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The SU Advice Centre

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

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  • This centre offers students advice in areas such as welfare, health, accommodation, visa applications and travel.

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00..
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00..
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00..
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00..
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00..
  • Comments View
    • During vacation time the centre is open Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 - 16.00..


  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Colchester.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The nearest mainline station is Hythe.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Although not as close as Hythe, most visitors choose to arrive at Colchester North station where bus and taxi connections are more readily available.


Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.


  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • Comments View
    • There is a gap at either side of the desk where queries can also be dealt with.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • This area also has 3 advice rooms which are used for one to one confidential meetings.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilets are located in the School of Biological Sciences.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard male and female toilets are located in the School of Biological Sciences.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.