University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute


  • Location: Town, City

Student life

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.

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The East of England is made up of five counties and cities like Luton, Norwich, and Cambridge. Made famous by its namesake university, picturesque Cambridge attracts droves of visitors, with graduates including Stephen Hawking and Emma Thompson.

Branch out and you’ll find Europe’s equivalent to Silicon Valley – Silicon Fen – a burgeoning hub for big tech players and software start-ups.

This corner of England has a star-studded history, too. Iconic movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Shining were shot at Elstree Studios in Essex. Meanwhile, the University of East Anglia served as Avengers HQ in multiple Marvel movies.

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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.

Course locations

Colchester Institute

Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL

Colchester Site

Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL