Edge Hotel School

Edge Hotel School

Impatient to get hands on with a global industry?

We are the first hotel school of our kind in the UK - offering you valuable, practical experience in a fully-commercial hotel and connecting you with our industry right from the start. 

Wivenhoe House, a striking 4* country house hotel on the University of Essex Colchester campus, is where you'll gain the experience and confidence to set you apart, and prepare you as a future leader for our industry.

Alongside this integrated practical experience you will receive exceptional teaching from our academic team with decades of hospitality and events experience, in the UK and around the world.

This innovative combination of industry-engaged learning and practical experience provides students with the best of both worlds - which is why the Edge Hotel School was rated 4th in the UK for student satisfaction and 7th overall in the UK in our subject area in the Complete University Guide 2023

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The UK’s first hotel school of its kind
Gain experience in a real 4* hotel
Two-year degree options
89% of graduates in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2022)
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Laura holding the hood of her red puffa jacket and laughing at the camera.
"I read something that said 'Working in a hotel is like being in a performance' and that really resonated with me."

Laura came to Essex in search of new opportunities and found her perfect course at the Edge Hotel School.

Read Laura's story