Welcome new students

Arriving at Loughton

Hatfields, Loughton Campus

Get ready for your first day

First things first

There's loads to keep you busy at Essex, but first, there are a few essential things to do. Don't worry - we're here to help your time at Essex start smoothly.  

Things to do when you arrive

Still looking for accommodation?

Our Loughton E15 students live and study in the local area and our Students’ Union property finding service, SU Homes, will help you find the right accommodation for your needs. Choose between a shared house, living with a landlord or letting a whole house. If you have any questions, contact our Student Services Team at askthehub-lc@essex.ac.uk 

Get registered

You can start your University registration online, but, every new student must also attend registration on campus at the Student Services Hub. It’s how we know you’ve arrived and are ready to start your course, so don’t miss it!

When you register, you become an official member of our Community and get full access to our facilities and services. You’ll need to register at the right time for your course, so make sure you look at your registration schedule to see when you and your classmates are due to register.

Plan your Welcome week

Welcome week is the start of your time with us, and you’re going to love it. There’s something for everyone to make sure your first few days are a lot of fun.Take a look at our Events Calendar to find out everything that’s happening at our Loughton Campus. Along with compulsory events, there’s lots of fun planned too.

Attend your department induction

This is your chance to get to know your new department and classmates. It’s a compulsory event, and we’ll let you know when yours is taking place as soon as we can.

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Student at graduation with her family
Family member of a new student?

Are you a parent, guardian or family member? Here's some helpful information to put your minds at rest.