In the southeast of England, in the county of Essex, is Colchester. Known for its market town history and Victorian architecture, this popular student town has a lot to offer both local and international students. Check out what this fascinating town has to offer with our student accommodation in Colchester.

Accommodation for students in Colchester at a glance

If you’re looking for private student accommodation in Colchester right in the centre of town, have a look at 27 Magdalen Street. This modern accommodation offers a range of ensuite and studio rooms and comfortable communal areas and games tables. Location-wise, it’s right in the heart of Colchester, with lots of cafes and restaurants on your doorstep, and it’s just a 35-minute walk to the University of Essex.

For student flats in Colchester a little out of the town centre, check out The Maltings. This popular student accommodation has a range of rooms to suit all budgets and needs. However, if it’s not decorated quite to your taste, we’ve compiled a few cheap and easy ways to make your student halls feel more like home. The Maltings also has a common room for social activities and a convenient on-site shop for all your student needs. Not to mention, it’s perfectly located for students attending The University of Essex’s Colchester Campus, being only a mile away, and is just a cycle or short bus ride into the town centre.

There are lots of options for student accommodation in Colchester, and it can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing which is best for you. Just in case you need some help deciding, we’ve put together a guide to the different types of student accommodation available.

Colchester at a glance

  • Colchester is home to the University of Essex Colchester Campus and, as a result, has lots of great options for student rooms in Colchester to suit any budget or need.
  • Colchester has an interesting history, as the oldest recorded town in Britain and as the first capital of Roman Britain.
  • As a result of its long history, Colchester boasts impressive landmarks such as the Colchester Town Hall and the Jumbo Water Tower.
  • Visit the Colchester Zoo, one of the most popular zoos in the country. This zoo is home to 180 species of rare and unique animals and is set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes.
  • Get away from your student accommodation in Colchester and take a day trip to Clacton-on-Sea, the largest coastal town on the Essex Sunshine Coast. Take a walk on the Pier or chill out on the sand, taking in the sunshine.
  • Another great day trip idea is heading south to Southend-on-Sea and visiting Adventure Island, a free entry theme park with lots of rides and games to keep you entertained.
  • Catch a play at the Mercury Theatre. This iconic community theatre offers a range of shows suitable for everyone.
  • Take some much-needed time away from the books and explore the beautiful Castle Park or High Woods Country Park. These green spaces are perfect for relaxing away from the stress of university to help look after your mental well-being while away from home.

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