Events for Schools and Colleges

National Careers Week

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National Careers Week

It will be National Careers Week 6-11 March 2023. You can access our bank of recorded sessions from our academic departments to support students in exploring Higher Education, employability and career opportunities, during this week. 

Register Your Interest

At Essex we know that employability is an important factor for students in deciding their future, and their Higher Education choices. Our National Careers Week content aims to give students more information about the courses, support, and resource available at university, and how this could benefit their future.

We can offer a wide range of pre-recorded sessions from our academic departments that will give more detail about courses on offer, what it is like to study with us, the support you will receive and where the different degree courses could take you in the future. You can access these at your convenience and share with others.

Schools and colleges are encouraged to request bespoke careers and employability sessions by emailing

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Study Abroad and Placement Opportunities

Essex Abroad

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Go global with your Essex degree - Essex Abroad opportunities are for all students who study at Essex. Include an international experience as part of your degree and have a life-changing experience whilst preparing for life as a global citizen.
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Find out more about study abroad and the benefits to you.


Is a placement year right for you? Find out what a placement is and how it could benefit your future. Alternatively, you could take a look at our Student Placements Handbook to learn more.

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Essex Business School Placements - Undergraduates at Essex Business School talk about their work placement years as part of their business degrees. In this video, you can hear what the students got up to on their placements, how a work placement has helped them to secure graduate jobs and find out about the support we offer students when sourcing, applying for and undertaking a year in industry.
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School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Placements - Ecaterina is a University of Essex CSEE student who has recently completed a Placement Year with Microsoft at their offices in Central London. In this video we hear from Ecaterina and her supervisors about the experience and find out what effects it’s had on her future study and career aspirations.
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Essex Careers Services

It’s never too early to start thinking of your career beyond graduation. So, get the most from your Essex experience by tapping into our friendly, professional careers support. Whether it’s coming along to our events, to getting one-to-one careers advice, we can help to enhance your employability and point you to ways to develop your skills and improve your CV. Find out more about our careers services.

Read our career services blog or listen to their podcast.

Generation Essex

Our careers support is available to graduates for life, and the Generation Essex careers support package is something we offer to the most recent graduates to help them in their next career steps immediately after graduating. Find out more about Generation Essex.

Essex Alumni

Find out more about Essex Alumni, the community you can be a part of forever.

Meet our alumni

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After Essex: Jovanna Yiouselli - Jovanna Yiouselli studied BA International Relations at the University of Essex. Find out why Essex was the right fit, and the opportunities she was able to take advantage of to help her future. Watch Jovanna's story
After Essex: John Bercow - John is a proud member of the Essex community; he was awarded an Honorary Degree in 2010 and in 2017 appointed Chancellor of the University. In the years in his role as Chancellor, he has always had an interesting story to tell or an anecdote to share, both from his time at Essex and his career in politics. John shares memories from studying in our Department of Government in the 1980s, his time as a Member of Parliament, and, of course, his ten years as Speaker of the House of Commons. Watch John's story
After Essex: Amma Frimpong - Amma graduated from the School of Health and Social Care with a postgraduate degree in Adult Nursing. Here Amma talks about her studies, her time at Essex and her career so far. Watch Amma's story

Watch more stories from our Essex Alumni

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Understanding University: The Ultimate Uni Podcast

Listen to current University of Essex students and staff give their experience of university life to help bust the common myths that surround higher education, whilst providing some handy tips too.

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