Situated in the grounds of Wivenhoe Park, our campus accommodation is situated minutes away from ESS’s academic and administrative buildings in either The Houses or South courts. All residences are equipped for self-catering and are provided with bed linen and hand towels. There is a linen change once a week but participants are responsible for their own cleaning of the flat, particularly the shared kitchen facilities. Computer network facilities are available in all accommodation.

Please note that, unfortunately:

–  No double bedrooms are available, but couples can be provided with single study-bedrooms next to each other

–  There is no suitable family accommodation available on campus

–  It is not possible to obtain accommodation before the night of the Saturday before Session One

–  It is not possible to make refunds in the case of early departure

–  On changeover weekends it is not possible to check in before 2pm

–  The University requires rooms to be vacated by 9.30 am on day of departure, however luggage can be stored at the Conference Reception

–  Therefore, if your class does not finish until late and you wish to stay an extra night, this must be booked in advance or arranged while on campus

Essex campus en-suite rooms:

The Houses

South Courts Enhanced single

Price: £36 per person, per night

All of our single study rooms are en-suite and furnished with a single bed, a desk and chair, bookshelves, a wardrobe, a bin and a lamp. And in addition we provide bedding and hand towels.

Kitchens are equipped with a cooker, refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven, kettle, iron, ironing board and storage units. And a selection of: crockery (plates, cups etc) cutlery (knives, forks, spoons) saucepans and frying pans other cooking utensils (tin opener, whisk etc) to enable you to self cater if you wish.

All of the accommodation booked through the ESS office are the university’s current student rooms and can be booked on the online application form at the same time as applying to attend a course.

Outside view of the Houses

South Courts courtyard


Alternatively you may wish to book accommodation independently off campus – please note that the ESS office will not be able to assist with this, however you may find this website helpful:

Please note: Refunds for accommodation bookings will not be offered under any circumstances for cancellations made after 1 July 2024. ESS apologises for any inconvenience caused.