Tim Pilkington
Hi, I'm Tim and I look after our North American students coming to the University of Essex. We at Essex love our students from the US, we currently have over 100 students and we are delighted that you are considering joining them. Below is some country specific information that I hope you find helpful and please do contact me with any questions - americas@essex.ac.uk
Tim Pilkington United States country contact

Application information

Meet with us

In country

29 May - 3 June 2022: NAFSA, Denver, Colorado

6 - 7 June 2022: Boston, Massachusetts 

8-10 June 2022: New England ACAC, Colchester, Vermont

14 - 15 June 2022: HECA, Denver, Colorado

Feel free to reach out to your country contacts Tim or Emma using the contact details at the bottom of this page if you would like to meet with them in person.

Chat to us online

You can also book a meeting to discuss with me virtually. or chat to one of our staff and students too.

Hear from our US students and alumni

Jonathan Hendry
Howdy! My name is Jonathan and I’m a first year European Studies and Politics (with a year abroad) student from the Tennessee. I visited the UK first in 2013 on the International Air Cadet Exchange and forthwith fell in love with it and returned for two tours in the U.S Air Force. Obviously when choosing a University, my first choice was here, and I couldn’t be more excited to start my studies again here in Essex. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Essex so far, I am quite active in several societies around campus. The show choir, (which yes, is just like Pitch Perfect and Glee), The LGBT+ society, Model United Nations, the Harry Potter society, Theatre Arts (where I most recently played an Ozian in the Christmas Pantomime), the Green Impact group which supports environmentally and socially sustainable practices, and Cricket. The thing I love most about Essex is how you can get involved in so many extra curricular activities and societies even if that’s not what you're majoring in and the travel opportunities from here are endless. Since getting here in October I’ve have already visited 11 countries for less than $100 each. I would absolutely recommend anyone to come here! Whether it be for a term, a year, or your whole degree; it’s a life changing experience and one of the best choices I’ve ever made! 
Sara Lessman
I graduated with an MFA in Acting from East 15 Acting School in 2018. Following my studies, I was able to connect with Essex Startups in hopes of launching a business, BlankSlateBody. Since day one, Essex Startups has been incredibly helpful as a resource: offering workshops, mentoring, goal setting opportunities, and even funding. Without Essex Startups, I'm not sure where I'd be in my startup journey. Since beginning working with them, I finalised and released my first product, I feel more confident than ever marketing myself, and I have a support system I can go to with questions, ideas, and concerns. Whatever business idea you have, I highly recommend connecting with them. 
Sara Lessman MFA ACTING (2018)
Tim Pilkington
Get in touch
Tim Pilkington United States country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 7961041125
Emma Burgess United States country contact
Telephone: +44 (0) 1206 874828