One of the first things you’ll probably want to do when you arrive is get settled into your home. If you’re travelling from outside of the UK, you’ll be able to quarantine on our Colchester campus for 10 days.
If restrictions are in place which mean you are required to self-isolate on arrival in the UK, we will supply up to two weeks of accommodation to new students, free-of-charge if you’re contracted to stay in university accommodation on campus. Your self-isolating accommodation will consist of a single bedroom within a cluster flat, where some facilities will be shared with other students in your household. Our accommodation allows you to walk to your lectures with ease and there are also many private accommodation options which are in walking distance of the campus, so you don’t have to use public transport.
First, you need to print off your Arrivals pass (which is available at the end of your e-induction) and have your ID, as you will need this to collect your key. When you arrive, take your Arrivals pass to one of our key collection offices.
Check here for more details on where you can collect your key, luggage, parking and moving into your new accommodation.
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