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How to prepare for Results Day 

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Results Day Support

The run up to Results Day can feel very full on and we know it's a mix of emotions - excitement about the next chapter of your life but also nerves about what that next chapter could be! We can't magically remove your anxieties (we wish we could!), but hopefully our tips on how to prepare for Results Day will help...

As Results Day approaches...

If Essex is your Firm choice, have you applied for accommodation yet?

We very much hope to welcome you to campus in October, and as a first year with Essex as your firm choice you’re guaranteed University-owned accommodation so long as you apply by the deadline, midnight on Friday 25 August 2023. From the iconic Towers to our brand new accommodation, The Pastures, we have no doubt that you’ll settle straight into your new home. So start checking out your options and get applying.

Once we've received your results, we'll make our decision as quickly as possible and hopefully you can get packing!

Regardless of who your Firm or Insurance choices are, now’s the time to take five minutes and step back from it all.

The hard work is done (for now), and we know the run up to Results Day can feel stressful, but you’re not alone and your mental health should be taking priority right now. Over the next two weeks take some time out to do the things you enjoy. That might be a walk, watching your favourite film, or splashing out on a fancy bath bomb for a luxurious bath. Take the time to relax.

When the big day arrives...

Here we are, Results Day. We wish you the very best of luck!

If things go to plan…

You did it! (We knew that you would). If you’re showing as Unconditional Firm on UCAS Hub then you’ve done it! We’ve been able to confirm your offer and your place at Essex is secured. Congratulations! You’ll also find your confirmation letter on your MyEssex portal.

Now call your family, facetime your friends and kick off those celebrations - you are now officially one of us, so welcome to the family! Check out next steps for new students here.

If things don’t go to plan…

We’re so sorry this hasn’t worked out how you hoped. But this absolutely is not the end of the world. Take the time to talk to someone you trust and chat through potential next steps.

Clearing may well be for you, which might feel scary right now, but it shouldn’t. There’s no massive rush, it’s really important you do what is best for you. So have a read through our Clearing pages and whenever you're ready, let's talk...

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