Events, meetings and conferences

Conference and event facilities

We offer impressive conference, meeting and event facilities in Colchester and Southend through Event Essex.

Internal bookings and enquiries for conferences and events

Contact Event Essex or Wivenhoe House Hotel to make a conference or event booking or enquiry.

Event management

Whether you are planning a small meeting or a residential conference for up to 1,000 people, our dedicated conference teams will help you plan your event.

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel is a glorious four-star country house hotel at our Colchester Campus.

Inviting an external speaker

It’s important that you notify the University if you are planning to invite an external speaker to a University event.

Booking a room

Find out how you can book a room for your SU society or group study.

Akua Reindorf's review

Review of two events involving external speakers (May 2021)

In 2020, the University commissioned a review by Akua Reindorf, a barrister at Cloisters Chambers, to investigate the circumstances surrounding two events.  Read the findings

Update on the review of the two events involving external speakers (July 2022)

The May 2021 Reindorf Review of two events, the cancellation of a Centre for Criminology seminar and arrangements for speaker invitations to a Holocaust Memorial Week event, makes clear that the University of Essex has made serious mistakes and we need to do our very best to learn from these and to ensure they are not repeated.