In the Department
We are planning an exciting programme of events to enable us to spend time together – including outside walks or teaching events where this is possible, coffee and group conversation in a virtual café and opportunities to meet visiting speakers or poets – online or in person, as the case may be.
We will use all our ingenuity to bring students together into social situations outside of class-time, as we have always done. In the past we have run competitions, parties, picnics, pizza nights, quizzes and talent shows, and, we are adding to our extra-curricular repertoire with online poetry and play readings, conferences, and film screenings.
You will be joining a dynamic research community from day one of your studies in LiFTS. We will be continuing to schedule our regular programmes of visiting speakers from across all areas of film, journalism, drama, literature and creative writing; these will include leading industry professionals, as well as the best international academics.
You will continue to have the opportunity to take up work placements, internships and work-based learning, online or in-person depending on what conditions allow, and as appropriate to your degree course.
We have been working in partnership with our Students’ Union to ensure that you can enjoy our clubs, societies, activities and services. We have built in flexibility to enable you to access support and activities, and to shape your experience around your life.
To learn more about the range of events Essex will be hosting, please visit our events calendar. To stay up to date with the very latest guidance on how to visit your campus, view our coming onto campus guide.