Virtual Open Day

We're doing things a little differently

  • Wed 16 Sep 20

    14:00 - 19:00

  • Online

    Your computer, mobile or tablet

  • Event type

    Open Days

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Open Days team

Visit Essex from the comfort of your own home

We can't avoid the fact that we're in the middle of a global pandemic, things aren't normal and so for now, we can't go on with our normal activities such as Open Days. 

However, we bring you, The Essex Virtual Open Day. An afternoon and evening of talks, tasters, a chance to virtually meet academics and staff from across the University as well as an opportunity to see inside some of our accommodation and teaching facilities. 

A student sitting next to a window working on a laptop.
Virtual Open Day today

Join our Virtual Open Day between 2pm-7pm BST. Meet our departments, get to know our courses and find out what life is like at Essex all from the comfort of your own home.

Join us today

Schedule for the day

Live Talks Time
Welcome 2.15pm
Accommodation 3.00pm
Undergraduate Applying 3.45pm
Undergraduate Finance 4.30pm
Postgraduate Applying 5.15pm
Postgraduate Finance 6.00pm

There will also be a variety of on-demand talks available throughout the day:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Faith Centre
  • Global Essex
  • Campus Tours (Colchester)
  • Campus Tours (Southend)
  • Student Development
  • Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity specialist support services
  • Guidance for Guardians
  • Study Abroad
  • Students' Union
  • Sport

Drop-in sessions

Some of our Departments are hosting Zoom drop-in sessions, simply follow the link during the allotted time to chat to academics via video. Our other Departments will be available on Live Chat throughout the afternoon, just ask to be transferred to the Department you would like to speak to.

 Department  Time  Zoom Link
 Law and Human Rights

2.00 - 7.00pm

 History  3.30 - 5.30pm https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/5154004695?pwd=V1kvRi92ZnIzWlVlV29pL21TT2hCZz09 
Meeting ID: 515 400 4695 
Password: IRP
 Philosophy  4.00 - 4.30pm  https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/99497388781
 Politics  5.00 - 6.00pm  https://essex-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcuCtqD0jG9FEjE_VBv6e0Ol0Q2UV9nCR 
 Physiotherapy  4.00 - 6.00pm  https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/95843756440

Booking and attending the day

Do I need to attend the whole Open Day or can I drop in and out?

It is totally up to you! You can spend the whole day listening to talks and tasters or you can just drop in and listen to the ones you are interested in or chat with the departments you have questions for.

Can my parents / guardians be a part of the day?

Absolutely. Whether you all crowd around the same computer or each have your own device, your parents and guardians are more than welcome to enjoy the day with you and access all the same information.  
All six event ladies, photo in the garden.
Get in touch
Our Open Days Team