Applicant Days

Applicant Days

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Event update

As part of our enhanced protection measures surrounding COVID-19, all Applicant Days are cancelled. If you are a prospective student who was invited to an Applicant Day, please check your emails for further information from us.

If you have applied for one of the following subjects, we will be in contact with you directly with regards to rearranging your interview to be conducted via video call: Nursing, Oral Health Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Social Work, Physiotherapy and French Law.

For all other subjects, your interview is non-compulsory and has therefore been cancelled. We will be in touch to offer a visit to our Campus when we are back up and running and we’ll look forward to meeting you then.

You can contact the Recruitment Events Team at

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Compulsory and optional interviews

Compulsory interviews

  • French Law
  • Adult and Mental Health Nursing (Colchester campus)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy

The following courses are based at our Southend Campus so if you have applied for either of these courses please follow the information in your Applicant Day Programme only.

  • Adult and Mental Health Nursing (Southend campus)
  • Oral Health Science
  • Social Work

Optional interviews

  • Accounting, Finance and Banking
  • American Studies
  • Art History
  • Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Edge Hotel School - Hospitality and Events Management
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Liberal Arts
  • Life Sciences
  • Literature
  • Management and Marketing
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Criminology
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports Performance and Coaching
  • Sports Therapy