Enhance your career
We equip you with skills for the modern workplace. Whether you’re seeking graduate employment or starting your own business, we offer
bespoke careers advice and a range of employability options to enhance your CV.
An Essex education is challenging, inspiring and demanding. We provide a
range of study skills workshops, resources and guidance to help you reach
your full academic potential.
We offer a range of activities and support to help maximise your academic
- study skills workshops on topics such as referencing, planning, essay
writing, effective reading and note taking
- specialised workshops for postgraduate students, covering topics such as
using the University library and research databases, literature reviews and
- one-to-one workshops tailored to you specific study needs
- access to resources, such as research best practice, to help develop your
- exam preparation and revision events
Maths, IT and analytical skills
If you study at undergraduate level, our common first year provides you with
a fully-rounded business education by introducing you to important areas of
accounting and finance. You take a numeracy assessment in your first term, which
helps us to identify how we can best meet your needs.
Our Peer Assisted Learning (PALs) team also runs weekly clinics in maths and
Microsoft Excel skills for all students. They can also teach you how to use our
Bloomberg Financial Market Lab so you can access a range of financial and
business data to use throughout your degree.
If you're an undergraduate or Masters student, you'll be allocated a
personal tutor from your subject area for the duration of your course.
If you’re studying for a PhD, your research supervisor will take on the
role of providing personalised advice about academic and non-academic
issues. Your tutor or supervisor will guide you through your time at
Essex to help you make the most of opportunities available at the
As you begin your university education, our
Peer Mentors are on hand to help you settle into life at Essex. They
offer advice and guidance on areas such as accessing online resources,
submitting coursework and finding employability opportunities, as well as
how to sign-up for sports clubs and societies. In your first term as an undergraduate, you
can also gain advice and guidance from the EBS Peer Engagement Ambassadors
(PEAs).These second-year students will share their experiences of what it’s
like to study at university for the first time.
Ask a Postgraduate Student
scheme gives you the chance to ask questions and discuss issues about living
and studying at Essex with other Masters and PhD students.
English language skills
More than half of our students join us from overseas, so we appreciate
that the UK education system and culture may be different to what you’ve
experienced at home. We help you to settle into University life with a range
of support for international students,
including free English language
classes, run by the University’s Talent Development Centre. The EBS
Learning Team also provide one-to-one guidance on essay writing skills and
understanding our academic referencing system.
If you’re a Chinese student joining us from a partner institution, you
take an English language module as part of your course. If English isn’t
your first language, a language assessment during your first term will help
us to identify how we can best meet your needs.