Applicant Days

Applicant Days

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Get to know us

If you are an undergraduate student who has received an offer from us to study in 2021, you will be invited to attend a Virtual Applicant Day.

If you have applied to one of our degrees which requires an interview, you will receive an email inviting you to an interview via Zoom. Subjects which require interviews are:

  • Adult and Mental Health Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Oral Health Science
  • French Law

Please see the section below 'Compulsory Interviews' for more information about the interview process.

You can contact the Recruitment Events Team at applicantdays@essex.ac.uk

Virtual Applicant Days

If you have been made an offer to study at Essex, you will receive an email from us inviting you to a Virtual Applicant Day - we would still like to meet you even though we can't run on-campus events at the moment! This is an informal event lasting around two hours, so feel free for your parents/guardians or friends to join too. The event will start with a session with your department, followed by live general talks and Q&A's with staff on our Virtual Applicant Day platform.

Your invite email will ask you to log on to our myEssex applicant portal to select a date. So we can be as flexible as possible, we offer two time slots which run from 9.00am - 12.00pm and 4.00 - 7.00pm in alternate weeks, so you can attend whichever date is better for you.

Then head to your myEssex portal to view the available dates and book one that suits you. If you haven't set up your portal yet, click here and select 'register'. You can also see when your department is hosting by clicking the dates below.

Virtual Applicant Dates and Times

Wednesday 20 January, 9.00 - 12.00pm

  • Art History
  • Childhood Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Edge Hotel School
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Essex Business School - Accounting, Finance and Banking, Business and Management, Entrepreneurship
  • Film studies
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Liberal Arts, Latin American Studies, American (US) Studies, European Studies, Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Life Sciences - Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Biological Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry, Human Biology
  • Literature
  • Law 
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychodynamic Practice
  • Psychology
  • Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports Performance and Coaching
  • Sports Therapy

Wednesday 3 February, 4.00 - 7.00pm

  • Art History
  • Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Edge Hotel School
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Essex Business School - Accounting, Finance and Banking, Business and Management, Entrepreneurship
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Liberal Arts, Latin American Studies, American (US) Studies, European Studies, Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Life Sciences - Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Biological Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry, Human Biology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Politics
  • Sports Performance and Coaching
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports Therapy
  • Sociology and Criminology

Wednesday 17 February, 9.00 - 12.00pm

  • Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • CSEE
  • Drama
  • Edge Hotel School
  • English language and linguistics
  • Essex Business School - Accounting, Finance and Banking, Business and Management, Entrepreneurship
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Liberal Arts, Latin American Studies, American (US) Studies, European Studies, Global Studies
  • Life Sciences - Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Biological Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry, Human Biology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports Performance and Coaching
  • Sports Therapy

Wednesday 3 March, 4.00 - 7.00pm

  • Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • CSEE
  • Edge Hotel School
  • English language and linguistics
  • Essex Business School - Accounting, Finance and Banking, Business and Management, Entrepreneurship
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Liberal Arts, Latin American Studies, American (US) Studies, European Studies, Global Studies
  • Life Sciences - Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Biological Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry, Human Biology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports Performance and Coaching
  • Sports Therapy
  • Sociology and Criminology

Wednesday 17 March, 9.00 - 12.00pm

  • Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • CSEE
  • Edge Hotel School
  • Essex Business School - Accounting, Finance and Banking, Business and Management, Entrepreneurship
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Liberal Arts, Latin American Studies, American (US) Studies, European Studies, Global Studies
  • Life Sciences - Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Biological Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry, Human Biology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports Performance and Coaching
  • Sports Therapy

More dates will be added for March - June

Once you’ve chosen a date on your portal, you will receive an email confirming the date and time of your Virtual Applicant Day, and a Zoom link for you to join in the first hour. There will also be a link to the Virtual Applicant Day platform which you will be able to access any time, but remember to head there after your Zoom meeting for some live general talks and the opportunity to ask staff questions:

 Times Talk Topic

 9.30am 

 4.30pm

 We are Essex, are you?

10.00am

5.00pm

Welcome to our International Students

10.30am

5.30pm

Funding for UK Students

11.00am

6.00pm

Accommodation

11.30am

6.30pm

Student Life

Downloading Zoom

You’ll need to download Zoom to your phone, tablet or PC before your Virtual Applicant Day session, there is some more information on how to do this here.

On the date and time specified in your email, you’ll just need to click the Zoom link to join the meeting. If you have any questions, just drop us an email at applicantdays@essex.ac.uk.

Please make sure you use your full name as your display name on Zoom so our staff and students know who you are.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why have I been invited to a Virtual Applicant Day?

This is your chance to get to know us better. We want to help make your firm and insurance choices as easy as possible so we host these days so you can meet academics from the department you’ve applied to. 

Applicant Days have moved online this year due to COVID-19 so you’ll be meeting academics, current students and fellow offer-holders over Zoom and using our Virtual Applicant Day platform to find out more about studying at Essex.

I can no longer make the date I booked, how can I change it?

Just email the Applicant Day Team at applicantdays@essex.ac.uk and we can reorganise your Virtual Applicant Day.

Can someone join me on the Virtual Applicant Day?

Yes! These days are just an opportunity for you to get to know us, so feel free for your parents/guardians or friends to join you.

What if I've applied to more than one degree at Essex?

We’ll invite to one of your department’s live sessions. If you’d like to attend sessions for your other session, just get in touch and we can book this in for you:  applicantdays@essex.ac.uk

Compulsory Interviews

Applicants applying to a degree which requires a compulsory interview will receive an invite to a Zoom interview via email. 

You will need to accept or decline the Zoom interview via your myEssex portal and instructions for this will be in your email. Once you have accepted the interview, you will need to download the Zoom app on your phone, tablet or PC if you do not already have it, there is some more information on how to do this here.

You will also be a sent a link to your Interview Guide which will explain how to confirm your attendance, things to prepare before your interview, what to expect on the day and what will happen afterwards.

On the day of your interview, at your allotted time, you will be able to use the link from the invite email to join the interview.