We can’t wait for you to join our University of Essex family. But to become an official student here you’ll need to register first.
To protect your health and wellbeing, we’re adapting our registration process on campus. We’re just working out the details and we’ll have more information on here soon.
You can still get a head start by beginning the process online and setting up your university email account, once you receive an email from our registration team.
You will receive an email to confirm when you can set up your Essex email and IT account. You will not be able to get your account before you are contacted by the University following your receipt and acceptance of your offer and the creation of your student record.
Every new student must complete their student registration. It’s how we know you are ready to start your course. When you register, you become an official member of our Community and get full access to our facilities and services.
Once your student record has been created, you will start to receive emails letting you know you can obtain your Essex IT account. You’ll need to have your Essex IT account details ready to complete your registration online.
Online Registration will open at the beginning of September, and you must complete this before you can access your online Welcome programme and start your studies.
When you arrive on campus, you’ll need to attend a Right to Study check with your ID documents (listed below) so we can confirm you have the right to study in the UK, and that your identity is correct. At this point, we’ll give you your student registration card.
If you are arriving on campus during Welcome Week, you should attend the scheduled events for these checks:
You will receive an email from your school or department advising which day and time to attend for your course.
If you are arriving on campus after the first week of term, details of where to take your documents will be published on this page soon.
If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.