Open Days

Come see for yourself

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We're doing things a little differently

Open Days are your chance to find the place you will forever call your second home – they’re a pretty big deal.

2021 Open Days

We are excited to announce that we are hoping to welcome you to our campuses later this year! We are waiting on further government guidance before we can open bookings, but in the meantime, take a look at our planned Open Day dates below, and register your interest to be the first to hear about our plans and booking.

  • Saturday 10 July (Colchester Campus/virtual)
  • Saturday 18 September (Colchester Campus)
  • Saturday 16 October (Southend Campus)
  • Saturday 23 October (Colchester Campus)

Register your interest in our upcoming Open Days


Virtual Open Day

Whilst we are hopeful that we will be able to welcome you onto our campuses later this year, for now we have made a Virtual Open Day that's packed with information for you to enjoy whenever suits you. Simply fill out the form below to gain access!

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Join our Virtual Open Day

Simply click below, fill in the form and you'll have full access to our Virtual Open Day where you can get to know our courses and find out what life at Essex is like, all from the comfort of your own home.

Join now

Thinking of postgraduate study?

Our Postgraduate Virtual Week took place from Monday 24 May to Friday 28 May.

This online event was packed full of talks and sessions to get you thinking about postgraduate study at Essex. Throughout the week we introduced our academic departments and subjects, our research excellence and impact, and discussed how you can fund your studies, how to apply to Essex, and a whole lot more!

We'll be adding recorded video content to the event page over the next few weeks, so if you missed out, you'll still have a chance to watch back on-demand.

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Can't visit us?

We get that it's not always possible to come and visit us, so why not take a virtual look around?

Get a feel for life at Essex
Any questions about our Open Days?
Any questions about our Open Days?
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