Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ
University of Essex Colchester Campus is the largest of the university’s three sites and is just a short walk from the town centre. Home to over 15,000 students from over 130 countries the University has one of the most diverse campuses on the planet.
The campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland, and is located two miles from the historic town centre of Colchester, which is said to be England’s oldest recorded town. The campus is also less than an hour away from London Stansted Airport, providing easier access for international students to attend.
The campus has a historic location, placing it in a 200-acre Wivenhoe Park which was originally landscaped in the eighteenth century. The park was painted at the time by the celebrated artist John Constable. The landscape provides beautiful scenes for everyone to enjoy.
The campus has many amenities such as a market, bars and restaurants, a theatre, cinema, gym, nightclub and even a hairdressers; many student say it’s possible to survive your time in Essex without ever actually leaving the Campus.
In 2009 the campus had a multi-million pound re-development, this was mainly focussed on Performing Arts, Music, Construction and Engineering. A new Education Centre was open in 2012 this later became the University Centre Colchester building. 2016 was the year when the STEM centre was launched with further new equipment and facilities for Science, Digital Media, Design and engineering. The building also consists of a state of the art library. An additional storey was added to this building to create a new teaching and training facility for health and social care.