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We understand that choosing a university is an exciting experience, but it can be also be overwhelming. We run both self-guided and student-led campus tours, allowing you to get inside knowledge about what our campuses have to offer.

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

Visiting our campus is going to feel a little different at the moment and keeping staff, students and yourself safe is our top priority. Please only visit if you are local to the area and attend with those in your household or support bubble.

Self-guided tours

You are very welcome to visit and take a self-guided tour around our beautiful campus. Unfortunately, our accommodation remains closed to visitors. Self-guided tours of our Colchester Campus are available Monday to Friday, 11am to 1pm or 1pm to 3pm, and must be booked in advance.

Self-guided tours booking form

Student-led tours

Our students will guide you around our campus and answer any questions you have about student life at Essex. Unfortunately, our accommodation remains closed to visitors. Student-led tours of our Colchester Campus are available Monday to Friday at 11am or 1pm, and must be booked in advance.

Student-led tours booking form

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.


     

    Southend Campus tours


    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