Information for parents and families
Life at Essex
Our virtual gallery gives you an idea of what life is like at the University of Essex.
It's not always easy to travel to every university that you want to know about, so
our short videos help you learn more about studying here at Essex.
Deciding to study for a higher education qualification is a life-changing decision
for anyone. If you are supporting a student considering coming to university, we want
to ensure you can offer them support every step of the way; from choosing their course
to celebrating at their graduation ceremony.
Whether you have been through the higher education system yourself, or are completely
new to the system, we hope to offer you all the information you need. We help you provide
guidance and encouragement along the way, and to understand what those considering higher
education go through.
Why choose university?
- Raise career prospects
- Improve skills
- Fulfil potential
- Pursue interests
- Encourage independence
How do you apply for postgraduate study? We welcome online
applications. We understand that applying for postgraduate
studies can be different to your undergraduate experience,
so we provide you with the information needed to make your
How do you apply for undergraduate study? We provide the comprehensive information you
need to make the best choice about your university career, with our courses covering
social sciences, science and engineering, law and management, and humanities and
Find out more about our tuition fees and support packages for Home, EU and
international students, to ensure we provide the best courses, support and facilities that enable all to succeed.