University Challenge Smiles


Art Exchange provides exciting opportunities for young people and teachers to engage with art and the ground breaking research of academics here at the University of Essex. Each term we focus on different areas of study that can be easily understood and enjoyed by children of all ages.

Coming onto the University of Essex’s Colchester campus is a fantastic opportunity to give young people a taste of student life and raise aspirations. We are always happy to include a campus tour, treasure hunt or quiz – all specially designed with young visitors in mind.

Arts Outreach at the University of Essex showcase local schools 16+ artistic talent, last year working with Art and Design students from Colchester VI Form College to curate and exhibit artworks in ‘Safe’. Through this show, students responded to the ideas and interpretations of what ‘safe’ means to them through photography, painting, prints, film and sculpture.  To find out more visit:

For more information, please email Kate Beckwith or phone 01206 873889.