Living in Essex The Pastures

The Pastures

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The Pastures

The University’s newest residence, The Pastures is just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of campus. 

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    Residents aged 18 and over

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    Kaplan Pathways students only

Key features

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    Ensuite rooms

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    Brand new residence for Autumn 2023 

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    On-campus location

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    Close to university facilities

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Room types

Premium Ensuite

A private bedroom and bathroom with a shared kitchen and lounge, in a flat of up to 11 students.

  • Approx. room size: 11.8m 

  • Private bedroom and bathroom

  • Shared kitchen

  • Small double bed 

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  • Study desk

  • Chair

  • Wardrobe

  • Bookshelves

  • Mirror


  • Shower

  • Washbasin

  • Toilet

  • Mirror

Shared kitchen

  • Fridge-freezer  

  • Hob

  • Oven

  • Microwave

  • Kettle

  • Cupboard

Optional extras to upgrade your experience

  • Luxury bedding pack
  • Kitchen pack
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Residence features


You’ll have access to a wealth of support on campus. Whether you need academic, health or wellbeing support, you can visit the Student Services Hub to be directed to the help you need. 


All of the University’s great facilities will be in easy reach, and you’ll enjoy complimentary access to the campus gym. 

Social life

The Residence Life team will keep you occupied with fun social events, and there’s always something going on at the Students’ Union too. 


There’s a 24-hour campus security team keeping you safe, as well as security cameras. 

What’s included

All bills, including free high-speed WiFi are included in the price of your rent. You will even find a free standard bedding pack waiting for you when you arrive. 

Getting around

The Pastures – Woodrush, Capon Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3ZB 

You’ll be ideally placed for getting around, as the centre of campus and the University’s main facilities are only a 15-minute walk away. For getting further afield, there’s a bus stop right outside. 

Typical journey times

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    1-minute walk to the nearest bus stop

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    8-minute walk to the nearest supermarket

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    12-minute walk to the nearest restaurant at the University

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    15-minute walk to the University of Essex International College

  • public transportation via bus

    15-minute bus journey to the city centre

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