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Welcome to your freshers hub. Here you'll find insider tips and info about real student life at Essex. We'll be adding loads of new info we think you’ll want to see over the next few weeks.


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

Registering with a GP (Doctor)

The last thing you want to do when you feel unwell is to be finding a GP! Here's how to get registered.

Follow us on Social Media

Got burning questions you want answered?

Top 4 tips for getting started with IT

Get yourself ready for studying at Essex!

Guide to getting to campus

Here’s a guide on how to find your way to your new home.

10 Places you need to know in Colchester

Places you can explore in and around Colchester.



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

Top Study Spaces on Campus

Your VP Education, Callum, takes you through his favourite places to study on campus.

Join V-Team's mailing list

Want volunteering opportunities dropped straight in your inbox? Sign up here!

Meet your SU Education Team

We have put together this handy little guide to help you understand our role and how we can support you throughout your journey through University.

Got a question about forthcoming studies?

Have a question or concern about your course and can’t get an answer from the University? Don’t worry! The Education Team have got your back.

3 amazing ways to find your classroom on campus

...that will make University easy!

Become a Student Rep!

Calling all of our 16,000 members. Be the voice of Essex students and help to shape the future of your University by becoming a Student Rep!

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

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



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

Struggling with self-esteem?

It's normal to feel a little anxious, read on to find great ways you can use to boost your confidence at university.

Airport transfer service to Colchester Campus

A coach airport transfer service will be available at the start of the 2021 academic year to from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports.

Find Your Way Around Campus

Find your way around campus with 'Find Your Way' and never get lost again!

No-one Is An Island

Last year more than 2,000 of us shared how we're honestly feeling. To share this feedback and help each other out, we decided to build something real; a giant wall in Sub Zero covered with honest thoughts and feelings. Here's how we got on...

…But, seriously. How are you?

Let us know how you are feeling and we'll get back to you with some advice.

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.

A Helplful Guide for International Students

VP International, Nashwa, presents a guide to help you ease into life at Essex.

7 Ways to get Support

All the support services available to you if you need a helping hand.

Top 10 documents for moving to the UK

VP International, Nashwa, tells you her top 10 list of documents you should bring with you to make your move to the UK smooth!



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

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How you can support, get involved with and shape your community...

Our exclusive Essex SU app...

A new way to connect with other Essex students online before even setting foot on campus...