The Edge Hotel School to offer hospitality training and education at the beautiful refurbished Wivenhoe House
The Edge Hotel School offers a very different sort of
hospitality training and education. In partnership with the
University of Essex and its academic partner, Colchester Institute,
the Edge Hotel School offers degree courses, accredited by the
University of Essex, within a commercial hotel environment.
What is it?
The Edge Hotel School will be based at Wivenhoe House, a grade
2* listed hotel building sited on the University of Essex's
Colchester campus. The Edge Hotel School will offer world class
education and training to the future leaders of the hospitality
industry based in a sustainable commercial hotel.
What makes the Edge Hotel School different?
The Edge Hotel School will be a unique establishment in the UK.
Students of the Edge Hotel School will learn by doing as the basis
of their degree qualifications whilst also learning the all
important people skills essential for success in the hospitality
industry. Students, operating in Butler Teams, will experience for
real all aspects of the operation of a commercial hotel guided by
industry experienced professional practitioners. Students will
leave the Edge Hotel School after 2 years with a fast track degree
qualification in hospitality or culinary management plus the skills
to be "work ready" for the industry.
The Edge Hotel School is a partnership between Edge and the
University of Essex and its academic partners, Colchester
Institute. The initiative is widely supported by the hospitality
industry who have been involved in the development of the
When will it be open?
The grade 2* listed building at Wivenhoe House will be
undergoing an extensive refurbishment to provide 16 period suites
and a signature restaurant. An additional 24 bedrooms will be
provided by a new Garden Wing which will also house a bar and
brasserie together with wedding and conference facilities.
Construction work started in March 2010 and the hotel will be open
to guests in the spring of 2012. The first student cohort will be
recruited to be in place by early 2012.
For more information visit The Edge