Close to campus, our historical city centre and to the Hythe train station; University Quays are perfectly located. Attend your lecture, clock in for a part-time job in the city, enjoy the bars and restaurants in Colchester when your shift is over, or jump on a train to the city with your friends.
Partner that with amazing views of the River Colne, where you can enjoy a Sunday afternoon bike ride, or pop to the nearby shops for your everyday essentials - just in time to hang out in the great social spaces that form part of the Quays apartments.
Our award-winning University Quays accommodation is around a 15-20 minute walk to the centre of campus.
We work with Uliving to provide student accommodation at University Quays. Your accommodation contract is with us but the management, maintenance, and cleaning services are provided by Derwent Students.
University Quays is included within Derwent Students ANUK/Unipol National Code accreditation.
We are expanding our accommodation portfolio at The Meadows and work has begun on a new development consisting of 1262 rooms, a laundry, social hub, and post room.
The position of our new accommodation opposite the current Meadows site, to the side of University Quays, on North campus. Work will continue over the next two years, with completion set for September 2023. We will work with contractors to mitigate any impact on our students living nearby and will provide alternate study space if required.
"I chose The Quays because of the private bathroom and the bedroom itself - it's huge, which means I have enough space to study, work and even work out, as well as bright and sunny, which is great when I have to concentrate on my studying. I also like that it's close to the University but not too much - I love walking, so having to walk a bit to campus is simply wonderful! The atmosphere is usually pretty calm and my flatmates are nice and quiet."
For enquiries about accommodation or about an application you're making, contact us at the Student Services Hub. Quote your full name and PRID or PG number on all correspondence.