Welcome new students

Arriving at Southend

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Get prepared for your first day

Here's everything you need to do to start off on the right foot and get ahead of the game at Essex. Let the fun (and the studying) commence!

Things to do when you arrive

Move in to your accommodation 

When you arrive in Southend you'll need to collect your accommodation keys from University Square reception, which is open 24 hours a day.

Get registered

You can start your University registration online, but every new student must also attend registration on campus. 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.

Attend your departmental induction

Your departmental induction is your essential opportunity to learn more about your department and your course, and to talk with key members of staff like your personal tutor. You'll also have the chance to meet the people you're going to be studying with. Your department will be in touch in September with more details and we'll also be sharing everything on our events pages.

Students in Southend)
Students in Southend
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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.