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Get in touch with your fellow alumni

Missing your fellow Essex alumni? Curious about what your friends have been up to since graduation? Or maybe you haven’t had the opportunity to catch up for a while. We can help you plan the perfect Essex reunion.

Plan a campus reunion

Reunions are a great opportunity to head back to campus to reminisce on the time you studied at Essex. There are plenty of places which you can hire for your alumni reunion depending on the size of your group, and you'll be eligible for a discount too.

If you would like to arrange a guided campus tour ahead of your visit, please email us:

Things to do at Colchester Campus

Colchester Campus might have changed a lot since you were last here, so don't forget to take a look at our campus map to help plan your visit.

There's plenty to see and do once you're on campus. Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Collect your alumni goody bag and campus maps from the Alumni Relations team (5N.7.6).
  • Explore the beautiful and historic parkland and enjoy a tree walk.
  • Wander through the squares and buildings to see how many 50th Anniversary plaques you can find - they’re located all over campus.
  • Look out for Campus Cat. He’s usually found roaming our Tony Rich Teaching Centre, North Towers or Sq 4.
  • Grab a bite to eat or a refreshing drink at one of the many cafés, bars and restaurants around campus.
  • Book tickets to see a play, enjoy some comedy or listen to some live music at Lakeside Theatre.
  • Visit one of our campus galleries – there's the Art Exchange in Sq 5 or the ESCALA gallery space in our Silberrad Student Centre.
  • Head to the Albert Sloman Library – the famous paternoster lifts are still in use.

For more ideas of things to get involved in while you're visiting, head over to our Colchester Campus life page and don't forget to bring your alumni card with you.


If you’re heading back to Colchester Campus between the months of July and September you can relive your student days by staying in our accommodation on campus. As an alumni member, you will get a 10% discount on all accommodation packages bookable via the Event Essex team.

Alternatively, you can book to stay at the four star Wivenhoe House Hotel where you’ll receive a 10% alumni discount by booking over the phone.

Plan a reunion elsewhere

No longer living in the UK or able to return campus? Not to worry, we’re here to help you organise your own reunion no matter where in the world you’re living. All you need to do is choose the date and venue and we’ll send invitations and manage the guest list for you. It’s a great way to meet fellow graduates living in your region!

If you’re interested, please email

“It was a wonderful event, we had a great time rejoicing the memories of Essex” 
MSc Economics graduate (2012)
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Find your friends

If you’ve lost touch with your Essex pals, you can use our Friend Finder service to put you back in touch! Whether you’re trying to track down your old housemate or you want to get in touch with someone from your class, email us and we'll do everything we can to help you in your search.

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