International Student Welcome and English Language Assessment

Getting access to the support that you need

  • Mon 30 Sep 19

    12:00 - 17:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Lecture Theatre Building 6 (LTB 6)

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  • Event organiser

    Student Development Department

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The Essex English Language Assessment is compulsory for all international students with English as an additional language.

If you are an international student then you probably already have an English language certificate of proficiency such as IELTS or TOEFL. However, like most other British universities we require all newly registered students whose first language is not English to sit a short English language assessment of our own.

If your first language is not English, you'll need to attend the assessment briefing session on Monday 30 September at one of the following times:


All sessions take place in Lecture Theatre Building 6 (LTB 6)

12 noon-1pm: Law (including Human Rights Centre); Sociology; Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences; Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

1pm-2pm: Language and Linguistics; History; Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies; Government; Edge Hotel School.

2pm-3pm: Economics; Life Sciences; Psychology; Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy and Art History (including Interdisciplinary Studies Centre).

3pm-4pm: Essex Abroad; Essex Pathways

4pm-5pm: Essex Business School

HSC Students: If you are a student in the School of Health and Social Care, there is not a specific session for your school and you may attend any of these sessions depending on your induction schedule. 

For more information

Skills for Success runs the Essex English Language Assessment. We are also here to help you succeed in your studies and achieve your potential.  We offer support and resources to help improve your writing, maths, research, study skills and English language, no matter what your discipline or level of study.

Visit our webpages or go to the Student Services Hub in the Silberrad Student Centre to find out more about our services, and how we can help.

Need help finding your way?

All our welcome events happen across the Colchester campus. Download Pocket Essex to access 'find your way' - our online campus map and navigation guide, or take a look at our campus map.