Moving to a new country to study abroad can bring up all kinds of concerns and questions .
At Essex, we offer a range of services that provide all our students with the advice, support and information they need, no matter what the issue, from accommodation to graduation. To help you prepare for your new life at Essex and in the UK we've highlighted our key services below so that you can get any questions you have answered.
Whilst studying at Essex you will have access to all University provided health and wellbeing services as well as a variety of NHS facilities and treatments (once registered with a doctor).
If you have prescription medicine, please check with your doctor before you travel to ensure you can access your medicine while you are abroad. You may have to bring a prescription with you in order to access your medicine while in the UK.
Familiarise yourself with the UK Government’s guidance for travelling with medicine containing a controlled drug, and please ensure you carry a prescription in your name for any prescription medicine you travel with.
The British Council have an online course on Managing your well being while studying in the UK. The course is designed to help you manage stress, adjust to UK culture and settle into your student life abroad.
Getting to grips with English as a second language has never been easier because we offer a wide range of services and opportunities for you to work on your language, writing, grammar and speaking skills.
Our campuses are generally very safe environments, we work closely with local agencies including the police and borough councils to achieve this.
The Careers team provides support and advice to help you develop your skills, find opportunities and gain experiences throughout your time at university and beyond.
Whether you can work during your studies depends on what type of immigration permission you have. If you have Student immigration permission, before seeking work you must check what you are allowed to do so that you do not breach your immigration conditions.
Further information on working or volunteering in the UK during your studies and student work conditions can be found on our Student Directory.
If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.