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Event: Taster Week 2021

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The Essex Taster Week 2021

5 - 8 July 2021

Every summer 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. 

Our Taster Week will run over 4 days to reflect each of our three faculties at our Colchester Campus; Humanities, Social Sciences and Health and Human Sciences, as well as our Essex Business School and Health and Human Sciences departments at our Southend Campus.

The day will include academic sessions, as well as a campus tour and opportunity to speak to staff and students, to help prepare students in making  informed university choices and a great application.

All events are open to students attending as individuals or to school groups, and multiple days may be booked.

Bookings will open in the coming weeks, in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch to register your interest.


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Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled.

Taster week travel bursary

We know that travelling to our campus can be expensive, so we offer a travel bursary to cover your travel costs for the taster day, should you be eligible. After you’ve visited us for a taster day, email the completed claim form along with scanned copies of your receipts within 30 days of your visit. We will assess your eligibility and confirm the outcome of your travel claim.

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.

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Taster Week team