Edge Hotel School

Leading the way in hospitality

The hospitality industry can take you all over the world. From airlines, to cruise ships, to hotels and restaurants - there are hundreds of amazing careers waiting for you and Essex can provide the best possible start.

The Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex provides industry-led hospitality and events management degrees with hands-on experience in a real 4* hotel on the campus. 

We have a diverse academic community where different levels of industry-relevant experience and academic expertise are brought together by shared passions and interests.

Wivenhoe House, a striking 4* country house hotel on the University of Essex Colchester campus, is where students and professional staff come together to learn and deliver exceptional service.  

If you don’t want to be spoon-fed a degree, if you want to gain the real experience you need to succeed, if you want to make the industry connections and get ahead, welcome home.

Our Courses
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Welcome Week - Colchester Campus

Welcome week offers a series of workshops, talks, events and activities for all new students, whatever their stage of study. It runs from Sunday 30 September to Friday 5 October 2018.

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choose us?

The UK’s first hotel school of its kind
Gain experience in a real 4* hotel
Two-year degree options
Use our industry-connections to further your career
“My degree set me up for hard work and helped me adapt to juggling many tasks. During my degree, working shifts alongside assignments and projects, I learnt to prioritise which is a vital skill in my new role as I have many different areas to look after.”
Jess Marketing and Quality Control management at BaxterStorey  2018 Graduate
"Being here has opened my eyes to different sorts of communities"

"Essex is everything I thought it would be and more."

Read Elysabeth's story