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Events and resources for sixth forms and colleges

We are delighted to offer a varied schedule of events throughout the academic year to provide an insight into what it's like to study at university, and the opportunities available through higher education.

Our activities are designed to engage and inspire, giving students a taste of university life, as well as the chance to learn more about their subject at undergraduate level. We also have a range of events and resources designed for teachers, advisors and counsellors, including our Annual Teacher’s and Advisors’ Conference.

We work to support students in making informed decisions regarding Higher Education, increase the accessibility of university and support applicants in everything from writing their personal statement to applying for student finance.  Alongside our annual events, we are pleased to offer tailored virtual and face-to-face campus visits, representation at careers or Higher Education fairs, school talks and a variety of online resources.

Booking information can be found within each of event listings below. Please visit our talks, visits and fairs page or academic workshops page to make a bespoke booking.

We also offer travel bursaries alongside a range of other benefits are available for Schools Membership partners.

Resources for your students

We understand how important teachers and counsellors are in preparing college students for university and so we want to support you and your students with a range of resources.


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Webinar series

Join our academics in a brand new six week webinar series. To give you and your students a flavour of what it's like to study our UG and PG courses at Essex, our academics have created a suite of short videos and webinars from multiple departments across the university.

Explore our talks, tasters and webinars
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Schools Membership Scheme

Our Schools Membership scheme launched in 2015 to create a network of schools, sixth-forms and colleges across the UK and around the world. By identifying the schools, we work closely with each year, we are better able to allocate our resources, and are proud to offer our partner schools a range of exclusive benefits.

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