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The University of Essex has now agreed to adopt additional action to protect our staff, students and our wider community against the spread and impact of COVID-19. As the number of cases in the UK increases, we have taken pre-emptive steps to protect members of our community from the risk of infection.
From Monday 23 March we started implementing enhanced protection measures, which, amongst other steps included suspending all University public events and gatherings, including our face to face schools engagement work.
This therefore means that, unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled.
We appreciate you may already have transport in place for these events, if you are outside your cancellation period for coaches or are unable to claim the money back from your school insurance please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know this will be as disappointing to you as it is to us, and we do hope that you and your students can continue to be supported by the University of Essex virtually through resources that we are currently developing.
With access to all of our facilities, you will explore, debate and discuss issues of global importance in either Sports and Exercise Science, English Literature, Business Studies or one of our award-winning THINK series topics. Attend lectures, workshops or lab sessions, present your ideas, meet interesting, like-minded people and have the summer of a lifetime whilst you're doing it!
At the end of it, you'll have a university level piece of work, a new network of contacts and the confidence to go out and bag the future of your dreams!
As part of the application, you will need to write 500 words on one topic; this should be the topic you want to study during the Summer Experience. You can choose from:
Top tip! We recommend writing your answer before you start. Then you can copy/paste into the application form. You don’t need to be an expert; we just want to see that you’ve got some interesting ideas.
We’ll aim to let you know if you’ve been successful by end of June.
Your teacher needs to submit a short reference. We cannot consider your application without this.
Nothing, unless you are successful. If your application is successful, we’ll be in touch to ask for parent/guardian consent, medical/dietary information and emergency contacts. If we don’t hear from your parents/guardians then we’ll have to reallocate your place.