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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 20 September 2014 (booking now)
Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
Southend Campus
Saturday 11 October 2014 (booking now)
Colchester Campus
Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

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No open days are available for booking yet. You will be able to book your desired open day online three months before the date.

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Health services

Gateway BuildingStudents can benefit from quick access to medical services at the Colchester and Southend campuses. At Southend you also have dental services based on campus.

International students on a course of at least six months are generally eligible for NHS treatment, but you should check before they leave your own country whether you have to pay for healthcare in the UK.


Medical services

The University of Essex Medical Practice at our Colchester Campus offers a full range of NHS services including GP appointments, a nurse triage system for emergencies and specialist nurse clinics covering asthma, diabetes, sexual health and contraception.

The Practice medical centre in Luker Road is based in The Gateway Building and offers NHS services including appointments with doctors and nurse clinics.

Students based at our Loughton Campus can access advice about local GP services by contacting the Student Support office based on the ground floor of Hatfields House.

Dental services

Southend Academic Dental Clinic

The University hosts an Academic Dental Clinic managed by Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Based on the first floor of The Gateway Building, the Clinic is used to provide training to students training at the Barts and the London in a primary care setting.

The clinics are equipped with the latest dental equipment and patients are treated by students under the close supervision of senior academic and NHS staff.

Treatments are free and include all types of fillings, simple crowns and bridges, straight forward/simple root canal treatment, dentures and simple extractions.

Colchester and Loughton dental services

Local dental services are available close to the Southend and Loughton campuses, but students are encouraged to register at the earliest opportunity to avoid any problems with accessing services.

Student Support

Student Support offers confidential advice and information on many welfare issues to help you through your time at University. Advice and support available can cover  mental health, drugs and alcohol misuse, counselling, disability and long-term illness.


Student support

Most students need support or guidance from time to time and Student Support is a good place to start. Student Support offers confidential advice and information on many welfare issues to assist you through your time at University.

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If you've not yet had a chance to visit us, why not explore our videos, blogs and social media? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's really like to study with us.

Sports facilities

Our sports facilities include outdoor pitches stretching across 40 acres as well as extensive indoor facilities. At our Southend Campus there is a state-of-the-art Evolve Gym and you can also access a range of sports in the local area.

Students' Union

Students' Union

Our Students' Union (SU) is one of the most active in the country and is run by students, for students. Our SU will be there to offer you support, plus the opportunity to join numerous clubs and societies and to enjoy lots of events and nights out.