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 20 Mar 24

    15:00 - 19:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

  • Event type

    Open Days

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Open Days Team

Our Postgraduate Open Evening is your chance to see the place you might be calling home.

Our Postgraduate Open Evening on Wednesday 20 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.

What can you expect on the day?

  • Talks - take a look at the talks below to see which you would like to attend
  • Tours - we will be running campus, accommodation and facility tours to showcase our campus, wide range of accommodation and the places were you will be studying
  • Talk to your department - chat informally to your department and get answers to all of your questions about your subject
  • Chat with Student Services - ask any questions you have around becoming a student
  • Experience student life - we will have a range of activities to show you our vibrant student community
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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

In person talk programme

Time Talk Location
3.15pm - 3.35pm Welcome to Essex ICLH Seminar Room
3.50pm - 4.20pm Continuing your studies ICLH Seminar Room
5.10pm - 5.40pm Employability, wellbeing and support ICLH Seminar Room
5.50pm - 6.20pm UK finance and funding ICLH Seminar Room
6.30pm - 7.00pm Student experience and returning to study  ICLH Seminar Room 

Virtual talk programme

Time Talk
 9.00am - 9.20am Welcome to Essex 
 9.30am - 10.15am International admissions and visas 
 10.30am - 11.00am International finance and funding 
 3.15pm - 3.35pm Welcome to Essex (repeated) 
 3.50pm - 4.20pm  Continuing your studies

Free Greater Anglia train tickets

We've partnered with Greater Anglia to provide our prospective students with a free train ticket to attend our Postgraduate Open Evening. You can claim one Greater Anglia off-peak day return ticket on the date of the Postgraduate Open Evening from your nearest Greater Anglia home station to Colchester. Applications for the train ticket must be made at least 5 working days before the date of the Postgraduate Open Evening. You will be able to add on accompanying tickets for any guests you're bringing with you. These tickets will be charged at the correct and current journey price.

To find out more information and apply for your ticket, visit the Greater Anglia website. You'll need a discount code for the free ticket so keep an eye out for this in your Postgraduate Open Evening booking confirmation email or email us for the code.

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 Day 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:

Route 87

Route S1

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.

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Get in touch
Open Days team
Telephone: +44 (0)1206 876818