Clearing Open Day

Whether you’ve just received your results or you’ve had a gap in education – you’re all welcome to come and visit us!

  • Fri 16 Aug 19

    12:00 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Open Days team

Come and see us.

If you’re applying to Essex through Clearing or still trying to decide, why not visit our Colchester campus for a Clearing Open Day? 

Clearing Open Day is the ideal opportunity to see for yourself what life at Essex is all about, take a tour of our accommodation and get to know campus before you make your decision! 


  • Drop in to our Clearing Open Day between 12pm and 4pm. Check-in at the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall on our Colchester campus.
  • Campus and accommodation tours will be running every 20 minutes from 12pm until 4pm.
  • Head to one of our talks in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall Seminar room:
    • Accommodation - 12.30pm
    • Student Life - 1.30pm
    • Finance - 2.30pm

Special requirements

If you or your guests have any special requirements, please email us in advance so we can make sure your visit is as smooth as possible. Blue badge parking is available on campus and we have accessible routes around campus – email us for more information.

Booking form


Travel and accomodation

Getting to us by car

Whether approaching the University of Essex from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road. Look out for the AA road signs which will guide you to our Open Day parking area.


Please follow the 'Open Day Parking' signs which will lead you to the car park. Our patrol staff will be on hand to show you where to go. The address of our Colchester Campus is:

University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

If you are using a sat nav, please use postcode CO7 9HT, which will take you to the correct side of campus.

Getting to us by train

There are frequent trains from London Liverpool Street to Colchester with connections to Ipswich, Norwich, Felixstowe, Harwich and beyond.

Travel Bursary

We feel it’s important for all of our visitors to have the opportunity to attend an Open Day Day, so we offer a Travel Bursary to reimburse your travel costs. Further information and terms and conditions can be found below.

Overnight accommodation

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel is situated on our Colchester Campus. Please contact the hotel for bookings.

Telephone 01206 863666
Email info@wivenhouse.co.uk

Open Day team
Recruitment Events Team
Telephone: 01206 873272
Telephone: 01702 238222
For Clearing applications or queries Please head to our Clearing page or call the Hotline.
Telephone: 01206 873666