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Saturday 24 October 2015 (booking opens 28 Aug)
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Saturday 10 October 2015 (booking opens 14 Aug)
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Key dates

Today is: Wednesday, 05 August 2015; week: 45 (Summer Vac)

We have three-terms during the academic year. Our key dates for you to watch out for include the start and end of our Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, registration, examinations and graduation.

Please note that some teaching dates for students vary according to your campus, degree level and course.

If you have a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK you will need to make sure you are aware of the term dates that apply to you and understand your visa conditions and responsibilities. Further information on your studies and Tier 4 is available to read on our website.


  • Autumn term: Thursday 2 October 2014 - Friday 12 December 2014
  • Spring term: Monday 12 January 2015 - Friday 20 March 2015
  • Summer term: Monday 20 April 2015 - Friday 26 June 2015
  • Dates of term for later years



Main examinations

  • Monday 11 May 2015 - Friday 5 June 2015

Half-year examinations

  • Monday 5 January 2015 - Friday 9 January 2015

Re-sit examinations

  • Monday 7 September 2015 - Friday 11 September 2015

Note: Examinations for specific groups of students may take place at times other than the above examination period. Full details are available from the Examinations Office


Colchester Campus

  • Registration takes place from 30 September to 2 October 2014 at the Sports Centre.
  • Full details from the Registration Office

Southend Campus

  • Registration takes place from 15 September to 3 October 2014 on the third floor of the Gateway Building.
  • Full details from the Registration Office

Loughton Campus

  • Registration takes place on 25 September in CS1 and CS2 in Hatfields House.
  • Full details from the Registration Office


Colchester Campus

  • Tuesday 14 July 2015
  • Wednesday 15 July 2015
  • Thursday 16 July 2015
  • Friday 17 July 2015

East 15 (Loughton) Campus

Students from East 15 graduate at our Colchester Campus. Details as to which day the ceremony will be held on will be available in the Spring term.

Southend Campus

Students whose Boards of Examiners meet in sufficient time will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at Colchester Campus on the week commencing 14 July (provisional).

Students who are unable to attend the graduation ceremony at Colchester campus due to the dates of the meetings of Boards of Examiners, will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony on a future date (yet to be confirmed). The Graduation Office website has further information.

Clearing 2014

  • Clearing will take place immediately after A-level results are published in August 2014.

Meetings of Council

  • Monday 24 November 2014
  • Monday 16 February 2015
  • Monday 11 May 2015
  • Monday 13 July 2015

Meeting of Court

  • Friday 12 June 2015

News and events

News and events

Our news pages will keep you up-to-date on all that has been happening around our University, including latest research and forthcoming events and activities.

New academic year

We provide useful information for new and current students, so you can keep up-to-date on everything at Essex. This includes details about academic and research resources, administrative matters, support available for Essex students and various other useful links.

Open days

Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer. Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions, while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our facilities and accommodation.

Life at Essex

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If you've not yet had a chance to visit us, why not find out what life at Essex is really like? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's like to study with us.