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.

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.

Spring taster week

Psychosocial and psychoanalytic studies taster day

Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Mathematics Winsten taster day

Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Edge Hotel School taster day

Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

History taster day

Date: Thursday 4 April 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Nursing taster day

Date: Thursday 4 April 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Occupational Therapy taster day

Date: Thursday 4 April 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Philosophy taster day

Date: Thursday 4 April 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Language and Linguistics taster day

Date: Friday 5 April 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Literature, Film, Drama and Journalism taster day

Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019

Time: 9:00am- 2:00pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Summer taster week

History taster day

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Psychology taster day

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Edge Hotel School taster day

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Sports and Exercises Science taster day

Date: Thursday 4 July 2019

Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Language and Linguistics taster day

Date: Wednesday 3 July 2019

Essex Business School taster day

Date: Friday 5 July 2019

Law taster day

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Art History taster day

Date: TBC

Philosophy taster day

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Health and Social Care taster day

Date: TBC

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.

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