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Get an insight into what it's really like to live and learn at the University of Essex.

We know that choosing a university can be a tough decision, especially if you have not had a chance to visit our campus, but we want to give you a chance to explore Essex! Our video gallery and 360 degree tours will let you see more of our campuses and accommodation, hear from students and academics, and find out more about our events.

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To read the latest news, network with other students or ask us your questions check out our official social networking sites. Alternatively, if you would like to ask one of our current students a question you can use the 'ask' buttons on their blogs and find out more about their lives at Essex.

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Can't get to one of our open days? Our interactive 360 degree campus views allow you to explore our campuses, accommodation and facilities in Colchester and Southend.

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University of Essex student ambassadors

We understand that choosing a university for your undergraduate or postgraduate studies is a new experience for you, so we would be happy to arrange a campus tour with a current Essex student for you.

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Would you like to know what it's really like to study at Essex? Well now you can! Follow our student bloggers to get a first-hand insight into their experiences of studying and living at the University of Essex.

Podcast series

Construction of our Colchester Campus

Our new podcast series, 'Creating a University', tells the story of Essex from its earliest days – through interviews with people who were there, including students, staff from all levels and local residents.