Student facilities

Facilities on campus

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Our campuses are designed to give you the freedom to combine interests and to meet new people from across different departments.

We're proud to have been ranked 4th in the UK for the amount we spend on services and facilities per student (Times Good University Guide 2018). From communal study areas dotted around our campuses, to cosy Students' Union (SU) social spaces - we've got you covered.

Whatever your subject, and whatever your passion, we've got the space to make it happen.

SU Student Facilities

SU facilities at Colchester Campus

Places to eat and drink - SU Bar, Frango's, Top Bar, The Kitchen.

Shops and other useful places - SU reception, The Store and The Extra Store, The Salon, EverythingEssex, The Post Office, a cinema, and SU Advice.

SU facilities at Southend Campus

The SU Lounge is the perfect place to catch-up with friends over a coffee, snack on cake whilst playing on the games console or enjoy some quiet study time.

SU facilities at Loughton Campus

Check out the Corbett Theatre café and bar in the main building.

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Space to study

You'll never struggle to find a place to study at Essex. There are specific quiet areas, group study pods and departmental common rooms, designated postgraduate study spaces, reading rooms, IT labs and media rooms.

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