SU FOCUSES FOR THIS YEAR
Over three days we spoke to 1347 Essex students to find out what the final priorities of the SU should be for next year.
You didn't hold back. You came out in the rain and the sunshine, and voted online so that the SU is doing what students want next year.
COST OF LIVING
Student life is too expensive and I'm struggling to get by
University fees are too high and I'm worried about future debt
The shops and venues on campus are too expensive
I’m not satisfied with the quality of teaching, academic support or communication.
My exams and deadline are too close together.
My timetable clashes.
My accommodation is too expensive, my rent is too high and I can’t afford to pay it.
I’ve found finding places to live off campus difficult and I’ve got problems with my landlord
It’s too noisy where I live.
I don’t think there is enough study space on campus
I’d like to see more comfy seating, labs and computers on campus
I think the library should open longer and have more study space
I don’t think there are enough support services to meet demand
I think anxiety and depression, lack of sleep and self-harm are real issues around campus
Isolation and loneliness and making friends are real problems on campus.