Open Days

Come see for yourself

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Think you know Open Days?

We all know what an open day is, right? Your chance to meet your department, look around campus. You probably think an Essex Open Day is just the same. Of course, we’ll show you all the important stuff, but why stop there?

You don't know open days until you've experienced an Essex Open Day. Think unconventional. Think meeting world-class academics and like-minded students. Think family. Think home. Think taster lectures. Think art. Think tea and cake. Think all of this plus lots of free goodies, plenty of entertainment and much more! Think you know open days? Think again.

Our next Open Days

Our 2018 Open Days will be open for booking soon, and we’ll be holding them on the following dates:


  • 23 June 2018
  • 15 September 2018
  • 27 October 2018


  • 20 October 2018

Don't forget, if you want to visit us on another day, you can book a campus tour with us on a weekday that suits you.

What to expect

Here are just a few of the things you can do on the day:

  • subject talks and tasters – get a feel for your course, sessions range from mini lectures to hands-on demos
  • meet your department – our academics will be on-hand throughout the day to answer your course queries
  • chat to our students – we love our students, and who better to give you the lowdown on studying at Essex?
  • find out about the social side of being an Essex student – our Students' Union will showcase things to see, do and eat
  • tour our campus – explore with one of our student ambassadors and take a look inside the accommodation on offer
  • listen to talks – covering applying, student finance and life at Essex. Our student services will also be there to answer your questions
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Need some help?

Our Essex experts are on hand to answer your general enquiries.