FindYourWay@Essex is a campus navigator to help students, staff and visitors find their way around the University of Essex campuses. The app provides indoor and outdoor, building-to-building, multi-floor navigation and includes provisions for accessible routes. Additional information about key locations can be obtained by touching the map or searching the menus.

In conjunction with the University's disabled access forum, the flexible routing capabilities have been used to ensure appropriate paths are selected for impaired mobility users. On occasions when paths or facilties (eg lifts or stairs) are closed, the system automatically takes this into account when calculating the best path.

Obtain useful travel advice on the various means of getting to and from the campuses including real-time bus and train information, directions to the relevant bus stop or train station, local cycle and walking routes in addition to taxi and car share information.

Events occurring in and around the campuses together with other useful information is also consolidated within the app.

Please use the feedback form within the settings menu to send us any issues, suggestions or comments for the next release.

Summary of Key Features:

Quick search: shows the location of any room or facility on campus with extra information options for key locations.
Directions: Navigation given to any location from any point on campus with the route plotted on the campus map and floor plans. Stair-free routing can be selected prior to running a search. Navigation is also given to and from off campus locations such as student residences, bus stops and train stations.
Travel: Obtain live bus and train times for services in Colchester. View taxi pickup points and telephone numbers. Find out about other means of travel in and around Colchester such as cycling and walking as well information about travel options to and from airports. Links to the University car share scheme can also be found here.
Search by Category: Departments, teaching rooms, facilities and amenities, student residences, transport, advice and support.
Layers: Locations of services and facilities such as eating places, lifts, toilets, bus stops and taxi pick-up points can be selected and the relevant icons will be displayed on the map indicating their position. Further information such as opening times, photos and links to location web sites can be obtained by touching the icon.
Browse floor plans by selecting relevant floor.
Send directions by email to visitors guiding them to their destination on campus. The directions can be viewed on a mobile device or web browser using the web-app version of FindYourWay@Essex.
Events: University events details can be viewed and can be listed by date, category and venue. Navigation is given to the venue hosting the event.
Share: Any location can be shared by using the "share" option to e-mail a link which will open the app (if installed) or the web version giving directions to the shared location.
Switch between Colchester and Southend Campuses

What’s New

Version 12

Updated map and iphone X/11 support


Smart Networked Environments Ltd
134.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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