Students Staff

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Our Outreach video

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Take a peek at our video that highlights some of the incredible opportunities and events that our Outreach team organise for schools, children and the wider community.

The Outreach and Student Recruitment teams offer an exciting and dynamic range of free activities and events for primary school, secondary school, and sixth form and college students.

These events can be hosted either on campus or in your school. All are designed to highlight the benefits of university in a fun and interesting way, while giving students a taste of university life.

Free information and advice is also available for teachers, careers advisors, students and their parents or guardians, to help students make an informed decision about progression to Higher Education.

We’re proud to have ‘the world in one place’ here at Essex, so we also have opportunities for EU and international schools and colleges to connect with us, as well as those based here in the UK.

What we do for you

Schools activities

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Our Outreach programme offers an exciting and dynamic range of activities for primary schools, secondary schools, sixth forms and colleges either on campus or in your school, allowing students to discover what it's like to come to university.

Insight Day

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Designed for Year 12 and 13 students, Insight Day offers an excellent introduction to university courses and careers beyond. Students will meet both our world-leading academics and employers from a range of industries, helping them make important decisions about next steps.

Teachers and Advisers

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Whether you want to offer advice to students about university applications or are looking for ideas to make your A-level classes more like university seminars, we've got a range of resources for teachers at UK schools and international schools.