Get ready for life at Essex

Impatient to start? We've got you covered. 

We're counting down the days until we can welcome you to Essex:

  • Registration is open for April 2023 students
  • Registration for October 2023 students will open in September 2023
  • Arrivals weekend for our Colchester and Southend campuses is 30 September and 1 October 2023

We have a range of help and guidance on our Welcome pages to get you started with us in your first few weeks and beyond. From useful information on the services and support we provide, to helping you get started with your studies. We also have a variety of activities and events planned to ensure you settle in and make new life-long friends.

We will continue to update these pages as we get closer to Welcome week and more plans are announced.

Coming to Essex from overseas? Make sure you read our guidance for international students, including how to get to campus and how to prepare for life in the UK.

Students' Union gathering
SU Events

The Students' Union has put together an exciting timetable of events to get you settled into Essex life, help you meet new people and make your university experience unforgettable. From themed nights at the SU bar to craft events, there is something for everyone.

Students' Union Events