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Welcome to the University of Essex

Explore all the essential information, tips and helpful hints for new students at the University of Essex

Congratulations! You're on your way to an exciting new life as a member of the Essex community. There's a lot to take in and do but we'll guide you through it.


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Make sure you know what documents you need for registration and register in person when you get here.

Before you arrive

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Get ready for Essex. Prepare for university life and find out what you need to do before you arrive.

When you arrive

Students arriving at Essex

Meet new friends and explore your new home. Everything you need to do when you arrive at Essex.

Essex living

Students at our Colchester Campus

Make the most of your time at Essex to meet new people, try new things and develop new skills.

Help and support

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If you need some advice and support, either before you arrive, or when you get here, all you have to do is ask.

Students' Union

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As an Essex student, you're automatically part of our fantastic SU. Join them to shape everything around you.