course there are!
i live next to the uni in wivenhoe & have done since i was born 16 years ago.
& its a really good area, nothing like that matters. plus there is a real mix of race within the university. not so much the area its self, well wivenhoe. but that doesnt matter.
but at the university its a real mix. i use the gym there every week, now that im 16 :] & have traveled through it everyday for the past 5 years on the bus & there is a huge mix of ppl who get on from the university.