Welcome to the family
As a student coming to Essex, you are now officially a member of the Students' Union, also known as the 'SU'!
Whatever you want to get out of University life, the SU here to make it happen for you. Run by students for students, we’re here show you just some of the ways we’ll help you love your time at Essex.
The SU is run by the sabbatical team, (meaning they are taking a year out from studying to work for the SU) and they are more widely known as "the Sabbs". They’re here to represent you on all levels and help make your university life be amazing. They live on campus, work full time and get paid to be the voice of you, the students. Working alongside a team of permanent staff, they aim to deliver the best services possible for you.
The SU is completely separate to the University and we’re proud to work in a totally different way to most organisations. We run student shops, bars, restaurants and an awesome night club, and any money made goes straight back into running services for Essex Uni students!
We’ve created this section of the website just for you, and have packed it full of essential info, to ensure you’re kept in the know. To keep up to date with all the latest fresher news, make sure you become a fan of the SU on
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Meet the SABBs
President – Hentley Ignatius
Ask me about Students' Union democracy, elections, university issues and national campaigns.
Vice President Services and Communication – Kunal Patel
Ask me about entertainments, Student TV, radio and newspaper, communications, external
companies, bars and venues and commercial services.
Vice President Sports and Societies – James Thornton
Ask me about clubs, societies, sports federation, societies guild and starting up a new club/society.
Vice President Education – Camilla Thoresen
Ask me about course reps, academic issues, careers fairs, education, campaigns and higher
Vice President Welfare and Community - Ashley Rudge
Ask me about welfare, advice centre, student rights, campaigns, volunteering, accreditation schemes
Vice President Southend and Loughton – Daniel Smy
Ask me anything about the Loughton and Southend SU, from welfare to sports, education, services
and student life in general - i'm here for you.
Vice President International – Leonidas Basatis
Ask me about visa issues, international events, advice centre and work permits.
So welcome to Essex, you’re going to have an amazing time here, and this site will show you just some of the ways we’ll make sure you love your time at Essex!
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another."
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