Our award winning nightclub Sub Zero, hosts all of the biggest nights, guest DJs and live bands. As if that wasn’t enough, our two late night venues, Level 2 and Frangos, serve up incredible student nights out every day of the week, while the SU Bar and the newly refurbished Top Bar, act as the students’ social hub on campus.
2012 freshers are very lucky indeed because this year we’re opening a brand new cinema, cine10. We’ll be showing all the latest blockbuster movies before they even come out on Blu-ray! And the best bit? It'll be the half the price that you would normally pay elsewhere.
The Colchester campus is set in Wivenhoe park, it's one of the greenest campuses in the UK. Built around five main squares, every classroom and lab is easily accessible. If you ever get lost, head over to the Information Desk on Square 3 where a member of staff will be able to help you. If you ever need to leave campus the grounds are surrounded by a ring road with plenty of bus stops that offers easy access to the main routes into Colchester town centre. Click on the map below to download the full pdf version.
For information about how to get to Colchester campus and the transport links available please see the arrivals page.
There’s a health centre on the Colchester Campus offering National Health Service (NHS) provision for emergencies, appointments with doctors, and specialist clinics for asthma, diabetes, sexual health and contraception. For further details, including how to register with the Health Centre before you arrive, visit the Rowhedge Surgery website and go to the ‘Student Information’ tab on the right of the page. Or, if you don’t live on campus you could always register with a GP (General Practitioner) in the local area where you live.
Everything you could need to know about University accommodation can be found at the University of Essex Accommodation web pages. If you aren’t staying in halls of residence and want to rent privately then the SU can help. Student Lets can find you a place to live with accredited and reputable landlords...for FREE! That's right...no administration charges. Email on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Student Lets Facebook page.
Even the best student cook is going to want a break from beans and pasta, which is why we run restaurants, bars and cafes that serve up delicious meals at student prices. Our Portuguese restaurant, Frangos, has the most delicious chicken you’ll ever taste, the SU Bar offers pub grub from full English breakfasts through to evening meals, while The Bakery is the place to grab pasties, pies, doughnuts and coffees to go. There’s no excuse for going hungry, even in the middle of the night, our night time food joint, Nom Noms, serves up your favourite fast food until 2am.
Whenever you walk into one of our SU shops on campus you can expect to find great products at student friendly prices. Our Campus Shop is open 24 hours a day so that you can still get your essentials if you’re studying late or coming home from a night out. Other Students' Union retail outlets include:
GoGoGlobal the international food store
everythingEssex the Essex clothing and gift shop
The Post Office
The Ticket Shop where you can buy bus and train tickets as well as entry tickets to all the venues
And, there’s even an SU mini mall with a student hair salon, all right on your doorstep.