Essex Pathways

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Unlocking your potential

We believe a person’s potential is defined by an attitude of mind: a willingness to learn and collaborate. 

Our Essex Pathways department is a gateway to the University of Essex, helping students without standard entry requirements to grow in confidence, unlock their potential, and nurture their ambitions so they can progress in academic study.

We provide undergraduate pathway routes to degree courses at our University and equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed on your chosen course. From the very first moment you arrive, you will feel part of our community and have access to all the facilities our campus has to offer.

We work closely with all other departments, schools and centres across the University, and guarantee that a place is secured on your chosen degree course as long as you successfully complete your course with us.

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choose us?

Consolidate and develop your subject knowledge and academic skills
Collaborate with experts in their fields committed to supporting you in your studies
Create the future you want - starting now
University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)
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UoTY winners 2018
Dr Nilüfer Demirkan-Jones
"Join our diverse student community and develop a critical and reflective approach to your study within a stimulating and supportive environment, working with friendly staff who are experts in their fields."
Dr Nil├╝fer Demirkan-Jones Head of Department Essex Pathways
Latest news
Economic and Social Research Council awards Essex new round of funding to boost research impact
31 Jan 2019
Essex climbs 17 places in the Guardian University Guide
29 May 2018
Essex climbs into top 30 in the Complete University Guide
25 Apr 2018
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Contact the Essex Pathways department
Contact the Essex Pathways department
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: +44 (0)1206 872217