Mini Open Day

Fancy seeing the campus before the Christmas break? Everyone’s welcome so book your place now!

Think unconventional.

Join us for a Mini Open Day, complete with festive treats (well, mince pies)! 

Did you miss our summer Open Days but really want to visit campus? Perhaps you want to take a look around before you submit your UCAS application in January. Whatever the reason, everyone is welcome. Bring your friends and family along too!

Our Mini Open Day will begin at 10am, and will finish at 2pm. Please make sure you check-in at the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall (the big shiny building). The day will include:

  • Tours of our campus and accommodation - 10.00am-2.00pm 
  • Student Finance Talk - 10.45am
  • Accommodation Talk - 11.30am
  • Student Life Talk - 1.00pm

As this is a mini Open Day, we are sorry that there won't be any departments present. 

Two students chatting at an open day
Book your place

You can still book onto one of our Open Days once we have them on campus again. Don't want to miss out? We don't blame you.  

Book your place

Booking confirmation 

Once you’ve booked your place we'll send you a confirmation email. There's no need to print it as we'll have your details at our check in desks on the day – simple! 

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.

Travel and accommodation


You're welcome to arrive any time from 10am (don’t worry, we always put the kettle on earlier than this in case of any early arrivals!) and the first talk is at 10.45am. The Open Day officially finishes at 2pm.

When you arrive, head to our friendly staff in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall who will register your arrival. We’ll only ask for your name so there’s no need to bring anything with you. Next, head to our Welcome Café, grab a free tea and coffee and put your feet up before the tours and talks! 

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. 


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

University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

Getting to us by train

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

Overnight accommodation

Wivenhoe House Hotel

For further information or to book a room please contact Wivenhoe House Hotel and quote "UoE visitor rate" when booking to receive our special discounted rate.

Email info@wivenhoehouse.co.uk
Telephone 01206 863666

Open Day team
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