Virtual Open Day

We're doing things a little differently

  • Wed 21 Oct 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 - now open!

Join our Virtual Open Day from 2pm. Get to know our departments and find out what student 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

Student Q&A Panel


Meeting ID: 950 0429 7017

Undergraduate Finance 4.30pm
Postgraduate Applying 5.15pm
Postgraduate Finance 6.00pm

 Live Department Talks  Time  Zoom link and meeting ID
Actuarial Science 3.00 - 3.30pm
4.30 - 5.00pm

Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/99664357491

Meeting ID: 996 6435 7491

Biomedical Science and Human Biology  2.00-3.00pm

Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/95927912792

Meeting ID: 959 2791 2792

Biological Science and Marine Biology  3.00-4.00pm Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/95927912792

Meeting ID: 959 2791 2792
Data Science 3.30 - 4.00pm
5.00 - 5.30pm

Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/97340733525

Meeting ID: 973 4073 3525

 Drama 3.00-3.30pm

Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/92832300686

Meeting ID: 928 3230 0686

Essex Business School - Talk - 'Why you should still study business in 2020'  2.30pm  Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/95760598588
Essex Business School Drop-In Session 3.00-4.00pm Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/95644469013
Edge Hotel School Talk 5.30-6.30pm Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/95019525462
East 15 Q&A with Head of BA Acting 2.00-3.00pm Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/99412961941

Meeting ID: 994 1296 1941

Genetics and Biochemistry  2.30pm Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/95927912792

Meeting ID: 959 2791 2792
Journalism 3.00-4.00pm Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/93497875968
Mathematics 2.30 - 3.00pm
6.00 - 6.30pm
Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/97434525452
Law (undergraduate) One-To-One Drop-In Session 2.00-4.00pm Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/94804647548

Meeting ID: 948 0464 7548

You will be placed into a waiting room until we are free to meet with you.

4.00-6.00pm Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/94108492310

Meeting ID: 941 0849 2310

You will be placed into a waiting room until we are free to meet with you.

Law (postgraduate) One-To-One Drop-In Session 6.00-7.00pm

Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/94582678790

Meeting ID: 945 8267 8790

You will be placed into a waiting room until we are free to meet with you.

Politics 5.00-6.00pm Register in advance for this Zoom:


Meeting ID: 957 5576 0204

Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies 3.00-5.00pm

Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/92526985297

Meeting ID: 925 2698 5297

Physiotherapy Drop in Q&A sessions 2.30-3.30pm or 4.00-5.00pm or 5.30-6.30pm

Zoom link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/94681328160

You will be placed into a waiting room until we are free to meet with you.

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

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