You’ll find everything you need to know when you first arrive at East 15, here, but we understand that starting Uni can all be a little overwhelming. Just remember that this is the start of a great adventure, so it’s important to make the most of your first day and here's how!
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
Make sure you are prepared by packing in advance so you don’t forget something essential (like your duvet) and bring along some snacks (which are also useful for befriending new flatmates), and anything else you will need. It might be nice to bring a few favourite items with you to furnish your rooms and make them feel more like home. You might want to show your family members this page if they are looking for more information.
Are you still looking for accommodation? SUHomes is here for you.
The next step is to register with the university, you might have already started this process online, but you need to register in person as well. This makes your status as an Essex student (and SU member!) official.
THE FUN STUFF
Then it’s time to start finding your way around. Loughton is a great location and it’s only thirty minutes away from London by Underground. Read more about the area surrounding your campus here. And this travel planner is useful if you want to head out into London and the surrounding areas.
Take some time out to get to know the campus, and try to meet other people and make friends. Sign up for mixers and meet your departments. And most importantly try and have fun as you’re finally here!