Lunar New Year

Find out about all the events to celebrate Lunar New Year.

£2 Daily Hot Meals

Have you checked out the daily £2 hot meals on campus yet? From a Canteen breakfast to daily subs in Zest and vegan options in Stem & Root, there's something to tickle every taste bud!




17th January - 17th February
Art Exchange Gallery
This exhibition creates a platform for artists who explore precariousness
F**k it Thursday!
26th January
The cheapest night in Colchester!
SU Basics Market
27th January
Outside Everything Essex
Join us 11am-2pm to browse range of every day essential products such as pasta, rice and tea bags, at significantly reduced prices.
Student Rep Training (In Person)
27th January
Introductory Rep Training gives you all the skills you need to become a successful rep!
Holocaust Memorial - Reading of Names
27th January
Square 4/5 Archway
The University community remember the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides with the ‘Reading of Names’.
Mature Students Social
27th January
The Atrium
Join your community for a networking event




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