Welcome new students

Arriving at Southend

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Get prepared for your first day

There's loads to see and do... let us help you get started.

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

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.

Move in to your accommodation 

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

Still looking for accommodation?

Where you live is a very important part of your experience at Essex, whether you're living on campus or as part of our local community.

Visit our Accommodation pages for help and advice about finding accommodation.

Find your way around

Use these handy tools to help you from A to B and back again... 

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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.