Get ready for life at Essex

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

  • Registration for October 2023 students will open in September 2023
  • Arrivals weekend for our Colchester and Southend Campuses is 30 September and 1 October 2023
  • January Welcome - if you're joining us in January 2024, we'll be sharing more about starting your studies with us as soon as possible

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.

Get registered
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, please a range of different activities across the full range of services at the University.