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Students' Union

Helping you get the most out of your time at University is at the heart of the work of our Students' Union (SU). Our SU aims to provide the best possible facilities, offering opportunities to get involved in all kinds of activities and being there to support you.

Through the SU our students get involved in volunteering through the vTeam, take part in all kinds of clubs and societies and enjoy the hundreds of events the SU puts on each year.

Your union:

  • Award-winning venues and societies
  • One of most active students’ unions in country
  • More than 11,700 student members
  • Nearly 700 volunteers work for the vTeam
  • Over 1,700 students in our sports teams

Students' Union

Students' Union

Our Students' Union (SU) is one of the most active in the country and is run by students, for students. Our SU will be there to offer you support, plus the opportunity to join numerous clubs and societies and to enjoy lots of events and nights out.

New academic year

We provide useful information for new and current students, so you can keep up-to-date on everything at Essex. This includes details about academic and research resources, administrative matters, support available for Essex students and various other useful links.

Where to eat and drink

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Find out where to eat and drink at each of our campuses. We have a variety of cafes, restaurants and shops that should suit all tastes and budgets on or near each of our campuses.

Clubs and societies

Clubs and societies

You can choose from more than 165 clubs and societies when you come to Essex. These cover the arts, sport, politics, culture and music, so you a chance to discover new talents or develop new interests.