On campus

Campus accommodation

During Summer Vacation, Event Essex takes private bookings for rooms on campus, including graduation.


As an alumnus, you can use our Employability and Careers Service even after you graduate. This can involve careers events or workshops, CV or interview advice as well as help from our Internships team.

iLab booking

Our fantastic iLab conference venues at Colchester and Southend offer alumni a 10% discount on venue hire. These facilities could be perfect for your next corporate away day or brainstorming session.


Anyone with an alumni card can use the Albert Sloman Library at our Colchester campus, which holds over a million books and journals. If you live within 20 miles of Colchester, you can borrow up to five books for two weeks (alumni from further away can also borrow with written permission from the librarian).

  • Essex alumni can also get free access to thousands of academic journals and books through JSTOR.


The everythingEssex range of clothing and accessories means a reminder of your time here is never far away.

Postgraduate discount

Since September 2013, we’ve offered loyalty discounts to Essex graduates who apply for their first period of postgraduate study here.

The discount reduces the first year postgraduate tuition fee by:

  • 33 per cent for Essex graduates with a First
  • 25 per cent for Essex graduates with a 2.1 or
  • 10 per cent for Essex graduates with a 2.2.

Find out more on our loyalty discount pages.

Wivenhoe House

Our beautifully renovated Wivenhoe House Hotel offers Essex alumni a 10% discount on room bookings. Why not book online and treat yourself to a weekend stay at our very own luxury 4 star hotel?