Essex Students' Union news

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.

£2 Daily Hot Meals

Have you checked out the daily £2 hot meals on campus yet? From a Canteen breakfast to daily subs in Zest and vegan options in Stem & Root, there's something to tickle every taste bud!

What's on over Winter Break

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

The Cost of Living Crisis

Here's everything the university and SU are working on to help you through this crisis.

Meet your Student Leadership Team!

Here are the students you voted for to lead your SU for next year.

Introducing SU Basics: helping you save £££S on essentials

We're pleased to announce that we'll be launching SU Basics: a cheap pop-up market where you can buy all of your essentials from Monday 28th November.

What is a referendum?

The latest referendum has been requested by the Women’s Officer, And the question being asked is:

Do you want The Students’ Union to work with the University to recognise the need to operate a safe transport system, after hours, on a 24 hour campus?

SU Student Pantry

We've launched the SU Student Pantry in SU Reception; a range of FREE essential products from pasta to toothpaste. Take what you need, no questions asked.

Best Warm Study Spaces on Campus

As the days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer, you may be wondering where you can go to study on campus while keeping warm and cosy...

Cost of Living Crisis

The Cost of Living crisis is something that is impacting us all. While we can’t change the national crisis on our own, we want to do everything we can to help you get through the coming months and succeed at the University of Essex.

Meet your course reps

Got some feedback on your course? Get in touch with your student reps.


Did you know that as a student at Essex you can get a heavily discounted (more than 50% OFF!) Bus Pass from SU Reception (on Square 3) or via the First Bus App.

Meet Fraser

Fraser is the Faculty Co-Ordinator for Arts and Humanities, working with reps to improve your university experience.


We’ve made it super easy for you to find friends that share the same interests as you…


Hello!! You're now a member of one of the UK's top students' unions and a community of 17,000 unique and wonderful individuals. Find out what your FREE Essex SU membership gives you access to..

The Guarantor Scheme - coming soon!

Use these resources if finding housing has been a challenge.

New [academic] year, new venues

We’ve been busy bees over the summer...

International Buddy Scheme

Find out about our new scheme launching this year.

Ready to get involved with your SU?

From Welcome to nights out OUT, Freshers Fair, events & mixers, advice, volunteering, Sports & Societies, this page is the place to come to see what your FREE SU membership will unlock this September.

Why you should volunteer

Volunteering may be giving your time for free BUT it pays you in the long run by..

Top Tips for International Students

Here's how to get settled as an International student.

Top 4 Tech Tips

WIFI, free MS package and your new email...

Join our Student Media

Rebel is made up of loads of creative individuals. Sound like you? Read on...

"I got in, what's next?"

We've put together some information on what happens between now and you're first day at Essex.

Your guide to getting to campus

P, our address is University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom.

Everything you need to know about Societies

Whatever your passion is, SU Societies are the place to make friends and share ideas.

You should join a sports club because...

Hear from current members on why you should get involved with sport at Essex SU.

10 places to visit in Colchester

We have a lot on campus, but there’s still places to be explored in the local area... here's our fave places!


Looking to engage with students?
Book a stall at the biggest student event in Essex and maximise your brands reach...


Results are in! We’re so excited to share that we have been ranked 7th in the country* in the latest NSS survey

SU Round Up 21/22

Can we do it all again? Here’s what happened this year...

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.