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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 20 September 2014 (booking now)
Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
Southend Campus
Saturday 11 October 2014 (booking now)
Colchester Campus
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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Clearing hotline: 01206 873666

Call our Clearing hotline to speak to someone about securing your place on a course at Essex. Have your grades and UCAS number ready and we'll do the rest.
Telephone: 01206 873666

We’re pretty sure you’ll be right at home here at Essex. Clearing is now open, so why not find out?

Apply to Essex through Clearing

Securing your place through Clearing is a simple process. Follow these steps and you can't go wrong:

  1. Check that we’ve got the perfect course for you
  2. Be assured of our accommodation guarantee in your first year
  3. Apply online or phone us with your grades and UCAS number (if you have one) to hand.

It's that simple.

You can also find out more about the Clearing process before you contact us, as well as the scholarships you might be eligible for.

Want to know more before you give us a call?

Our favourite pastime is challenging conventions. We've been doing this for fifty years, since we opened our doors in 1964 as a radical new project for higher education, backed by donors such as Sir Winston Churchill who believed in our vision of a new type of university for a new age. As a unique community of scholars who live, work and play together, we have been making the headlines from the moment we started, changing the world for the better.

Join us and be taught, supported and supervised by world-leading academics. We are the UK's top university for social science and rank ninth in the UK for the overall quality of our research. The brightest and the best come to Essex to be immersed in current thinking and cutting-edge developments, as well as to enjoy the broader experience which we proudly refer to as an Essex Education. Our students are also extremely happy: we rank second in the UK for student satisfaction.



We have accommodation available for Clearing and Adjustment applicants, within walking distance of the heart of our campuses. Our Residents' Support Network also helps ensure you get the most from your time at Essex.


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As part of the celebrations to mark fifty years of the University of Essex, we're awarding 50th Anniversary Scholarships to all new first year UK/EU students who begin their studies in participating departments in 2014.

Explore Essex

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If you've not yet had a chance to visit us, why not explore our videos, blogs and social media? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's really like to study with us.

New students

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Welcome to all new students who will be joining our University community. Our welcome information provides important pre-arrival updates and will help you settle in to your new life at Essex.