University of East Anglia Chelmsford

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University of East Anglia Chelmsford

University of East Anglia Chelmsford

Welcome to our Chelmsford campus

Students on campus

You’ll find our campus nestled down by the river in the city’s University and Innovation Quarter, just a short stroll from the lively centre.

The campus is made up of striking, modern buildings that house state-of-the-art facilities to support teaching of the courses we offer.

Compact enough to explore and enjoy at your leisure with a great mix of independent stores, high street retail, restaurants, bars and cafes, we know why Chelmsford was voted one of the top ten places to live in the UK.*

Chelmsford has a rich history as the birthplace of broadcasting and one of the first Roman settlements in Britain. Today it offers a warm welcome with a vibrant feel that’s the perfect base to explore the wider Essex and Suffolk counties, and the capital city of London which is just 30 minutes away by train.

*Halifax quality of life survey

Our campus: past, present and future

We’ve been around since 1893 when we started with adult further-education classes. In 1904 a foundation stone was laid in Market Road by Lord Rayleigh, which marked the start of our journey to create purpose-built further education buildings in Chelmsford – and we’ve never looked back.

We’ve continued to invest and grow to become the modern University we are today delivering work-ready graduates. Just some of the highlights of the campus today include:

  • our Lord Ashcroft International Business School, one of the largest business schools in the eastern region based in the award-winning Lord Ashcroft Building
  • high-quality study facilities – lecture theatres of course, but also mock hospital wards and a simulation suite for training in the health professions
  • the university library and open access computer area
  • restaurant, cafés and plenty of outdoor space
  • The MedBIC, a centre to support medical technology businesses that are just starting out
  • a range of services including our Students’ Union, John Smith’s bookshop, medical centre, gym, employment bureau, and finance and accommodation offices.

A great place to study

In its serene location by the river, our Chelmsford campus is a great place to be. It offers plenty of outdoor space as well as fitness trails that run around and throughout the campus. With more than 6,000 students here, there’s also a real multicultural feel.