Open Day

Undergraduates, postgraduates and family members - everyone is welcome

  • Sat 26 Oct 19

    09:30 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Sports Arena

  • Event type

    Open Days

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Open Days team

Welcome to the unconventional

Think meeting world-class academics and like-minded students. Think family. Think home. Think taster lectures. Think making a change. Think art. Think music. Think tea and cake, copious amounts of cake. Think of all this plus lots of free goodies, plenty of entertainment and much more! Think you know open days? Think again.

Two students chatting at an open day
Book your place

Secure your spot at our Open Day now, it only takes a couple of minutes!  

Book your place

Booking confirmation

Once you’ve booked your place we'll send you a confirmation email with more information on what to expect on the Open Day. No need to print the confirmation email as we'll have your details at our check in desks on the day – simple!


You're welcome to arrive any time from 9.30am to register on the Open Day (don't worry, we always put the kettle on earlier than this in case of any early arrivals!). 


The programme for our Southend Open Day will be released nearer the time.

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. If you're a visitor with a disability, please let a member of staff know so they can advise you on accessible routes around campus. If you would prefer a personal tour of our campus and/or accommodation, then let us know when you check in and we'll arrange for a Student Ambassador to guide you.

New contact details?

Should your contact information change, please drop us an email to let us know your new details so we can make sure you don’t miss out on any important information.

"I had a lovely visit to campus, it really opened my eyes to university life and I fell in love with it! 
2018 Open Day Attendee

Travel and Accommodation

Getting to us by car

Southend is just half an hour from the M25 via the A13 or A127. For your sat nav, use postcode SS1 1LW.


There is plenty of town centre parking in public car parks. The closest car park is located underneath University Square student accommodation which is accessed via College Way and is payable by phone only. We would recommend that you download the app before arriving at the car park.


Getting to us by train

There are frequent trains from London to Southend which is served by two different rail lines, with journey times of 45 minutes to one hour:

  • Southend Victoria (0.3 miles from our campus) to London Liverpool Street - operated by Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Southend Central (0.2 miles from our campus) to London Fenchurch Street - operated by c2c

Overnight accommodation

Wivenhoe House Hotel

We have organised a special Open Day visitor rate at the Wivenhoe House Hotel which is situated on our Colchester Campus. For further information and to book a room, please contact Wivenhoe House Hotel and quote "UoE visitor rate" when booking to receive our special discounted rate.

Telephone 01206 863666
Email info@wivenhouse.co.uk

Get in touch
Get in touch
Our Open Days Team
Telephone: 01206 872800