University of Essex

Working with business

Work with us

Our wealth of expertise is driving business forward. Work with us through our range of consultancy and knowledge-sharing services. Explore new opportunities in cutting-edge areas, from big data to environmental sustainability.

We offer a range of knowledge-sharing services and develop long-term partnerships with private, public and third-sector organisations. Our partnerships range from our Advisory Board to our Executive Fellows.

Expertise and consultancy

Our University offers many ways for you to access our expertise, including consultancy, collaborative and commissioned research and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. We can introduce you to available funding opportunities to help you meet the cost of a project.

Internships, work placements and graduate recruitment

Get some fresh thinking by engaging our students and graduates through internships, work placements and graduate recruitment.

Facilities and event venues

We have a variety of facilities and venues available in both Colchester and Southend and can host events for up to 1,000 people.

Office space

Base your business at our sites in Colchester or Southend and benefit from having our expertise and services on your doorstep. At our Colchester Knowledge Gateway you'll be close to our new Essex Business School building, enabling us to build close, long-term working relationships.

Bright spaces for SMEs

Office building at Parkside Office Village

Our Knowledge Gateway is a growing hotspot for small and medium-sized enterprises. Suites and units from 1,195 to 4,685 square feet are available in Parkside Office Village at our Colchester Campus which offers excellent facilities.


iLab room

Hold your next meeting or away day at our iLab in Southend. This innovative space is designed to foster creativity and we'll facilitate your event so that it meets your objectives, from strategic planning to focus groups.

Developing future talent

Woman discussing things with a student at a computer

We build employability into our courses, giving our graduates the skills you need. Engage with our students in many ways, from traditional internships and graduate recruitment to original schemes such as our Masters student placements.

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel

The four-star Wivenhoe House Hotel is located in tranquil parkland at our Colchester Campus, on the outskirts of the town. The hotel offers luxurious accommodation, a contemporary restaurant and private dining and flexible event facilities.