Postgraduate Open Evening

Visit our Colchester Campus and get loads of great information about studying a postgraduate degree at Essex.

Discover Essex at our open evening

Come along to our Postgraduate Open Evening to find out information from our staff and students about being part of our warm and welcoming postgraduate community. We have a broad range of postgraduate courses on offer at Essex, from Masters degrees to PhDs. Chat with our academic staff to discover what course is right for you, or learn more about funding opportunities, our Students' Union, sport, student support and well-being, accommodation, employability and careers, and much more!

Download our PG Open Evening programme to learn more about the evening. You don't need to print it off in advance, as you can collect a copy on the night when you arrive.

We're open from 4pm to 7pm, and are based in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall at our Colchester Campus. 

To help you plan in advance for your visit, here is our current schedule for the evening:

  • 4.00pm - Postgraduate Open Evening opens
  • 4.15-4.45pm - Welcome to the University of Essex talk
  • 5.00-7.00pm - chat to academic departments and student services
  • 5.30-6.00pm - Postgraduate Research talk - "how does it is work?"
  • 6.30-7.00pm - Student Finance talk

Essex Business School will also have a talk from 5.00-5.30pm entitled 'The Essex MBA: CV Workshop', which will be useful for students thinking about applying for an MBA at Essex.

Use our online booking form to register, and just come along on the night! Parking will be free, so if you're travelling by car, please aim to park in our Valley Car Park on the south side of campus. Check out our web page about how to get to our Colchester Campus.

We're looking forward to meeting you!

Interested in a health and social care degree?

Our School of Health and Social Care will be running an application clinic from 5.00-5.30pm and again from 6.00-6.30pm, which is for students thinking of applying for our MSc pre-registration courses (such as adult and mental health nursing, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and social work and human rights). You'll be able to find out about the courses, where placements take place, and learn how to make a good application. There will also be a tour of our mock ward and the community living space from 5.30-5.45pm and repeated at 6.30-6.45pm.

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Book your place in advance to make sure you have all the information you need. You’ll spend less time filling out forms on arrival, and more time sipping tea and chatting to academics! 

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Our Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall is the venue for the Postgraduate Open Evening)
Our Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall is the venue for the Postgraduate Open Evening
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Get in touch
Open Days team Contact us to find out more about the Postgraduate Open Evening or for guidance on how to get to our Colchester Campus.

We Are Essex 

Our postgraduate students do some amazing things.

Read our We Are Essex stories to learn about their life, their Essex experience and what they want to do in the future. We've handpicked a few to get your started.

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Book a campus tour

If you can't make our Postgraduate Open Evening, or if you'd prefer to just come and have a look around our Colchester Campus, book onto a tour with one of our lovely students.

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