Essex Business School - departmental induction events (Colchester)

An essential start to your academic life at the University of Essex

  • Fri 5 Oct 18

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event type

    Compulsory event

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    01206 873072

Induction to your new academic department is an essential part of Welcome week.

Your departmental induction is a compulsory part of your first week. It’s your chance to find out more about your course, to talk with key members of staff, like your personal tutor, and to meet the friends you’re going to be studying with at Essex.

Studying more than one subject? All students studying joint degrees are allocated a ‘home’ department. This is where you’ll go to access key support, such as your personal tutor. 
During Welcome week, please attend your home department events. Find out your home department on the MyEssex portal. If you have any questions, email askthehub@essex.ac.uk.

Your induction schedule

Undergraduate students (including BA, BSc)

When? Monday 1 October, 11am-12.30pm  
Where?  EBS.2.2


When? Wednesday 3 October, 10am-2.30pm
Where?  Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall


Direct Entry (second and third year) students

When? Tuesday 9 October, 5pm-8pm  
Where?  EBS.2.34


Postgraduate Taught students 

(including MA, MSc, LLM, MEng)

When? Friday 5 October, 11am-5pm  
Where? EBS.2.2


When? Monday 1 October - Friday 5 October, 9am-5pm
Where?  EBS.2.45

Postgraduate Research students 

(including MPhil, PhD, Masters by dissertation)

When? Friday 5 October, 9.30am-4pm
Where?  Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall 

The PGR Welcome and Induction Conference on Friday 5 October gives you the opportunity to meet and network with fellow research students from across the University, before you spend time after lunch in your own department.

Other welcome events in your department

Your other essential Welcome activities

As well as attending your departmental induction event, make sure you attend the following events:

  • Registration - to become an official student at the University of Essex it is essential you register during Welcome week.  Find out when your departmental registration session  is and what to take with you.
  • Welcome Talk - these talks for all new students are on Monday 1 October, so make sure you arrive on time to get your seat.  Find out the session time for your department.
  • Essex English Language Assessment - The Essex English Language Assessment is compulsory for all international students with English as an additional language. If your first language is not English, you'll need to attend a briefing on Monday 1 October - find out the session time for your department.
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