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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your induction schedule
(including BA, BSc, LLB, BEng, foundation courses)
When? Wednesday 3 October, 12.30pm-5.30pm
Where? LTB 4
Postgraduate Taught students
(including MA, MSc, LLM, MEng)
When? Thursday 4 October, 12pm-4pm
Where? EBS Foyer
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.