Get ready for life at Essex

We're counting down the days until we can welcome you to Essex.

  • Registration for April 2024 students is now open!
  • Once you're registered you'll have access to our Welcome Portal - your central point to find out more about life here and what to expect.
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If you’re joining us this October, check back here soon for lots of helpful information on preparing for your life at Essex.

Kieran Phillips
"The community here at Essex is one of vibrancy and multiculturalism and it is an honour to say I lead this student community. At Essex where you come from and what you want to achieve do matter, it's a community that celebrates the culture of students from all over the world and recognises the collective goal of everyone that chooses Essex to make real change. Everyone at the SU can't wait to welcome you with open arms as you become part of our ever-growing family"
Kieran Phillips SU President
SU Freshers Fortnight Clubbing in Sub-Zero
A Welcome like no other

Ready to party? Freshers Fortnight and Welcome is your first taste of life on-campus . Expect incredible parties, great DJs, special guests and unforgettable moments, plus a range of different activities across the full range of services at the University.