Which SU services are open during lockdown?

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This page contains information on which SU services are open during lockdown.

Although some of our services are no longer able to open due to government guidelines (for example our bars) we're continuing to do everything we can to make sure that we're still offering the best possible support and services.



SU Advice continue to be on hand to offer free, confidential advice throughout lockdown - no matter what you're going through or how you feel we're here to help. 

SU Advice on Square 3 is open for drop-in enquiries from Monday – Friday, 10am to 4pm (Colchester campus only).

We're also offering appointments via telephone or Zoom and we will also continue to operate our Zoom Social Hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm – 3pm.


With big changes to the way teaching is happening at Essex, as your SU we're here to support you and represent your academic interests to the Uni.  We'll continue to help you get the best degree possible, contact us by emailing or by completing our Live Feedback Form.


You can continue to get all your essentials and more from The Store on Square 4 and The Mini Store in The Meadows. Plus when you need a caffeine fix as well as a tasty treat, head down to the SU Pop Up Cafe on Square 3.

The Store will be open 11am - 7pm, all week
The Mini Store will be open 10am - 6pm, Monday - Friday
The SU Pop Up Cafe will be open 8:30am - 1pm, Monday - Friday (operating out of The Kitchen, next to SU Bar on Square 3)

The Post office will be closed, stamps can be purchased from The Store and your nearest Post office is in Wivenhoe (50 High St, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AA)


SU Bar, Nightingale Arms, Top Bar and SU Takeaway are closed until further notice.


Your SU Homes team continue to operate as normal. If you're looking for a home our team will help make this as simple as possible, plus we're on hand to answer any questions you have as we know renting can be confusing stuff. Contact us on 01206 878978 or drop us an email at


You can continue to ask SU Reception any questions you may have, we're open weekdays 11am - 3pm on Square 3. Plus the Virtual Reception is also available from 11am - 3pm on weekdays, Zoom ID: 9206863211


The activities team continue to provide opportunities to participate and enjoy a wide range of activities.


See the Essex Sport exercises and activities to help keep you active and motivated at home and check out the SU website for online sport events

Follow us on Instagram @essexbladessu



VTeam continue to help students achieve their full potential through volunteering opportunities. There are a wide range of online and in-person volunteering activities available which can be found on the SU website 

Follow us on Instagram @suvteamessex



Societies continue to run online events, keep up to date with all the events on the SU website 

Follow us on Instagram @socsessex  



The SU Creative Studios editing suite will remain open when the Silberrad Centre is open. Access to this is granted once you’ve completed an online induction

Follow us on Instagram  @rebelessex



Jason Mussett
1:08am on 8 Nov 20 Thanks for the info Best Jason
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