Colchester Campus

Colchester Campus

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The world in one place

At Essex there's so much going on that you could never leave campus and still find something new to do every day.

Home to 15,000 students from more than 130 countries, our Colchester Campus is the largest of our three sites, making us one of the most internationally diverse campuses on the planet - we like to think of ourselves as the world in one place.

A great location 

Set within 200 acres of award-winning parkland - Wivenhoe Park and located two miles from the historic city centre of Colchester – England's oldest recorded development. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour.

Why study here?
  • You'll join a community of 15,000 students representing 140 different nationalities from around the world
  • You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities from the latest in science and health technology to outstanding sports resources and flexible study spaces
  • Our Colchester campus is a self-contained community where you can connect with your tribe through art and theatre, music and cinema and on-campus nightlife - all just a few steps from your accommodation

What's happening on campus right now?

How to get to Colchester Campus

Whether you are planning to visit us at one of our Open Days, or coming to an Applicant day. Our campus conveniently located and easy to reach by car, train or bus.

Haven't been able to visit? Come and meet us online!

We understand travelling here isn't always easy, so you can now access a virtual tour of our Colchester campus from the comfort of your own home.

Portrait photo of Essex student, Iris Szabo
"I am proud of the Essex values of inclusivity and internationalism. I am a member of our Students’ Union. I lived in South Towers. I got lost on campus but I FoundMyWay. I took the Paternoster. I lost the notion of time in the library. I enjoyed a day by the lakes. It makes my day when I see Pebbles (our campus cat). I celebrate in the SU Bar. I sing at Milk It! I dance in Sub Zero. I grab coffee from Crumbs and popcorn chicken from Cantina. I celebrate National Romanian Day one day and discover other cultures the next. I backed the blades and danced the pole. I met amazing people and laughed along the way. I am Essex because of our amazing community of students, and a campus that I now call home."
Iris Szabo BA Global Studies and Modern Languages student
Students opening envelopes at June Open Day 2019
Come and visit us

Now's the time to get to know us better to really find out what we're all about. And the best way to do it? Come and visit.

Discover the place you could be calling home