Information for prospective students
We’re delighted that you’re considering Essex. If you do decide to become a
member of our global community, it’s important that you put some time aside to
gain an understanding of our rules, regulations and procedures, and how they will
affect your time with us.
Your attendance and progress
We want your time at Essex to be as successful as possible. To make sure you’re on track,
we keep an eye on your progress and
attendance throughout the year. If either of these slip for any reason, the Student Services Hub,
Student Advice Centre and your personal tutor are more than happy to give advice and take action if necessary.
Take a closer look at the procedures we take to ensure we are supporting you as best as we can,
and the correct way to report any extenuating circumstances.
Exams and assessment
We understand the amount of work that goes into exams and
assessments – so don’t let it go to waste. The rules of
assessment can vary, so make sure you understand how they relate to your programme of study.
Don’t let money worries cast a shadow over your experience – make sure you’re aware of your financial responsibilities
to the University and plan your budget accordingly. More information is available in the
Committing an academic offence may be easier than you think. As a member of our University, you have access to a wealth
of knowledge. Examining the theories and arguments of your peers is an important aspect of study, but can inadvertently lead
to plagiarism. The first step in avoiding this is familiarising yourself with our
academic offences rules.
Codes of conduct
Our University is made up of more than 13,000 members, who come from all over the globe to live, work, and play together.
Our Code of Student Conduct outlines everybody’s collective
responsibility to ensure that all members of our University get the experience they deserve.
If you’re living in University accommodation, you must also adhere to the
Code of Student Conduct in Residential Accommodation.
If you’re one of the 3,000 students joining us from outside the UK, your time with us may be subject to
immigration rules. Make sure you read through them thoroughly and familiarise
yourself with how they affect your study, your visa, and your time with us.
Some of our academic procedures affect research students a little differently. If you’re a research student, make
sure you read the Codes of Practice for Higher Degrees.
Making a complaint
Your time at University can be some of the best years of your life – but if for any reason you are unhappy with Essex,
please let us know. Whether you want to raise a concern or lodge a complaint, we’re here to listen. Our
Calendar and Policies and Procedures
explain how you should proceed in these circumstances.
By accepting an offer of a place here, you are bound by the rules of the University. Everybody in our University community must comply with
the Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and
Regulations of the University.
It’s your responsibility to read through and familiarise yourself with all the rules and regulations that apply to your time at the University.