We can't wait for you to join our University of Essex family. But, to become an official student, you'll need to register first.
You can begin your registration online before you arrive.
We will send you an email when online registration is open for you to complete – keep checking your emails!
Even though you’ve started your registration process before you arrive on campus, every new student must also attend registration in person on campus. It’s how we know you’ve arrived and are ready to start your course - so don’t miss it! You can register at your nearest Student Services Hub.
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 keep checking your emails for further information from your department.
You will need to bring some photo identification (ID) with you when you register, so we can verify that you are definitely you. Check out our guidance on accepted forms of ID at registration below.
The University of Essex celebrates diversity and challenges inequality. We're committed to sustaining an inclusive and diverse community where everyone can benefit from being a member of it and opportunities are made available to all.
We encourage you to take a good look around and bookmark the Students website. You'll find useful and important information on student communities, access and disability, health and wellbeing and much more!
If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.