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School and College Liaison

Every week we visit numerous local schools and colleges, delivering presentations, attending parents evenings and careers conventions. We also talk to Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students, discussing course choices and career options.

The Colchester Institute Schools liaison team are dedicated to providing a thorough and comprehensive service. We are happy to visit schools, colleges and youth centres to speak directly with students about the options open to them at Colchester Institute. These talks can be at any time and delivered to whole year groups, or smaller groups. Alternatively, we can also offer taster activities and workshops on campus or within your school. Please contact us with your requirements and we will try our best to accommodate your needs!

We are always happy to attend school or college based careers evenings to provide information to students and parents about the Further and Higher Education courses at the College. Please get in touch using our contact details shown below.

What Can We Offer
Meet The Team

What Can We Offer

What we offer:

  • Year 9,10,11,12 and 13 School and College talks (FE and HE)
  • 15 minute overview assembly presentations
  • Apprenticeship Talks
  • Degree and Higher Apprenticeship Talks
  • To attend Options/careers/parents evenings
  • To attend Careers Conventions
  • Group tours of campus
  • Subject specific roadshows
  • After School clubs

Throughout the year we email and post out details of our latest course updates, open event details and event opportunities. If you would like to be added to this distribution list please get in touch via email using our contact details below.

Mini Guide Prospectus

To find out more about the range of inspiring subject areas please browse through our mini guide. Inside you will find information about our application process, open events, GEM and work experience initiatives and much more.

View 2020-2021 School Leavers Prospectus

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Meet The Team

We have a dedicated School and College Liaison team here at Colchester Institute

Please contact us via schoolsliaison@colchester.ac.uk.

We are very keen to meet with you to discuss how we can improve working together more efficiently during these busy times. If you would like to meet please contact us using the details below.

Please find each member of the Schools Liaison and Events team below based at the Colchester Campus.

Ed Fletcher – Senior Marketing Officer (Schools Liaison and Events)

01206 712065

Sue Johnson  – Marketing Co-ordinator (Schools Liaison and Events) – Primary contact

01206 712620

Lauren Andrews – Marketing Co-ordinator (Schools Liaison and Events)

01206 712026

Poppy Borgeswillby – Schools Transition Officer – 01206 712756


Poppy works as part of the Admissions team, Poppy is responsible for developing links with local schools to help ensure that the transition from school to college is smooth.

Schools News

We have the pleasure of attending and building relationships with many Schools and Colleges to showcase our fantastic study programmes and help students decide on a pathway that is right for them.

Below are details of just some of the ways we have engaged with our local Schools and Colleges.

  • Year 10 Tabor Academy Students attend our Braintree Apprenticeship Event


  • Year 7 Notley High School attend a Year 7-9 Taster Day at our Braintree Campus


  • Year 9 The Gilberd School have a Digital Media Taster Day


  • Year 9 The Thomas Lord Audley School receive a Professional Chef Demonstration


  • Year 10 Tabor Academy welcome a Chefs Roadshow


  • Year 9 Tabor Academy attend a Construction Workshop at our Braintree Campus


  • Year 10 The Ramsey Academy have a Textiles Workshop