Terms and conditions of service
Students and graduates
Our Employability and Careers Centre (E&CC) aims to provide a high quality
professional service to all Essex students and eligible graduates from our
All our main services are free. Sometimes you may need to pay a refundable
deposit to secure a place for a high demand event and some premium services for
graduates may be offered on a subsidised basis.
Professional codes of conduct
Our service is one which is impartial and conforms to professional codes of
Using our services
All current University of Essex students are eligible to use our services.
Students at partner institutions
Students studying degrees validated by the University of Essex from partner
institutions (excluding University Campus Suffolk) can use our self-study
information resources at Colchester or Southend. If you wish to do this, you
need to contact us before hand to agree when you can visit.
Please note: we don’t provide advice or guidance to students from other
institutions (even where students are taking University of Essex validated
degrees). The only exception to this is students studying at the Edge Hotel
School, which is based on our Colchester Campus.
Currently, University of Essex graduates from within the last three years can
use our services. If you want to visit us, please
contact us to agree arrangements in advance.
Other local graduates
Graduates from other universities who live locally to our Colchester Campus
may be able to come in to use our self-study materials on a discretionary basis.
If you want to visit us, please contact us to agree
arrangements in advance.
Please note: we don’t provide advice or guidance to graduates from other
institutions, nor access to events to workshops.
What we can provide
If you are a University of Essex student, or eligible
graduate, we will support you in developing your own employability.
Employability is a partnership so we offer you opportunities to gain new
experiences and skills, resources and workshops to help you reflect on your
learning, and individual guidance to consider what personally would be best for
you. However, you have to take responsibility for using these services to the
best of your ability.
We do not act as a recruitment agency, or guarantee that you will get an
internship. We will however, help you find where relevant job and internship
opportunities are advertised, connect to companies and apply effectively for
vacancies. So, for example, we will provide you with expert advice on where to
look for job vacancies relevant to your career plans, bring employers on to
campus so you can meet them, and promote paid internships just for Essex
students/graduates. While we won’t write your CV for you, we will give you top
quality advice on how you can improve your own CV.
Please note that we are not legally authorised to advise you on your
eligibility to work in the UK, or the likelihood of an employer gaining a work
permit for you.
The E&CC reserves the right to amend its terms and conditions from time to