Hotel and Campus

Hotel and Campus

Wivenhoe House

The heart of the Edge Hotel School is Wivenhoe House - a real 4* hotel on the University of Essex Colchester Campus where you will gain the industry experience to complement your studies and help you to succeed in your career.

At this magnificently restored eighteenth century country house history and tradition meet modernity and innovation. The hotel's period features, tranquil elegance and award winning dining experience fuse perfectly with its contemporary garden wing and brasserie.

With the freshest ideas, the latest technology and a great sense of style throughout, it's the ideal venue for a short break, corporate event, function or country house wedding - and the perfect environment in which to experience all the exciting challenges and possibilities of modern hospitality management.

For students at the Edge Hotel School, Wivenhoe House's brasserie, bar and forty bedrooms present an up-to-the-minute introduction to the hospitality business. From the energy and innovation in the kitchen to the professional challenges of corporate events and weddings, it offers the ultimate, authentic industry experience.

A number of the rooms in Wivenhoe House are sponsored by industry leaders such as Milsom Hotels & Restaurants, Portico, BaxterStorey, Exclusive Hotels, Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International Inc. Each is designed and furnished as one of the sponsor's own rooms, giving students useful relevant experience to offer prospective employers.

University of Essex

Essex is proud to be part of the wave of universities established in the 1960s which have gone on to have a global impact. Over the past five decades the University has established a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research and now has more than 13,000 students - including over 3,000 postgraduates - who come from all over the world to study at one of the three campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend.

Outstanding student experience, strong graduate prospects and world-leading research secured the University of Essex a place in the top 30 of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

You can find out more by visiting the University of Essex website.

The Edge Hotel School Limited was created jointly by the University of Essex and the Edge Foundation, an independent education charity. It is a company with charitable objects to deliver higher education in hotel management and hospitality. The Edge Hotel School degrees are validated and quality assured by the University of Essex.

Edge Hotel School Limited is registered in England & Wales with registered number 8796675 and the registered office is Wivenhoe House, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ. Registered Charity Number 1,159,511.