New [academic] year, new venues

We’ve been busy bees over the summer...

Ready to get involved with your SU?

From Welcome to nights out OUT, Freshers Fair, events & mixers, advice, volunteering, Sports & Societies, this page is the place to come to see what your FREE SU membership will unlock this September.

Meet your new Student Leadership Team!

Here are the students you voted for to lead your SU for next year.




Volunteer at Colchester Film Festival (7th - 11th Nov)
22nd July - 11th November
Firstsite, Colchester
Colchester Film Festival is back - sign up to be a part of this year's fest now!
Summer Game Jam
24th July - 6th October
EGDS Game Jam is open to all! Interested? Apply with our form: Discord:
FED Pass
1st August - 1st October
Sub Zero
Get your FED pass now, and get access to every FED for a whole year!
Pre-season Club Photos
30th September
As part of Pre-season, come down and get a photo with your Essex Blades Club ahead of the season starting.
Freshers Pass
1st-16th October
Sub Zero
A pass for you to party your way through Freshers!
Move in Day
1st October
Square 3
Are you moving in today? Do you need help? We would love to help you! Or come and get a free hot drink on Square 3.




Unsure of the best way to spend Term 3? Before we dive in, let’s take a moment to be honest. With strikes, exams and an Easter break in sight, you may be a little unsure of what the next few months will hold. You might not even be sure if you want to stay on campus, but I hope these ideas give you a few reasons to stick around. 

  1. THE SUN! This is the time of year where you can spend most of your days in bike shorts and a hoodie sat by the lakes. It’s the perfect time to have a BBQ with friends after a long day of revision or a midday picnic for a break.
  2. The Solidarity. Exam season is tough on all of us so having the chance to spend your revision time in the library, the Silberrad or even the Greenhouse Café while surrounded by other students really makes you feel like you’re in it together 
  3. The Exam Support. As a sneak peak, we will be having mini celebration events at the end of each week with different FREE events to celebrate the end of your exams 
  4. ‘The End’. This is a whole day of students filling up all the campus squares where there will be music, food and just great vibes! It’s a brilliant chance to celebrate the end of the year with all your friends before going away for the summer :) 




How do I extend my student visa from the UK?

If you are an international student currently living in the UK who has had to repeat a year, or who is changing from a pre-sessional to UG, or UG to PG course, you will need to extend your Student Visa by making an application to the Home Office. SU Advice can explain the process and help you by checking your documents, including your application form, whether you are applying for yourself or also for dependents.

How can I resolve a dispute with my landlord over my deposit?

Your deposit should be held in a Deposit Protection Scheme, and if you and your landlord can’t agree about deductions you may be able to use your scheme’s dispute resolution process. If you would like some help with this, or with any other issues relating to your old or new tenancy, SU Advice will be happy to help.

I’m a Masters’ student, and I don’t think I’ll be able to submit my dissertation on time...

If extenuating circumstances mean you need more time to complete your dissertation, and you are an existing student who is due to submit your dissertation for the first time this year, your department is now allowed to authorise extensions for up to four weeks if needed. To find out more, contact your supervisor or your department’s PG administrator, and don’t forget that SU Advice is also here to support you.



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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