Applicant days


Activities and timings

For most applicants, from 10.45am – 12.45pm we invite you to Experience Essex.

It’s not a compulsory part of the Applicant Day, but this session gives you an opportunity to discover life at Essex and see if we are the place for you.

Check out the full programme for the day below. 


If you have applied to study any of the following courses then you will not follow the programme below. Please refer to your Applicant Day Programme on your myEssex portal for all of the information. It’s very important that you read the information carefully so that you can prepare. The information on these pages also doesn’t apply to our Southend campus so please refer to your programme on your myEssex portal for all of the information.

Affected courses

  • Adult and Mental Health Nursing (Southend campus)
  • Adult and Mental Health Nursing (Colchester campus)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral Health Sciences (Southend campus)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social Work (Southend campus)
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports Performance and Coaching
  • Sports Therapy


Experience Essex

 Time Activity 


Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall (ICLH)

Registration will open at 10.30am.  Signage will direct you from our Applicant Day Car Park to help you find your way.

 10.45am - 12.30pm  

Campus tours and view accommodation

Tour Departure Zone, Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall Seminar Room

The last tour will leave at 12.15pm to ensure guests are back for the Welcome Talk.

Any self-directed tours to The Copse, Meadows or Quays after 11.45am may run the risk of missing the Welcome Talk.

We cannot guarantee that all accommodation will be open but we try to ensure a wide variety is available for guests to visit.


Accommodation talk

ICLH Auditorium B

A coach will be leaving immediately after the talk to take you to The Copse, Meadows and Quays. Whilst these accommodation options are on campus, they are a 10-15 minute walk so it will save you time and energy.

Learn about all our accommodation options and find out what’s included. Why not take an accommodation tour of your favourite options afterwards?


Student Finance talk

ICLH Auditorium B

Plain and simple: Everything you need to know about student finance.


Student Life talk

ICLH Auditorium B

This session is led by a current student, because who else is better to give you an overview of student life? Ask all the questions you want, and find out what it’s really like to study and live at Essex.


Employability and placements talk

ICLH Auditorium B

Find out everything Essex offers you to help prepare for a career.



 Time  Activity

Welcome talk

Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall (ICLH)

An introduction and welcome to your Applicant Day. It's important to attend as you’ll be taken to your department activities. 



 Time Activity 
 1.15pm - 3.45pm  

Interviews and department activities

Your programme for the afternoon will be unique for each subject so it’s important that you check your subject specific Applicant Day Programme on your myEssex portal very carefully in advance, so you know what to expect and whether you need to prepare anything.


If you've got any questions about your Applicant Day or interview, please read our FAQs.