Students Staff
University of Essex

October 10, 2017

Welcome to the University of Essex

Our Pro Vice-Chancellor Education, Aletta Norval

Our Pro Vice-Chancellor Education, Aletta Norval

Congratulations on achieving your place with us. We’re very excited to welcome you to our unique, global ‘Essex family’ and to beginning your new adventure.

We want you to have the best possible time with us and to do so, I have some advice for you:

Manage your time and shape your experience

Use the Welcome period as an opportunity to make networks, find your feet and settle in. It is important to pace yourself and plan your time. You may find it useful to work out a personal timetable, factoring in all of your commitments. Above all, have the courage to explore and the confidence to ask when you don’t know.

Get involved and step out of your comfort zone

I do hope that both within the classroom and outside, you will make full use of every opportunity available to you to explore, create and contribute to life at the University. Think, work and strive to live beyond your comfort zone. Join societies, volunteer, and discover the joys of stretching yourself intellectually.

Take advantage of the support on offer

Whilst your university experience can be exciting, it can also be very daunting. We’re here to support you with any aspect of your life with us as a student; both academically and personally.

I hope you enjoy your first year with us to the full.

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