5-8 July 2022
Every year we host a series of exciting taster days for students in years 10-13, as well as mature students. These events provide an opportunity to explore academic subjects at undergraduate level, in addition to providing a unique experience of a day in the life of a university student.
We are looking forward to returning to an in-person Taster Week in this academic year 5-8 July 2022, and we would love for you to join us. The event will run across four days, with three days at our Colchester campus, one day for each of our faculties and then the fourth day at our Southend campus.
We are pleased to offer a travel bursary of up to £150 per school bringing 10 students or more to the event.
The schedule for each day will look as follows, with more details on taster sessions on offer available soon:
|10:00 - 10:30||Welcome Talk and Introduction to the day|
|10:30 - 11:15||Campus Tour or Essex Student Panel|
|11:15 - 12:15||Taster Session 1|
|12:15 - 13:00||
Please ensure students bring a packed lunch with them as there will be limited time to purchase food on campus.
|13:00 - 14:00||Taster Session 2|
|14:00 - 14:30||Campus Tour or Essex Student Panel|
*Please note this schedule may be adjusted slightly for those interested in Life Sciences tasters, to allow for a laboratory session.
Last year was a little different so we ran our annual Taster Week a little differently too. Taster Week 2021 ran virtually so students could get a flavour of what Essex has to offer from the comfort of their own home or classroom. You can access some examples of last years content below.
Students under the age of 16, attending as individuals, will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
If you would like to access our Faith Centre while on campus, please let the event organiser know.