The UK Prime Minister has announced that final external exams in schools and colleges will not run in June 2020.
Please don't worry. Further information about what we are doing to ensure that we can manage the admissions process for those of you who want to join us this autumn, even without final exams, is outlined in the Q&As below.
For postgraduate applicants and applicants studying outside of the UK, we are monitoring updates of other exam boards around the world and will be in touch soon.
We are monitoring and following all advice from Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the World Health Organisation and will review all guidance daily.
Not an applicant?
As an enquirer or applicant to the University of Essex, we will keep you updated on the steps we are taking to limit the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on our community. This page contains important information for applicants about applying to and starting your course at the University of Essex. We will update this regularly.
Importantly, we are now undertaking a lot of work to try to ensure that we manage any impact that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) might have on students who will be joining us this autumn for 2020 entry. We understand how concerned some of you will be, and we want you to be assured that we will manage changes to the external environment as they develop.
Whether you are worried you might not get your final exam transcripts; that you might not be able to arrive on time to take a Pre Sessional English course; or you are concerned you will not be able to travel to one of our campuses for the start of the new academic year – we are working hard to find solutions that will work for you.
We will let you know what the answers to your questions are as we develop our work, and we will update all the questions and answers on these pages and remind you when we have done so. However, if you have an immediate concern or need some help, please contact us.