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Digital, Creative and Cultural Festival

We would like to welcome you to our first Digital, Creative & Cultural Festival which will be held on
Friday 14 July 2017 9.30am – 2.30pm.

We would like you to join us for our first Digital, Creative and Cultural Festival.

Students can take part in a variety of exciting workshops and lectures. World leading academic researchers and industry professionals will inspire students to explore the wide ranging career opportunities in this sector; from Digital Mapping to Film Production.

You will be able to participate in four fun sessions throughout the day where you will experience the latest industry knowledge and technological advances.

Students will have the opportunity to visit our interactive marketplace. Here they can find out about the latest innovations and chat with employers and industry representatives who are leading the way in the digital, creative and cultural sectors.

Whilst you are with us why not ask current students about university life and find out about the facilities available at our Colchester Campus.


Booking is now open. Bring up to 40 year 10 students to enjoy this exciting programme.

Booking deadline is 5pm 9 June 2017

Travel Bursaries

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Essex Employability and Skills board, who are able to support school travel costs to this event through the Essex Education & Industry STEM programme.

Schools in Essex, Southend and Thurrock could access up to £300 towards their travel costs.

There are a limited number of bursaries. Applications close on Friday 9 June 2017.

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