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Get a taste of life at Essex

Take a virtual journey to explore our facilities, picturesque campuses, and learn more about our vibrant student life—all from the comfort of your own home. 

Watch our films that showcase the heart of our university, offering a glimpse into the bustling academic life, diverse range of subjects, and accommodation options.

From time-to-time we'll also showcase a range of live talks and webinars for you to join. Sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to find out when our webinars are taking place.

Whether you're just starting to research universities or you've decided Essex is the place for you, we've got lots of different ways for you to find out more about Essex. If you like what you see and would like to learn more about postgraduate study at Essex, why not visit us in person at our next Colchester Campus Postgraduate Open Evening on Wednesday 20 March 2024

Experience Essex Online

If you want to discover what it's like to be an Essex student, join us virtually to learn more about studying at Essex and find out more ahead of joining us in October. There will also be the chance to meet your regional representatives as well as current students, to find out what life at Essex is like. 

We will be hosting webinars on the following dates: 

  • Thursday 14 March 2024 - join a taster lecture and get answers to any questions you may have about what it's like to study at Essex
  • Tuesday 23 April 2024 - listen to a variety of general talks covering topics such as finance, employability and applying to Essex
  • Wednesday 22 May 2024 - join these webinars if you are looking to find out more about postgraduate study at Essex

Thursday 14 March 2024 taster lectures

Webinar  Time
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering 12.30pm
Edge Hotel School 12.00pm (midday)
Essex Law School 2.00pm
Government 10.30am
Language and Linguistics 4.00pm
Life Sciences 10.00am 
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies 11.00am
Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Sciences 3.00pm
Psychology 1.30pm
Sociology 2.30pm
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences 8.30am

More departments will be added once confirmed, alongside further information for the 23 April and 22 May webinars, so keep an eye on this page.

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Explore student life at Essex, get to know our accommodation, find out more about the subjects we offer and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the University of Essex,

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