Professional Services

Academic Section

University of Essex


Contact us

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Please contact us if you would like to ask any of our team members in Academic Section a question.

The Academic Section, headed by the Academic Registrar, provides a wide range of services to students and departments to support the academic provision of the University.

The main offices of the Academic Section are the Registry, Essex Abroad, Student Support, Academic Standards and Partnerships, Employability and Careers, and the Systems Administration Office, which incorporates the Examinations Office, Student Appeals, Complaints and Conduct Office and the Central Timetable Office.

Areas of responsibility

  • Senate
  • University Officers and Heads of Departments/Sections
  • Student appeal and complaints procedures
  • Student discipline
  • Publications including the Higher Degree Regulations and Student Handbook

Employability advice

Our Careers Centre

Our Employability and Careers Centre helps you develop the skills for a successful career. Our friendly staff and excellent resources help you to make informed career choices and to enter your chosen field.

Essex Abroad

Study Abroad

We value the Essex spirit of adventure. Essex Abroad enables students and staff to widen their experience with a period of study or work at one of our partner institutions around the world.

Student Services Hub

Lecturer and student

Our team of advisers are based within your Student Services Hub and can provide information, advice and guidance on a range of topics from accommodation and funding to exam stress and wellbeing. Drop us a line or pay us a visit.