Students Staff

Working with business

Get funding

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We'll help you find government, research council or University funding for your business. Funding opportunities are available for both research projects and to help you employ our students and benefit from their knowledge and skills.

As a leading research-intensive department we work in partnership with businesses, charities, voluntary organisations and use our resources and expertise to support our community.

Expertise and consultancy

We have particular expertise in the following areas:

  • social research methods (interviewing, focus groups)
  • survey analysis
  • documenting oral history
  • counter-terrorism and surveillance
  • youth justice system
  • labour markets
  • social mobility

You can access our expertise through consultancy, collaborative and commissioned research and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. We can introduce you to available funding opportunities to help you meet the cost of a project.

Internships, work placements and graduate recruitment

Get some fresh thinking by engaging our students and graduates through internships, work placements and graduate recruitment.

Essex facilities and event venues

Our University has a variety of facilities and venues available in both Colchester and Southend and can host events for up to 1,000 people.

Office space

Base your business at our University's sites in Colchester or Southend and benefit from having our expertise and services on your doorstep. At our Colchester Knowledge Gateway you'll be close to our Department, enabling us to build long-term working relationships.

Work with us

Our wealth of expertise is driving business forward. Work with us through our range of consultancy and knowledge-sharing services. Explore new opportunities in cutting-edge areas, from big data to environmental sustainability.

Bright spaces for SMEs

Office building at Parkside Office Village

Suites and units from 1,750 to 3,735 square feet are available at Parkside Office Village (Colchester Campus), with excellent on-site facilities.

Developing future talent

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We build employability into our courses, giving our graduates the skills you need. Engage with our students in many ways, from traditional internships and graduate recruitment to original schemes such as our Masters student placements.

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel

The four-star Wivenhoe House Hotel is located in tranquil parkland at our Colchester Campus, on the outskirts of the town. The hotel offers luxurious accommodation, a contemporary restaurant and private dining and flexible event facilities.