Cancelled: Open Day

This event has been cancelled.

  • Sat 20 Jun 20

    09:30 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Sports Arena

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Open Days team

This event has been cancelled.

"By far the best and most friendly and welcoming open day I’ve ever been to, staff and students were so kind and helpful. The university as a whole had such a great atmosphere and already made me feel comfortable enough to pursue further education here."
2019 Open Day Attendee

Travel and Accommodation

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.

Free coach service

We run a free coach service to and from Colchester's main station (also known as Colchester North), from 8.45am to 4.00pm. The coaches run on a shuttle service so you shouldn’t have to wait for more than 15 minutes. There will be Student Ambassadors at the train station and on the coaches to welcome you, so please look out for them outside the train station. There’s no need to book, just hop on the coach when you’re ready!

If you arrive later than expected, don’t worry, our Open Days run on a flexible basis and most subjects run morning and afternoon talk and taster sessions. If you miss a talk, our academics are on hand to fill you in and answer all of your burning questions from 9.30am - 4.00pm.



Overnight accommodation

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Long journey? Stay at our beautiful Wivenhoe House Hotel. This luxury 4* hotel is situated on our campus and offers free parking, free wi-fi and an award-winning brasserie.  For further information and to book a room, please contact Wivenhoe House Hotel.

Telephone 01206 863666
Email info@wivenhouse.co.uk

All six event ladies, photo in the garden.
Get in touch
Our Open Days Team
Telephone: 01206 872800