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Edge Hotel School

Edge Hotel School

Rise to the challenges of an ever-changing industry

The hospitality and events industries 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, and the flexibility to choose a degree structure that suits you.

This unique experience provides students with the best of both worlds - which is why the Edge Hotel School is rated 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in our subject area in the National Student Survey 2020.

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 want to challenge convention, gain experience and skills to face the challenges of a fast-paced, global industry and be empowered to succeed - welcome home. 

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Clearing For Edge Hotel School is now open!

Learn about what Clearing is, how to contact and apply to us, and what life is like at the University of Essex.

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choose us?

The UK’s first hotel school of its kind
1st in the UK for student satisfaction in the NSS 2020 for subject area
Gain experience in a real 4* hotel
Two-year degree options
Use our industry-connections to further your career
Wivenhoe House Hotel
Wivenhoe House Hotel
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Industry connection event
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More talks and tasters

Join our free online webinars starting Monday 20 April and meet some of the lecturers and professors teaching on our courses. Watch our subject taster videos and hear from world-class academics talk about our range of different courses and subject areas, to see what Essex has to offer.

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“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
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"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