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New student registration

All new students and returning students must register at the start of each academic year. The full process for new students includes activating your student record for the academic year, your email account, access to IT and library services, enrolment on modules and confirming your contact details.

Online Pre-Arrival is now closed. 

Registration for courses starting November 2015 to July 2016

If you are starting your studies during the academic year, please go to the relevant location to complete Registration:

  • Colchester Campus - Student Services Hub, first floor, Silberrad Student Centre
  • Southend Campus - Student Services Counter, second floor, The Forum
  • Loughton Campus - Ground floor, Hatfields House

You can speed up your registration by uploading a photo ahead of your arrival on campus.

International students

Non-EEA nationals must have valid immigration status to register and study with us. Please read our immigration pages for information and guidance about UK student immigration. Visa checks will be carried out at registration.

If you are collecting a BRP when you arrive in the UK and it is available before registration you should collect it first and bring it to registration.

International students from certain countries must register with the police in the UK.

Contact us

For more information or additional advice and guidance, contact our registration team.