There is lots of information to take in when you get to Essex. From first arriving to saying goodbye, we've put together some useful information for the duration of your studies at Essex.
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Settling in to a new environment can be daunting, especially when you're far from home. Your first few days will be busy, with lots of new information and loads of new faces.
Arrivals day: Sunday 29 September 2019
Orientation: Monday 30 September - Friday 4 October 2019
First day of classes: Monday 7 October 2019
Arrivals day: Wednesday 8 January 2020
Orientation: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 January 2019
First day of classes: Monday 13 January 2019
Orientation is an essential introduction to life as an exchange student at Essex. It's really important you attend so you don't miss out on important information.
The full orientation programme will be shared with you around one month before your start date, but it usually includes:
The Students' Union also host events and activities for you to get involved with.
After orientation, we'll keep in touch with you through a monthly newsletter to your Essex account. If you need to contact us, our door is always open from Monday - Friday during normal office opening hours or you can email us.
We know that being far away from home isn't easy, we've been in your shoes before. Essex will be different to your home university, and it takes time to adjust to a new environment. We all experience some form of culture shock no matter how big or small. You might be able to overcome the differences and adapt to your new life without the need of our help, but if you find yourself struggling we're here.
We have a range of help and support services available to help whatever the circumstances and your first port of call is us, Essex Abroad. Our office is open Monday - Friday and we'll try our best to help you with whatever your issue is, if we're not able to help we'll point you in the direction of those who can.
For students who study with us during the Autumn term only, your exams will take place in the first week of Christmas vacation period in December. In 2019-20 this will be from Monday 16 December - Friday 20 December.
For students who study with us for the full academic year, or for Spring and Summer terms only, your exams will take place between mid May and early June.
Re-sits are not available to exchange and study abroad students.
If there are circumstances out of your control which affect your performance on assessed work (coursework or exam), you may wish to consider applying for extenuating circumstances. The deadline to apply is 10 June 2019.
All coursework and exam marks are ratified by a Board of Examiners. Shortly after marks have been ratified, your results will be available on your MyEssex portal. Your transcript will then be sent electronically to your home University.
If you studied with us in the Autumn term only, you will receive your results and transcript in mid February.
If you studied with us for the full year, or Spring and Summer terms only, you will receive your results and transcript in mid July.