50 years
Undergraduate Postgraduate taught Postgraduate research

Search undergraduate
courses



Search postgraduate
taught courses



Search postgraduate
research




Search professional
development courses













Click 'Search' to view all professional development courses.












What three words do you associate with Essex?


Select the image that matches the one in the box

icon4 icon1 icon2 icon3 icon4
 

 [Important data protection stuff]

Upcoming open days

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Colchester Campus
Saturday 20 June 2015 (booking now)
Saturday 19 September 2015 (booking opens 24 Jul)
Saturday 24 October 2015 (booking opens 28 Aug)
Southend Campus
Saturday 18 July 2015 (booking now)
Saturday 10 October 2015 (booking opens 14 Aug)
Colchester Campus
Saturday 20 June 2015 (booking now)

Personal details




Tour details




Colchester Campus
Southend Campus

Select the image that matches the one in the box

icon2 icon1 icon2 icon3 icon4
 



Select the image that matches the one in the box

icon2 icon1 icon2 icon3 icon4
 

Diary of events 2015

Our events listings are updated on a daily basis. If you want to signup for our Daily Bulletin or let us know about an event please email our Communications Office.

Our venues

All of our venues have their own dedicated websites: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus; Art Exchange, Colchester Campus; Clifftown Theatre and Studios, Southend Campus; East 15 Acting School, Loughton Campus

Exhibitions

  • Artexchange - The Centre For Curatorial Studies Present : Abject Subject

    The Centre For Curatorial Studies Present : Abject Subject. This exhibition by MA students from The Centre For Curatorial Studies brings together artworks that investigate issues of representation and identity in relation to social expectations that control and repress. In doing so, the show aims to unpack the complexities of the concept of shame. The dialogue established between the works on display will open up discussion about what it is that, in our seemingly liberated culture, can become an object of shame. Until 20 June.

  • The Hexagon: Something Fierce - Vision and Reality

    "Something Fierce" emerged in Essex from 1964 – a new University determined to look to the future and break with tradition. The exhibition gives you the chance to discover the story of the foundation of the University of Essex and 50 years of student life. The exhibition celebrates the bold, 'brutalist' sixties architecture of the Colchester Campus; the unique academic vision and the vibrant community of scholars and students they created. The Hexagon is based at the heart of our Colchester Campus. The exhibition at different times during the Spring and Summer terms see the exhibition website for details.

  • Wivenhoe House: Art at the House

    Art at the House.Wivenhoe House is launching its exciting Art at the House project by hosting Gallery Argentum’s forthcoming exhibition "Elements of Nature". The powerful exhibition includes works by some of the leading UK artists living in Wivenhoe and the surrounding Essex and Suffolk countryside.


Friday 29 May

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Jim Kelly. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

2.30pm to 4.00pm – iExplore, an opportunity to find out what Christianity is all about. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

7.30pm - Act Locally. The "F" Word and Hereafter, at the Clifftown Theatre.

7.30pm - RAW Festival, a variety of acts of over 3 nights at the Lakeside Theatre.

7.45pm - The Lake - A Rehearsed Reading. At the Lakeside Theatre.

9pm - The Hook Open Mic. Our popular and fun Open Mic night is back. You’re invited to share your hidden talents with a café full of friendly people. At the Lakeside Theatre Café.

Saturday 30 May

Various Times - Come and try the Lakeside Youth Theatre. For 7 to 18 year olds. Your first session is free, just drop into the theatre café before your workshop and meet the team. Runs every Saturday in Term Time.

2.30pm: - Act Locally. The Driftwood Project and Press Control, at the Clifftown Theatre.

7.30pm - Act Locally. The "F" Word and Hereafter, at the Clifftown Theatre.

June

Monday 1 June

9.00am to 4.45pm - Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Continuing Professional Development "Leading with Compassion and Courage". At Wivenhoe House. Course booking and details.

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Kate Worsley. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

4pm - ISER Seminar, Nicole Martin (ISER) "Voters in 2015:initial findings". In the Large Seminar Room 2N2.4.16 of the Social Science Research Centre.

6pm - Pils Lecture "The Maths of Cows (and other animals)". Professor Edward Codling will explore how Mathematics can be used to address fundamental questions about life itself. At the Lakeside Theatre.

Tuesday 2 June

8am - Breakfast Bible study with croissants and coffee in the Chaplaincy.

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Kate Worsley. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

1pm – School of Health and Human Sciences, Dr Carl Walker (University of Brighton)"Picked up, patched up and sent home. Why I love the NHS". In Room 4SB.5.3.

Wednesday 3 June

8.30am to 2.30pm - Weekly Cycle Maintenance Service. Every Wednesday in term time. Free cycle checks and Cycle Maintenance Service, located between Squares 4-5.

12.15pm - Lunchtime Communion service followed by sandwich lunch in the Chaplaincy.

1pm - JESS Seminar. Vilma Agalioti (ISER)"Interaction between interviewer effect and questionnaire design:the case of a political survey". In the Large Seminar Room 2N2.4.16.

2.00pm to 3.30pm - iStudy, for anyone who would like to discuss how the Bible can shape the way we live. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

4pm - Department of Economics Theory Seminar, Sylvain Chassang, Princeton University: "Minimum Prices and Collusion in Procurement Auctions". In the Economics Common Room 5B.307.

7pm - Outdoor Film Festival. To mark the end of the academic year we’re hosting an outdoor film screening for staff and students. It’s free to attend, just bring cushions, blankets, snacks and drinks. In the Amphitheatre; outside The Limehouse and behind Happy Days, come rain or shine!

7.30pm - MA/MFA Acting (International) present "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, directed by Sonia Ritter. At the Corbett Theatre, Loughton.

Thursday 4 June

Student Street Market. Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. In Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

10am to 5pm. 50th Anniversary Event : TEDx University of Essex X = independently organised TED Event. At the Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus. Further information and TEDx speaker details.

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Jim Kelly. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

12noon to 2pm - iWomen, a social event for female students or students partners. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

4pm - Department of Language & Linguistics Seminar, Maciej Baranowski (University of Manchester) "Neighbourhood as an independent factor:the NORTH-FORCE merger in Manchester English". At 16:00 in 1N1.4.1.

7.30pm - (International) present "A Little Hotel on the Side", directed by Robin Sneller. At the Corbett Theatre, Loughton.

Friday 5 June

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Jim Kelly. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

2.30pm to 4.00pm – iExplore, an opportunity to find out what Christianity is all about. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

2.30pm - MA/MFA Acting (International) present "A Little Hotel on the Side", directed by Robin Sneller. At the Corbett Theatre, Loughton.

7.30pm - MA/MFA Acting (International) present "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, directed by Sonia Ritter. At the Corbett Theatre, Loughton.

Saturday 6 June

9.00am to 4.45pm - Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Continuing Professional Development "Working Psychodynamically with Self-Destructive Behavious : Self-harm and Easting Disorders".Course details and booking information. At the Forum, Southend.

Various Times - Come and try the Lakeside Youth Theatre. For 7 to 18 year olds. Your first session is free, just drop into the theatre café before your workshop and meet the team. Runs every Saturday in Term Time.

2.30pm - MA/MFA Acting (International) present "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, directed by Sonia Ritter. At the Corbett Theatre, Loughton.

7.30pm - MA/MFA Acting (International) present "A Little Hotel on the Side", directed by Robin Sneller. At the Corbett Theatre, Loughton.

Monday 8 June

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Kate Worsley. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

7.00pm to 9.30pm - Lakeside Writers Writing Place with Nicola Werenowska at the Lakeside Theatre Studio.

Tuesday 9 June

8am - Breakfast Bible study with croissants and coffee in the Chaplaincy.

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Kate Worsley. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

Wednesday 10 June

8.30am to 2.30pm - Weekly Cycle Maintenance Service. Every Wednesday in term time. Free cycle checks and Cycle Maintenance Service, located between Squares 4-5.

12.15pm - Lunchtime Communion service followed by sandwich lunch in the Chaplaincy.

2.00pm to 3.30pm - iStudy, for anyone who would like to discuss how the Bible can shape the way we live. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

7pm - Café ScientifiqueChristines Raines, School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex "9 billion: how do we feed the ever expanding population?". At The Minories Garden Café, 74 High Street, Colchester. Free admission.

7.30pm - Extended Diploma Musical Theatre Students Present AVENUE Q THE MUSICAL. At the Lakesdie Tehatre.

Thursday 11 June

Student Street Market. Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. In Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Jim Kelly. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

12noon to 2pm - iWomen, a social event for female students or students partners. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

7.30pm - Extended Diploma Musical Theatre Students Present AVENUE Q THE MUSICAL. At the Lakesdie Tehatre.

Friday 12 June

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Jim Kelly. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

2.30pm to 4.00pm – iExplore, an opportunity to find out what Christianity is all about. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

3.00pm - Extended Diploma Musical Theatre Students Present AVENUE Q THE MUSICAL. At the Lakesdie Tehatre.

7.30pm - Extended Diploma Musical Theatre Students Present AVENUE Q THE MUSICAL. At the Lakesdie Tehatre.

Saturday 13 June

Various Times - Come and try the Lakeside Youth Theatre. For 7 to 18 year olds. Your first session is free, just drop into the theatre café before your workshop and meet the team. Runs every Saturday in Term Time.

Monday 15 June

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Kate Worsley. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

Tuesday 16 June

8am - Breakfast Bible study with croissants and coffee in the Chaplaincy.

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Kate Worsley. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

7.45pm - Guesthouse is a new play by regional playwright Nicola Werenowska. Set in Clacton-on-Sea it explores, through the lives of three generations of women, how the changing nature of a place impacts on communities and individuals.

Wednesday 17 June

8.30am to 2.30pm - Weekly Cycle Maintenance Service. Every Wednesday in term time. Free cycle checks and Cycle Maintenance Service, located between Squares 4-5.

12.15pm - Lunchtime Communion service followed by sandwich lunch in the Chaplaincy.

2.00pm to 3.30pm - iStudy, for anyone who would like to discuss how the Bible can shape the way we live. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

6.30pm to 8.30pm - Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Refugee Week 2015 Event: "Surviving the world's most dangerous journeys: Psychosocial perspectives". BBC Panorama Journalist Paul Kenyon, and an expert panel. CTAR, University of Essex in conjunction with The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the UNHCR. At the Tavistock Clinic, London. Entry is free and open to all, please register on the eventrbrite booking page.

Thursday 18 June

Student Street Market. Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. In Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Jim Kelly. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

12noon to 2pm - iWomen, a social event for female students or students partners. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

4pm - Department of Language & Linguistics, Bas Aarts (University College London)Does English have a subordinator 'for'?. In LANGUE venue.

Friday 19 June

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Jim Kelly. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

2.30pm to 4.00pm – iExplore, an opportunity to find out what Christianity is all about. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

Saturday 20 June

Various Times - Come and try the Lakeside Youth Theatre. For 7 to 18 year olds. Your first session is free, just drop into the theatre café before your workshop and meet the team. Runs every Saturday in Term Time.

Monday 22 June

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Kate Worsley. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

Tuesday 23 June

8am - Breakfast Bible studywith croissants and coffee in the Chaplaincy.

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Kate Worsley. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

Wednesday 24 June

8.30am to 2.30pm - Weekly Cycle Maintenance Service. Every Wednesday in term time. Free cycle checks and Cycle Maintenance Service, located between Squares 4-5.

12.15pm - Lunchtime Communion service followed by sandwich lunch in the Chaplaincy.

2.00pm to 3.30pm - iStudy, for anyone who would like to discuss how the Bible can shape the way we live. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

50th Anniversary Conference – "Sociology. New dialogues and directions". The Sociology department has shaped sociological thought and practice across Britain and the world for the last 50 years, join them as they celebrate this anniversary at their summer conference. Full details on the webpage.

1.00 to 2.30pm – Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Lunchtime Open Seminar, Dr. Steffen Krüger (University of Oslo, Norway) "Dropping Depth-Hermeneutics into British Psychosocial Studies". In Room 5N.4.8.

Thusday 25 June

Student Street Market. Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. In Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Jim Kelly. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or email liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

12noon to 2pm - iWomen, a social event for female students or students partners. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

Thursday 26 June

10am to 3pm - Help with writing from the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow Jim Kelly. Students from all disciplines are welcome to take advantage of these free one-to-one sessions with top writers. To book an appointment come to the LIFTS general office (Room 5A. 201) or liftstt@essex.ac.uk or call Emily or Rachele in the LIFTS office on 01206 872626.

2.30pm to 4.00pm – iExplore, an opportunity to find out what Christianity is all about. Hosted by Friends International in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre every week during term time.

Saturday 27 June

Various Times - Come and try the Lakeside Youth Theatre. For 7 to 18 year olds. Your first session is free, just drop into the theatre café before your workshop and meet the team. Runs every Saturday in Term Time.

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.

Arts events

Events

We have theatres at each of our three campuses and a whole range of activities taking place for you to enjoy or get involved in, including student productions and performances by professional touring companies.

Media information

Media information

Our Communications Office can help journalists access the expertise of our academics. Our world-class rating for research excellence means we can provide knowledge across the social sciences, science and health, and humanities.

Publications

Our Essex Daily news pages keep you up to date with all the latest news and events at Essex. From there you can also subscribe to our Essex Weekly newsletter.