Essex Crown: The Escape Room

Can you beat the room and escape before the time runs out?

  • Fri 1 Dec 17

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Southend Campus


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    Essex Crown

Beat a fiendishly difficult set of puzzles and challenges and you'll earn huge points for your department


Join the Essex Crown on the 1st of December for a Nightmare Before Christmas themed Escape Room challenge!

Father Christmas has been kidnapped and you only have an hour to save him from Jack Skellington. To beat the puzzle you'll need to solve a series of clues within the time frame. You'll need team work and problem solving skills to unravel this spooky challenge.

Complete the challenge and escape from the room and your department will be awarded 100 points!

Location and details on how to sign up to be released shortly.

Essex Crown: The Escape Room

What is the Essex Crown?

The Essex Crown is an exciting competition which pits departments against each other. Contenders earn points by participating in a range of different events. There are weekly riddles to be solved, one-off Essex Sports competitions to be won and skills to show off in The Exhibition. You'll learn new skills in workshops and enjoy some friendly rivalry in The Battle of the Consoles. There'll also be whole host of University of Essex and Students' Union events which you'll get points for by just turning up.

Finally, the top ten departments will face off against each other in The Final Showdown after which one will be crowned as the best department on campus.

How do I get involved?

Just get solving riddles, turning up for a events and showing off your skills and you'll quickly be racking up points for your department. If you can get staff involved in your teams you earn even more points. 

Riddles will be posted on the library's Twitter page and the University of Essex Facebook page. To find University and SU events where you can earn points just look out for the Essex Crown logo at the bottom of the events page in the Whats-On Guide.

To represent you department in the team based events, including the Essex Crown Sports Events or The Battle of the Consoles, sign-up by emailing crown@essex.ac.uk