Open Days

Essex Open Days

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Book your place at an Essex Open Day today

Open Days are your chance to find the place you will forever call your second home – they’re a pretty big deal.

Our Open Days are a chance for you to tour the campus, meet our academics, view where you might be calling home, talk to current students and get a general feel for what life at Essex could be like. Oh, and there will be cake, lots of cake.  

2021 Open Days

We are excited to announce that we are hoping to welcome you to our campuses later this year We are waiting on further government guidance before we can finalise the schedules of the days but in the meantime, take a look at our planned Open Day dates below and book your place now!

  • Mini Open Day 14 August - Colchester Campus - BOOK NOW
  • Saturday 18 September - Colchester Campus - BOOK NOW
  • Saturday 16 October - Southend Campus - BOOK NOW
  • Saturday 23 October - Colchester Campus - BOOK NOW


Simply click on whichever Open Day below suits you best and book your place. 

Book on to our Clearing Open Week today!

Whether you want to visit us in person or get to know us from the comfort of your own home, our Clearing Open Week is packed full of talks, tasters and tours so you can explore Essex in a way you are comfortable with. We've even got a Mini Open Day at our Colchester Campus on Saturday 14 August so you can meet our academics and get a feel for life at Essex.

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Virtual Open Days

Whilst we are hopeful that we will be able to welcome you onto our campuses later this year, we've got Virtual Open Days coming up... We're just finalising dates and details but we will publish information on this page as soon as we have it!

Students on the hill at the University of Essex Colchester Campus
Can't visit us?

We get that it's not always possible to come and visit us, so why not take a virtual look around?

Get a feel for life at Essex
Any questions about our Open Days?
Any questions about our Open Days?
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