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Impatient to discover your potential? Explore undergraduate degrees at the University of Essex

Founded in 1963, during the peak of the counterculture, the University of Essex was built to be “a new kind of university.” Almost sixty years later, this dedication to challenging the norm remains at the core of our mission. We continue to enroll innovative, unique and talented people from all backgrounds making us one of the UK’s top 30 universities (Complete University Guide 2022).




At Essex, we recognise the cost of living challenges that will impact our students. For example our accommodation costs include your energy bills and internet access so regardless of what happens to supplier costs, you can rest assured you’ll be fine with Essex.

And it isn’t just energy; staying at Essex means your rent includes internet access, content insurance, sports and gym membership, 24/7 security, support from well-being teams, and easy access to our vibrant community and campus facilities.

By offering an all-inclusive rent package, University residents are able to budget effectively and are protected from in-year inflation rises across all these key services.



The Forum

Excellent study facilities such as The Forum - a state-of-the-art public and academic library with outstanding research and learning facilities. With over 150,000 public, university, and college books.


Professional-grade studios & editing suites

STEM Centre

The brand new, £18m STEM Centre, housing the Department of Mathematical Sciences, as well as computer labs and biological science labs.

Recreational Facilities

A range of top-notch of recreational facilities, such as an on-campus cinema Cine10 and a world-class gym

Support Services

A supportive environment, advice, or a confidential conversation at our Student Services Hub

Day Nursery

If studying as a parent or carer, our Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery is just a short walk from the main square of Colchester Campus.  The nursery caters to children between 3-months and 5 years, and has been rated “outstanding” by Ofsted.

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University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ