University Centre Colchester is set within Britain’s oldest recorded town; a place rich with history, modern culture and creativity. With a population in excess of 170,000, the thriving university city offers a dynamic and exciting urban lifestyle.
Studying at University Centre Colchester will mean you are only ever a short walk away from Colchester’s bustling city centre, which boasts a magnificent castle – the largest Norman Keep in Europe – beautiful parklands, an array of art galleries, theatres, multi-screen cinemas and studio spaces, as well as shops, restaurants, clubs and a buzzing nightlife.
The city also features Firstsite, Colchester’s spectacular venue for world-class contemporary arts, JobServe Community Stadium – home of Colchester United Football Club, an internationally renowned zoo, various spas combined with topnotch leisure facilities, not to mention multiple venues for touring bands, artists and comedians.
Campus and facilities
University Centre Colchester is located at Colchester Institute, which is just a short walk away from Colchester’s city centre.
We continue to invest in the campus and its facilities to ensure you have access to the best possible resources and technology during your time with us. As a University Centre Colchester student, you will make use of Colchester Institute’s higher education building, with its common room, student zone, quiet study areas and lecture rooms. The wider campus boasts a Costa, Starbucks and multiple refectories. You will have free use of the campus gym, which is stacked full of the latest TechnoGym equipment, and benefit from regular discounts at our on-site hair and beauty salons.