Home to 15,000 students from more than 130 countries, our Colchester Campus is the largest of our three sites, making us one of the most internationally diverse campuses on the planet - we like to think of ourselves as the world in one place.
The Campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland, located two miles from the historic city centre of Colchester – England's oldest recorded development. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour.
We are located in the historic, 200-acre Wivenhoe Park. The park was originally landscaped in the eighteenth century and was painted by celebrated artist John Constable. Today, the striking landscape provides a tranquil place for all to enjoy.
The campus squares are always buzzing with life. With shops, a bustling street market, restaurants, bars, a theatre, a cinema, a gym and even a nightclub; it's possible to survive your time at Essex without ever actually leaving campus (not something we recommend, but you get the idea...).
"I am proud of the Essex values of inclusivity and internationalism. I am a member of our Students’ Union. I lived in South Towers. I got lost on campus but I FoundMyWay. I took the Paternoster. I lost the notion of time in the library. I enjoyed a day by the lakes. It makes my day when I see Pebbles (our campus cat). I celebrate in the SU Bar. I sing at Milk It! I dance in Sub Zero. I grab coffee from Crumbs and popcorn chicken from Cantina. I celebrate National Romanian Day one day and discover other cultures the next. I backed the blades and danced the pole. I met amazing people and laughed along the way. I am Essex because of our amazing community of students, and a campus that I now call home."
If you love food as much as we do, you'll be pleased to know that it's a priority at our Colchester Campus. You'll never run out of choice, and it will definitely take you a while to work your way through this lot.