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Joining us this year? Find out all you need to know about Colchester and what's happening during your Welcome week.

Welcome to Colchester Campus

Welcome Week 2017

  • Essential Welcome Week events

    Welcome Week offers a series of workshops, talks, events and activities for all new students. Find out all about them with our handy guides.


    Postgraduate taught

    Postgraduate research

  • What's On

    We have loads planned for your first week at Essex. Take a look at our What's On calendar to find out everything that's happening. Along with your essental events there is lots of fun stuff happening too, so it's going to be a busy week.

  • Students' Union

    As a member of the University of Essex, you are also part of one of the best Students’ Unions in the country. Activate your membership now.

  • Explore Colchester

    Once you're arrived and you've settled, explore around Colchester - this video gives you a good flavour of what's on offer.

    You can also watch this video on our Vimeo channel.

  • Returning students

    If you're a returning second or third year undergraduate, or a returning Masters or PhD student please don't forget you need to register onto your course again at the start of each academic year.

    Welcome Week is also a ‘welcome back’ to our returning students, so feel free to come along to any workshops and social events you'd like to attend. See you there!