If you've made an application to us you might be invited to an Applicant Day. Your invitation will be sent via email so please keep an eye out for it. For most of our courses you will be invited to attend an interview with your department as part of your Applicant Day.
Our Applicant Days provide the opportunity to meet your department and find out about life at Essex in more detail before making your final decision through UCAS.
Your Applicant Day will either be at our Colchester or Southend Campus depending on which course you have chosen to study. Remember to double check your invite or search for your course to make sure you visit the right campus.
If you're an international applicant, please email us if you would like to attend an Applicant Day firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have limited capacity for each Applicant Day so please reply to your Applicant Day invitation as soon as possible. Once you have received your invitation email you will be asked to set up your myEssex portal:
Once you have access to your portal, you will be able to view your Applicant Day Subject Guide which contains your programme for the day, interview guidance (if applicable) and travel information.
If you have any problems setting up your myEssex portal, please contact our IT Helpdesk: email@example.com
Don't worry, departments run various Applicant Days - just head to your myEssex portal to request a change of date. Alternatively, if you do not want to attend an Applicant Day, you can decline our invitation via your portal.
For most courses, the Applicant Day will run from 10.30am to 4.00pm. You can find a full programme for the day in your Applicant Day Subject guide on your myEssex portal so please check this carefully.
For courses offered by our School of Health and Social Care, your Applicant Day will feature a different programme so again, please head to your myEssex portal to read this carefully ahead of your visit.
We are really looking forward to welcoming you to your friendly Southend campus. The applicant day will comprise of a welcome talk, a chance to find out more about the campus, departmental activities and an interview.
Please check the subject guide found on your myEssex Portal to find out more about your day.
The car park underneath University Square student accommodation is currently closed for maintenance works. We would recommend parking in Warrior Square Car Park (SS1 2NQ) which is a 3 minute walk from The Forum. We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Interviews are a necessary and compulsory part of the application process for:
If you're an Essex Business School or Therapeutic Care applicant, we strongly advise you attend the applicant day and interview. It gives you a great opportunity to meet potential fellow students and lecturers, and will help to strengthen your application and offer.
If you need somewhere to stay before or after your Applicant Day, we have guest accommodation in our University Square student accommodation in Southend. The current room rate is £40 per person, per night and can be booked and paid for here.
We’d love to meet as many of our applicants as possible, so if you attend an Applicant Day you may be eligible for our Applicant Day Travel Bursary to provide a helping hand with your travel costs. And if you are travelling by car to Southend, you can claim back your parking costs - just make sure you hang on to your receipt! (Parking at our Colchester Campus is free). We also love meeting your friends and family too, so if you’re travelling by train, we’ll also cover the travel fare of one your guests – pretty nifty, huh?
Check out our terms and conditions to see if you're eligible.