Who We Are

At Essex we're a group of over 15,000 students spread across 3 campuses – Colchester, Southend and Loughton. As your Students' Union, we're on a mission, an adventure to become the world’s most student-centred organisation (TM). It’s ambitious and challenging, yet short enough to fit in a tweet. Your Southend SU team represent over 1,600 students, we're a small team (except Lee, he's over 6ft) but we've got big goals and we're commited to making your student experience better.

We're here to back you up. We're here to represent you. We want to make your time in Southend be the best time of your life. We're here for you so let your voice be heard!

Our promises

For the entire time you're an Essex student, we make you 4 promises.

1. Help you get an amazing degree and job

We'll fill up your CV, make sure you course is great, and even give out fruit and water before exams. We'll give you all the tools you need to destroy the competition in interviews.

2. Give you a kick-ass membership

Societies, Just Play sport, The SU Lounge and a heap of events. You'll never be bored while we're around.

3. Let you shape everything around you

You're in charge of what we do and how we work. You can make change happen with as little as a tweet, you can even write on our walls. You control everything we do together.

4. Be here for all students

We're a mix of students from 135 different countries of every age, gender, sexuality, religion, year of study and shoe size. We'll look after you whatever.

Our Tattoos

Our tattoos are what we stand for. They're our values. If the SU were a person these would be the things we believed in so much we'd get them tattooed on our body.


How do I get in touch?

Flick us an email to, give us a call on 01702 328233 or pop in and see us. You can find us in the SU Office on the 2nd floor of The Forum.