One of the first things you’ll probably want to do when you arrive is get settled into your home.
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.
General arrival dates are here but if you have requested quarantine accommodation, a different arrival date will be provided.
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.
Check here for more details on where you can collect your key, luggage, parking and moving into your new accommodation.
Get to know your Residents' Assistant
Your Resident's Assistant (RA) is here to help you feel welcome and make sure you have a positive experience of living and learning at Essex.
Register with a doctor
As a student studying on a course for more than six months, you're required to register with a local doctor throughout your period of study if you live on campus or in the local surrounding area.
Register as soon as possible after you arrive, in case you should suddenly need medical treatment.