2017 at Essex: what to look forward to in January

You’ve survived it all. The new term excitement. Welcome week overload. Mid-term grumbles and end of term panic! (Those pesky essays!) Now you can relax, rest and enjoy the end of your Christmas break- or perhaps you have some more essays and reading to do, in which case commiserations and I completely empathise.

But exams and essays aside, there is still loads to look forward to this January:


7th Jan- Day Trip to Cambridge: 8am

Come and book your ticket for a trip to one of the most beautiful cities in the country (perhaps the whole world)- just watch out for the millions of cyclists! https://www.essexstudent.com/ents/event/11348/

11th Jan- RSC Live The Tempest: 6:30pm, Lakeside Theatre

Want to see a play performed by the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company and only pay the fraction of the price of a West End ticket? Then come and see Shakespeare’s The Tempest broadcast live to the Lakeside TheatreLakeside Theatre at the University of Essex

12th Jan- NT Live No Man’s Land: 7pm, Lakeside Theatre

Sir Ian McKellan and Sir Patrick Stewart (Magneto and Professor X from X-Men) share the stage for this encore screening of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land at our very own Lakeside Theatre

14th Jan- Day Trip to Oxford: 8am

If Cambridge got your interested in sightseeing amazing cities then you’re bound to enjoy a trip to the wonderful Oxford. https://www.essexstudent.com/ents/event/11349/

19th Jan- Health and Wellness Fair 2017: 11am, Undercover Tennis Courts, Colchester Campus

Hot chocolate available, taster sessions yoga, neck/shoulders massages, free goodie bags to take away and a luxury relaxation hamper to win- whats not to love about this years Health and Wellness Fair?

20th- 23rd Jan- ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY: 6:30, Cine10

Calling Star Wars fans- I’ve been hearing good things about the next instalment and you can see at Cine10 for £3.00 for Film Society members or £3.50 for everyone else, bargain!


25th Jan- Chinese New Year Celebrations: 12pm Onwards

From 12pm until 3 celebrate Chinese New Year in squares 3 and 4, followed by an evening of traditional Chinese entertainment in the Ivor Crewe at 7:30pm

25th Jan- THINK Debate – Refugees: 2pm, Ivor Crewe

As always challenge your perceptions and opinions by coming along to Essex’s award winning THINK debate at the Ivor Crewe. Always interesting. Always Thought provoking.

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