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Clearing 2014

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Upcoming open days

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Saturday 20 September 2014 (booking now)
Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
Southend Campus
Saturday 11 October 2014 (booking now)
Colchester Campus
Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

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No open days are available for booking yet. You will be able to book your desired open day online three months before the date.

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Key dates

Today is: Thursday, 24 July 2014; week: 43 (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 3 October 2013- Friday 13 December 2013
  • Spring term: Monday 13 January 2014 - Friday 21 March 2014
  • Summer term: Monday 21 April 2014 - Friday 27 June 2014
  • Dates of term for later years



Main examinations

  • Monday 12 May 2014 to Friday 6 June 2014

Half-year examinations

  • Monday 6 January 2014 to Friday 10 January 2014

Re-sit examinations

  • Monday 1 September 2014 to Friday 5 September 2014

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


Colchester Campus

Southend Campus

  • Registration takes place from 17 September to 5 October 2012
  • Full details from the Registration Office
  • Registration takes place on the third floor of the Gateway Building.


Colchester Campus

  • Tuesday 15 July 2014
  • Wednesday 16 July 2014
  • Thursday 17 July 2014
  • Friday 18 July 2014

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 15 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 2013

  • Clearing will take place immediately after A-level results are published in August 2013.

Meetings of Council

  • Monday 25 November 2013
  • Monday 17 February 2014
  • Monday 12 May 2014
  • Monday 14 July 2014

Meeting of Court

  • Friday 13 June 2014

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.

Explore Essex

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If you've not yet had a chance to visit us, why not explore our videos, blogs and social media? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's really like to study with us.