University of Essex

Applicant and Open days

The best way to experience what it’s like to study at Essex Business School is to visit us. We’d love to meet you and answer any questions you have about our courses or department.

Undergraduate Applicant Days

UK students

If you make an undergraduate application to Essex Business School and are a student from the UK, you’ll be invited to attend an Applicant Day where you’ll undertake a group interview.

You’ll be given a task to complete in your group, but you’ll be assessed as an individual, so don't worry if you’ve not experienced a group interview before. We’ll assess your potential, so you won’t need detailed knowledge of the subject you’ve applied for. There’s no need to dress formally either.

During the day, you’ll also have the chance to hear from our staff, view our facilities, talk to our current students and meet fellow applicants. You are welcome to bring a parent or guest with you too.

We run a number of applicant days between December and April. If you’re a UK student, we’ll send you an invitation through the post.

International students

Students from overseas, including the EU, are not required to attend an Applicant Day. If you would like to visit our campuses, please email us at

Applicant day presentations

You can check out the presentations from our latest Applicant Days below.

Postgraduate Open Evening

If you’re thinking of studying a postgraduate course with us, why not attend our postgraduate Open Evening?

You can:

  • meet our academics
  • chat to current postgraduate students
  • ask about admissions
  • find out about funding and scholarships

Open Days

Want to get a feel for the place before making your application? Book a place on one of our Open Days to see what we’re all about before applying. Our open days are suitable to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students and their families.