With everything from arts and culture to water sports, Colchester Zoo, vintage shopping to high tea in country estates, and the hottest gigs to ghost walks - the hardest bit will be fitting it all in.
When you're finally fed up of student-style dinners, Colchester has plenty of restaurants for you to treat yourself to a meal. From popular chain restaurants, to quirky independent places, there's something for every budget and taste.
Whatever your ideal night out involves, you're sure to find plenty to do! In Colchester's varied clubs and bars you can hit the clubs until the early hours of the morning, test your knowledge at a pub quiz or enjoy a drink over some live music. Don't forget Wivenhoe either. This sleepy fishing village, just a few minutes from campus, is the ideal place to watch the sun set with some fish and chips. Or head over to Rollerworld and Quasar to get your adrenaline pumping. And if you think you're brave enough, book onto a Colchester Ghost Tour to truly test your nerves!
“There are all sorts of food festivals and markets running throughout the year, from the Farmers’ Markets, where you’ll find great local produce, to the Oyster Festival and of course the Christmas Fair.”
Colchester is the gateway to the beautiful countryside and coastline of East Anglia. The seaside resorts of Frinton, Clacton and Walton are nearby and our Colchester Campus is on the edge of 'Constable Country', the rural areas around Dedham and Flatford made famous by the artist John Constable.