Whilst your time at University can often be the best years of your life, there are bound to be times when you need someone to turn to for support, guidance or advice.
That's where the SU Advice Centre comes in.
The Advice Centre is here to help you with any issues that you might face whilst studying at Essex.
Our trained staff can offer advice on a whole range of issues, including money, housing, immigration (including student visas), and disciplinary matters.
All of our advice is completely free of charge and is strictly confidential and impartial.
Also, as we are part of the Students Union, rather than the University, we can provide independent advice in all matters relating to the University.
We are staffed by a team of fully trained student volunteers and staff, with constant support from permanent members of staff.
The SUAC currently employs 2 permanent members of staff, 6 part time paid Senior Advisers and 14 volunteers.
Appointments can be booked for our Southend Clinics in advance at the Student Services Helpdesk on Level 2 of the University. Clinics are held approximately once a month. If you wish to travel to the Colchester campus you are welcome to do so. Please contact us in advance to book an appointment. Please ensure you arrive on time for your appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late we will not be able to see you. Appointments are made on a first come/first serve basis so if you miss your appointment you will have to wait until the next available time slot. We cannot guarantee that this will be on the same day.
Appointments generally last for 45 minutes unless otherwise specified, if by the end of your appointment further time is needed you will need to book a second appointment.
Please ensure you bring any relevant documentation, such as contracts/letters you have received/info about the situation etc, to the appointment. If your appointment is about your student visa renewal you should have completed the form as far as possible and have your CAS from the university and your evidence of funding with you as well as your passport and other relevant.
If you know you are unable to make it to your appointment please notify us as early as possible so that we can offer the appointment to other students.
Tel: 01206 874034