2020 applicants

Winter opening times

Colchester Campus

Colchester Campus is open throughout the Christmas and New year period, however, some services will be closed or have different opening hours to term time. 

Essex Food outlets

Essex Food outlets each have individual opening times.

Essex Sport Gym

More information on the Essex Sport Arena and Gym opening times can be found on the Essex Sport web pages.


Closes: 12.30pm, 24 December
Opens: 8am, 2 January

During these dates you can still access the Library Reading Room and the Postgraduate Room using your student card. The books, journals, and laptop loans will be unavailable while the library is closed, but you will still have full access to our e-resources. There will be no library staff to respond to your queries until 2 January, but we will try to get back to you as soon as possible after 2 January.

More information about the Library can be found on the Library website.

Student Services Hub

Find out information about Student Services Hub opening times.

Students' Union

There are lots of activities taking place over the Christmas and New Year break. Explore the SU website for more information.

Southend Campus

If you're a resident at University Square, Residence Life staff will be on call 24/7 on all weekends and from 25 December until 1 January inclusive. During the rest of the winter break, you will have Residence Life staff on-call weekdays between 5pm - 9am. If you need support or help in any way, just head to University Square reception. 

Student Services Hub

The Forum, second floor will be closed over Christmas (25 and 26 December, and 1 January).

The Student Services Hub opening hours are: 

Friday 13 December, 10.00am - 12.45pm
Monday 16 December to Friday 20 December, 10am - 4pm
Monday 23 December, 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 24 December, 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 25 December to Wednesday 1 January, CLOSED
Thursday 2 January to Friday 10 January, 10am - 4pm

More information can be found on the Student Services Hub web page

Students' Union

There are lots of activities taking place over the winter break. Explore the SU website for more information.

Loughton Campus

The Loughton Campus is closed over the winter break.

Student Services Hub

More information about opening times can be found on Student Services Hub web pages