Welcome New students

Top tips to get ready for Essex

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Welcome to Essex

We want to make sure that you settle into life at the University of Essex as smoothly as possible, so we've put together some top tips to help you along the way.

Short cuts to success at Essex 

Choose your modules with eNROL

Your course is likely to have a mix of compulsory and optional modules. You can select optional modules for your course with our online eNROL system.

Use your timetable

Once you’ve chosen all your modules and they’ve been confirmed, they’ll appear on your online timetable.

Make the most of MyEssex

Once you’ve registered, you can use use MyEssex to see your timetable and update your personal details.

First in your family to go to Uni? 

A number of undergraduate students at Essex are the first in their family to study at university, and if that's you too - you're bound to have some questions about what it's like. Have a good look around our student webpages to find out more about support for settling in, plus help to ensure your wellbeing, support for students with disabilities, help with money matters, and planning for your future career. You can also Listen to students Chantel and Shannon share their experiences.

Read Josh's handy top ten tips

We asked recent Essex graduate, Josh Neville, to change his mortar board for a thinking cap and tell you what to expect and be prepared for in the weeks leading up to your new life as a member of the Essex student community. Plus, how to navigate your way through study and socialising. Josh explains how he got the very best from his time at Essex, that it wasn't all work, work, work, and how he got house-trained. Read Josh's top ten tips. (.pdf)

Essex 101: get ahead of the game

Undergraduate student

Welcome to Essex101: your go-to guide to achieving ultimate academic excellence. Whether you’re after expert essay-writing advice, need rescuing from revision, or want help getting your head around referencing, Essex101 has the answer. With videos, audio clips, and interactive quizzes Essex101 will help you reach your potential in your current studies, whilst exploring the key skills required for success at university and beyond. Register with MoodleX to get started.

Peer mentors
Any questions? Ask a peer mentor!

Most new undergraduate students have questions about starting at university - and this is where our peer mentoring initiative can really help. A peer mentor is another student (normally from your department) with experience of the University who can offer practical advice and information, and point you in the right direction to services that may be available to you.