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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 20 June 2015 (booking opens 24 Apr)
Saturday 19 September 2015 (booking opens 24 Jul)
Saturday 24 October 2015 (booking opens 28 Aug)
Southend Campus
Saturday 18 July 2015 (booking opens 22 May)
Saturday 10 October 2015 (booking opens 14 Aug)
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Our high-quality facilities

Good food, award-winning accommodation and outstanding venues – we deliver high-quality facilities for our students, staff and visitors.

We provide the best possible services to our students, with many of our outstanding facilities also open to the public, including our Day Nursery, Print Essex and Sports Centre.

Businesses and organisations can also take advantage of our excellent conference, meetings and event facilities. Our newly refurbished Wivenhoe House offers another unique venue for hosting functions.

Outlets leaflet

Eat, drink and shop on campus

Colchester Campus outlets

  • Hospitality Essex

    Colchester Campus outlets leaflet

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    To find out where to eat, drink and shop on campus, view the PDF or pick up the leaflet from any Hospitality Essex or Students' Union venue.

Accommodation Essex

Our high-quality student housing is delivered at our campuses in Southend and Colchester by Accommodation Essex. We aim to provide students with a safe and secure place to live where they can get the most out of their time at the University.

Our University accommodation is available to conference, business and leisure guests during the summer vacation.

Day Nursery

Excellent childcare is offered throughout the year by our Day Nursery. We aim to support the working parent and our nursery is open to staff, students and the public.


Working in partnership, the University of Essex and the Students’ Union have recently opened everythingEssex at our Colchester Campus and online. The shop sells a wide range University of Essex and Students’ Union memorabilia, gifts, clothing and other souvenirs.

Hospitality Essex

We pride ourselves on our professional and courteous customer-led service to students, staff and visitors at our cafes, restaurants and food outlets. The cornerstone of Hospitality Essex is offering nutritious, value for money food while treating our customers and staff with respect.

Print Essex

We work with internal and external clients to deliver high-quality print and design services. Print Essex is a one-stop shop offering, design, copy and print services at competitive prices to all customers.

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Students, staff and local residents can all use the excellent facilities and take advantage of the wide range of great value opportunities at the Sports Centre at our Colchester campus.

Venue Essex

We offer impressive conference, meeting and event facilities in Colchester and Southend through Venue Essex. Our services are available to both business and public sector organisations.

Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe House is a glorious four star country house hotel that is the perfect setting for overnight stays as well as for meetings and functions, offering guests somewhere to dine in style, relax, work or rest. It is also the home of the Edge Hotel School, which provides Wivenhoe House with aspiring professionals and industry leaders full of cutting-edge ideas.

University of Essex Campus Services Limited

Our Day Nursery, Print Essex, Hospitality Essex and Venue Essex are part of University of Essex Campus Services Limited, registered in England and Wales under number 2534817 and the registered office of Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ.

Contact us

Telephone 01206 873753
E-mail uecs (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk).