Welcome Week starts on Sunday 4th October!

Interactive, virtual and outdoor events to welcome you to Essex!Read More

 
 

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Welcome Week starts on Sunday 4th October!

Interactive, virtual and outdoor events to welcome you to Essex!

 
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!

 
Welcome back!

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

 
Freshers Fortnight

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

 
We're a Top 5 Students' Union!

What an achievement...

 
International Student of the Year

and the winners are...

 
Join the YUFE Student Forum!

Applications close 27th of July

 
Meet Your Sabbs!

Our 2020/2021 Sabbatical Officers!

 
Summer 2020: Study Skills

Support the library continues to offer throughout this time.

 
Exam Results

An update on the publication of exam results

 
SU Campus Update

Read the update here

 
SU Chief Executive speaks on Black Lives Matter

Read the full statement here...

 
#iSUlation Blog #3

Read the latest of our series of Blog posts

 
 
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

 
Join the YUFE Student Forum!

Applications close 27th of JulyRead More

 
Meet Your Sabbs!

Our 2020/2021 Sabbatical Officers!Read More

 
SU Campus Update

Read the update hereRead More

 
Exam Results

An update on the publication of exam resultsRead 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

 
#iSUlation Blog

Read the first of a series of Blog postsRead More

 
Cuts to GTA's - sign the petition

Show your support for these key roles...Read More

 
VP SOUTHEND WINNER IS...

Find out who won here...Read More

 
#iSUlation Playlists

Listen to this weeks Old But Gold Playlists!Read More

 
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

 
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

 
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