3 Ways To Have Fun At Essex

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Here at the University of Essex Students’ Union, we work hard, but we play hard too. Here are a few ways to have fun at Essex.



Cine10 is your very own on-campus cinema (which you can find on the top floor of the LTB). Here you'll get the same High Street cinema experience but from the comfort of your campus, and at a fraction of the price! And it's all fully accessible too.



If you want to kick back and relax there’s Top Bar on Square 4, the perfect place to grab a drink in a laid-back environment.

On Square three you will find SU Bar. There’s live streaming of sports events, and fun evening events such as karaoke and Milk It, the cheesiest night out on campus.

And that's not even mentioning all the great food you can find at MOA!



And talking about nights out, you have two venues to choose from. There’s Base which is home to all sorts of unique events such as Coko, open mic nights and small scale live music to name a few.

And right next door is Sub Zero, which hosts lots of events throughout the year. You can keep track of what’s going on at Colchester campus by checking out our, what’s on page.

And freshers passes are on sale now!

At Loughton you can choose to join a society, or why not take part in a just play session? You can read about them more here. Check out the what’s on page to see what else you can get involved in while you study with us.

And in Southend, you can chill out in SU lounge and grab a bite to eat. Or you can head to the Mezz, a social space open to you even after the lounge closes. There are sofas, microwaves and table tennis.

There are a lot of events you can get involved in at Southend, and you can check out what’s happening on the what’s on page.

But that’s not all! Just play runs sessions at all three campuses, and there are plenty of sports teams and societies you can get involved in.

And sometimes there are massive events too! This year Just Play run a waterslide event down the Ivor Crewe hill.

And we had a summer ball that featured acts like Wretch-32, Kelli-Leigh, Tion Wayne, Majestic, Dimension and House and Garage Orchestra, just to name a few!

“It’s just a whole evening of fun, with so much to do, and so many great people around you.”

There’s always so much going on, that suit all different interests. It’s a chance to try something new, to make new friends and to let off steam in your first few weeks.


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