Nights out in Essex: a guide to every night of the week

Being a student is tough; all those lectures, classes and essays we have to  do. Sometimes you just want to have break, go out and enjoy yourself. Well, the Essex campus has got you covered for a great night out. There’s something to do everyday of the week, so here’s a rundown of what’s on offer:

Monday – Milk It

1910069_10153320828371517_2839205340251488959_n Can’t go to Milk It without doing some karaoke!

If there was ever a way to cure those Monday blues then Milk It is it. Karaoke and cheesy tunes all night long and it’s in the SU Bar, so it’s free! Take a trip to the SU, sign up for karaoke (all singing abilities welcome), then dance the night away to the tunes from your childhood and get all nostalgic. I miss S Club 7 so much.

Tuesday – Town

With no official night out on campus on a Tuesday, take a trip to Colchester town. Colchester has some great bars that you wouldn’t get to visit if you only stayed on campus. Of course there’s the old favourite; Wetherspoons, but bars like Twisters, V Bar and Three Wise Monkeys offer something a little different with more alternative music and live music nights. There’s also the new Atik club which you can head to if you fancy a change from Sub Zero.

Wednesday – Sports Fed

12695038_10153345971436517_2657461725610478521_o Dressing up as the girls from St. Trinians for our hockey social

Whilst Sports Fed is the night all the sports teams on campus have their socials and head out, anyone is welcome and it’s a great night out. If you’re on a sports team, expect to be all dressed up in costume. If you’re not on a sports team, why not dress up anyway?! Fed is a good laugh and it can be really funny seeing what themes the teams come up with every week. I have seen some very strange outfits down in Sub Zero

Thursday – Quiz

Thursday night is quiz night in the SU Bar. Head down with a team ready  to have your pointless knowledge put to the test. Every participant pays £1 to enter with the winning team sharing the prize money. 2nd and 3rd prize are free drinks from the bar. Don’t be thinking you can get away with looking up a sneaky few answers on your phone though, they’re very strict on that!

Friday – Friday Night Project


The Friday Night Project offers all your favourite chart tunes with some others thrown in for good measure. Friday nights are often themed, in the past there’s been a pizza party where free pizza is given out, masquerade night and zoo nights so you can dress up as any kind of animal you fancy!

Saturday – Special events

Who doesn’t love a good Saturday night out? Saturdays at Essex often mean a special guest, in the past we’ve had Mistajam, Conor Maynard, Beat a Maxx, Tom Zanetti and Zane Lowe, among many others. Saturday can also bring some one off events like the Easter Ball (complete with chocolate fountain) and paint and foam parties.

Sunday – Night in?

Okay, hear me out. It’s pretty hard to go out every night of the week and still make to the Monday ready to begin lectures! So why not have a night in with flatmates instead?! Sometimes a night in can be even better than a night out. Squeeze into someone’s room and watch a film, play a few games or take part in Nerf gun wars. I can definitely vouch for how much fun the latter is!

So there you have it, something to do every night of the week! This list is by no means exhaustive so get out there and give it all a go!

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