achievements

Why work with the SU?

Hi there. If you're looking for an organisation where you won't get bored - you’re in the right place.

Our aim is to be the world’s most student centred organisation. It’s a bold statement (get it?) but we know we can do it.  We're already known as a ground breaking SU so we’ve made a great start.

We've made 4 promises to students to make sure that everything we do gets us a little bit closer to this goal:

  • Help me get an amazing degree and job
  • Give me a kick ass membership
  • Shape everything around me
  • Benefit all students

You probably didn't know the Students’ Union existed, but we’ve been around for 50 years now.  We started at the same time as the University to give the very first students studying at Essex a voice.

We’ve come a really long way since then and now employ almost 500 people including students and lovely people from the local community.  We’re a not-for-profit organisation and any money we make goes right back in to making life better for Essex students, and not into shareholder's pockets.

We've been recognised nationally as an Investors in People Gold Standard organisation.  This means that you can be sure we are committed to the development and happiness of our staff members and are always improving what we do.

It’s amazing people like you (yes, you), who can bring new ideas and enthusiasm to the SU to help us keep these promises.