Postgraduate Open Evening

Join us for an evening of talks and tours, and get answers to your questions about studying a postgraduate course at Essex.

  • Wed 22 Mar 23

    15:00 - 19:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

  • Event type

    Open Days

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Open Days Team

Welcome to Essex, a home for those who are impatient to make a difference in the world.

Our Postgraduate Open Evening on Wednesday 22 March will be offered both in-person at our Colchester Campus as well as virtually, so if you are unable to travel, you can engage with our talks and other content from the comfort of your own home. 


Maybe you've already applied but haven't visited us yet, maybe you're just starting to think about studying a postgraduate course, or perhaps you want to chat to like-minded students; whatever the reason, book your place to discover more about studying with us.


Our event will begin at 3pm and finish at 7pm. Talks will be available virtually via this webpage - you'll just need to sign into Zoom to access them on the day.

Two male visitors reading an event programme at an open day.
Book onto our Open Evening

Complete our short form to book yourself onto our Postgraduate Open Evening. You'll be able to visit us on campus and experience the University of Essex in person or engage online from the comfort of your own home.

Book now


If you or your guests have any special requirements, please email us in advance so we can make sure your visit is as smooth as possible. If you're a visitor with a disability, please let a member of staff know so they can advise you on accessible routes around campus, or conduct a separate tour if necessary.

Speaking to academic staff 

You can meet our staff and our academic departments to find answers to all of your questions about doing a postgraduate degree at Essex, and you can also chat with our staff and students online whenever suits you either before, during or after the event.

Getting to us

Travelling by car

Whether approaching our Colchester Campus from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton-on-Sea, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right onto Boundary Road.


Please follow the Open Day car parking signs which will lead you to our allocated visitor parking, in Valley Car Park. Parking during our Open Evening is free. Our patrol staff should be on hand to show you where to go. The address of our Colchester Campus is: 

University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

If you are using a SatNav, please use the following postcode, CO4 3FA as this will direct you to the south side of our Colchester Campus, where you'll find Valley Car Park.

Travelling by bus or train

There are frequent trains from London Liverpool Street Station to Colchester with connections to Ipswich, Norwich, Felixstowe, Harwich and beyond.

We have three train stations in Colchester: Colchester Town, Colchester Hythe and Colchester North Station (also referred to as Colchester Main Station). Colchester North Station is the largest and has the best bus and taxi links so we recommend using this station. There is a taxi rank and bus stop at the station. The following buses will lead you to campus:

Further information about bus travel in Colchester can be found on the First Bus website and more information about travelling to our Colchester Campus can be found here.

Staying overnight

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Long journey to get to us? Stay at our beautiful Wivenhoe House Hotel. This luxury 4* hotel is situated on our campus and offers free parking, free wi-fi and an award-winning brasserie. 

Email: info@wivenhoehouse.co.uk
Telephone: 01206 863666

Student ambassador holding a sign that says 'here to help' whilst talking to two visitors on Square 4
Get in touch
Open Days Team
Telephone: Colchester: 01206 876818