University of Essex Key Collection

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University of Essex Key Collection

University of Essex Key Collection

Arriving at our Colchester Campus

Travelling to the University

You will not be able to move in any earlier than the start date of your contract. We will contact you directly if this is an option as it cannot be requested individually.

Collecting your keys

When you arrive, you will need to collect your key from one of our key collection offices:

North campus accommodation (North Towers, Wolfson Court and The Houses)

If you will be living on the North of campus, please go to the North Teaching Centre, midway along the North Causeway from the North car park, opposite Tawney Tower. Opening hours are 9am to 7pm. After 7pm please collect your key from the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5, which will be manned overnight by security staff.

South Towers accommodation (Bertrand Russell and Eddington)

If you will be living in South Towers, please go to the Sports Hall, within the Sports Centre (next to the South Towers). Opening hours are 9am to 7pm. If you arrive after 7pm, please collect your key from the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5, which will be manned overnight by security staff.

South Courts accommodation (Brightlingsea, Frinton, Manningtree, Rowhedge, Thaxted, Walton, Alresford and Harwich)

If you will be living in South Courts, please go to Sports Hall, within the Sports Centre (next to the South Towers). Opening hours will be 9am to 7pm. If you arrive after 7pm, please collect your key from the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5, which will be manned overnight by security staff.

University Quays

If you will be living in Matthews Quay, your keys will be available from the University Quays accommodation office on Lightship Way. For Hawkins Quay and Sainty Quay, your keys will be available at the Security Office in Hawkins Quay 2. If the office is unmanned please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

The Meadows

If you are living in Godwin, Cole, Arber, Conway or Tansley, your keys will be available in the Meadows accommodation office in the Arber building. The office is open 24 hours. Please go to the North Campus Car Park where you will be guided by security staff. If the office is unmanned please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

To get to the Meadows, please go up Clingoe Hill (A133) and turn right at the first set of traffic lights in to the north side of Campus (Knowledge Gateway).