we want to be the world's most student centred organisation

hello wonderful person

We're a family here at Essex. The most incredible, unconventional family with 13,000 brothers and sisters, each one of you as unique as the next. A family that revels in their differences and wears them with pride. A family that won't tell you what to think, what to wear, or even what time to get out of bed in the morning.

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.


To measure how we're doing against our four promises we created our 'Vital Stats' - a termly review where we speak to over 900 members and get their honest opinion on how we're doing.

Check out our most recent stats

our four promises.
we promise to...

For the entire time you're at Essex, we make your four promises


1: We promise to get you 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: We promise to give you a kick-ass membership


We will give you a Students' Union experience that's good enough to make all your friends who aren't at Essex jealous. We've given students the tools to set up societies, and sports clubs for whatever they're interested in.


3: We promise to let you shape everything


You choose what drinks we serve in our venue and what products we stock. Just let us know and we'll do our absolute best to get it in stock for you ASAP. All you need to do is come and see us, Tweet or Facebook us and we'll get on it.


4: We promise to be here for everyone


At Essex the Students' Union is here for everyone, no matter your age, gender, nationality, faith, sexuality, year of study, or shoe size. In our family there's no pretentious cordoned off VIP area, we're open to everyone.