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ESSEX

OPEN DAY PROGRAMME

Colchester Campus Saturday 16 September 2017


CHECK IN BECOME AN ESSEX VIP

DRINK TEA EAT CAKE

PUT YOUR FEET UP DESIGN YOUR DAY SHARE YOUR GOALS CHAT TO STUDENTS

MEET YOUR DEPARTMENT

GET FREE STUFF

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CREATE YOUR CUPCAKE

TALK TO OUR SU WRITE YOUR STORY

BOP TO YOUR OPEN DAY ANTHEM EXPLORE OUR ACCOMMODATION

SAMPLE YOUR SUBJECT

TRY SOMETHING NEW

BECOME PART OF THE FAMILY

IMAGINE YOURSELF HERE

HAVE FUN LOVE ESSEX.


Introduction to the Open Day

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Sports Centre floor plan

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Sports Centre key

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CONTENTS

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The general stuff

Subject talks and tasters Introduction to subject talks and tasters

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General talks

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A-Z subject talks and tasters

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Accommodation Introduction and FAQs

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Open Accommodation

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Other stuff Food on Campus

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Activities

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Students’ Union

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Coach Shuttle service/ getting home

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Our Open Day runs from 9.30am - 4.00pm


WE ARE

GOLD We’re overflowing with pride here at Essex following the news that we’ve been awarded Gold status in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The Government introduced the TEF to recognise and reward excellent leaning and teaching, and ensure prospective students can make informed choices when applying to universities. Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Essex delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, exceeding the University’s benchmark. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Teaching Excellence Framework


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FREE TRIPS FREE GLITTER ON ROBBIE THE LAND TRAIN

FACE OR BEARD PAINTING

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OPEN DAY MAP Colchester Campus

The Houses

Essex Business School

North Towers University Quays and The Meadows

Silberrad Student Centre

Tony Rich Teaching Centre

Edge Hotel School at Wivenhoe House

Albert Sloman Library

Information Point

TOUR AND ACCOMMODATION ZONE

The Hex 5 4

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Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

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Important locations for your Open Day

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Student accommodation

Lecture Theatre Building

South Towers

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Squares

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Car Park

SPORTS CENTRE AND OPEN DAY CHECK-IN Information Point

Suggested route around campus Toilets are located in all main venues.

Building Works

South Courts

Car Park


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THE GENERAL STUFF

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WELCOME! WHAT DO YOU WANT? A FANTASTIC OPEN DAY! HOW DO YOU WANT IT? YOU CHOOSE! YOU’VE GOT A JAM-PACKED DAY OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL THINGS AHEAD OF YOU, SO WHETHER YOU’RE CHECKING OUT THE STUDENTS’ UNION, TAKING SELFIES WITH OUR GIANT DECKCHAIR, OR TAKING A RIDE ON THE LAND TRAIN TO VIEW OUR ACCOMMODATION, WE HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST TIME. AS FAR AS WE’RE CONCERNED, YOU’RE OUR #ESSEXVIP AND TODAY IS YOUR DAY. PINCH A PEN. GRAB A CUPCAKE. HEAD STRAIGHT TO THE BBQ AND MOCKTAILS. WHATEVER YOU LIKE, WE WON’T PLAN YOUR DAY FOR YOU. SO STEP INTO THE UNCONVENTIONAL AND SEE WHERE IT TAKES YOU…

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PLAN YOUR DAY Our Open Day is choc-full of students to meet, academics to quiz, courses to explore and activities to try. Here’s a handy checklist to help you make the most of your day. Check in at our Sports Centre and grab some freebies! Chat to our academics Sports Centre, 9.30am - 4.00pm

Discover your subject at a talk or taster session For timings and locations see pages 16-24

View our accommodation Full details are on pages 28-31

Tour our beautiful campus with a current student Tours will run every 30 minutes from 9.30am so just head to the Tour and Accommodation Zone when you’re ready

Chat to our Student Services Sports Centre from 9.30am

Grab a bite to eat All of our outlets and food stalls are listed on page 35

Listen to our general talks Full listings are on page 15

Tour our famous Albert Sloman Library Square 5, from 9.30am - 4.00pm

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CHECK-IN

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Faculty of Social Sciences


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Mathematics, Actuarial Science Psychology Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Health and Social Care (HSC): Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Speech and Language Therapy Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy Sports and Exercise Science, Sports Performance and Coaching Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences Biological Sciences, Genetics, Marine Biology

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Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC): Latin American Studies, Global Studies, European Studies, American Studies, Liberal Arts Art History Philosophy History Law and Human Rights

Faculty of Humanities

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Faculty of Science and Health Drama Film Studies Literature and Creative Writing Journalism

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Other

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Faculty of Social Sciences

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Student Finance Undergraduate Admissions Postgraduate Admissions Languages for All Accommodation Student Support and Wellbeing Employability and Careers Essex Abroad Sport at Essex

Our academics and members of staff will be available to speak to from 9.30am 4.00pm.

Find out more about the day and grab a prospectus. Our ambassadors will also be able to direct you to other venues for talks and taster sessions from here.

Essex Info Point

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Student Services


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SUBJECT TALKS AND TASTERS

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NOT SURE WHERE TO START? Why not head over to one of our General Talks in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall, where you’ll find out lots of key information about studying at Essex. We also have subject talks, tasters and tours running throughout the day so you can take a peek at what your course has to offer you as well as explore your department’s facilities. Prefer an informal chat? No problem! Grab your free cuppa and head to the Sports Centre stands where a member of staff from your chosen subject will be happy to help - ask them anything you like!


GENERAL TALKS Our general talks are a great way to find out more about studying at Essex, so come along to as many as you can. Alternatively, pop over to our Student Services desks in our Sports Centre where you’ll have the chance to speak to a member of staff and get answers to all your questions. Staff will be around from 9.30am - 4.00pm. TIME

LOCATION

Welcome to Essex

TALK

10.00 - 10.20am and 1.00 - 1.20pm

ICLH Auditorium

Accommodation at Essex

10.30 - 10.55am and 1.30 - 1.55pm

ICLH Auditorium

Student Finance

11.15 - 11.40am and 2.15 - 2.40pm

ICLH Auditorium

Postgraduate Study and Funding

10.30 - 11.00am and 1.30 - 2.00pm

ICLH Seminar Room

Studying Abroad

11.10 - 11.30am and 2.10 - 2.30pm

ICLH Seminar Room

Student Life

11.45 - 12.10pm and 2.45 - 3.10pm

ICLH Seminar Room

Enhancing Employability, Getting Experience

12.20 - 12.40pm and 3.20 - 3.40pm

ICLH Seminar Room

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A-Z SUBJECT TALKS AND TASTERS DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

TYPE

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE AND BANKING, MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING Business as usual? Not at Essex. (Welcome talk)

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

EBS 2.2

Talk

Accounting at Essex - more than numbers?

11.15 - 11.45am and 1.45 - 2.15pm

EBS 2.34

Taster

Finance at Essex - a wise investment. (followed by an introduction to the EBS Trading Floor and a Bloomberg taster session)

11.15 - 12.00pm and 1.45 - 2.30pm

EBS 1.1

Taster & Tour

Management and marketing 11.15 - 11.45am and 1.45 - 2.15pm means business

EBS 2.2

Taster

Tour of Essex Business School

Drop in between 10am - 4pm

EBS Foyer

Tour

Mathematics and Actuarial Science at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

TC 2.12/ TC 2.13

Talk

An introduction to Actuarial Science

11.45am - 12.15pm

TC 2.12/ TC 2.13

Taster

10.30 - 11.30am

TC 2.14/ TC 2.15

Talk & Taster

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

AMERICAN STUDIES Borders and Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Key for Faculty Faculty of Science and Health Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty of Humanities Other

DESCRIPTION

Key for locations SC Sports Centre SQ4 Square 4 SQ5 Square 5

TIME

LS Lakeside Theatre LTB Lecture Theatre Building TC Tony Rich Teaching Centre

LOCATION

TYPE

ART HISTORY Art History at Essex

12.45 - 1.15pm

Hex, SQ4

Talk

Art, Activism and Political Curating

1.15 - 1.45pm

Hex, SQ4

Taster

BIOCHEMISTRY, AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE Biochemistry and Biomedical Science at Essex

1.00 - 1.30pm

LTB 3

Talk

Lab tours and demonstrations

1.30 - 2.00pm and 2.30 - 3.00pm

LTB 3

Tour

Biological Sciences, and Genetics at Essex

11.00 - 11.30am

LTB 3

Talk

Lab tours and demonstrations

11.30 - 12.00pm and 2.30 - 3.00pm

LTB 3

Tour

Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

TC 1.10

Talk & Taster

BA Childhood Studies

11.15 - 11.45am and 1.45 - 2.15pm

TC 1.9

Talk & Taster

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

CHILDHOOD STUDIES

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DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

TYPE

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

10.45 - 11.10am and 1.15 - 1.40pm

LTB 8

Talk

Lab tours, robotics, media and more!

11.10am - 12.40pm and 1.40 - 3.10pm

Meet in LTB 8

Tour

Sociology and Criminology at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

LTB 10

Talk

Trauma and secondary victimisation: the effects of the criminal justice system on the families of homicide victims

11.15 - 11.45am and 1.45 - 2.15pm

LTB 10

Taster

Drama and Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

LS, SQ5

Talk

Status and spontaneity

11.15 - 11.45am

LS, SQ5

Taster

Playing with text

1.45 - 2.15pm

LS, SQ5

Taster

Economics at Essex

12.00 - 12.30pm and 2.30 - 3.00pm

LTB 5

Talk

Cooperation and strategic Interaction

12.30 - 1.00pm and 3.00 - 3.30pm

LTB 5

Taster

Hotel Management and Events Management with Hospitality at the Edge Hotel School

10.45 - 11.45am and 1.15 - 2.15pm

LTB 4

Talk

Tours of Edge Hotel School

Available throughout the day

Edge Hotel School desk in Sports Hall

Tour

CRIMINOLOGY

DRAMA

ECONOMICS

EDGE HOTEL SCHOOL

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DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

TYPE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS English Language and Linguistics at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am

TC 2.8/9

Talk

Language: instinct and reflex

11.15am - 11.45am

TC 2.8/9

Taster

12.00 - 12.30pm and 2.30 - 3.00pm

TC 1.11

Talk

10.30 - 11.30am

TC 2.14/ TC 2.15

Talk & Taster

Film Studies at Essex

12.00 - 12.30pm

LTB 10

Talk

Film analysis

12.30 - 1.00pm

LTB 10

Taster

Tour of the facilities

2.00 - 2.30pm

LTB Foyer

Tour

Biological Sciences, and Genetics at Essex

11.00 - 11.30am

LTB 3

Talk

Lab tours and demonstrations

11.30 - 12.00 pm and 2.30 - 3.00pm

LTB 3

Tour

10.30 - 11.30am

TC 2.14/ TC 2.15

Talk & Taster

ESSEX PATHWAYS What is a foundation year?

EUROPEAN STUDIES Borders and Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Approach FILM STUDIES

GENETICS

GLOBAL STUDIES Borders and Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

TYPE

HISTORY History at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

LTB 7

Talk

How did we start filling our homes with stuff? The surprising history of the early modern house and the birth of consumerism

11.15 - 11.45am

LTB 7

Taster

The Invention of the Criminal

1.45 - 2.15pm

LTB 7

Taster

12.00 - 12.30pm and 2.30 - 3.00pm

LTB 4

Talk & Taster

TC 2.14/ TC 2.15

Talk & Taster

JOURNALISM Journalism at Essex, and a tour of the facilities

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES Borders and Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Approach

10.30 - 11.30am

LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS Law and Human Rights at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

LTB 1

Talk

‘One of the gang’ - Joint enterprise liability

11.15 - 11.45am

LTB 1

Taster

What does a land-owner actually own?

1.45 - 2.15pm

LTB 1

Taster

10.30 11.30am

TC 2.14/ TC 2.15

Talk & Taster

LIBERAL ARTS Borders and Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

TYPE

LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING Literature and Creative Writing at Essex

12.00 - 12.30pm and 2.30 - 3.00pm

LTB 7

Talk

Discovering literature

12.30 - 1.00pm and 3.00 - 3.30pm

LTB 7

Taster

Creative Writing: Unlocking creativity

12.30 - 1.00pm and 3.00 - 3.30pm

LTB 8

Taster

Marine Biology at Essex

12.00 - 12.30pm

LTB 3

Talk

Lab tours and demonstrations

12.30 - 1.00pm and 2.30 - 3.00pm

LTB 3

Tour

Mathematics and Actuarial Science at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

TC 2.12/ TC 2.13

Talk

Pure Mathematics

11.15 - 11.45am

TC 2.12/ TC 2.13

Taster

Applications of Mathematics and Statistics

1.45 - 2.15pm

TC 2.12/ TC 2.13

Taster

Modern Languages at Essex

12.30 - 1.00pm

TC 2.6/7

Talk

The year abroad challenge

1.00 - 1.30pm

TC 2.6/7

Taster

MARINE BIOLOGY

MATHEMATICS

MODERN LANGUAGES

NURSING (ADULT AND MENTAL HEALTH) Welcome to the School of Health and Social Care

10.45 - 11.00am and 1.00 - 1.15pm

LTB 6

Talk

Nursing (Adult & Mental Health) at Essex

11.00 - 12.00pm and 1.15 - 2.15pm

Meet in LTB 6

Taster

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DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

TYPE

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Welcome to the School of Health and Social Care

10.45 - 11.00am and 1.00 - 1.15pm

LTB 6

Talk

Occupational Therapy at Essex

11.00 - 12.00pm and 1.15 - 2.15pm

Meet in LTB 6

Taster

Philosophy at Essex

12.00 - 12.30pm

TC 2.8/9

Talk

What, if anything, is equality?

12.30 - 1.00pm

TC 2.8/9

Taster

12.00 - 12.30pm

Meet in LTB 9

Talk

PHILOSOPHY

PHYSIOTHERAPY Physiotherapy at Essex

POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Politics and International Relations at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

LTB 5

Talk

Brexit: First us, then others?

11.15 - 11.45am

LTB 5

Taster

Fighting words: Why it matters how we talk about politics

1.45 - 2.15pm

LTB 5

Taster

PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDIES Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

TC 1.10

Talk & Taster

Psychoanalysis: Studying the deep unconscious

11.15 - 11.45am and 1.45 - 2.15pm

TC 1.8

Talk & Taster

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DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

TYPE

Talk

PSYCHOLOGY Psychology at Essex talk and taster (combined)

12.00 - 12.40pm

LTB 6

Interactive tour of the department (sign up at the Psychology stand in the Sports Centre)

Tours start at: 10.30am, 11.15am, 12.40pm and 1.30pm

Once you Tour have signed up, tours will leave from the LTB Foyer

SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY Sociology and Criminology at Essex

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

LTB 10

Talk

Communication and Digital Culture Taster: Who owns your culture?

11.15 - 11.45am

LTB 9

Taster

Hate hurts: Ethnic and Racial Harassment and mental health

1.45 - 2.15pm

LTB 9

Taster

The Sociological Imagination

2.15 - 2.45pm

LTB 9

Taster

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY Welcome to the School of Health and Social Care

10.45 - 11.00am and 1.00 - 1.15pm

LTB 6

Talk

Speech & Language Therapy at Essex

11.00 - 12.00pm and 1.15 - 2.15pm

Meet in LTB 6

Taster

LTB 2

Talk & Tour

SPORTS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE Sports and Exercise Science at Essex, followed by a tour of labs and facilities

12.00 - 1.00pm

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DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

TYPE

10.45 - 11.45am

LTB 2

Talk & Tour

10.30 - 11.30am

Meet in LTB 3

Talk & Tour

Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex talk

10.45 - 11.15am and 1.15 - 1.45pm

TC 1.10

Talk & Taster

BA Therapeutic Care: Making the Difference

11.45 - 12.15pm and 2.15 - 2.45pm

TC 1.10

Talk & Taster

SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND COACHING Sports Performance and Coaching at Essex, followed by a tour of labs and facilities SPORTS THERAPY Sports Therapy at Essex THERAPEUTIC CARE

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TALK AND TASTER NOTES

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ACCOMMODATION AND TOURS

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OPEN ACCOMMODATION With so much to see and do at our Open Day you’ll be spoilt for choice! To make things easier we run open accommodation which allows you to see as much or as little of our accommodation as you like - feel free to wander in and out at your leisure! Just head to the Tour and Accommodation Zone outside the Silberrad Student Centre where a member of staff will give you a handy campus map and direct you to our show flats. Once inside you can get a feel for the place and see which accommodation is right for you. Our friendly representatives will be waiting in each flat to answer any questions you have.

FAQ How much does accommodation cost, and what does it cover? We have some of the cheapest accommodation in the UK, starting at £79.93 a week. Our accommodation is self-catered and all-inclusive, meaning you don’t have to worry about bills! Check out pages 26-27 for the weekly costs of our different accommodation types. What’s included in my room and what do I need to bring? All our accommodation (en suite and nonen suite) is fully furnished with a bed, a wardrobe, a desk and chair, bookshelves, a bin and a lamp. You just need to bring bedding, towels, and a few items to make you feel at home; posters, rugs, a teddy bear - we won’t judge!

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How many flatmates will I have? Our accommodation ranges from 4 rooms per flat to 16 rooms per flat, all with shared kitchen facilities. You can also choose to live in a single gender flat (all male or all female students). If you do not specify single gender, you will most likely be in a mixed gender flat. Do I need to move out over the holidays? Nope! Your accommodation contract lasts for the duration of the academic year (usually from the beginning of October to the end of June) so the room is yours for that period. Will my room be cleaned? Housekeeping staff will clean the communal areas once a week, but not individual rooms or bathrooms. You will be responsible for your own washing up. The kitchen rubbish will be collected daily.


OUR ROOMS

Our en suite accommodation includes South Courts, Meadows en suite, Houses, and the University Quays.*

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South Courts Size: 1,218 rooms Cost per week: £139.51 4-12 rooms per flat, en suite facilities, some adapted rooms available

The Meadows Size: 228 townhouse rooms plus 420 flats with en suite rooms Cost per week: £135.80 and £143.36 respectively 12 rooms per townhouse with lounge/kitchen. 5-7 rooms per flat with shared kitchen

The Towers Size: 1,142 rooms Cost per week: £79.24 - £90.86 13-16 rooms per flat, shared showers and toilets 30


University Quays Size: 766 rooms Cost per week from: £128.17 7-8 rooms per flat, en suite facilities

The Houses Size: 267 rooms Cost per week: £126.37 4-6 rooms per flat, en suite facilities, some adapted rooms available

These figures show the current cost per week of our accommodation. It’s likely that our rental charges for 201819 will increase from these prices. We’ll publish the new rent charges on our website as soon as they are available. u

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“ First we eat,

then we do everything else.

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GRAB A BITE TO EAT You’re bound to be hungry from all the exploring, chatting and informationgathering you’ll be doing today (finding out which university is right for you is hard work!), so treat yourself to a well-deserved break. Pop into one of our on-campus catering venues today, show your #EssexVIP wristband and receive 10% off the bill for your entire group. Bon appétit!

Here’s what’s on offer: Square 3 n

The Kitchen – hot and cold

Square 4 (The Food Court) n

sandwiches, paninis, pasties, cakes and drinks. n

Canteen – freshly-cooked

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dishes from around the world. n

Happy Days Diner – burgers, hot dogs, wraps, shakes and sodas.

Essex Street Food – serving a range of grub such as curry, jacket potatoes and nachos.

Frango’s – authentic rustic flavours from Portugal and beyond.

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SU Bar – our social hub sells classic pub grub and much more.

Square 5 n

The No. 64 – our new bus café serves amazing pies.

Wivenhoe House n

The Brasserie – this award-winning restaurant is part of our Edge Hotel School and serves the best of British cuisine.

Essex Business School n

Bonds Café – serving Costa coffee, pastries, salads and hot food boxes.

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Students’ Union Head down to Square 3 to get a true taste of what a year at Essex is like from our award-winning Students’ Union. From tours of our underground nightclub to giant games and live music, there’s a lot happening.

Ice your cake Everybody loves cake, so head on down to Square 4 and show your #EssexVIP wristband to bag a free cupcake and decorate it with as many sprinkles as you like!

Robbie the land train All aboard! Want to ride in style to our open accommodation at The Quays and The Meadows? Why not hop on, put your feet up, and Robbie the land train will do the rest of the work for you.

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Glitter face paint anyone? Want that festival look? In our eyes, no amount of glitter is too much. Head over to the glitter tent to add some sparkle to your day.

Selfie Zone We all love a good selfie, right? What better way to show your friends and family what you got up to at our #EssexVIP Open Day than snapping the perfect selfie. Whether it’s on our giant deck chair or with our stilt walkers - snap it, put it on your story, add a filter, be an #EssexVIP.

Music Whether you want to chill out to some acoustic guitar, rock out to something heavier or soak up the sun to our classic hazy summer tunes, we’ve got it all. As well as a bunch of live acts, our Open Day DJ will be playing nothing but your requests all through the day.

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NOT ONLY DO WE GIVE YOU A KICK-ASS MEMBERSHIP, WE ALSO RUN A TON OF GREAT STUFF ACROSS CAMPUS, INCLUDING…

1 SPORTS CLUBS

Known as the Essex Blades, we run over 50 sports teams offering an amazing way to keep fit and compete locally and nationally.

2 VTEAM

Volunteering opportunities for everyone! Being part of vTeam is a great way to meet new people, make friends, give something back to the local community, and get some good stuff on your CV.

3 JOBS

We make a promise to help you get an amazing job. There are student jobs in loads of areas, from marketing to in The Store. We also run skills workshops to help you land your dream career.

4 CINE10

Your very own cinema on campus, where we’ll be showing all the best blockbuster movies! And the best bit? M ost of the time its completely free!

5 SU MARKET

We also run a market on Square 3 every Thursday, with food stalls, fresh coffee, fruit and veg, vintage clothing and more.

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First aid and emergencies If you require first aid at any point during the day, please go to one of our Information Points where trained first-aiders are on hand to assist you. In case of a serious emergency, alert a member of staff, Student Ambassador or ring 01206 872222. Please do not call the emergency services as the University has agreed arrangements with them.

OUR TRAIN STATION

SHUTTLE SERVICE Our shuttle service runs between Colchester Station and our campus every 15 minutes throughout the Open Day. There’s no need to book just look out for signs to our Coach Stop near our Sports Centre. The last coach will leave campus at 4pm.

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TOP

SATISFACTION

FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW (English mainstream universities, NSS 2016)

EMPLOYABILITY

ALL STUDENTS ARE

GUARANTEED

AND CAREERS

SUPPORT

UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION

FOR THEIR FIRST YEAR

AT ESSEX

– NOT ONLY WHILE YOU’RE HERE, BUT

FOR LIFE

TOP 20 IN THE UK FOR

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE (REF 2014)


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University of Essex Open Day Programme 16 September 2017  

Welcome to the unconventional. A place where you can redefine the possible. A place without hierarchies. Home to free-thinkers. Home to drea...

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