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SU Chief Executive speaks on Black Lives Matter

Tue 16 Jun 2020

Read the full statement here...

 
#iSUlation Blog #3

Tue 16 Jun 2020

Read the latest of our series of Blog posts

 
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Thu 11 Jun 2020

Nominations are open

 
Exams Angel Hub

Tue 19 May 2020

Click here for exams support and advice

 
#iSUlation Blog #2

Tue 19 May 2020

Read the latest of our series of Blog posts

 
Cuts to GTA's - sign the petition

Thu 07 May 2020

Show your support for these key roles...

 
Pass Holder Update

Thu 07 May 2020

We are offering partial refunds to students who hold Black Cards, Event Only passes and Term 2 passes.

 
#iSUlation Blog

Wed 06 May 2020

Read the first of a series of Blog posts

 
VP SOUTHEND WINNER IS...

Fri 01 May 2020

Find out who won here...

 
#iSUlation Playlists

Fri 17 Apr 2020

Listen to this weeks Old But Gold Playlists!

 
Exam Mode - Exams Timetable

Tue 07 Apr 2020

The Exams timetable has dropped. This is going to be a very different Exams Campaign for a very different exams season.

 
 
Social Distancing 101 #iSUlation

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Reducing our day to day contact with people will reduce the spread of Covid-19.

 
Shop and Drop

Wed 25 Mar 2020

We want to make sure that if you are having to self isolate you can still have access to essential groceries, so we are launching “Shop and Drop”. The premise is simple – select a basket, fill in your details when prompted and we’ll drop the groceries to you the following day between 12-4pm.

 
 
Pass Holder Update

We are offering partial refunds to students who hold Black Cards, Event Only passes and Term 2 passes.Read More

 
Exam Mode - Exams Timetable

The Exams timetable has dropped. This is going to be a very different Exams Campaign for a very different exams season.Read More

 
Shop and Drop

We want to make sure that if you are having to self isolate you can still have access to essential groceries, so we are launching “Shop and Drop”. The premise is simple – select a basket, fill in your details when prompted and we’ll drop the groceries to you the following day between 12-4pm.Read More

 
10 Things Every Fresher Should Know

Starting University is a roller-coaster of crazy emotions and new experiences. It's really exciting, but it can also be quite overwhelming and possibly even difficult to deal with at first. It’s a series of big changes all at once.Read More

 
Can I Work In The UK?

Essex isn’t just about the courses and modules. It’s also about helping you prepare for life after university, and about helping you to earn money while you’re here in a wide global community.Read More

 
Social Distancing 101 #iSUlation

Reducing our day to day contact with people will reduce the spread of Covid-19.Read More

 
Supporting you through COVID-19

How we plan to support and represent you over the coming weeks...Read More

 
SU services opening times in response to COVID-19

Check which SU Services are affected here...Read More

 
Just Play at Southend
Three people doing a handstand

Want to play sport but don't want to commit to regular training? Are you a beginner and want to enhance your skills? Or simply just want to try something new? Then get involved in Just Play!Read More

 
Leadership Race - and the winners are...

The leadership race has come to an end - find out who won here...Read More

 
SHAG week - Access to contraception

This year, Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) week runs Monday 2nd - Friday 6th March. The aim is to educate you on safe sex, contraception and share the services to use depending on your needs! This article will advise you on where you can obtain contraception.Read More

 
SHAG week - Effectiveness of contraception

This year, Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) week runs Monday 2nd - Friday 6th March. The aim is to educate you on safe sex, contraception and share the services to use depending on your needs! This article will focus on which contraceptive method is most effective in preventing pregnancy.Read More

 
SHAG week - Contraception choices

This year, Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) week runs Monday 2nd - Friday 6th March. The aim is to educate you on safe sex, contraception and share the services to use depending on your needs! This article will focus on the contraception options available in the UK and which University of Essex students can access.Read More

 
Electric Transportation on Campus

For the safety and wellbeing of all members of the University, please note that all forms of electric transport such as scooters, unicycles, skateboards, roller-skates etc, as well as manually powered bicycles, are not permitted for use in the central campus area or within the University buildings.Read More

 
Make a change

The SU is powered by students and that means powered by you. So - got something you'd like to make happen?...Read More

 
The Summer Ball 2020 has not been saved

We announced in December last year that we needed to sell 3,500 by the end of January 2020 in order for the ball to go ahead, and sadly, only 200 students bought tickets ahead of the deadline of 12pm today.Read More

 
Food and Drink Venues at Southend
SU Lounge

Where to find food and drink at the Southend campus.Read More

 
Driver and Passenger Charter

This Charter sets out what you can expect from the driver and what the driver can expect from you.Read More

 
Changes To The First Bus Routes

From the week commencing on the 6th of January, there will be new changes to the first bus routes that will affect our campus.Read More

 
All Student Vote Results

Thank you to all of you who voted in the recent All student vote regarding the size of the SU’s Trustee board.Read More

 
How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint | Stuff

Here are some tips on how you can reduce your own carbon footprint when it comes to the things we buy and use.Read More

 
DOES OUR EDUCATION MATTER TO YOU

"Does my Education matter to you?" is a campaign the Black Network have launched in collaboration with the Race Equality Charter, the Student Union Liberation groups and the Library to highlight diversity in Essex University degree courses. We want to hear your honest opinions on this matter so we can make sure your voice is heard, and demand for change.Read More

 
How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint | Home

Here are some tips on how you can reduce your own carbon footprint at home.Read More

 
What happened at Parliament last week?

Read through to find out what happened at last Student ParliamentRead More

 
Uni staff set to strike for eight days

Find out about the forthcoming strikes and why the SU is supporting the stand taken by lecturersRead More

 
How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint | Food

We care about the environment, and we are taking steps to try and reduce the carbon footprint of the university. But we are also trying to reduce our own carbon footprints too. Here are some tips on how you can reduce your own carbon footprint when it comes to food.Read More

 
Parliament update

Find out what happened at the last Parliament meetingRead More

 
Food Splash Event

Last Tuesday (the 29th of October) the Food big plan team set up a stall on Square Three to have face to face conversations with students about the food on campus, to gather feedback and hear the opinions of our members.Read More

 
Laundry Splash Event

The Big Plan Cost of Living team are in the spotlight for the third Big Splash event of the term, taking a stand in the Hex laundrette, talking to students about their experiences.Read More

 
Deadly Deadlines

Yesterday it was the turn of the ‘My Course’ big plan team to hold their splash event out on the squares.Read More

 
How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint | Travel

We care about the environment, and we are taking steps to try and reduce the carbon footprint of the university. But we are also trying to reduce our own carbon footprints too. Here are some tips on how you can reduce your own carbon footprint when it comes to travelling.Read More

 
Making a splash with Big Plan Transport

Yesterday big plan transport set up two lanes near the bus stops to grab feedback from students on whether their bus was on time or not.Read More

 
Rubbish Mountain

Last Monday on the 7th of October a large pile of rubbish was placed in the middle of square 3. This is why...Read More

 
Get Started with IT at Essex

Get started with IT at Essex. Passwords, WIFI, Free Microsoft Packages and more!Read More

 
NO ONE IS AN ISLAND – Hannah’s video

Showing vulnerability in a professional or academic setting is a sign of courage. It takes guts. This is from a conversation we had with Hannah, who is doing a PhD in Marine Biology. A genuine world-changer. What a hero. This is what she had to say.Read More

 
Meet Your Sabbs!

Meet your Colchester and Southend 2019/2020 Sabbatical Officers!Read More

 
What3words?

There's a new app about and this one is saving lives! Police are urging everyone to download What3words as it's a new essential when it comes to emergencies (and for your everyday life too!)Read More

 
Essex Sport Blades pass is no more!

Based on the feedback you gave, your SU has negotiated with the University to get rid of the £20 Essex Sport Blades Pass, as of 2019/20!Read More

 
Emergency Contacts To Know for Colchester

It is extremely unlikely that you will need these emergency contacts, but being well-informed takes only a few minutes and might benefit you and your friends later on.Read More

 
How To Do Brits...

Weather, Queues, Busses, and Parking... we cover it all!Read More

 
4 Unique Things In British Culture

Starting university can be a daunting prospect in its own right. However, starting university in a completely different country can be even scarier. But we'll walk you through what ‘British’ culture really is, and what is it about Britain that makes it so unique.Read More

 
Practising Faith At Essex

Many students coming to Essex for the first time have told us that they were worried that there would be nowhere for them to practice their faith and meet like-minded people. Well, don’t worry, we have your back! Here’s a comprehensive list of all of the different facilities and events available for different faiths, on-campus and in the local area.Read More

 
5 Ways To Make New Friends

Here’s a confession: no matter what, everyone gets nervous about making friends at Uni, even local students. Luckily, there are tons of on-campus opportunities and events to attend that will keep you busy and give you a chance to meet lots of new people.Read More

 
7 Tips On How To Manage Your Money

Learning how to manage a budget and your expenses is an important skill, and now is a better time as any to start this new habit - it will make your life easier and avoid those “where did all my money go” days.Read More

 
4 Most #Instaworthy Places On Campus

We asked our members what the most #InstaWorthy spots on campus were, and this is what they said.Read More

 
3 Ways To Find Food At Southend Campus

Starting University life means it’s time to start planning meals, shopping lists and figure out all things food (and treats, obviously).Read More

 
3 Ways To Find Food At Colchester Campus

With shops, cafés, restaurants and bars all on campus, you'll never have to go far for food. We're here to help you figure out where to go when you're feeling hungry.Read More

 
3 Ways To Find Food At Loughton Campus

On-Campus, Off-Campus and going to the shops, we'll give you the knowhow to find food whenever you're feeling hangry.Read More

 
Shape Your SU

You are a member of a family containing over 16,000 students (which is a pretty big deal!), and the SU is its members. Because of this, you have a huge say in what the SU does, you get to shape the SU. Not sure how to do this? Here’s how.Read More

 
Emergency Contacts To Know for Southend

It might be a good idea to familiarise yourself with Southend's emergency information, just in case.Read More

 
How To Get Around Colchester

Moving to another country, another county or just moving into a new town can be daunting, especially when you can’t figure out how to get from place to place. Here’s a guide on how to find your way around your new home.Read More

 
Emergency Contacts To Know for Loughton

There's no such thing as being too prepared when it comes to emergencies, so make sure you put these numbers into your phone just in case.Read More

 
How To Get Around Southend

Are you new to the Southend area? or just new to campus? We've got you covered!Read More

 
How To Get Around Loughton

Want to know how to find your way around Loughton, well, you're in the right place!Read More

 
Guide to Colchester Campus (And The Surrounding Area)

See how to find your way when you're feeling lost, and read about all the places you can explore in and around Colchester. We've got you covered!Read More

 
Recycle Right | Plastic Free July

Congratulations on completing Plastic Free July and joining us for our #SUPlasticPromise.Read More

 
Guide To Loughton Campus (And The Surrounding Area)

Loughton is bordered by London’s largest open space, Epping Forest, which is just a stone’s throw away from campus! But that's not all that's available for you to explore, and you can find out more here.Read More

 
Guide To Southend Campus (And The Surrounding Area)

Southend is home to a close-knit community and state of the art facilities, in a vibrant seaside town. You might choose to join an existing society, or start your own, and the SU Lounge is your place to go, it’s the heart of the campus within easy reach of the main campus building and library. Find out more about Southend here.Read More

 
Can I Work In The UK?

Essex isn’t just about the courses and modules. It’s not just about the nights out and the days spent making a splash on a giant waterslide down Ivor Crewe hill. It’s not just about the delicious fried chicken in SU Bar or the halloumi in Moa. It’s also about helping you prepare for life after university, and about helping you to earn money while you’re here in a wide global community.Read More

 
Getting A UK Number

Working out how you will want to get in touch with your family and friends ones back home is an important step of moving into a new country. Before making any decisions you should do some quick research to see what offers are up for grabs from different mobile phone companies – these range from phone and SIM card deals, pay as you go, monthly charges and so on. We have given you the rundown below Read More

 
5 Sports You Probably Haven't Played Before

Whether you want to have a go at something you’ve never tried before, or just looking for a fresh challenge, you’ll find it at Essex. These are our top 5 ‘what-on-earth-is-that?’ clubs.Read More

 
10 Things Every Fresher Should Know

Starting University is a roller-coaster of crazy emotions and new experiences. It's really exciting, but it can also be quite overwhelming and possibly even difficult to deal with at first. It’s a series of big changes all at once. But fear not, we’ve put together a short list of things every fresher should know to hopefully help you through (because you’ve got this!)Read More

 
5 Differences Between College and University

Starting University means your daily routine is about to drastically change (beyond probably waking up at midday a lot), here are some of the biggest changes that you might encounter when transitioning from college to university for the first time.Read More

 
What To Do When You First Arrive At Colchester Campus

Arrivals day is Sunday the 29th of October, and we can’t wait to meet you! You’ll find a full run-through of everything you need to do for arrivals here. But arrivals day isn’t all about the forms, keys and registration (although they are important) it’s good to have fun and settle in too!Read More

 
What To Do When You First Arrive At Loughton Campus

We understand that starting Uni can all be a little overwhelming, but it’s also a great adventure so it’s important to make the most of your first day. Here's how!Read More

 
Getting Personal | Plastic Free July

This week we’re getting personal for Plastic Free July. There are a lot of changes you can consider with regards to which products you use on your body and they go a long way to helping cut down on plastic.Read More

 
What To Do When You First Arrive At Southend Campus

It’s important to deal with the forms, keys and registration, but it’s also important to have some fun and settle into your new home. Here's what you can do to get the most out of your first day.Read More

 
Shopping | Plastic Free July

We all shop, for essentials, for fun and for that one thing online that we really, really want. But there are a few easy ways to change your habits, save yourself some money and help cut down on plastic at the same time.Read More

 
Living Off-Campus

Whether you’re still looking for somewhere to live, or you want to get started early on looking for accommodation for next year (which is a great idea!) SUHomes and SU Advice are there for you.Read More

 
Be Aware Of Mental Health

We take Mental Health seriously at the Essex.Read More

 
3 Ways To Have Fun At Essex

Here at the University of Essex Students’ Union, we work hard, but we play hard too. Here are a few ways to have fun at Essex.Read More

 
At Home | Plastic Free July

This month the SU are taking part in Plastic Free July. Staff members are promising to give up an item of plastic for the month, because even the smallest changes make a big difference. If you feel like joining us then feel free, send us a message on our social @essexsu and let us know what you’ve chosen to give up.Read More

 
Are You Rebel Enough?

When someone asks you ‘what are your best qualities’, are imagination and creativity up there at the top?Read More

 
Want A Part-Time Job?

Do you want to become a part of the SU family?Read More

 
Why Volunteering Is Easy At Essex

Everyone comes to Uni to get a degree - that part is a given - but you might find yourself wanting to fill your time with something extra. That's where the SU's VTeam comes in.Read More

 
Enough SU Societies To Make Your Head Spin

The SU has a whole bunch of SU Societies that you can join while you’re here, as soon as you see the list you’ll be asking “How many SU Societies?!”*Read More

 
Getting #Social

You’ve made it to Uni! Woo! And now it’s time to get social! Here are the details for all the SU accounts, so get following!Read More

 
Summer Ball 2019

Saturday saw the return of Essex SU Summer Ball. There was music, magic, performers, stilt walkers, cocktail bars, bandioke, jousting, fireworks, dodgems, and more. There was even an Elvis impersonator, in a wedding chapel, alongside (only for fun) casino games in the Vegas tent.Read More

 
Our best year yet

It’s nearly the end of term, and what a year it’s been for all of us! First, we need to thank all of you. Without you guys we couldn’t have achieved all the things we have this year to make everyone’s experience at Essex even better.Read More

 
The Meaning Behind The Rainbow

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and we’ve been reflecting on the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, and delving into the history behind the colours on the rainbow flag.Read More

 
SU Waterslide

It’s the last day of the year and we hope you all had a fantastic time creating a splash at our waterslide event yesterday. We were lucky and had some fantastic weather for the event, which was out on the hill near the Ivor Crewe from 3pm. As well as the giant waterslide, we also had splat wars where teams used slingshots to fire soaked balls at each other from opposite ends of the inflatable archRead More

 
Rebel: Home of Student Media

Rebel is your platform to question, educate, inform and entertain over 16,000 students at Essex. Student media is the powerful voice of the students, and being part of Rebel will not only give you some amazing opportunities and invaluable work experience, but also help you put practical multi-media journalism skills to the testRead More

 
Welcome to the Family

Your Freshers' hub is still here...Read More

 
Out And About | Plastic Free July

This week we are focusing on how to cut down on plastic usage when out and about. Sometimes plastic usage is out of your control when you’re out, but there are a few switches you can personally make, so you can be as plastic free as possible while on the go.Read More

 
Who are we

What do we even do?Read More