Students Staff

Essex Year 12 Taster Week 2019

Throughout the year we hold a series of exciting taster days for students 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.

This year we are excited to announce that we are offering two taster weeks, one in spring and the other in summer.

Our taster weeks 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. We are currently planning the taster sessions that we will be offering, so stay posted to this website to see when our taster week programmes are released.

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.

Time and place

Spring taster week
  • Date: 3 – 5 April 2019
  • Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm
  • Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus
Summer taster week
  • Date: 1 – 5 July 2019
  • Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm
  • Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

How to book

All events are open to Year 12 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.

Contact us

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