We understand how important teachers and counsellors are in preparing students for university and so we want to support you and your students with a range of resources.
Below you'll find resources to help your students through the university application process, including guidance on decision making and student finance.
We want students to thrive in the university learning environment once they arrive at Essex, so you’ll also find subject-specific and EPQ resources designed to help bridge the gap between A-level and undergraduate study, and guides to help the transition for students from overseas.
These resources provide information about the university application process, such as personal statements and student finance, and we would encourage you to share them with your students (and their parents) in order to guide them through the process.
We recognise that the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a valuable qualification for students to undertake in preparation for study at university. The following resources are designed to introduce students to the key skills needed for writing their first research project.
If you are part of our Schools Membership Scheme, our fully trained PhD Tutors are also available to provide workshops that cover the key skills required to complete the EPQ. These can be delivered either in your sixth form/college or at one of our campuses.
Seven higher education institutions have developed exciting short online courses suitable for college students, teachers and advisers. The free AccessHE online courses range from specific subject introductions, to understanding how the university application cycle works.
In addition to all of these resources, we also have Essex101, a fully interactive online course which students can undertake in their own time or you can use in the classroom.