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This is where you can find out what's happening at Essex. Everything from nights out to days out. Use the filter to your left to find events you're interested in.

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Event Passes
30th June 9am - 31st October midnight
Sub Zero & Base
You can buy any of the Event passes here including: Year Passes (Black Cards) Freshers' Fortnight Passes Term Passes
SU Postgrad Angels
1st July midnight - 24th September midnight
We will find you :)
Rugby World Cup 2019
20th September 11:45am - 2nd November 11:45am
Su Bar
Catch the world cup action live in the SU bar, head to the live sport page to see all the fixtures being shown and when.
Mini Milk It
23rd September 8pm - midnight
SU Bar
Mini Milk It is our weekly dose of Cheesy Pop - come down and party to our all-time classics!
Pre-Freshers Warm Up - Claim Your Free SU Member Ticket NOW! 40% OF TICKETS SOLD.
28th September 11pm - 3am
BASE
Can't wait for freshers? Want a night out to catch up with everyone? Free advance SU Member entry? Great drinks offers? We've got you covered! Claim your free SU Member ticket now!
Arrivals Day Square 3 Terrace Party - FREE ENTRY
29th September 4pm - 30th September 2am
SU Bar
Welcome Freshers! SU Bar presents the TERRACE PARTY OF THE YEAR! Let's kick start Freshers' Fortnight with some great food, vibes and music to get the party started...
Arrivals VK Party - Limited Advance Tickets Remaining! OVER 50% OF TICKETS NOW SOLD.
29th September 10:30pm - 3am
Sub Zero
Join us in Sub Zero for the OFFICIAL Arrivals Party. We have teamed up with VK to give you the most unforgettable start to Freshers 2019! Tickets WILL sell out! We're ready. Are you?!
Arrivals Party - BASE
29th September 11pm - 3am
BASE
Base Club is opening its doors for the 2019 Arrivals Party. Come and join our resident DJ for a night to remember with a more intimate start to Freshers 2019!
Thierry Oussou: Impossible is Nothing
30th September 10am - 2nd November 4pm
Art Exchange
Drawing on his Benin heritage, Thierry Oussou explores the legacy of colonialism and the construction of identity within a globalised context.
Postgraduate Research Welcome Mixer
30th September 6pm - 8pm
Top Bar
Have a drink, have a chat and meet other PGR students!
Milk It - First Milk It Of The Year!
30th September 9pm - 2am
SU Bar
It's the cheesiest night on campus... Milk It Mondays, let's go!
Freshers Ibiza Beach Ball ft. Joel Corry x Hayley May & Tinchy Stryder
30th September 10:30pm - 3am
Sub Zero
The BIGGEST Freshers' Ball to date heads for the Beach. Sub Zero will be hosting Joel Corry x Hayley May and Tinchy Stryder giving us those Ibiza vibes all night long. You won't want to miss this one!!
Smells Like Teen Spirit
30th September 11pm - 3am
BASE
Join us in Base for our first Smells Like Teen Spirit event! This one is for all of you rock and indie fans, with our resident DJ playing the biggest rock and indie anthems all night long!
Asian Students Welcome Mixer
1st October 2pm - 4pm
Ivor Crew Seminar Room
Come along and meet other Asian students from Essex, the Asian Officer Reshmi and find out more about the Asian Network.
Postgraduate Taught Welcome Event
1st October 6pm - 8pm
Top Bar
Have a drink, have a chat and meet other PGT students.
The SU bar presents: Rekovered (Live covers band) + DJ
1st October 9pm - 2am
SU Bar
The SU bar presents Colchesters' #1 covers band LIVE followed by a live DJ. Free Entry!
Coko Presents: Young T and Bugsey. OVER 50% OF TICKETS NOW SOLD.
1st October 10:30pm - 3am
Sub Zero
Coko is our premier Urban night with resident DJs playing the freshest in Commercial R&B, Hip Hop, Bashment & Grime. We have brought in Young T & Bugsey for a night to remember! This event is exclusively for University of Essex Students and Alumni.
SOUND: A NIGHT OF THE BEST STUDENT DJs ON CAMPUS!
1st October 11pm - 3am
BASE
You asked for it - so here it is! With so much potential talent on campus, this is your one platform to show us what you have got! With the chance to win an hour slot in the biggest student nightclub in Essex this event is truly unmissable!
Postgrad and Mature Students Coffee Morning
2nd October 10am - 11am
Top Bar
Have a coffee, have a chat, take some time to relax this week
90s VS 00s UV Party ft S Club
2nd October 10:30pm - 3am
Sub Zero
Back by popular demand we have S Club providing us with all of their greatest hits! Alongside this we'll have loads of UV goodies to give away plus our Resident DJ will be playing the biggest 90's and 00's classics all night long.
Culture Smash: Afrobeats, Dancehall, Soca, Reggae & Reggaeton
2nd October 11pm - 3am
BASE
Culture smash is our newest urban event, featuring the biggest hits in Afrobeats, Dancehall, Soca, Reggae and Reggaeton. This event is the perfect follow up to COKO with Young T & Bugsey.
Womens Welcome Mixer
3rd October 10am - noon
Top Bar
Find out more about the Women's network- meet new people- enjoy tea & cake
Mature Students Return to Education - Informal chat and Q&A
3rd October 11am - 1pm
NTC.1.02
Come and join current mature students for a session on returning to education and getting to know the University.
International Welcome Mixer
3rd October 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Hex
See the world in one place. Mingling with other lovely international students
Mega Quiz - Guaranteed £200 Jackpot!
3rd October 9:30pm - midnight
SU Bar
So you think you're pretty smart? Know your politics and your art? Think you can name every American state? And know the meaning of adjudicate? Come and share your insight.... at our weekly Quiz night!
DISTORTION - With Special Guests Preditah, Culture Shock & Mollie Collins
3rd October 10:30pm - 3am
Sub Zero
Distortion is our newest night for D&B and Bassline fans. For our premier event we are bringing Preditah, Culture Shock and Mollie Collins to the rave. This event is going to be mad - get your tickets NOW!
Ignite Launch Party (Pride Anthems Special!) - The Premier LGBTQ+ Night Out On Campus!
3rd October 11pm - 3am
Base
Ignite is the premier LGBTQ+ night out on campus, that plays great music in a safe space with an exciting atmosphere that welcomes EVERYONE. For our Freshers Launch Party we're going to be playing the best in pride anthems all night long!
Quiet Craft Session
4th October 2pm - 4pm
LTB B
Run by our Students With Disabilities Officer, take some time out and chill out in our craft session
Drink Xchange + Karaoke
4th October 8pm - 1am
SU Bar
Drinks prices will drop and climb as you try for the best price...can you beat the market?
Sink The Pink Glitter Party - Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!
4th October 10:30pm - 3:30am
Sub Zero
For the first Friday of Freshers Fortnight, Sub Zero is hosting a glitter party with Sink The Pink! Sink the Pink bringing a joyous mess of glitter, face paint and wigs. Get your Early Bird Tickets NOW!
International Fiesta x Reggaeton - £1 Advance SU Member Tickets On Sale Now!
4th October 11pm - 3am
BASE
We've got a fantastic event bringing together World music and Reggaeton. Expect flavours of music from around the globe all night long crossed with those Reggaeton beats. This event is a student favourite and advance SU Member tickets are only £1!
Ultimate Request Fest
5th October 7pm - 2am
SU Bar
REQUEST FEST SPECIAL - Our DJ takes your requests all night. With control over the night, the best drinks deals and free entry.. there is no better place to start your Saturday night!
Sankeys Takeover with George Smeddles, Risa Taniguchi, Jamie Roy and Jimmy Switch
5th October 10:30pm - 4am
Sub Zero
For our first Saturday night, we have gone BIG! Sankeys will be taking over Sub Zero and will be bringing along George Smeddles, Risa Taniguchi, Jamie Roy and Jimmy Switch in what is set to be an unforgettable night! Get your tickets now!
Coko Classics
5th October 11pm - 3am
BASE
Coko's back with a Throw Back Thursday. Giving you the best R&B and old skool Hip Hop from the 90s and 00s. Now open to alumni too!
Enigma: Murder Mystery
6th October 9pm - 11:30pm
SU Bar
Trouble and Tragedy have struck and there's now 16 unresolved cases to put you and your team to the ultimate sleuthing test. Have you got what it takes to crack Enigma and win the £200 cash prize!
The Legendary Pound Party - Limited Advance Tickets Available!
6th October 11pm - 3am
Sub Zero
We know every penny counts but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time! Pound Party is the ultimate send off to the first week of Freshers' Fortnight with the best drinks deals around. Get your £1 SU Member Tickets before they sell out!
Milk It: Karaoke Special
7th October 9pm - 1am
SU Bar
The cheesiest night on campus is here... and we want to hear you belt out all your favourite bangers!
Mega Milk It - Freshers Special ft. Spice Girls Experience
7th October 11pm - 3am
Sub Zero
There is no better way to celebrate the start of week two of Freshers Fortnight with the cheesiest night on campus! Mega Milk it is back and for our Freshers Special we will be welcoming Spice Girls Experience! Early Bird tickets on sale now!
Coko With Special Guests Big Tobz, Izzie Gibbs & DJ Cable (1xtra)
8th October 11pm - 3am
Sub Zero
Coko brings you the best of RnB, Hip Hop and Bashment. For our second Coko of Freshers' Fortnight we have Big Tobz and Izzie Gibbs. You do NOT want to miss out on this night! Tickets on sale now!
Black and Red Blades Ball. Limited Advance Tickets Remaining! OVER 60% OF TICKETS NOW SOLD.
9th October 10:30pm - 3am
Calling all freshers, sport teams, prospective players and all their number one fans, it is time to dig out the fancy dress and join us for the unofficial FIRST FED OF THE YEAR!! This event has ALWAYS sold out so don't wait to purchase tickets!
LGBT+ Network and LGBTQ+ Society Clothes Swap
10th October 6pm - 8pm
The Hex
Come and join the LGBTQ+ Society and LGBT+ Network in our annual welcome event. Meet LGBTQ+ students, new and old, and join in with our clothes swap.
SU Bar Quiz: Marvel special
10th October 9:30pm - midnight
SU Bar
Do you know your Iron Man from your Spider Man? Or your Captain America from your Hulk? It's a Marvel Quiz special tonight with a CASH PRIZE up for grabs!
Paint Party - Freshers Edition. Tickets Selling Fast! 40% OF TICKETS SOLD.
10th October 11pm - 3am
Sub Zero
It's time to get messy and gear up for the last weekend of Freshers 2019... the messiest night of the year is BACK!
Drink Xchange + Karaoke
11th October 8pm - 1am
SU Bar
Drinks prices will drop and climb as you try for the best price...can you beat the market?
WTF?! (What's Tonight's Friday?!) - The Big Friday Night Bash
11th October 11pm - 3:30am
Sub Zero
To help send off Freshers' Fortnight with a bang, we are launching our new Friday night even - WTF (What's Tonight's Friday?). Tonight is the launch party... so we are throwing you a BIG FRIDAY NIGHT BASH!
Request Fest
12th October 7pm - midnight
Su Bar
Saturday means you control the vibe in the SU Bar and we provide the best drinks deals...it's that simple!
Electric Dance Party (E.D.P) ft. Leftwing : Kody, Goodboys & Joshwa
12th October 11pm - 3:30am
Sub Zero
For the final night of Freshers' Fortnight we have a massive EDP night. Think beat, bass and high energy. For the final night we're going in hard and bringing Leftwing:Kody, Goodboys & Joshwa. Bring your mates and get ready for a mad night!
Social Sunday
13th October 7pm - midnight
SU Bar
Sunday's are for wholesome board games, great homely food and drinks and quality times with your mates... so that's what we're providing!
Milk It
14th October 9pm - 2am
SU Bar
It's the cheesiest night on campus... Milk It Mondays, let's go!
Lakeside Theatre Present - National Theatre LIVE: SMALL ISLAND
16th October 7pm - 9pm
Lakeside Theatre
Based on Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinema, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
SU Bar Quiz: General Knowledge
17th October 9:30pm - midnight
Su Bar
The SU Bar Quiz is here! Every Thursday the SU Bar Quiz will be happening with a cash prize up for grabs! Come on down to the bar with your mates and test your brains.. are you the smartest on campus?
Drink Xchange + Karaoke
18th October 8pm - 1am
SU Bar
Drinks prices will drop and climb as you try for the best price...can you beat the market?
Request Fest
19th October 7pm - midnight
Su Bar
Saturday means you control the vibe in the SU Bar and we provide the best drinks deals...it's that simple!
Social Sunday
20th October 7pm - midnight
SU Bar
Sunday's are for wholesome board games, great homely food and drinks and quality times with your mates... so that's what we're providing!
Black Excellence Market
21st October 11am - 4pm
Square 3
It’s time to celebrate our heritage and be proud of it!
Music in the Squares with DEAUXMEDIA
21st October noon - 2pm
Square 3
Bringing the sounds of black excellence to campus through afrobeats, bashment, soca, hip-hop and much more.
Milk It
21st October 9pm - 3am
Su Bar
It's the cheesiest night on campus... Milk It Mondays, let's go!
Music in the Squares with DEAUXMEDIA
22nd October noon - 2pm
Square 3
Bringing the sounds of black excellence to campus through afrobeats, bashment, soca, hip-hop and much more.
Black Philosophical Collective & Feminist Society present BLACK FEMINISM
22nd October 6pm - 8pm
TBC
Join the Black Philosophical Collective & Feminist Society talk about Black Feminism to have a look into the history, pain and success of black women.
Black Network Book Club
23rd October 5:30pm - 7:30pm
TBC
In partnership with the University Library and the Race Equality Charter, for this first event, the book chosen is Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race' by Reni Eddo-Lodge.
SU Bar Quiz: Brooklyn 99 Edition
24th October 9:30pm - midnight
SU Bar
The SU Bar Quiz is here! Every Thursday the SU Bar Quiz will be happening with a cash prize up for grabs! Come on down to the bar with your mates and test your brains.. are you the smartest on campus? This week is all about Brooklyn 99.
Music in the Squares with DEAUXMEDIA
25th October noon - 2pm
Square 3
Bringing the sounds of black excellence to campus through afrobeats, bashment, soca, hip-hop and much more.
Black Social Political Society present Uncomfortable Converstations
25th October 6pm - 8pm
TBC
'Uncomfortable Conversations' is an where we come together to discuss issues we find "uncomfortable" to talk about within our community. They usually involve conversations about race, sexuality, religion and a lot more.
Drink Xchange + Karaoke
25th October 8pm - 1am
Su Bar
Drinks prices will drop and climb as you try for the best price...can you beat the market?
Request Fest
26th October 7pm - midnight
Su Bar
Saturday means you control the vibe in the SU Bar and we provide the best drinks deals...it's that simple!
The Epic Full Moon Rave: CAN YOU SURVIVE TILL 6AM? Limited Advance Tickets Remaining!
26th October 11pm - 6am
Sub Zero
Will you Survive till 6am and claim your Full Moon Rave Survivors T Shirt? Many have tried but only a few succeed! Our DJs will be dropping the best in House, Techno & Drum and Bass from start till finish. Do NOT miss out!
Social Sunday
27th October 7pm - midnight
SU Bar
Sunday's are for wholesome board games, great homely food and drinks and quality times with your mates... so that's what we're providing!
ACS present - Essex Black Excellence
28th October 6pm - 8pm
TBC
A discussion and motivational event with exceptional black alumni who will be sharing with us their stories about how they made it through university.
Milk It
28th October 9pm - 3am
Su Bar
It's the cheesiest night on campus... Milk It Mondays, let's go!
Music in the Squares with DEAUXMEDIA
29th October noon - 2pm
Square 3
Bringing the sounds of black excellence to campus through afrobeats, bashment, soca, hip-hop and much more.
The Legendary Halloween Ball
31st October 11pm - 3am
Sub Zero
The legendary Halloween Ball is back! Dress to impress as there will be prizes for the best dressed on the night! This event has ALWAYS sold out, so don't wait around to grab your tickets!
Music in the Squares with DEAUXMEDIA
1st November noon - 2pm
Square 3
Bringing the sounds of black excellence to campus through afrobeats, bashment, soca, hip-hop and much more.
DEAUXMEDIA Present - Black Excellence Open Mic Night
1st November 8pm - 11pm
SU Bar
Come and celebrate our final night of celebrating Black History Month at the Black Excellence Open Mic night.
Request Fest
2nd November 7pm - midnight
Su Bar
Saturday means you control the vibe in the SU Bar and we provide the best drinks deals...it's that simple!
Social Sunday
3rd November 7pm - midnight
SU Bar
Sunday's are for wholesome board games, great homely food and drinks and quality times with your mates... so that's what we're providing!
Milk It
4th November 9pm - 3am
Su Bar
It's the cheesiest night on campus... Milk It Mondays, let's go!
Free Trans and Non-Binary Swimming Session
7th November 6pm - 8pm
Colchester Academy (transport from Colchester Campus)
Completely private and safe swimming
SU Bar Quiz: Memes Edition
7th November 9:30pm - midnight
SU Bar
Calling all Meme lovers.. this one is for you! The SU Bar Quiz is back! Every Thursday the SU Bar Quiz will be happening with a cash prize up for grabs! Come on down to the bar with your mates and test your brains.. are you the smartest on campus?
Drink Xchange + Karaoke
8th November 8pm - 1am
SU Bar
Drinks prices will drop and climb as you try for the best price...can you beat the market?
Request Fest
9th November 7pm - midnight
Su Bar
Saturday means you control the vibe in the SU Bar and we provide the best drinks deals...it's that simple!
Social Sunday
10th November 7pm - midnight
SU Bar
Sunday's are for wholesome board games, great homely food and drinks and quality times with your mates... so that's what we're providing!
Milk It
11th November 9pm - 3am
Su Bar
It's the cheesiest night on campus... Milk It Mondays, let's go!
SU Bar Quiz: General Knowledge
14th November 9:30pm - midnight
Su Bar
The SU Bar Quiz is here! Every Thursday the SU Bar Quiz will be happening with a cash prize up for grabs! Come on down to the bar with your mates and test your brains.. are you the smartest on campus?
Drink Xchange + Karaoke
15th November 8pm - 1am
SU Bar
Drinks prices will drop and climb as you try for the best price...can you beat the market?
Request Fest
16th November 7pm - midnight
Su Bar
Saturday means you control the vibe in the SU Bar and we provide the best drinks deals...it's that simple!
Social Sunday
17th November 7pm - midnight
SU Bar
Sunday's are for wholesome board games, great homely food and drinks and quality times with your mates... so that's what we're providing!
Milk It
18th November 9pm - 3am
Su Bar
It's the cheesiest night on campus... Milk It Mondays, let's go!
Su Bar Quiz: Disney special
21st November 9:30pm - midnight
SU Bar
The SU Bar DISNEY special Quiz is here! Every Thursday the SU Bar Quiz will be happening with a cash prize up for grabs! This week we're testing your Disney knowledge, are you really a die hard fan?
Drink Xchange + Karaoke
22nd November 8pm - 1am
SU Bar
Drinks prices will drop and climb as you try for the best price...can you beat the market?
Request Fest
23rd November 7pm - midnight
Su Bar
Saturday means you control the vibe in the SU Bar and we provide the best drinks deals...it's that simple!
Social Sunday
24th November 7pm - midnight
SU Bar
Sunday's are for wholesome board games, great homely food and drinks and quality times with your mates... so that's what we're providing!
Milk It
25th November 9pm - 3am
Su Bar
It's the cheesiest night on campus... Milk It Mondays, let's go!
SU Bar Quiz: General Knowledge
28th November 9:30pm - midnight
The SU Bar Quiz is here! Every Thursday the SU Bar Quiz will be happening with a cash prize up for grabs! Come on down to the bar with your mates and test your brains.. are you the smartest on campus?
Drink Xchange + Karaoke
29th November 8pm - 1am
SU Bar
Drinks prices will drop and climb as you try for the best price...can you beat the market?
Request Fest
30th November 7pm - midnight
Su Bar
Saturday means you control the vibe in the SU Bar and we provide the best drinks deals...it's that simple!
Social Sunday
1st December 7pm - midnight
SU Bar
Sunday's are for wholesome board games, great homely food and drinks and quality times with your mates... so that's what we're providing!
Milk It
2nd December 9pm - 3am
Su Bar
It's the cheesiest night on campus... Milk It Mondays, let's go!
SU Bar Quiz: Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?
5th December 9:30pm - midnight
SU Bar
The SU Bar Quiz is here! Every Thursday the SU Bar Quiz will be happening with a cash prize up for grabs! Come on down to the bar with your mates and test your brains.. are you the smartest on campus?
Drink Xchange + Karaoke
6th December 8pm - 1am
SU Bar
Drinks prices will drop and climb as you try for the best price...can you beat the market?
Social Sunday
8th December 7pm - midnight
SU Bar
Sunday's are for wholesome board games, great homely food and drinks and quality times with your mates... so that's what we're providing!
MEGA QUIZ - GUARANTEED £200 JACKPOT!
12th December 9:30pm - midnight
So you think you're pretty smart? Know your politics and your art? Think you can name every American state? And know the meaning of adjudicate? Come and share your insight.... at our weekly Quiz night!