You can see more of our Colchester Campus through photos taken by students, staff and friends.
Students from more than 140 countries come to our Colchester
Campus to study at our leading departments, schools, centres
and research institutes. This makes Essex one of the most culturally diverse
campus universities in the UK.
We are located in historic, 200-acre Wivenhoe Park
just outside Colchester. The park was originally landscaped in the eighteenth century and was
painted by celebrated landscape artist John Constable.
Today, its striking landscape, which is home to a range of plants and wildlife
including some historica trees, provides a tranquil place for all to enjoy.
We ask everyone visiting our parkland to be considerate, and to keep dogs on
leads and clean up after them.
Making student life easier and friendlier
Our Colchester Campus was designed as a university town with all facilities on
one site. Within easy walking distance you will find teaching buildings, student
accommodation, shops, banks, a gallery and a theatre, bars and cafés, and sports
This creates a friendly and diverse atmosphere of which we are extremely proud.
It helps our community get to know one another, get around easily, and get involved
in a whole range of activities without having to travel too far.
The original, inter-linked squares were designed in the 1960s by architect Kenneth Capon
to encourage academics from different departments based to work together. It helped nurture
our interdisciplinary teaching and research.
More recently we have created innovative new spaces to enhance the educational experience
for our students including:
- our £20 million, carbon neutral Essex Business School which in 2016
won the Design through Innovation category at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors east
of England awards
- our £26 million Silberrad Student Centre and library extension, which brings together all
our student services under one roof and which in 2016 won a national Royal Institute of British
- our 1,000-seat Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall, named after former Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Ivor