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Schools Membership Scheme

A large part of our history is the work we have undertaken with our local community, and specifically with schools and colleges in and around Essex. For many years, we’ve provided information, advice and guidance on higher education to students, parents and teachers. In 2015, to reinvent the way we work with schools and colleges, we launched our Schools Membership scheme.

The University’s Schools Membership scheme has created a network of schools, colleges and teachers, allowing us to allocate resources and engage with students and teachers more effectively. By identifying those we work closely with each year, we are able to ensure members are kept informed and up to date with current higher education issues and upcoming activities they can engage with at the University of Essex.

Over the last three years, Schools Membership has expanded to include several strands:

  • Schools Membership Plus
  • Schools Membership Pre-16
  • EU Schools Membership
  • International Schools Membership
  • UKI Schools Membership
  • Schools Membership Teacher Alumni Network

Membership benefits

We aim to help as many students as possible make informed decisions about routes into higher education. Each membership level is tailored to suit the needs of their strand but all partners are allocated a key member of staff at the University of Essex, receive newsletters, access to exclusive CPD resources, discounted rates at our extensive facilities on our Colchester and Southend campuses, and priority booking on exciting University of Essex events.


Annual Teachers Conference 21 June 2019

As part of our Schools Membership Plus partnership our key contacts are invited to attend our Annual Teachers Conference.

This event aims to provide attendee’s with higher education updates, professional development and input into how the Schools Membership partnership can help your school/college.

To book your place please email

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The Schools Membership scheme has proven a great success with our current members and we are always looking at ways to add value and expand our partnerships.