SU Online Freshers Fair!

Explore the SU from the comfort of your own room!

 
5 GREAT REASONS WHY BECOMING A STUDENT REP WILL CHANGE YOUR UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

Student Reps are the group of students that have their ear to the ground and support the whole Students’ Union in ensuring that students get the best possible experience at Essex. So, here’s 5 great reasons why to become a student rep.

 
Want to join the Officer Team?

Our officer team is missing a few people - are you interested in representing your peers? We will be running an election to fill the missing roles throughout October.

 
 

 

WHAT'S ON

 

To Dream Effectively
13th September - 17th January
Online / Big Screen Southend / Focal Point Gallery
‘To Dream Effectively’ is a group exhibition across Focal Point Gallery, Big Screen Southend and Southend High Street.
Virtual Freshers Fair
1st-31st October
Online
Find out what's happening on campus and services here to support you.
Vietnamese Society: INTERNATIONAL FOOD COMPETITION
10th-31st October
Instagram.com/essexvietsoc
International Food Competition - cook a dish and submit your photo entry to be in the chance of winning £60!
Speech and Language Therapy Society: QUIZ SOCIAL
19th October
Online
Knowledge/Anagrams/Scavenger Hunt/Music etc. Zoom link will be sent round closer to the time - Join the Society now to be on the mailing list!
Library Fair
20th October
Online
Drop in to our online library fair via Zoom to find out how we can support your studies.
CAREERS SERVICES Q&A SESSION
21st October
Zoom
Join the University Careers Team for a Q&A Zoom session for new and returning students.

MOLLY'S MONEY SAVING MAGIC

My top tips for saving money through Freshers

 
  1. Budget what you can spend per week, to keep your bank balance on track.

  2. Utilise Unidays as much as you can, mega discounts are on there, from clothes, to subscriptions, to meals out! Just use your Essex email address to sign up.

  3. Plan your meals and do some cooking! If you buy the right foods and do some batch cooking, it’ll save you loads of time and money.

  4. You can get all your home and kitchen stuff from Tesco – but I recommend either heading to the Range, B&M or IKEA for more variety and cheaper cost, who also deliver!

  5. If you sign up to Santander student bank account, you’ll get a free 16-25 railcard for four years – giving you 1/3 off any rail travel!

 

YOU'RE COMING TO ESSEX! 

Everything you need to know before you start university...

SU Online Freshers Fair!

Explore the SU from the comfort of your own room!

 
5 GREAT REASONS WHY BECOMING A STUDENT REP WILL CHANGE YOUR UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

Student Reps are the group of students that have their ear to the ground and support the whole Students’ Union in ensuring that students get the best possible experience at Essex. So, here’s 5 great reasons why to become a student rep.

 
Want to join the Officer Team?

Our officer team is missing a few people - are you interested in representing your peers? We will be running an election to fill the missing roles throughout October.

 
 
 

YOUR COURSE 

How we are going to make sure you get the best degree possible...

Become a Student Rep!

Be the voice of Essex students and help to shape the future of your University by becoming a Student Rep!

 
Thinking of changing courses? Do these things first!

Whatever your reason for wanting to change your course at Essex, we've created a handy guide on how to do it and things to consider along the way.

 
What Studying at Southend Will Look Like

Ria, VP Southend, touches on subjects such as the library, learning from home, support and safety.

 
Get ahead of the game and find your reading list now!

Searching for your reading lists is as simple as ordering a Dominoes pizza...

 
 
 

WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK 

Support for looking after your physical and mental health...

How to Balance Friendships At University

Whether you wanted to start a new chapter in your life, or are looking to expand your friendship group, here are a few ways to effectively manage your friendships at University.

 
7 Ways to get Support

Support services ranging from mental health and financial, to helping you reach your full potential.

 
5 Ways to Build Confidence

“Do not fear to be eccentric of opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

 
10 Tips to Look After Your Mental Health at University

Put yourself first and listen to music... these are some tips we can get on board with.

 
 

THE FUN STUFF 

Incredible activities you can get involved in and the SU venue you're going to love...

Welcome Week

Find out what we have planned for Welcome Week. This will be updated periodically - we don't want to give it all away at once!

 
5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Volunteering

You don't even need to leave your room... sounds good, right?

 
Your SU membership includes...

VP Southend, Ria, takes you through the exciting things your SU membership has to offer.

 
SU Venues

VP Southend, Ria, takes you on a tour of the places you'll be hanging out.

 
5 reasons to try Just Play

The top reason being, it's free!

 
 
 

YOUR QUESTIONS

 

Will I need to pay council tax for my accommodation?

Full time students are exempt from paying for Council Tax. If you are living in University Square accommodation, this is automatically exempt so you do not need to do anything. If you are moving into off campus accommodation you will need to make sure you inform the relevant council of your student status. 

I’ve lost my student card over the summer – can I get a new one?

No need to panic, You can book an appointment to visit the Student Services Hub to buy a replacement card (£5).  Visit essex.ac.uk/student/advice-and-support/ for more information or to book an appointment.

My student loan payment has been delayed – is there any financial help available?

The University offers a Late Funding loan to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students who have applied for funding from Student Finance or the NHS but who have not yet received any payments. 

 

GOT ANOTHER QUESTION?

SU Advice are on hand to help with whatever you may need. Visit our page by clicking below.

 

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