Open Days

Come see for yourself

Two ladies sitting on the hill overlooking the Silberrad student centre

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?

What to expect on your Open Day 

Meet departments

After you've checked in at our Sports Arena, this is your chance to explore all the departments at Essex. Have a chat with the lecturers, get involved in their interactive activities and fuel your brain for the day with some free cake

General Talks

This is where you might want a notepad and pen! Get to grips with the basics of accommodation, applying, student finance, study abroad and more. We'll make sure you leave the Open Day fully clued up about your next steps.

Subjects Talks and Tasters

You'll get a free trial as a student in your chosen subject area at a talk and taster. If you haven't decided which course is for you yet, attend as many as you can, and we promise it will help you make your mind up! 

Tours of accommodation and campus

Our Colchester Campus is pretty big, and even we get lost sometimes! The easiest way to see the best bits is on a tour with one of our lovely students. As for accommodation, we run self guided tours. Just head to the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5 to pick up a map and follow the floor stickers to the accommodation you want to view! 

Whilst we try to have an example of each type of accommodation available for our Open Days, we rely on our students being willing to show you their rooms so we are unable to guarantee it. If you would like to see an adapted room during the Open Day, please contact us in advance of your visit so we can see what we can arrange for you. 


Activities (and food!)

We think you deserve a bit of fun mixed in with the inevitable information overload! Head to square 5 and get into the Essex spirit.

Any questions about our Open Days?
Any questions about our Open Days?
Speak to us Want to know more about our Colchester Open Days, why not give us a ring or drop us an email?
Telephone: 01206 872800
Want to visit our Southend Campus? No problem! Contact our team to find out more about our Southend Open Day
Telephone: 01206 872800