Contact us


Whilst the staff are all working remotely due to the coronavirus please email the branch via


Essex UCU office

is in 5A.102 at the Colchester campus

(which can be found by entering door 4NW, turn to right, go up mezzanine stairs, 5A.102 is on your right)

Postal address:

UCU, 5A.102, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ


Directions to University of Essex can be found at

email Essex UCU office: tel:  internal ext 4967 or 01206 874967


Kester Richardson-Dawes is the Office Manager/Branch administrator for Essex UCU, who usually works 12.30-5 on a Tue & 9-5 on Wed but currently from home.

Direct email:

Urgent emails to with general ucu enquiries will be answered outside Kester’s hours.


Please follow Essex UCU on twitter


Specific contact/reasons:

For assistance with  a work issue contact our Casework Coordinator and/or read our webpage.

To specifically speak with a committee member-see the Elected members webpage.

With questions pertaining to industrial action please email