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Skills Fest: Skills Fest

What is skills fest?


Skills Fest is an activity-packed fair & workshop programme that showcases the support and skill development opportunities offered to students across the University of Essex. Discover how you can develop skills to support you in your studies and life after university at Skills Fest!


Southend students: check out the various Skills Fest activities happening from 13 - 17 November, featuring a Skills Fest exhibition at the Forum and programme of taster workshops.


Colchester students: stay tuned for our next Skills Fest event next term!

What: Skills Fest Fair

When: 13 November 2023

Time: 12.00 to 14.00

Where: TF.2.59, The Forum, University of Essex, Southend Campus

Who will be there:

  • Skills at Library
  • Skills for Success
  • Digital Innovation and Technology Services
  • Careers Services
  • Essex Abroad
  • Sustainability
  • Wellbeing
  • Research Support & Essex Student Journal
  • Students Union



Skills Fest Workshops

A variety of in-person and online workshops focusing on digital skills will be running between 23 - 27 October. The full programme is posted below and on our workshops page. Simply click on the event title to be taken through to the booking page!


How will Skills Fest benefit you?

  • Learn new skills or perfect ones you already have!

  • Boost your academic development.

  • Enhance your professional skills.

  • Find out how the University can support you as a student.

  • Learn transferable skills that can help you in the future and potential new skills that inspire future passions!