School of Philosophy and Art History - departmental induction events (Colchester)

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

  • Mon 30 Sep - Fri 4 Oct 19


  • Colchester Campus


  • Event type

    Compulsory event

  • Event organiser

    Philosophy and Art History, School of

  • Contact details

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

Your department induction is a compulsory part of Welcome Week.

Come and find out more about your course, meet key members of staff like your personal tutor, and meet the people you're going to be studying with.

Studying more than one subject?

If you're studying a joint degree, you should access key support through your home department. If you're not sure which is your home department, you can find out on MyEssex.

Your induction schedule

Undergraduate students

Welcome Day 1 - SPAH and ISC UG students 
Tuesday 1 October, 10.30-17.00
Starting in EBS Foyer

ISC Welcome Activity 
When? Wednesday 2 October, 15.00-17.00
Where? 4N.6.1

Welcome Day 2 (GRIT) - SPAH and ISC UG students
When? Thursday 3 October, 9.00-17.00
Where? LTB 4

    Postgraduate Taught students

    Postgraduate Welcome Day
    When? Thursday 3 October, 10.00-14.00
    Where? Starting in TC.2.6

    Postgraduate Research students

    Postgraduate Welcome Day
    Thursday 3 October, 10.00-14.00
    Starting in TC.2.6 

    PGR Conference 
    Friday 4 October, 9:30-14.00
    Where? Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall
    The PGR Welcome and Induction Conference on Friday 4 October gives you the opportunity to meet and network with fellow research students from across the University.

    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 that you register during Welcome Week. Find out when your department registration session is and what you need to take with you.
    • 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.

    Optional Activities

    ISC, Philosophy and Art History

    SPAH and ISC Reception

    When? Friday 4 October, 18:00 onwards

    Where? Network Centre Foyer

    Art History

    Introduction to ESCALA 

    When? Wednesday 2 October, 11.00-12.00

    Where? Special Collections Room, Albert Sloman Library 

    Drop-in session with ESCALA 

    When? Wednesday 2 October, 14.30-16.00

    Where? CB.21 

    Launch Party for Thierry Oussou: Impossible is Nothing 

    When? Thursday 3 November, 18.00-20.00

    Where? Art Exchange 


    The Essex Lectures in Philosophy

    When? Wednesday 2 October - Friday 4 October

    Where? Senate Room, 4.722