Announcing our Virtual Open Days for summer 2020


27th May 2020


News, Online study

University of Essex Online are excited to announce the dates for our summer 2020 Virtual Open Days.

Taking place completely online, these Open Days will give you a great insight into what being a student at the University of Essex Online is really like.


Why attend a Virtual Open Day?

Deciding to attend University is a substantial decision to make, requiring a significant investment in terms of your time spent studying and the financial outlay required. But the skills and knowledge you gain often counterbalance this, with the opportunity to advance in your career or explore a brand new field.

This is why, when deciding which University to attend, you should do as much research as possible: look at the ways in which you will be taught, how assessments work, and what support you will be given along the way. You’ll need to consider the reputation of the institutions you are considering, and also scrutinise the course content to determine whether it’s the right fit for your career plans and personal aspirations.

Since all of our courses are delivered 100% online and part-time, we don’t have a campus – so a Virtual Open Day is the best way to meet our staff and students, find out about what’s on offer, and get answers to all your questions.


What can I expect?

The Open Day will run from 10am to around 5pm, and you will be free to drop in to as many talks as you like throughout the day. All of our talks will take place live, giving you plenty of opportunity to ask any questions that you have.

Subject talks will help you learn out about the courses we offer, including modules, study options and tutors. There will be current students on hand to share anecdotes of their study experience and let you know what it’s really like to be an online student.

Staff from our Admissions and Student Services teams will also give talks about course funding options, student entry requirements, and the support system in place for our students. There will also be a tour of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), through which all your studies will be completed and assignments submitted.


When are the Open Days and how do I register?

The Undergraduate Virtual Open Day will take place on Tuesday 23 June and we will be hosting the Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on Tuesday 14 July. You can register for either event here.