Your Venues


Sub Zero

Sub Zero is your underground on-campus underground nightclub. There's stuff happening most nights of the week, from chart and cheese through to live music.

You can get to Sub Zero by heading down the stairs on Square 3 by SU Reception.

You can find the full event listings on the what's on page.

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Cine10 is your on campus cinema. Its shows everything from the latest blockbusters to Hollywood classics. It's about half the price of going to see a film in town too.

You can get to Cine10 by heading into the LTB and going to the top floor.

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Designed for more than just nights out, Base is home to all sorts of unique events from Coko to club nights, open mic nights to small scale live music and so much more.

Plus, with a range of craft beers, ciders and our new signature shakes, it's the perfect place for a game of pool or to chill in our gaming areas.

You can find Base down the stairs off of Square 3 (the same stairs for SU Reception and Sub Zero).


We're Open

Monday-Friday:    12pm - 10pm

Saturday:                 5pm - 10pm

Sunday:                   5pm - 10pm

Base Club Events: 11pm - close

SU Bar

During the day, SU Bar is the main place to meet on campus. You can grab yourself a Starbucks, some food or grab a table and work on your essay. At night the bar transforms into a night-out venue, with a dance floor and music.

SU Bar is off Square 3, you can't miss it.

Please note that during busy periods we may run a reduced food menu to help with delivering food quicker. If you require more info on which menu is running please ask a member of duty staff. 



We're Open

     Monday :                 8:30am - 2am
    Tuesday - Friday : 8:30am - 12am
Saturday :            11am - 12am
Sunday:                  11am - 1am

Top bar

Top Bar is classy and laid back. Just like you. It's the perfect place to grab a drink in a laid-back environment.

It's off Square 4 - up the stairs and right.


We're Open

Monday - Friday :      12pm - midnight
Saturday :                           6pm - 12am
Sunday :                              6pm - 11pm


Frango's is your very own chicken restaurant on campus. It;s one of the most popular places to eat on campus for good reason.

You can find Frango's by the LTB off Square 3.

To book, please e-mail

We're Open

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 9pm


The Kitchen

Hot food and something to wake you up before your 9am lecture.We'll even give you 10p off your drink if you bring your own cup.

The Kitchen is on Square 3, next to SU Bar.

We're Open

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5:30pm


The Salon

The Salon is your on-campus hairdresser and nail salon. They're experts in men's and women's hair, as well as gel nails. You really don't need to leave campus.

Find out all of the great services it offers by opening this handy menu.

You can book yourself an appointment or 01206 878956 or pop in and see them, they're lovely.

You can find The Salon off Square 3.



We're Open

Monday - Friday:   9am - 5pm



Everything Essex sell something to help you remember your time at Essex - pens, mugs, folders. If you want one of those hoodies you see everyone walking around in, this is the place to get it. 

Here you can also find stationary, cards, souvenirs as well as a copy centre.

Everything Essex is on Square 4.


We're open

Monday - Friday:   9am - 5pm

Post Office: 11am - 5pm


Post office

If you need to send a letter home, you can do it from campus.

Other services provided by the post office are money transfer through Money Gram, insurances, Euro currency on demand, passport check and send and gas and electricty keys refills.

The Post office is on Square 4.

We're Open

Monday - Friday:  11am - 5pm


The store

The Store is your on-campus convenience shop and the place to grab everything you need for dinner. As part of our promise to shape everything around you, you choose what we stock. If you see something you think we should stock, stick it on a sticker on the wall.

The Store is on Square 4

We're Open

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Closed: Monday 3am - 7am

The EXTRA store

The Extra Store is perfect place to grab your lunch on the go. The shelves are packed with 5 meal deals, hot food throughout the day, American sweets and a free from range and more. 

The Extra Store is on Square 4

We're Open

Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm

The burrow

The Burrow is your newsagent/mini-store combo. You can head there for your papers and sweets. It's on Square 3.

Click & Collect NUS Extra cards can be picked up in The Burrow between 10am and 4pm. Just remember that it takes 24 hours for them to become available after you've purchased it.

Bus passes can be purchased all year round, NUS Extra card holders receive a discount on yearly zone 1 passes.

we're open

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Out of Term: 9am - 1pm