All Edge Hotel School students are guaranteed accommodation on the University of Essex Colchester Campus for the duration of the course. You'll also receive a meal while you are on duty in the hotel. Edge Hotel School students live together and possibly with other University of Essex students on the North side of the Campus, just a few minutes' walk from both the hotel and the centre of campus. All options are subject to availability.

North Towers have between 12 and 16 floors - with impressive panoramic views from the higher floors. Each flat houses between 13 to 16 residents. Most flats have a central kitchen/dining area with rooms on either side, in addition to shared showers and toilets.

Wolfson Court is smaller and has views of the lakes to the rear. Each flat houses seven students and has a shared kitchen with dining area, shower and separate toilet facilities. Each room has a washbasin.

The Houses are located in pleasant parkland and consist of three-storeys. Each flat houses 4 to 6 students, sharing a kitchen, and each room has its own en-suite shower and toilet facilities. Four of the houses include two rooms adapted for wheelchair users. There are also eight rooms with special alarm facilities for students with hearing difficulties.

For further information about accommodation, please consult the information below.

How to apply for accommodation | PDF

Please note the application form for accommodation and up-to-date information will be sent to you as part of your offer pack if you are offered a place at the Edge Hotel School.

Accommodation Charges | Webpage

What you will need to bring | Webpage

How to pay for accommodation | Webpage

Terms & Conditions | Webpage

If your application is successful check out Your Essentials, a one-stop online shop designed to help you make the move into your new home in University accommodation hassle free. You can buy meal plans, new home packs and sport passes before you even get here.


Please note if you live on campus you cannot bring park a car or park on campus.

If you live off campus and wish to park on campus, you will be required to apply
for a parking permit. For more about parking, visit the University of Essex website.

Living off campus

If you will be living off campus visit the Students' Union website for helpful information