Students Staff

Essex Summer Taster Week 2019

Throughout the year we hold a series of exciting Taster Days for students in year 11 and those studying at sixth form and college level. These events will give you an in depth experience of studying a subject at university, as well as providing an opportunity to speak with current staff and students.

Our Summer Taster Week will include different taster sessions every day with different departments. You may book onto as many or as few taster days that suit your interests.

Can’t see a subject that interests you? No problem. We add new events throughout the year so send us an email at schools-link@essex.ac.uk to let us know what area you’re looking for and we’ll let you know if we have an event planned. All events are open to students attending as individuals or to teachers bringing groups of students, and this year, we will be offering a travel bursary up to £100 to cover your travel costs for the Taster Day should you be eligible.

Taster Days

Art History

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Time: 9am – 2pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Biological Sciences

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019

Time: 9.45am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019

Edge Hotel School

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Essex Business School

Date: Friday 5 July 2019

Time: 9am – 2pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

History

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Interdisciplinary Studies Centre

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Time: 9am – 2pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Language and Linguistics

Date: Wednesday 3 July 2019

Time: 9am – 2pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Law

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Time: 9am – 2pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

LiFTS

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019

Time: 9am – 2pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

inluding taster sessions in:

  • Literature
  • Film studies
  • Drama
  • Creative writing
  • Journalism

Winsten Mathematics Taster Day

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Occupational Therapy

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Philosophy

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

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  • Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

    Date: Thursday 4 July 2019

    Time: 9am – 2pm

    Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

    Psychology

    Date: Monday 1 July 2019

    Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

    Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

    Sports and Exercise Sciences

    Date: Thursday 4 July 2019

    Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

    Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

    How to book

    All events are open to year 11, 12, and mature students attending as individuals or to teachers bringing groups of students.

    Group and individual bookings can be made by emailing schools-link@essex.ac.uk along with the following information:

    • Full name
    • Taster Day/s you’re interested in booking onto
    • Number of guests
    • The school/college you are currently enrolled to
    • An emergency contact name and phone number
    • Any special requirements that we should be aware of

    Please note that submitting an email is not confirmation of your place on the Taster Day, once you have submitted an email we will respond with a confirmation email.

    Taster Week travel bursary

    We know that travelling to our campus can be expensive, so this year, we will be offering a travel bursary up to £100 to cover your travel costs for the taster day should you be eligible. After you’ve visited us for a taster day, email us the completed claim form along with scans of your receipts within 30 days of your visit and we will assess your eligibility and confirm the outcome of your travel claim.

    Contact us

    If you have any further questions about Taster Week 2019, please email schools-link@essex.ac.uk