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Where will you be living for the next academic year?

The time is coming up to think about a home for the next academic year.

 
Officers response to a series of letters received...

We thought it was important to share our full response with our student body as well.

 
Update on progress since the fees referendum

Following the all-student vote we've been taking action to push for change...

 
Your guide to what's on during the Winter Break!

On campus over the break? So are we and we've got some great stuff planned for you...

 
Representing students during online learning

What did everyone think of teaching in term 1?

 
The Leadership race is coming...

Could you help make this a fantastic leadership race?

 
Referendum - vote now!

A referendum has been called, this is an all student vote.

 
Access support and advice

We're here for you, more than ever

 
Which SU services are open during lockdown?

Find out what's open and how to access SU services and support...

 
How are you?

We know these are challenging times. As your Students' Union, we're here for you.

 
The Results Are In!

Thank you to everyone who has voted to choose the people to represent them. The Results are now in!

 
5 great reasons why becoming a student rep will change your University experience

Student Reps are the group of students that have their ear to the ground and support the whole Students’ Union in ensuring that students get the best possible experience at Essex. So, here’s 5 great reasons why to become a student rep.

 
 
Referendum - vote now!

A referendum has been called, this is an all student vote.Read More

 
Access support and advice

We're here for you, more than everRead More

 
How are you?

We know these are challenging times. As your Students' Union, we're here for you.Read More

 
The Results Are In!

Thank you to everyone who has voted to choose the people to represent them. The Results are now in!Read More

 
 
5 great reasons why becoming a student rep will change your University experience

Student Reps are the group of students that have their ear to the ground and support the whole Students’ Union in ensuring that students get the best possible experience at Essex. So, here’s 5 great reasons why to become a student rep.Read More

 
SU Online Freshers Fair

Explore the SU from the comfort of your own room!Read More

 
 
Welcome Week starts on Sunday 4th October!

Interactive, virtual and outdoor events, free croissants, coffee, cocktails, beer and more!Read More

 
SU Freshers Fair 10-11 October

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!Read More

 
Welcome back!

See what's changed over summer at your SU...Read More

 
SU Freshers Fair

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!Read More

 
Freshers Fortnight

Find out about all the awesome events we've got planned for Freshers Fortnight!Read More

 
How do I find my community?

"Our members have the power. We have the tools. Together we make amazing things happen."Read More

 
How to find your classroom

Mark, VP Education, takes you through how to find your classroom on campus.Read More

 
Top 4 tips for getting started with IT

Get yourself ready for studying at Essex!Read More

 
Meet your Women's Officer for the year

"The sisterhood is here for you and you will always have a safe space with us."Read More

 
5 things we do at Rebel

Are you a creative looking to develop (or show off) your skills?Read More

 
How to Balance Friendships At University

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.Read More

 
Become a Student Rep!

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!Read More

 
10 reasons to volunteer with VTeam

VTeam is the volunteering department of the SU and we run loads of volunteering projects for you to get involved in!Read More

 
5 Things I love about Cheer

Lucy tells you what she loves about being part of the Club of the Year 2020.Read More

 
Why I Like the Politics Society

Looking for a friendly and productive debate about our modern politics? Read on!Read More

 
5 members tell you what they love Malaysian Society

"I feel ever so proud to be a member."Read More

 
Meet your Black Student Community Officer

How to get in touch with Andrea, your 2020/21 Black Student Community Officer.Read More

 
A Helplful Guide for International Students

VP International, Alex, presents a guide to help you ease into life at Essex.Read More

 
Top 10 documents for moving to the UK

VP International, Alex, tells you his top 10 list of documents you should bring with you to make your move to the UK smooth!Read More

 
The ELSA Society

European Law Student Association - what is it?Read More

 
Registering with a GP (Doctor)

The last thing you want to do when you feel unwell is to be finding a GP! Here's how to get registered.Read More

 
Thinking of changing courses? Do these things first!

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.Read More

 
What I love about American Football

"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."Read More

 
Dear fellow PGR student

Our PGR Officer, Julia, shares her own PHD journey with you!Read More

 
5 Reasons to join the Sub Aqua Club

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced diver, read on to find out what's waiting for you at Sub Aqua!Read More

 
An introduction to the Asian community at Essex

Meet your Asian Officer for the year.Read More

 
4 Things to Know About The Kitchen

Here are 4 facts about this small but mighty SU outlet...Read More

 
5 Ways to Build Confidence

“Do not fear to be eccentric of opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”Read More

 
Get ahead of the game and find your reading list now!

Searching for your reading lists is as simple as ordering a Dominoes pizza...Read More

 
4 Things I Love about Roleplay Gaming and Tabletop Society

“Societies are one of the best ways to find a community you belong to in your home away from home.”Read More

 
Online Uni registration opens on Tuesday 1st September

It's time to become a fully fledged Essex student!Read More

 
Guide to getting to campus

Here’s a guide on how to find your way to your new home.Read More

 
Guide to getting to campus

Here’s a guide on how to find your way to your new home.Read More

 
4 things to know about SU Bar

A place where you can write on the will - literally!Read More

 
What I love about Lacrosse

From the social atmosphere at training to club socials, Liv - VP Student Experience tells you what she loves about the sport.Read More

 
Meet your LGBQ+ Officer

Hello and a warm welcome to the LGBTQ+ community!Read More

 
10 Places you need to know in Colchester

Places you can explore in and around Colchester.Read More

 
5 things I love about Pakistan Society

"Here at Essex, Pakistan Society feels like a family, it’s a community for everyone."Read More

 
An Introduction to your FREE SU membership

Liv, VP Student Experience, gives the reasons why you're going to love your SU membership.Read More

 
5 Things I love about Women's Rugby

Looking for a way to make some new girl friends? We think we have a solution!Read More

 
What Studying at Essex Will Look Like

Mark, VP Education, touches on subjects such as the library, learning from home, support and safety.Read More

 
What Studying at Essex Will Look Like

Mark, VP Education, touches on subjects such as the library, learning from home, support and safety.Read More

 
What Studying at Essex Will Look Like

Mark, VP Education, touches on subjects such as the library, learning from home, support and safety.Read More

 
 
Keeping You Safe

We'll be constantly reviewing how we adapt our services and venues to give you the best experience possible within a safe environment.Read More

 
Finding your Community

Adrian, VP Community & Engagement breaks down what communities are and how to get involved.Read More

 
Introducing The Store...

The top 5 things you need to know about our most popular shop!Read More

 
Finding Accommodation

From quiet spaces, to rooms in the heart of campus, you are bound to find the perfect place for you.Read More

 
Finding Accommodation

First time managing bills? Not sure who to live with? What even is a contract?Read More

 
Get involved in Societies!

Passionate about Politics? Creative and crafty? Musically minded?Read More

 
7 Best Places to Visit on Campus

Adrian, VP Community & Engagement, rates 7 places on campus on atmosphere, workability and how instagrammable they are.Read More

 
10 Tips to Look After Your Mental Health at Uni

Put yourself first and listen to music... these are some tips we can get on board with.Read More

 
Follow us on Social Media

Got burning questions you want answered?Read More

 
Follow us on Social Media

Got burning questions you want answered?Read More

 
7 Ways to get Support

Support services ranging from mental health and financial, to helping you reach your full potential.Read More

 
5 things we love about Enactus Society

Hear from members on their reasons why they get involved with the society.Read More

 
Follow us on social media

Got burning questions you want answered?Read More

 
SU Campus Update

Read the update hereRead More

 
Summer 2020: Study Skills

Support the library continues to offer throughout this time.Read More

 
#iSUlation Blog #3

Read the latest of our series of Blog postsRead More

 
Exams Angel Hub

Click here for exams support and adviceRead More

 
#iSUlation Blog #2

Read the latest of our series of Blog postsRead More

 
Cuts to GTA's - sign the petition

Show your support for these key roles...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