Virtual tours and videos

Virtual tours

Busy lifestyle? Live too far away? No problem! We've created 360 degree virtual tours that will help you explore our Colchester and Southend Campuses from the comfort of your home. Check out our accommodation options, facilities and social spaces.


We have hundreds of videos on our Vimeo site offering insight into our ethos, academic departments, successes and student experiences.

The Essex Manifesto

We are Essex. We're on the side of people with guts – rebels with a cause. We're about people who love to learn how, but want to challenge why. But why do we have to stop here? Why can't we take it further, to the bit where it really gets interesting?

Live chat

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Our live chat sessions are a great opportunity to ask us any questions you may have. Whether you're interested in the course, admissions, or student life, our academics, staff and students are on hand to help.

Social media

There’s a whole online community waiting to talk about life at Essex. Join the conversation and see what we’ve been up to on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Vimeo. Ask questions and get involved.

Our student bloggers

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Would you like to know what it's really like to study at Essex? Well now you can! Follow our student bloggers to get a first-hand insight into their experiences of studying and living at the University of Essex.

We'll come to you

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Come and say hello during our visits to your country. We exhibit at education fairs and other events around the world. Speak to our staff in person and find out more about life at Essex and our global community.