Student Support is the University's main central provider of support and guidance to students on academic and welfare issues.
While each department within the University has a system for providing academic support for its students (see depts above), Student Support has a team of specialist study skills tutors with expertise in specific learning disabilities. Tutors offer both one-on-one support and a programme of workshops. For regular updates on these and other types of support, check the events page of mySkills.
Workshops run by Student Support include:
- Dyslexia Workshops
- Transition to Graduate Study (for postgraduates)
- Academic Writing (for undergraduates)
For issues that are not academic-related, Student Support has just as many services. Student Support provides advice and information to Essex students on many non-academic welfare issues, such as funding, anything to do with being an international student, and the support that is available to disabled students, including those with specific learning difficulties. The Student Support Office is located in Room 4N.6.2 (enter to the right of the shop on Square 4, take the stairs to the sixth floor, then turn right).
There are also other support services available at the Colchester Campus:
The Residents' Support Network is a team of students and staff whose role it is to help you to integrate into life in University residences.
The Counselling Service offer assistance with educational, social, personal or emotional concerns, through individual counselling sessions which are strictly confidential.
The Mental Health Advisory Service provides confidential support and advice to students experiencing mental health difficulties.
The Students' Union Advice Centre provides advice and information on a wide range of issues.
There are also additional services available if you are an international student.