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Our campuses



We offer you well-managed and cost-effective accommodation within walking distance of the heart of our campuses. Our Residence Life team helps ensure you get the most from your time at Essex.

Three campuses, one friendly University

All three campuses of the University of Essex – at Colchester, Southend-on-Sea and Loughton – are friendly and supportive communities; special places where you're free to pursue excellence in your studies, make friends, embrace new interests and enjoy yourself.

Your campus information

Choose your campus to find particular room or location, or a place to study or eat. You can also find out what's in and around your local area.

Contact information

There are a number of services on campus available if you need to contact someone in an emergency or if you need to speak to someone out-of-hours, or if you just want to find further information on making sure you stay safe on and off campus. For any general support queries, contact your Student Services Hub.

Students' Union campus services


Where to eat and drink

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Find out where to eat and drink at each of our campuses. We have a variety of cafes, restaurants and shops that should suit all tastes and budgets on or near each of our campuses.

Get involved

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Our clubs and societies give you a fantastic opportunity to take part in ahuge variety of activities across our three campuses. From Amnesty International toour popular choir, you will be sure to find the right society to fully develop your interests.

Students' Union

Students' Union club night

Our Students' Union (SU) is one of the most active in the country and is run by students, for students. Our SU will be there to offer you support, plus the opportunity to join numerous clubs and societies and to enjoy lots of events and nights out.

Sports facilities

Our sports facilities include outdoor pitches stretching across 40 acres as well as extensive indoor facilities.