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We understand that choosing a university is an exciting experience, but it can be also be overwhelming. We run campus tours led by current students, allowing you to get inside knowledge about what our campuses have to offer.

Our students will guide you around the facilities and accommodation, and answer any questions you may have about student life at Essex.

We run campus tours throughout the year and at our Open Days.


Students on the hill at the University of Essex Colchester Campus
Can't visit us?

We get that it's not always possible to come and visit us, so why not take a virtual look around?

Get a feel for life at Essex
 

Colchester campus tours

Tours run daily at 12.30pm, Monday to Friday.

If you or any of your guests have any specific individual needs then please include details and we can tailor your visit accordingly.

We are currently not accepting bookings for Campus Tours. New Campus Tour dates will be published in due course.

Self guided tours

Although most of our buildings remain closed, you are very welcome to visit and take a self-guided tour around our beautiful campus. Please download our tour leaflet (.pdf), which shows suggested routes and useful information.


Virtual tour

If you are unable to visit us or would like to get a feel for the campus ahead of your visit, use our virtual tour tool to explore our facilities.


Accommodation

If you're travelling a long distance to visit us, you could choose to stay on campus at our beautiful Wivenhoe House Hotel. This luxury 4* hotel offers free parking, free wi-fi and an award-winning brasserie.

 

Southend campus tours

Tours run every Tuesday and Thursday. Tours need to be booked in advance, giving at least 4 working days notice.

If you or any of your guests have any specific individual needs or cannot visit on a Tuesday or Thursday, please include details and we can tailor your visit accordingly.


We are currently not accepting bookings for Campus Tours. New Campus Tour dates will be published in due course.

Self guided tours

Although most of our buildings remain closed, you are very welcome to visit and take a self-guided tour around the town. Please download our tour leaflet (.pdf), which shows suggested routes and useful information.


Virtual tour

If you are unable to visit us or would like to get a feel for the campus ahead of your visit, use our virtual tour tool to explore our facilities.


Students in the Squares at Colchester campus
"The best thing about being an Essex student is the community feel of the campuses. Everything is available and so close by."
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Any questions about our campus tours?
Any questions about our campus tours?
Contact our campus tours team