory, and the Dutch Quarter. The close by attractions such as the Roman Circus Centre and Old Siege House tell more of Colchester's story, Whilst exploring further into the borough, students can delve deeper still, with historic houses, mills, and churches to explore.

What makes Colchester Unique?

Known as Britain’s first city, Colchester is noted for its Victorian architecture. Significant landmarks include the Colchester Town Hall and the Jumbo Water Tower. Rich in Roman history and home to ruins of the bygone era, Colhester has many sites that tell us more of its lengthy but great history with plenty to discover from other eras of English History like that of the Normans, Victorians, and Tudors.

Guide to Student Life in Colchester

Student life in Colchester is a dream for many as they are assured of staying in purpose-built student accommodation with loads of additional facilities offered to students at no additional price. There are a wide range of room choices in student flat, student apartment, student studio, as well as a shared and en-suite room. Students can choose from many different student housing options with well-equipped rooms having a spacious bed, designated study spaces, and closets to keep belongings intact.

Where to Study in Colchester?

Colchester is notable for sharing the campus of The University of Essex including another institution for Tertiary education namely Colchester Sixth Form College and Colchester Institute. The University of Essex, a public research university in Essex received its royal charter in 1965. The institution imparts education and abides by their motto, ’Thought the harder, heart the keener’. It has Essex's largest campus is the Colchester Campus within Wivenhoe Park. The university faces massive surge of university enrollments each year. It has been ranked 251–300 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020and 37th in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

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Q. When should I book my student home in Colchester for September intake?

A. It is better to book a student home as early as possible because you will get more choices and best offers on room bookings. 6 months in advance can be considered an ideal time so don’t wait for the last moment.

Q. What are the different types of student rooms in Colchester?

A. The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

Q. How can I rent student accommodation in Colchester?

A. You can book your home away from home in 3 easy steps: 1. Select your favourite accommodation 2. Pay the security deposit if required 3. Booking confirmed In all these steps you will be provided free guidance from our experienced team.

Q. Can I view my Colchester student apartment before booking it?

A. Yes. If you want to view your accommodation before booking it, get in touch with our accommodation experts, and we will arrange a virtual tour for you.

Q. Will I get cleaning and laundry services?

A. Most properties have on-site, card-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

Q. Can I stay at my accommodation in Colchester during my internship?

A. Yes. You don’t have to vacate your student accommodation during your internship period. You can stay there as long as you’re enrolled as a student at some university.

Q. Can I pay my Colchester student housing rent in instalments?

A. Yes. You can pay your rent in easy instalments through various modes such as bank transfer or your debit/credit card.

Q. Are the bills included in the rent?

A. This depends on the accommodation you choose, but most of our student properties in Colchester have bills included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a fitness centre, games room, TV, and other communal spaces.