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The Essex Taster Week 2023

4-7 July 2023

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. 

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We're delighted to confirm that booking for this event is now open! You can book your place now.

The event will again have days dedicated to each of our Faculties here at Essex:

Tuesday 4 July - Arts and Humanities, Colchester Campus

Including sessions from subjects including: Art History, Film, History, Hospitality and Events Management, Human Rights, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, Literature and Creative Writing and Philosophy. 

Wednesday 5 July - Science and Health, Colchester Campus

Including sessions from subjects including:  Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Health and Social Care, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Psychology and Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science. 

Thursday 6 July - Social Science, Colchester Campus

Including sessions from subjects including: Business, Childhood Studies, Economics, Government, Marketing, Language and Linguistics, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytical Studies and Sociology.

Friday 7 July - Essex Business School and Health and Social Care, Southend Campus

Including sessions from subjects including: Business and Health and Social Care.

The planned programme for Taster Week 2023, including details of the planned activities and timings for each day can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Taster Week Programme 2023 (.pdf)

During Covid-19 we ran our Taster Week virtually, and you can still access and share some of the recordings online


Students under the age of 16, attending as individuals, will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This event is running alongside our Language Conference for Teachers.

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