The ultimate boss woman linked to Essex. Queen, yes, Queen, Boadicea is the famous warrior queen we all learned about in school. She gathered a huge army across the country and rose up against the might of Roman rule in first century of Britain. Destroying the capital of Roman Britain which was, you guessed it, Colchester, she was a fearless leader and quite the figure of history.
University of Essex Student’s Union, Wivenhoe Park, Essex, CO4 3SQ
It’s the only nightclub on campus and you’ll come to know it oh so very well, perhaps affectionately as Subby-Z too if you’re getting friendly. This is the place to be and where everyone on campus goes, so amongst the pop and chart music you’ll see loads of crazy costumes and bump into most people you know from uni. Set aside a trusty pair of shoes though because, while it’s one of the only clubs where it's acceptable to wear converse, the floors are memorably sticky.
Fancy your hand at the Hollywood classic? Whether you've tried it before or not, Essex is the perfect place to try out the infamous jock sport. You'll get training, kit, a coach and some ace team mates who will show you the ropes (not literal ropes...). Even past American Football there’s 46 Essex Blades clubs you can join from cheerleading, to rugby, tennis and rowing, and it’s all campus too.