Students Staff

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) support

We recognise that the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a valuable qualification for students to undertake in preparation for study at university.

We therefore have three booklets designed to introduce students to the key skills needed for writing their first research project, all of which can be downloaded from our Teachers’ Toolkit. In addition, we also have Essex101, which is a fully interactive online course that students can complete in their own time or you can use in the classroom.

If you are part of the Schools Membership Scheme, our fully trained PhD Tutors are also available to provide workshops that cover the key skills required to complete the EPQ. These can be delivered either in your sixth form/college or at one of our campuses and include:

  • Developing your title
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking and argument skills
  • Academic writing
  • Referencing

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