If exams are finally over for you, this means the weight of academic stress has lifted off your shoulders. It's time to celebrate, unwind, and explore all the incredible opportunities that await us beyond the confines of the classroom.

As an Essex student, you'll discover a world of exciting activities and experiences both on campus and in the city of Colchester. So, let's dive into the diverse range of post-exam adventures that await you!

Here is a list of exciting things you can do after your exams:

  • Embrace the great outdoors: Colchester offers stunning natural landscapes to explore. Take a break from textbooks and breathe in the fresh air while strolling through High Woods Country Park or exploring the ancient woodlands of nearby Dedham Vale.
  • Discover Colchester's history: immerse yourself in the rich history of Colchester, Britain's first city. Wander through the ruins of Colchester Castle, a towering testament to the city's Roman heritage. Explore the medieval architecture of Colchester's town centre. Or visit the fascinating Colchester Natural History Museum.
  • Unleash your creative side: Essex is a thriving hub for artistic expression. Engage in the vibrant local arts scene by visiting the Firstsite contemporary art gallery, where you'll find thought-provoking exhibitions and interactive installations. Attend a live performance at the Mercury Theatre or join one of the many creative workshops and classes offered by the local community.
  • Engage in sports and fitness: after weeks of intense studying, it's time to get active and release some endorphins. The University boasts excellent sports facilities, including a huge Sports Centre, gym, and various courts. Join a sports club, challenge your friends to a game of football or tennis, or simply take a refreshing jog around the picturesque campus grounds.
  • Volunteer and give back: Once your exams are behind you, seize the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community. Engage in volunteering initiatives organised by local charities: you could mentor younger students, contribute to environmental conservation efforts, or support social causes that resonate with you. Giving back not only helps others but also enriches your own personal growth.
  • Plan day trips: Colchester's prime location allows for easy access to a multitude of captivating destinations. Hop on a train and explore the streets of London, or soak up the seaside charm of Clacton-on-Sea. Plan day trips with friends and create unforgettable memories as you embark on new adventures together.