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Upcoming open days

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Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
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Saturday 11 October 2014 (booking now)
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Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

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No open days are available for booking yet. You will be able to book your desired open day online three months before the date.

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Three reasons to choose Essex

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  1. The Essex Spirit

    We’re about people who love to learn how, but want to challenge why. If you are tenacious, bold, inquisitive and impatient for change, welcome home.

  2. The world in one place

    Internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. Our genuinely global community is a place that fuses ideas, cultures and a breadth of perspectives.

  3. Members for life

    Build friendships, develop interests and embrace values to transform your life and career. Our members have genuine licence to shape what goes on around them.

Among the very best

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We're proud to be sixth for student satisfaction out of all mainstream English universities in the latest National Student Survey, putting Essex in the top 10 for the second year running.

Our 50th anniversary

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Over five decades we've become one of the UK’s leading academic institutions. Our 50th anniversary events and activities will celebrate our achievements and reflect on our founding years.