Life at Essex

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If you've not yet had a chance to visit us, why not find out what life at Essex is really like? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's like to study with us.

Beautiful countryside and lively towns

Essex is a county in the east of England and is situated to the east of London. From pretty villages set in peaceful surroundings to busy market towns steeped in history, from tranquil walks along wide sandy beaches to town centres brimming with history and culture, there is plenty on offer in the beautiful county of Essex.

Visiting Essex

Getting to London

Essex has excellent links by rail and road into central London. Trains run between central London and both Colchester and Southend taking up to an hour. The University's East 15 Acting School is approximately 45 minutes from central London on the London Underground Tube.

Visiting Europe

There are six airports within two hours commute from our campuses. Stansted (London's third international airport) is just 45 minutes away from all three campuses. Coach and bus services run between Stansted and the University's Colchester Campus or Southend town every hour during the day. Southend also has an airport just outside the town which flies to popular European destinations.

Maps and directions