Students Staff

Professional Services

Academic Section

University of Essex


The Academic Section, headed by the Academic Registrar, provides a wide range of services to students and departments to support the academic provision of our University.


The section comprises the Academic Services and Student Life directorates, reflecting the dual priorities of supporting the delivery of programmes in academic departments as well as providing student-facing services to ensure they achieve their potential.

Section plan

Academic Registrar’s office

The Academic Registrar is the authorising officer for Tier 4 visa compliance.

Academic Services contacts

Student Life contacts

Employability advice

Our Careers Centre

Our Employability and Careers Centre helps you develop the skills for a successful career. Our friendly staff and excellent resources help you to make informed career choices and to enter your chosen field.

Essex Abroad

Study Abroad

We value the Essex spirit of adventure. Essex Abroad enables students and staff to widen their experience with a period of study or work at one of our partner institutions around the world.

Student Services Hub

Lecturer and student

Our team of advisers are based within your Student Services Hub and can provide information, advice and guidance on a range of topics from accommodation and funding to exam stress and wellbeing. Drop us a line or pay us a visit.


Partner institutions

We work closely with partner institutions to develop high quality, accessible learning opportunities, across the UK and internationally.