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If you are an UK/EU applicant for an undergraduate degree at Essex, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Day. 

Our Applicant Days have a departmental focus so they provide the perfect opportunity to get to meet academic staff, chat to current students and get all of your questions answered before you make your final choice via 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. 

Some of our courses require a compulsory interview as part of the recruitment process so it is important you attend. For other courses, the interview is non-compulsory. This will be clearly stated in your Applicant Day Programme once you have received your invitation.

Your Applicant Day invitation will be sent via email - so keep an eye out for it!

If you're an international applicant, please email us if you would like to attend an Applicant Day applicantdays@essex.ac.uk.

 

Everything you need to know about Applicant Days

Cancelling or rearranging your Applicant Day

To rearrange your visit, please head to your MyEssex Portal and cancel your current Applicant Day. You will then be able to rebook your place and choose an alternative date.

For Health and Social Care and Physiotherapy courses, the interview is a compulsory element of the recruitment process and not attending the Applicant Day may result in an unsuccessful application.

Applicant Days vs Open Days

Our Applicant Days are essentially interviews and give you a chance to meet your department and find out more about studying at Essex. For most courses, the interviews are informal so please don’t be nervous! Some courses have a compulsory interview (for example, Health and Social Care and Physiotherapy courses) so please make sure you attend.

The Experience Essex session at our Colchester Applicant Days is similar to what you’d experience at an Open Day. This part of the day is optional. Please check your programme for more information and specific timings about your day.

Bringing a guest

You can bring a guest but bear in mind they may not be able to take part in some of the department or interview activities with you on the day (check your programme for more details). When booking your place on the myEssex Portal let us know if you will have a guest coming with you.

Special requirements 

You can have a one-to-one chat with our Student Support Team at one of our Colchester Applicant Days. They’ll be running drop-in sessions 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Silberrad Student Centre. Please let us know if you need any support for your visit by emailing applicantdays@essex.ac.uk

If you’re visiting our Southend Campus or won’t be attending the Experience Essex session, you can contact our Disability Advisory Team to discuss any requirements or queries you might have by emailing disab@essex.ac.uk

Parking permits

If you’re visiting our Colchester Campus, you’ll find a parking permit on your myEssex Portal. Please print and display this in your car so you are not given a ticket.

Please don’t park in the Multi-storey car park as this is for registered vehicles only.

Applicant Day Travel bursary

We feel it’s important for all of our applicants to have the opportunity to attend their Applicant Day, so we offer an Applicant Day Travel Bursary to reimburse your travel costs. Further information and terms and conditions can be found below.


Travel Bursary - terms and conditions

We receive a lot of bursary application forms and will work as quickly as we can to process it for you. Once we’ve received your form, we’ll check you meet the terms and conditions of the bursary. If you’re successful, it will be sent to our Payments Team and we’ll send you an email to let you know you’re eligible and the payment will be with you soon.

If you haven’t received your bursary or contact from us within 30 days of submitting your bursary application, please call us on 01206 873272 or email applicantbursary@essex.ac.uk.

Outcome of your application after Applicant Day

Our Admissions Team will process your application as quickly as possible. They aim to reply to your application within two weeks following your Applicant Day. Please log in to your myEssex Portal and UCAS Track to check your application status.

If you haven’t had a reply two weeks after your Applicant Day, you can email your Admissions Adviser directly. You’ll find their email address on your myEssex Portal.

Applicant Day Travel Bursary

We feel it’s important for all of our applicants to have the opportunity to attend their Applicant Day, so we offer an Applicant Day Travel Bursary to reimburse your travel costs. Further information and terms and conditions can be found below.

 

Travel Bursary - terms and conditions
Any questions about our Applicant Days?
Any questions about our Applicant Days?
Colchester Applicant Day Team
Telephone:  01206 873272
Southend Applicant Day Team
Telephone: 01702 328222
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