Welcome to your new home for the next few years! As a student coming to the University of Essex you’re automatically a member of the Students' Union otherwise known as the SU. You can read all about the SU here. This freshers website is for everything you need to know as a 1st year coming to Southend. Once your settled in why not check out our main website too.
One of the best things about being a student is getting your student discount – the NUS Extra card lets you get money off from a whole load of big retailers like Amazon, Pizza Express and ASOS so you can save a small fortune by using it. The NUS Extra Card costs just £12 and lasts a full year.
Your first week, starting 1st October 2012 will be completely jam packed full of events for you to attend. Some events are compulsory and will be detailed in the welcome pack you will receive in the post. Most of the SU's events are optional but you’d be crazy to miss them. Check out the activites pages for full details of the events running in freshers week.