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Buy a 2021 Calendar!
18th December - 31st January
Buy a 2021 calendar from the Vegan & Vegetarian society! Once purchased, email President Eloise Martin at em19205@essex.ac.uk with either addresses for delivery or times to meet on campus to exchange if local.
SU Welcome Fair Online
18th January - 1st February
Want to discover what your Incredible SU membership has to offer?
A Mindful Adventure
19th January - 28th February
University of Essex Wivenhoe Campus
Join us for a Mindful Adventure around campus!
Art Club Virtual Stall
19th January
Zoom room: 96654752449
Meet VTeam's Art Club Project! They do art related volunteering to benefit the community.
Virtual Fresher's Fair Day 2 - Swimming and Water Polo team
19th January
Interested in joining the swimming and water polo team?  We will be on zoom from 2pm to 4pm to answer any of your questions! Meeting ID: 928 44574 988
Literature Society Virtual Stall
19th January
Join us for the virtual stall to talk to the newly revived Literature Society's president about the plans for the upcoming term. We will speak not only about literature, but also about reviews, plays etc. This is a platform for everyone.





  • Always have a jacket. Do not be tempted by the small ray of sunshine. The weather will suddenly drop, and you will become a popsicle.

  • Heat is your best friend. Whether it’s a radiator or a hot chocolate, it will keep you warm and toasty. Calories are officially cancelled.

  • WAP (Workout And Prioritise). Try to find at home exercises and prioritise any coursework you need to get done. There’s plenty of beneficial at-home energizers and you can have Zoom study sessions with friends.

  • Treat Yourself. Want an extra pastry? Get it. Lay in bed all day? Do It. Give in to temptations because you come first. Do what makes you happy.

  • Reach Out. Don’t hesitate to contact your support network. Winter brings a very different atmosphere. We’re always here to support you, every step of the way.




I’m worried that I haven’t done very well in my studies this term – what should I do?

The University has an Extenuating Circumstances policy which you can complete to notify the Exam Boards of any circumstances, outside of your control, that you feel have negatively impacted your work. Get in touch to discuss your options and how Extenuating Circumstances might be considered.

I’m an EU student – will I need a visa to return to the UK in January 2021?

From 11pm on 31st December 2020, EU, EEA and Swiss students will require immigration permission to come to the UK. If you are in the UK before this date you can apply using the EU Settlement Scheme instead of applying for a visa – for more information see the SU Advice EU Settlement Status FAQ’s.

I’m struggling with my finances – is there any help available to me?

Both the University and the SU offer financial support for students experiencing short-term financial difficulties. To check if you are eligible visit the University Hardship Fund and the SU Advice Hardship Loan. Get in touch if you would like to discuss your situation further.



SU Advice are on hand to help with whatever you may need. Find us on square 3 or visit our page




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