Events for Schools and Colleges

Taster week

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An in-depth experience of studying at university

Every summer we host a series of exciting taster days for students in years 10, 11 and 12, as well as mature students. These events will give you an in depth experience of studying a subject at university, as well as providing an opportunity to speak with current staff and students.

These events will give you an in depth experience of studying a subject at university, as well as providing an opportunity to speak with current staff and students. Our Taster Week will include different taster sessions every day with different departments. All events are open to students attending as individuals or to teachers bringing groups of students. You may book onto as many or as few taster days that suit your interests.

Our taster week will include different taster sessions every day with different faculties. You may book onto as many or as few taster days that suit your interests.

All events are open to students attending as individuals, or to teachers bringing groups of students. We offer a travel bursary up to £50 for individuals and £250 for school groups of 10 students or more to cover your travel costs for the taster day.

Can’t see a subject that interests you? No problem. We add new events throughout the year so send us an email at schools-link@essex.ac.uk to let us know what area you’re looking for and we’ll let you know if we have an event planned. 

Taster days

Social Sciences Taster Day

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Subjects include:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Studies

Humanities Taster Day

Thursday 2 July 2020

Subjects include:

  • American Studies
  • Art History
  • Edge Hotel School
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Literature and Film Studies
  • Philosophy

Science and Health Taster Day

Friday 3 July 2020

Subjects include:

  • Biological Science 
  • Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
  • Health and Social Care
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science

Register your interest

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.

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Taster Week