Get ready for life at Essex

Impatient to start? We've got you covered. 

It won't be long until we can welcome you to Essex.

Registration will open to 2022/23 students on 1 September 2022, and arrivals weekend for our Colchester and Southend Campus is 1 & 2 October 2022.

In the meantime, we have a range of help and guidance to get you started with us in your first few weeks and beyond. From useful information on the services and support we provide, to helping you get started with your studies. We also have a full range of activities and events planned to ensure you settle in and make new life-long friends.

We will continue to update these pages as we get closer to Welcome and more plans are announced. In the meantime there is a range of information on these pages to help you prepare for life at Essex.

Coming to Essex from overseas? Make sure you read our guidance for international students, including how to get to campus and how to prepare for life in the UK.