If you've made an application to study at our Colchester Campus, you might be invited to 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 invitation will be sent via email, so please keep an eye out for it.
Once to have received you invitation, you will need to respond to let us know if you will be attending. To do this you’ll need to set up your myEssex portal by following the steps below:
Once you have clicked on the link in the email, you will then be able to access your portal where you will find your Applicant Day Programme and the following options regarding your invite:
Places are limited, so please respond to your invitation as soon as possible.
For most courses, the Applicant Day will run from 10.30am – 4.00pm.
Your programme for the day will be unique for each subject so please check your Applicant Day Programme on your myEssex portal very carefully.
Our courses offered by our School of Health and Social Care feature a different programme to the one below so please ensure you check your programme carefully.
The address for our Colchester Campus is:
University of Essex
If you are using a sat nav, please use the postcode for Wivenhoe House Hotel which will ensure you reach the correct side of the campus: CO7 9HT. Once you reach Boundary Road, please follow our ‘Applicant Day Parking’ signs. Our Patrol Officers will also be on hand to direct you to the allocated parking area for visitors. Please do not park in the multi-storey car park as this is for registered vehicles only.
Parking is free for our visitors but you will need to print and display the Applicant Day Parking Permit which can be found on your myEssex portal.
There are frequent trains from London Liverpool Street to Colchester Main Station (COL). We will be running a free coach service from COL (also referred to as Colchester North Station) to our campus. You can find information about the schedule and book your place on the coach via your myEssex portal.
The coach will depart from the campus to take visitors back to the station at 4pm. Please note, this is a busy route so we strongly suggest that you do not book a return ticket which departs before 4.45pm.
Our 4* Wivenhoe House Hotel is on our Colchester Campus and is a 5 minute walk to the main venue for the day. For further information or to book a room, please contact the hotel and quote ‘UoE visitor rate’ when booking to receive our special discounted rate.
Telephone: 01206 863666