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welcome to the su.

When you come to Essex, you're automatically a member of the Students' Union. We're a group of 14,000 students from around the world. Together, we can achieve whatever we want.

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your su heirloom. 
made just for you.

To prove that you're a part of something big, you'll get an SU Heirloom. It's individually numbered and yours for life. You'll pass down your number and share your story with future generations of Essex students.

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your su membership.
what you get.

Because you're a member of the SU, you get access to a load of events, bars, nightclubs, societies, training courses, a letting agency, and free sports clubs.

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From the pre-game to the dance floor (and everywhere else).













Explorers: Attend concerts and purchase books

Eclectics: Use music to improve their daily mood

Easy-Goers: Buy things online

How to reach them

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our four promises.
we promise to...

For the entire time you're at Essex, we make your four promises


1: We promise to get you an amazing degree and job


We'll fill up your CV, make sure you course is great, and even give out fruit and water before exams. We'll give you all the tools you need to destroy the competition in interviews.

I’ve been so Blessed throughout my time at Essex to have a number of different job roles within the SU and the University that have really helped my employability after University. There is so much support to help you throughout your degree and numerous opportunities that help enhance your CV. As a result, I've been offered great internships and amazing job roles within my career field when I complete my Masters Degree.

Masters Human Rights Student


2: We promise to give you a kick-ass membership


Bars, coffee shops, restaurants, a nightclub, hair salon, even a cinema, all on campus. And hundreds of clubs and societies too. You'll never be bored at Essex.

I'm having a great time at Essex. I've made so many friends through the Lacrosse Club and Just Play sessions, and there's so much to do on campus.

3rd Year Sports & Exercise Science Student


3: We promise to let you shape everything


You're in charge of what we stock in our venues and how we work. You can vote by dropping a token in a box, and write on our walls. You control everything we do together.

We're constantly being asked what we would like to see change and students voices are listened to and acted on.

1st Year Computer Science Student


4: We promise to be here for everyone


We're a mix of students from 135 different countries of every age, gender, sexuality, religion, year of study and shoe size. We'll look after you whatever.

I've been part of the International Students' Association for a couple of years. It's great to meet other international students, and have the whole world in one place.

4th Year Law & Politics Student

So that's a bit about us.
what about you?

Now's the fun part. Let's customise your membership so we can show you all the great stuff we've got planned.

Let's do it.
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