Meet our staff

A welcome from the principal

Colchester Institute is committed to meeting student and employer needs. We operate across two main campuses in Colchester and Braintree, along with a number of other focused learning sites in north Essex.

Alison Andreas
Principal and Chief Executive
Watch the welcome video here...

Get to know our Tutors



Marion Connell,
Course Tutor in Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness


Stephen Frei,
Course Tutor in Hospitality Management and Supervision


Rachel James,
Course Tutor in Film, Music and Soudtrack Production

What our staff have to say...

"I love teaching science at Colchester Institute as it is more hands-on than at other colleges. 100% of our students have gone to university to study science-related courses and I'm very proud of that!"

Rachel Shedd, Lecturer in the area of Science.
"My professional experience in Film and Television as a writer, producer and director serves me well in helping students develop their skills and take their first steps into industry."

Matthew McGuchan, Lecturer in the area of Digital Media.
"Working as a professional dancer I travelled the world being paid for doing a job I love. Now I get to help prepare students to take that next step in their careers so that they can do the same. Hard work really does pay off!"

Hazel Banham, Course Leader in the area of Performing Arts and Music.