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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
Southend Campus
None upcoming
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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The Students' Union (SU) co-ordinates a full and varied programme of events across different venues. As one of the main entertainment hot-spots in the region, the SU regularly plays host to the hottest live acts, such as big name DJs like Trevor Nelson, Erol Alkan, Chris Moyles, Paul Oakenfold and Zane Lowe, award-winning comedians, and incredible club nights from the likes of Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi and BBC 1Xtra.

The highlight of the year is the SU Summer Ball. This black-tie event attracts 3,000 people and has featured headline performances from The Wombats, Wiley, Sugababes and Editors in recent years.

Colchester venues

Sub Zero

This £1.2 million entertainment venue is home to all the biggest nights out on campus. Boasting a capacity of 1,200, Sub Zero represents the next generation of entertainment venues, matching cutting-edge design with the very highest specification of lighting and sound.

SU Bar

This is the largest bar on campus and is, unsurprisingly, hugely popular. Comfy sofas, affordable drinks, regular quizzes and karaoke, and a lively atmosphere make it a great meeting place for everyone. It’s also the place to go to watch live sport on a big screen.

Level 2

As a venue, Level 2 oozes class, with wooden floors, leather seating and a stylish bar area creating an intimate atmosphere. By night Level 2 comes to life, showcasing a diverse range of club nights and live performances.


Enjoy a mouth-watering range of delicious pizzas, pastas, salads and Mediterranean dishes all freshly made on the premises, without having to leave campus. By night Mondo is transformed into a chic bar playing an eclectic mix of music from jazz and salsa to funky house and drum and bass.

Southend SU

The SU has launched The Union at the Southend Campus, offering a dedicated social space for students. The Union is the gateway to all of the services and activities run by the SU, including representation, advice, entertainment, and clubs and societies. It’s also the best place in Southend to grab a coffee and muffin, watch Sky TV on the big screens, or have a game of pool. You can find The Union on Elmer Approach, adjacent to the main entrance to The Gateway Building.

Facilities and services at each campus are open to all Essex students.