Welcome week 2017

Your essential start to University life

  • Tue 3 Oct 17


  • Colchester Campus

  • Event type

    Compulsory event

  • Event organiser

    Student Life

  • Contact details

    Student Services Hub
    01206 873333

All week Welcome week is the first week of the academic year and your essential introduction to university life - don't miss it!

As well as registering as an Essex student, we have a full programme of events and activities designed to help you get the best start possible to life at Essex.

We'll introduce you to your academic department, student life and the range of support available to you through the University and the Students' Union.


6 Welcome week essentials

  1. Living in University accommodation?  Move into your new home on Accommodation Arrivals Day  - Sunday 1 October.
  2. Our big welcome talks are an unmissable part of Welcome week, taking place on Monday 2 October.
  3. Registration at Essex is a two-step process.  Please complete step one of registration online before you arrive.  Once you're at Colchester campus, please attend your departmental registration session during Welcome week.
  4. Your departmental induction event is a vital start to your degree at Essex, whatever your level of study.  These are taking place throughout the week.  Please ensure you attend.
  5. Is English your second language?  If so, please make sure you attend the Essex English Language Assessment on Monday 2 October.
  6. Be sure to visit the Student Union's Heirloom House after your registration session!
Welcome week 2017

Get involved

From Accommodation Arrivals day, right through Welcome week, we have loads planned including activities on the University squares as well as talks, workshops, arts, cultural and sports activities.

Check out our what's on guide for more information.  Plus, the University of Essex Students' Union Freshers programme has lots on, daytime and evening.

Fancy a cuppa, lunch or a drink with new friends?  Across Colchester campus there are cafes, restaurants and bars, all open to students.  These cater to suit all tastes and include a number of non-alcoholic venues.  


Make sure you are in the know

Join our event page on Facebook to find out everything you need to know about Welcome week.

Download our Pocket Essex app to see your own essential Welcome week events, and what's on guide.

Check out the Students' Union what's on guide for full details of the Freshers programme.


Need some help?

Our Welcome webpages are full of information to help you get settled into University life.

If you can't find the answer there, please contact us at the Student Services Hub, your gateway to student information services at the University of Essex.



T 01206 873333