The Meadows

Exclusive to Pathways students

The Meadows

You’ll feel at home in the student community at this stylish residence on the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

  • Residents aged 16 and over (dedicated flats for under-18s)

  • Kaplan Pathways students only

Key features

  • Ensuite rooms

  • Free high-speed WiFi

  • On-campus location

  • Close to university facilities

Outside exterior of The Meadows accommodation

Room types

Premium Ensuite

A private bedroom and bathroom in a flat of up to 7 students, with a shared kitchen.

  • Approx. room size: 12.5m

  • Private bedroom and bathroom

  • Shared kitchen

  • Small double bed

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  • Study desk

  • Chair

  • Wardrobe

  • Storage space

  • Shelves

  • Cupboard

  • Bin

Private bathroom

  • Shower

  • Washbasin

  • Toilet

  • Mirror

Shared kitchen

  • Fridge-freezer

  • Hob

  • Oven

  • Microwave

  • Kettle

  • Ironing board

  • Cupboard


  • Free WiFi

Optional extras to upgrade your experience

  • Luxury bedding pack
  • Kitchen pack
Exclusive to Pathways students

Residence features


If you’re ever feeling worried or stressed, help will be on hand — you’ll have access to a 24-hour advice and support line, with lots of additional resources and mental wellbeing programmes you can follow online.


The Meadows has its own shop, so you can easily buy essentials. The residence also offers bike storage and an on-site laundry room (usage charges apply).

Social life

You won’t be bored at the Meadows, as the Residence life team arranges regular social events in the comfortable common room.


There are secure entry systems in place to buildings, flats and bedrooms, so you’ll feel safe and secure in your home. Security officers also patrol the campus overnight, so there’s always someone looking out for you.

What’s included

All bills, like electricity and water are included in the rent, along with any maintenance costs you may incur and reliable, high-speed WiFi. You’ll also enjoy a free standard bedding pack waiting for you when you arrive.

Getting around

The Meadows, University of Essex, Annan Rd, Colchester, CO4 3ZE

Living on campus means you’ll be close to your classes, as well as other campus facilities. There are also convenient bus stops so you can easily get into the town centre.

Typical journey times

  • 1-minute walk to the nearest shop 

  • 2-minute walk to the nearest bus stop

  • 7-minute walk to the nearest restaurant

  • 10-minute walk to the nearest large supermarket

  • 20-minute walk to the University of Essex International College

  • 15-minute bus journey to the city centre

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