Essex Students' Union news


Take a well earned break from studying and come join us for some festive fun before the end of term!

Blades Update 22nd November (Week 8)

Your weekly round-up of Essex Blades News

Christmas Opening Hours

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Staying on campus? Discover your favourite SU venues opening hours...

Congratulations VTeam

A HUGE congratulations to Essex SU's VTeam for being awarded the King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023 – the highest national award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Student Spotlight: Isobel, Shannon & Marina

Read how Marina has taken her production from coursework to the real world.

Blades Update 15th November (Week 7)

Your weekly round-up of Essex Blades News.

Blades Update 9th November (Week 6)

Your weekly round-up of Essex Blades News

Blades Update 1st November (Week 5)

Your weekly roundup of Essex Blades news.

Blades Update 25th October (Week 4)

Your weekly round-up of Essex Blades News.

Blades Update 11th October (Week 2)

Your weekly round-up of Essex Blades news.

Blades Update 18th October (Week 3)

Your weekly round-up of Essex Blades news

Our exclusive Essex SU app...

Connect with other Essex students online before even setting foot on campus...

Become a Student Rep!

Boost your education, skills + CV by joining us as a Student Rep. At the SU, we’re powered by students, so we need you to help us to help you improve your education.

How can I use AI?

Everything you need to know about how and how not to use AI to help with your studies.

Support in relation to Israel and Palestine

If you or someone you know is affected and in need of assistance we encourage you to please reach out...

Welcome Events Line Up

Get ready for a timetable packed with FREE events, campus tours, fun activities and opportunities to meet new friends.

Welcome to Essex 2023

Coming to Essex in October? This is the official place to find out everything you need to know. From Freshers Fair to Freshers Fortnight, campus tours, welcome events and more...

Welcome Events Line Up

Get ready for a timetable packed with FREE events, campus tours, fun activities and opportunities to meet new friends.

Become an SU Welcome Crew Volunteer

You’ve been there, done that and now’s the time to get your t-shirt!

Upcoming PG Summer Events

Find out the upcoming PG Summer events running from July to September! The summer does not have be hot and boring but rather cool, relaxing and fun! Mark the dates, sign up because you don't want to miss out on the fun!

SU Social Media Ambassador - Meet Nick

Introducing one of your new SU Social Media Ambassador's, Nick.

Be a Leader for VTeam

Register your interest to be a leader for a regular volunteering project.

Celebrating Our Representatives

On Tuesday, we held a Recognition Evening to celebrate the work that our student representatives do. Find out who won our awards for their valued voluntary work.


VP Community and Engagement, Flazzi has put together his top tips for keeping safe during a night out off campus...


Before you can intervene in situations effectively, it is vital to think about your own personal safety and the safety of those around you...


VP Welfare, Dorothy explains why being aware of self-defense is important when transitioning into university life and living away from home...

SUHomes Tips: save on your energy bills

In case you missed it, the government’s Energy Support Scheme means you may be entitled to a one-off support payment or credit from energy suppliers...

SU Exam Mode: events & support

Know your BeReal from your Reels? For this role you have to be social savvy!

Trans Allyship: How to be an ally

Visit the Trans Allyship hub to find out what you can do to be an ally to trans people.

UCU Marking and Assessment Boycott (Here’s what we know!)

Read more about what we know about the planned UCU Marking and Assessment Boycott...

This Post Office is closing it’s doors

We’ve made the difficult decision to close the Post Office on Wednesday 21st June 2023. Read more about why we've had to close and your next nearest Post Office here...

We're nominated for 13 awards!

Keep your fingers crossed for the following groups...

Local Elections: What Are They & How To Vote

You might have heard that there’s an election on May 4th 2023, and if you’re wondering what that’s all about, we’ve got you covered.

Student Spotlight: Antonio Ferreira

Find out more about Psychology student, Antonio and his work in mental health and anti-racism.

Introducing the Communities Common Room

The Communities Common Room is the newest in a long list of common room spaces available to students on the Colchester campus.

SU Volunteering Week 2023 #SVW23

Ready to get involved?
Join us 13-19th February for the biggest SU Volunteering Week yet…

Student Spotlight: Molly Rennie

Find out about Molly's involvement with the SU and how she has started her own podcast.

SU Eat & Meet: free hot meal meet-up

Find out more about your free weekly hot meal meet-up!


It's time to start thinking about your accommodation for next year and we're here to help you with any questions you might have.

What's on over Winter Break

A run down of opening times, events and support available.