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Campus tours

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Student leading a campus tour

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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 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

Our tours are on hold at the moment, but we hope to be able to see you on campus very soon.

Virtual tour

As it's not currently possible to come and visit us, use our virtual tour tool to take a look around.


    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."
    Andrew BSC sports therapy
    Any questions about our campus tours?
    Any questions about our campus tours?
    Contact our campus tours team