Students Staff

28 May 2013

Student Centre: What’s my name? Give us your ideas.

Student CentreAs building works get under way for the new Student Centre at the Colchester Campus, we are looking for ideas for the building name and for some of the services that will be inside it.

Do you have an idea for the building’s name and for what the student services area on the first floor should be called?

Students and staff are invited to submit their name ideas through a short online form to:

You can submit your idea anonymously or leave your details.

For more information about the building visit the Student Centre and Student Services Centre webpages. The building name will be announced later this summer.

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12 March 2013

Student Centre Q&A

Filed under: What's on — Tags: , , — Communications Office @ 3:47 pm

Student CentreBuilding work on the new Student Centre and Albert Sloman Library extension on our Colchester Campus is planned to start at the end of April 2013. This major project is part of the University’s £200m capital investment plan, and is at the heart of our commitment to offer excellence in education, by providing the best possible facilities to current and future Essex students. The project has an expected completion date of late 2014 and will offer:

  • A one stop shop for accommodation, payments, registration and student welfare
  • A new IT learning hub for creative and group working
  • New IT facilities including touchdown access and new helpdesk
  • State-of-the-art media centre for Students’ Union media
  • New reception area to serve the whole campus
  • A 24-hour reading room
  • An archive and special collections book store
  • A 24-hour postgraduate study area
  • Additional study spaces and library shelving
  • Expanded student book collection in existing library
  • Modern new meeting space

Find out more online and come to the Q and A session on 19 March

You may already be aware of the project as it has been in the planning for some time. However, if you would like to find out more before work gets underway, we are holding a Q and A session on Tuesday 19 March 2013 in the Senate Room, 4.722 from 1-2pm. To book please e-mail: Please note, as this is during term-time, lecture theatre space is limited and places will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. To find out more about timescales, visuals and other information on this project please visit the Student Centre website which will be updated regularly throughout the construction phase.

Students! Have your say about shaping services in the new centre

You can help shape the development of the new Student Services Centre by completing this online survey before 22 March. You may also wish to join the new Student Centre Forum and play an active part in shaping the new Student Centre. You can also find out more and view further information and architect’s images on the Student Centre webpages – or if you have any questions please e-mail the project team at

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