Essex business school

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Two campuses. Two superb learning environments. One business school.

Whether you choose to study at Essex Business School in Colchester or Southend-on-Sea, you experience cutting-edge facilities and join a collaborative, supportive and welcoming community of world-class academics and forward-thinking students. Both of our campuses are within easy reach of London and international airports.


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Essex Business School in Colchester

We're built on sustainable foundations. Our Colchester home is the UK's first zero carbon business school building.

Its design reflects our commitment to responsible business practice in both our teaching and research. More than one tonne of carbon is saved per day through the building’s energy efficient design and low carbon technologies.

The stunning winter garden brings the outside indoors and creates a space that people can use all year round. The garden is designed to be a positive place for mental well-being, and the plants themselves help to regulate air quality.

Our students benefit from a practical education in finance with our state of the art Bloomberg Trading Floor. Students can access real financial data in almost real time to help them build company profiles for their project work as well as experiencing how to execute trades and terminal commands.

Our Colchester building is less than a ten minute walk to the University library and the Silberrad Student Centre. We're also close to a range of student accommodation, such as The Copse, North Towers, The Meadows, The Houses and The Quays. Buses to Colchester city centre and train station run regularly from the stop directly behind the building, with London just over an hour away by train.

Take a tour of our Colchester Building:

BSc Banking and Finance graduate, Cameron Nuttall, sits in the Essex Business School trading floor.
"The building is a modern, state of the art facility that was undergoing construction at the time of my application to the University of Essex. Seeing and using the finished product and its facilities makes me proud to be an Essex Business School student as it is an inspiring place to learn and work in."
Cameron Nuttall  BSc Banking and Finance

Essex Business School in Southend-on-Sea

Our Southend-on-Sea Campus embodies the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of our school.

Located in the city centre, in the heart of a vibrant seaside destination, our students live and study amongst small business owners and tourism attraction operators which can engage and inspire your work and studies.

Essex Business School occupies the entire fourth floor of The Gateway Building, giving our students their own sense of belonging. Our students have access to the learning facilities in The Forum, including the library and spacious study pods, 24 hours a day.

The University Square accommodation is just two minutes’ walk from Campus and Southend Central Station is close by, taking you to London in just an hour. London Southend Airport also provides flights to a host of European cities.

Take a tour of our Southend-on-Sea campus:

BSc International Business and Entrepreneurship graduate, Myles Wood-McGrath poses for a photo in Essex Business School Southend-onSea.
"I chose Essex Business School because it invests in its students and facilities. It’s really useful to have 24/7 access to the building’s study areas and I enjoy spending time in the SU lounge."
Myles Wood-McGrath International Business with Entrepreneurship
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