Edge Hotel School

Edge Hotel School

Rise to the challenges of an ever-changing industry

In an industry facing a revolution to combat the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic, the hospitality and events leaders of the future will need to be resilient, innovative, adaptable and willing to defy convention. With a degree from the Edge Hotel School, you can be all these things and more.

The Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex provides industry-led hospitality and events management degrees with hands-on experience in a real 4* hotel on the campus, and the flexibility to choose a degree structure that suits you.

Wivenhoe House, a striking 4* country house hotel on the University of Essex Colchester campus, is where students and professional staff come together to learn and deliver exceptional service. Alongside this integrated practical experience we are delivering academic excellence, with industry-relevant learning led by an academic team with decades of hospitality and events experience.

We are a diverse academic community where different levels of industry-relevant experience and academic expertise are brought together by shared passions and interests.

This innovative combination of industry-engaged learning and practical experience provides students with the best of both worlds - which is why the Edge Hotel School was rated 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in our subject area in the National Student Survey 2020.

The Edge Hotel School has maintained this consistency in academic excellence for its students into 2021, achieving 3rd for overall student satisfaction for Tourism, Transport and Travel in the National Student Survey 2021.

If you want to challenge convention, gain experience and skills to face the challenges of a fast-paced, global industry and be empowered to succeed - welcome home. 

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The UK’s first hotel school of its kind
3rd in the UK for student satisfaction in the NSS 2021 for subject area
Gain experience in a real 4* hotel
Two-year degree options
Use our industry connections to kick-start your career
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Laura holding the hood of her red puffa jacket and laughing at the camera.
"I read something that said 'Working in a hotel is like being in a performance' and that really resonated with me."

Laura came to Essex in search of new opportunities and found her perfect course at the Edge Hotel School.

Read Laura's story