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From events, advice, volunteering, Just Play Sports, this page is the place to come to see what your FREE SU membership will unlock on the 7th September.

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We encourage anyone in need of support at this time to please reach out and access the help and advice that’s on hand.


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





SU Southend: Scavenger hunt
1st-7th October
Southend campus
Are you up for the challenge?
SU Southend: Welcome Party
2nd October
Moo Moo Clubrooms
Exclusively for students
SU Southend Makes: Clay
3rd October
SU Lounge
Get creative!
SU Southend: Film night
3rd October
Lecture Theatre - The Forum
SU Southend: VP Southend Tour Part 1
4th October
Southend campus - meet at SU Lounge
SU Southend: VP Southend Tour Part 2
4th October
Southend campus - meet at SU Lounge



Yes, I could tell you "Go to everything, and go to it now!" But burn out is a massive thing which everyone goes through especially with work and uni deadlines, it’s all about balance. So, my tips to make the most out of your student experience are:

  1. Get involved! We have Vteam and communities to get memberships for
  2. Go to an event you wouldn’t normally go to - open yourself to new opportunities and people
  3. Go to a new study/social space - there are lots of spots with different atmospheres to mix up the study environment as deadline season approaches
  4. Leave campus to explore the local area. Check out independent shops and restaurants - it's a great way to separate from uni life





How do I extend my student visa from the UK?

If you are an international student currently living in the UK who has had to repeat a year, or who is changing from a pre-sessional to UG, or UG to PG course, you will need to extend your Student Visa by making an application to the Home Office. SU Advice can explain the process and help you by checking your documents, including your application form, whether you are applying for yourself or also for dependents.

How can I resolve a dispute with my landlord over my deposit?

Your deposit should be held in a Deposit Protection Scheme, and if you and your landlord can’t agree about deductions you may be able to use your scheme’s dispute resolution process. If you would like some help with this, or with any other issues relating to your old or new tenancy, SU Advice will be happy to help.

I’m a Masters’ student, and I don’t think I’ll be able to submit my dissertation on time...

If extenuating circumstances mean you need more time to complete your dissertation, and you are an existing student who is due to submit your dissertation for the first time this year, your department is now allowed to authorise extensions for more than four weeks if needed. To find out more, contact your supervisor or your department’s PG administrator, and don’t forget that SU Advice is also here to support you.



SU Advice are on hand to help with whatever you may need. Find us on square 3 or visit our page




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