Your department page has information about your course, as well as who to contact if somethings’ wrong.




The SU’s top job is to represent your academic interests and as such we working hard inside and outside the university to make sure you get a great qualification. This page is where we can help you sort out any problems with your learning experience and improve your course, so it’s the best it can be. It’s a page for all students and all their representatives. Its got the latest news for your the campus and your department. Its got loads of useful stuff that you can use with your course mates to help improve your learning experience.




Looking for a quick way to give us feedback about your course? Look no further - the Live Feedback Form is here!





Resolution to marking boycott

The local branch of UCU have come to an agreement with the University to end the marking and assessment boycott. Read an update here.

Strike Compensation - there may be another way...

The University have informed us that they will not be offering reimbursements to students who missed teaching due to strikes. Read on to see how you can challenge this decision.

Are you affected by the strikes?

Uni strike action is takin place 21-25 March. Here's what you need to know...

Strikes are coming

As your Students' Union part of the way we support you is to give you a heads up on things that could affect your studies and show how we can support you - this is one of those moments.

A Master’s Guide To...

…Well, applying for a Master’s!

Deadlines - The Do’s, The Don’ts, and How to Cope

Your SU Education Team have put together advice on deadlines, taken from their own university experience.

Strike FAQ's

We know strikes can be an incredibly frustrating time for students, so we have put together this comprehensive guide to all things related to the upcoming industrial action.

Your Guide to Module Handbooks

Okay so a module handbook might not sound like the most thrilling read in the world but hear us out!

Your Best Places to Study on Campus

Fed up with studying in your room? Need a break from the same four walls? Don’t worry, we’ve had a wander round both the Colchester, Southend and Loughton campuses to find the best places to get your head down and study. It doesn’t matter whether you are someone who needs to study in silence or the type of student who needs a bit of a buzz around you, our guide will have something for everyone.

Student Voice Groups – What’s all that about?

Click here for our handy guide to Student Voice Groups (SVG’s) at Essex.

Second-guessing your course? You’re grand, you can swap.

Remember that time you took a shot and that little voice in your head whispered “I think we’ve just made a catastrophic mistake there...”, and there was no coming back from it? And you paid the price the next day? Well thankfully, if you feel like you may have chosen the wrong course, there’s no price to pay, and you can come back from it. Give this guide a little read, it’ll show you what else is out there, and how you can change courses.

Personal Tutoring - What to Expect

A personal tutor is a bit like a onesie. You might not know this; but everyone has one (everyone). So, what is a Personal Tutor? Well, a bit like a onesie, they’re there to support and comfort us all year round. Last year you, the students, told us that having an “excellent” Personal Tutor can have an incredibly positive impact on your studies, so this year the University is making sure you all have the best experience possible. Give this a little click to find out what to expect.

Blended Learning: To Zoom or Not To Zoom, That Is The Question.

So, some of you might be familiar with (and potentially sick of hearing) the term “Blended Learning”, whilst others might be feeling as lost as you might find yourself at 2am in Sub Zero. However, thanks to your Education Team at The SU, we’ve written an entire article on it, detailing what it is, why its there, and what to expect, so you’re left feeling as up-to-date as that pint of milk in your fridge…? (Of which I’d probably check by the way.)

Thinking of becoming a Student Rep?

Interested in becoming a rep? Check out our VP Education Callum's video that tell you all you need to know about the system.

The SU Education Team – Who are ya, who are ya?

Hey you! (Yeah, you.) Do you like meeting people? Well, we might be the SU Education Team, but don’t let that term bore yo- I mean sway you. We want to make sure that you Work Hard, Play Hard, and really get to understand who we actually are, and not just some plain people who love essays and numbers, so click here to find out how we can help you get the most out of your time here at Essex.