Students Staff

Secondary school events and activities


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Our unique online course helps bridge the gap between school/ college and university. Ideal for use in lessons and in students' own time, it will help students to write, research and revise more effectively.

We co-ordinate a varied schedule of activities throughout the year to give students an insight into what it's like to study at a research-led university. We also aim to increase access to the opportunities offered at university and support those who are considering making an application.

Talks, HE fairs and campus visits

We frequently travel to schools and colleges to give information and talks on different aspects of university life, including the benefits of Higher Education, how to choose a course and student finance.

We also welcome schools and colleges onto campus throughout the year so that students can enjoy some subject-specific taster sessions and get a real flavour of studying at university.

Find a course

Find a course

Search our courses and find the right course for you. At Essex you can show your academic potential in a research-intensive environment, and develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.

Insight Day

student at an Insight Day

Designed for Year 12 and 13 students, Insight Day offers an excellent introduction to university courses and careers beyond. Students will meet both our world-leading academics and employers from a range of industries, helping them make important decisions about next steps.

Summer School

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Our summer residential experience offers students the chance to live, study and socialise like university students for free. A dynamic programme of academic and social activities will see students develop a university mindset, increase their confidence and enhance their university applications.

UG Open Days

Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.