An essential start to your academic life at the University of Essex
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.
Our departmental induction will be held virtually, online. More information about how to access the online welcome portal will be sent to you by email in the weeks before arrival day.
Although our welcome week will take place online, we still have plenty for you to get involved in. There will be a mixture of live events and pre-recorded videos and activities which will give you a useful introduction to your studies in the Department of Sociology. You will have the opportunity to hear from our Head of Department, Year Director and you will be able to meet your Personal Tutor or Supervisor.
There will also be a series of welcome activities on our department Moodle page, to be completed during welcome week, available from 5 October.
Online Induction Events
Tuesday 6 October 2.30-3.30pm - First Year Undergraduate Student Induction
This will be a short induction to the Department with talks from the Head of Department, 1st Year Director, Subject Librarian and Student Union Faculty Coordinator.
Thursday 8 October 2.30-4.00pm - Postgraduate Taught Student Induction
This will be a short introduction to the Department with talks from the Head of Department, Postgraduate Taught Director, Subject Librarian and Student Union Faculty Coordinator.
Thursday 8 October 4.00-5.00pm - Meet the Postgraduate Taught Degree Course Coordinators
Friday 9 October 2.00-4.00pm - Postgraduate Research Student Induction
After a central Postgraduate Research Induction in the morning, you will be inducted into the Department in the afternoon. This will include talks from the Head of Department, Graduate Director, Study Support Manager and existing students. You will also meet with your Supervisor.
Zoom links to all live events will be sent at least one week in advance.