Open Days

Come see for yourself

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Think you know Open Days?

Open Days are your chance to find the place you will forever call your second home – they’re a pretty big deal. You probably think an Essex Open Day is the same as all the rest and of course, we’ll show you all the important stuff, but why stop there?

You told us you wanted to hear from our students. You told us you wanted authenticity. You told us you wanted to do, not listen. You wanted to see more of our accommodation.

You spoke. We listened.

Welcome to an Essex Open Day. A day built for you, by us. A real experience of uni life, straight from the student's mouth.

Book your place


Our 2018 Open Days will take place on:


  • Saturday 23 June - Open for booking now
  • Saturday 15 September
  • Saturday 27 October


  • Saturday 20 October

Don't forget, if you can't make our Open Days, you can book a campus tour with us on a weekday that suits you.

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Get organised and book onto our June Open Day now

It’ll only take you a couple of minutes! And if you book now, you’ll receive a pack of goodies in the post when we get closer to the big day.

Book your place



Hold tight, we’re currently putting together an awesome programme for activities for the day, so check back soon! If you book now, we’ll email you the programme as soon as it’s ready. 

In the mean time, check out our Facebook Event page where you can have your say on what you'd like to see at the Open Day! 

What's in store

Of course, you can expect the usual stuff; subject talks and tasters, campus tours and accommodation, but our Open Day is so much more:

  • Insight from current students – They can give you their experience of being an Essex student; the whole truth and nothing but the truth 
  • Subject talks and tasters – get a feel for your course, sessions range from mini lectures to hands-on demos
  • Check out our accommodation –  view our range of shared and en-suite rooms from our iconic 1960's 'Towers' to our latest accommodation, The Meadows.
  • Meet your department – our academics will be on-hand throughout the day to answer your course queries
  • 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
  • Listen to talks – covering applying, student finance and life at Essex.
  • Endless freebies – and copious amounts of cake
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