Interactive, virtual and outdoor events to welcome you to Essex!
See what's changed over summer at your SU...
Find out about all the awesome events we've got planned for Freshers Fortnight!
YOU'RE COMING TO ESSEX!
Everything you need to know before you start university...
Interactive, virtual and outdoor events, free croissants, coffee, cocktails, beer and more!
The last thing you want to do when you feel unwell is to be finding a GP! Here's how to get registered.
It's time to become a fully fledged Essex student!
Got burning questions you want answered?
We'll be constantly reviewing how we adapt our services and venues to give you the best experience possible within a safe environment.
From quiet spaces, to rooms in the heart of campus, you are bound to find the perfect place for you.
Adrian, VP Community & Engagement, rates 7 places on campus on atmosphere, workability and how instagrammable they are.
Get yourself ready for studying at Essex!
Here’s a guide on how to find your way to your new home.
Places you can explore in and around Colchester.
How we are going to make sure you get the best degree possible...
Mark, VP Education, takes you through how to find your classroom on campus.
Calling all of our 16,000 members. Be the voice of Essex students and help to shape the future of your University by becoming a Student Rep!
Whatever your reason for wanting to change your course at Essex, we've created a handy guide on how to do it and things to consider along the way.
Mark, VP Education, touches on subjects such as the library, learning from home, support and safety.
Searching for your reading lists is as simple as ordering a Dominoes pizza...
WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK
Support for looking after your physical and mental health...
Whether you wanted to start a new chapter in your life, or are looking to expand your friendship group, here are a few ways to effectively manage your friendships at University.
Support services ranging from mental health and financial, to helping you reach your full potential.
“Do not fear to be eccentric of opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
Put yourself first and listen to music... these are some tips we can get on board with.
THE FUN STUFF
Incredible activities you can get involved in and all the SU venues you're going to love...
Are you a creative looking to develop (or show off) your skills?
VTeam is the volunteering department of the SU and we run loads of volunteering projects for you to get involved in!
"I thought I would try something new and see if I liked it...the coaches and the more senior players help you pick up the knowledge in such a short period of time but keep you interested and make it enjoyable."
Lucy tells you what she loves about being part of the Club of the Year 2020.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced diver, read on to find out what's waiting for you at Sub Aqua!
Here are 4 facts about this small but mighty SU outlet...
Liv, VP Student Experience, gives the reasons why you're going to love your SU membership.
Looking for a way to make some new girl friends? We think we have a solution!
A place where you can write on the will - literally!
From the social atmosphere at training to club socials, Liv - VP Student Experience tells you what she loves about the sport.
"I feel ever so proud to be a member."
Looking for a friendly and productive debate about our modern politics? Read on!
European Law Student Association - what is it?
“Societies are one of the best ways to find a community you belong to in your home away from home.”
"Here at Essex, Pakistan Society feels like a family, it’s a community for everyone."
You're a wizard Harry!
Passionate about Politics? Creative and crafty? Musically minded?
The top 5 things you need to know about our most popular shop!
Hear from members on their reasons why they get involved with the society.
Whether you want to try something you’ve never tried before, or just looking for a fresh challenge, or make new friends... you’ll find it at Essex!
How you can support, get involved with and shape your community...
"Our members have the power. We have the tools. Together we make amazing things happen."
"The sisterhood is here for you and you will always have a safe space with us."
How to get in touch with Andrea, your 2020/21 Black Student Community Officer.
Meet your Asian Officer for the year.
Hello and a warm welcome to the LGBTQ+ community!
Adrian, VP Community & Engagement breaks down what communities are and how to get involved.
USE #ESSEXSU TO SHARE YOUR PHOTO
MOLLY'S MONEY SAVING MAGIC
My top tips for saving money through Freshers
- Budget what you can spend per week, to keep your bank balance on track
- Utilise Unidays as much as you can, mega discounts are on there, from clothes, to subscriptions, to meals out! Just use your Essex email address to sign up
- Plan your meals and do some cooking! If you buy the right foods and do some batch cooking, it’ll save you loads of time and money
- You can get all your home and kitchen stuff from Tesco – but I recommend either heading to the Range, B&M or IKEA for more variety and cheaper cost, who also deliver!
- If you sign up to Santander student bank account, you’ll get a free 16-25 railcard for four years – giving you 1/3 off any rail travel!
Will I need to pay council tax for my accommodation?
Full time students are exempt from paying for Council Tax. If you are living in University owned accommodation, this is automatically exempt so you do not need to do anything. If you are moving into off campus accommodation you will need to make sure you inform the relevant council of your student status.
I’ve lost my student card over the summer – can I get a new one?
No need to panic, visit the Student Services Hub, Floor 1 of the Silberrad Centre to buy a replacement card (£5).
My student loan payment has been delayed – is there any financial help available?
The University offers a Late Funding loan to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students who have applied for funding from Student Finance or the NHS but who have not yet received any payments.
GOT ANOTHER QUESTION?
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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