Schools membership scheme

Schools Membership

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The University’s Schools Membership scheme creates an exclusive network of schools, sixth forms and colleges across the UK and around the world, allowing us to allocate resources more effectively and engage with students and teachers in partner schools.

By identifying those we work closely with each year, we can ensure members are kept informed and up to date with current higher education issues and upcoming activities they can engage with at the University of Essex.

There is no cost associated with membership; instead our partner schools and colleges receive a range of benefits in exchange for their active participation in the scheme, attendance at our events and the provision of feedback at intervals throughout the year.

 

UK Membership levels

Each membership level is tailored to suit the needs of their strand but all partners are allocated a key member of staff at the University of Essex, receive newsletters, access to exclusive CPD resources, discounted rates at our extensive facilities on our Colchester and Southend campuses, and priority booking on exciting University of Essex events.

Schools Membership Plus

The University’s Schools Membership Plus level is a network of colleges and sixth forms in the Eastern region, allowing us to engage more effectively with teachers, advisers, and their students. Through Schools Membership Plus, we’ve helped keep partners more informed and up to date with current higher education issues, while helping as many students as possible make informed decisions and reach higher education.

Schools Membership Plus partners are entitled to a range of benefits in exchange for their active participation in the scheme, attendance at our events, and the provision of feedback during the year. The benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Monthly newsletters to keep you informed about all our upcoming activities.
  • A single point of contact at the university for any information relating to the University of Essex or Higher Education in general.
  • Priority booking for all of our engaging events for students and staff.
  • £1,000 Travel Bursary to support visits and event attendance (correct for 2022/23, amount subject to approval annually).
  • Priority for any school talks or careers fairs you invite us to deliver at your school/ college.
  • Subject enrichment sessions and subject taster sessions delivered virtually, at your school/college, or on campus.
  • A 25% discount on Masters study for all teachers at your school or college (terms and conditions apply).
  • CPD opportunities for staff.
  • An invite to our Annual Teachers' and Advisers' Conference taking place 16 June 2023.

We understand that the needs of each college and sixth form are unique, so we work flexibly with our partners to ensure that their students benefit as much as possible. Our team can design bespoke activities at your request to tailor activities and events to your students' needs, and we also invite regular feedback to ensure that our offering is relevant, useful, and worthwhile. 

To find out more about any of the benefits above or to check if your school/college is a Schools Membership Plus partner please email smplus@essex.ac.uk.

UK International Schools Membership

For many years, The University of Essex has worked with International schools and colleges across the UK.

The UK International Schools Membership scheme structures and supports our engagement with schools/colleges and strengthens our relationships with teachers and counsellors.

As a thank you for your ongoing support, UKI member schools benefit from:

  • Termly newsletters to keep you informed about upcoming activity and higher education updates
  • A single point of contact at the university for any information relating to the University of Essex or Higher Education in general
  • Priority visits from the Student Recruitment team
  • Bespoke on-campus visits and events organised for your students
  • Annual Teachers Conference providing a unique networking and CPD opportunity
  • Resources including revision packs and personal statement writing guides
  • Travel bursaries to travel to the University campus available

To find out more about any of the benefits above or to check if your school/college is a Schools Membership partner please email overseas@essex.ac.uk

International Schools Membership

The University of Essex is proud to work with schools and colleges around the world. The International Schools Membership scheme structures and supports our engagement with schools/colleges and strengthens our relationships with teachers and counsellors.

As a thank you for your ongoing support, International member schools benefit from:

  • Termly newsletters to keep you informed about upcoming activity and higher education updates
  • A single point of contact at the university for any information relating to the University of Essex or Higher Education in general
  • Priority visits from the Student Recruitment team in-country
  • Bespoke on-campus visits and events organised for your students
  • Annual Teachers Conference providing a unique networking and CPD opportunity
  • Resources including revision packs and personal statement writing guides
  • Travel bursaries to travel to the University campus available

To find out more about any of the benefits above or to check if your school/college is a Schools Membership Plus partner please contact overseas@essex.ac.uk

 

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