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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
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Colchester Campus
Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

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Employability and careers

We offer all Essex students expert advice on graduate careers, self-employment, study abroad, postgraduate courses and international opportunities. Our aim is to help you get great experiences that look good on your CV, develop skills and discover what you really want to do so you can become more employable. We will help you find relevant opportunities, meet employers, know how to apply effectively and understand how to manage your own career development.

We have three bases:

  • Employability & Careers Centre on Square 2 of our Colchester Campus;
  • at the Info Point on floor 2 of The Forum at our Southend Campus; and
  • Essex Abroad room Room 1E.3.503 (entrance off square 1) Colchester Campus.

Our services include:

What’s on?

You can view our events programme online and book to attend now.

Get that job!

Start your job search by using our job hunting resources for guidance or visit our Centre for individual help and advice.

Big e

Our Big e project will link you with all the extra things you can do on top of your degree to enhance our employability so you can make the most of your experience at Essex.


There are lots of volunteering opportunities available on-campus, from becoming a peer mentor to joining our Students' Union's vTeam. Get involved, help others and give your CV a boost!

News and events

News and events

Our news pages will keep you up-to-date on all that has been happening around our University, including latest research and forthcoming events and activities.

Employability advice

Our Careers Centre

Our Employability and Careers Centre is here to help you develop the skills you need for a successful graduate career. Our friendly staff and excellent resources equip you to make informed future career choices and succeed in entering your chosen field.

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.

Students' Union

Students' Union

Our Students' Union (SU) is one of the most active in the country and is run by students, for students. Our SU will be there to offer you support, plus the opportunity to join numerous clubs and societies and to enjoy lots of events and nights out.