Coming back to campus?

There’s lots to do! And here is just some of our favourites:

  • Visit the Alumni Relations Team (5N.7.6) and collect an alumni goody bag and campus map. We can also arrange a guided tour for you if you contact us in advance of your visit.
  • Go on a tree walk and enjoy our beautiful parkland.
  • How many of our 50th Anniversary plaques can you find? They’re located all over campus.
  • Visit our stunning eco-friendly Essex Business School with an indoor winter garden and grab a coffee at Bonds.
  • Look out for Campus Cat. He’s usually found roaming our Tony Rich Teaching Centre, North Towers or Sq 4.
  • Have lunch on our pie and mash bus - No.64.
  • Or if that doesn’t take your fancy try one of our many catering outlets.
  • See a play, enjoy some comedy or listen to some live music. Find out what’s on at our our Lakeside Theatre.
  • Visit one of our campus galleries - Art Exchange in Sq 5 or our ESCALA gallery space in our Silberrad Student Centre.
  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House.
  • Visit the Albert Sloman Library - the famous paternoster lifts are still in use - as well as our impressive new library extension which opened in 2015.
  • Plan your own day - take a look at our campus map to start planning your visit.

For more information on any of the details above please get in touch with the Alumni Relations Team. Call us on +44 (0)1206 87 3372, email or even write to us at Alumni Relations Team, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ


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