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Learning resources

Learning Resource Centre

Our Learning Resource Centre (Colchester Campus) offers informal study space and a library. You'll find books, CDs and DVDs on study skills, English language and specific academic subjects, as well as general reference books.

Every student arrives at Essex with the same spirit of determination but different experiences of education and levels of academic readiness. It's natural for you to progress through your studies excelling more in some areas than others.

The Talent Development Centre can help you identify your talents and strengthen those areas you need to develop. We offer support and resources to improve your writing, maths, research, study skills and English language. We also run the Peer-Assisted Learning scheme.

Together we'll build a lifelong commitment to learning that will sustain success throughout your academic life and career.

What we offer

  • Online resources
  • Workshops, classes and events
  • English language tests
  • Peer support to improve your writing and maths
  • One-to-one session with an Academic Adviser

Maths Support Centre

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Our Maths Support Centre is open to all students. It is staffed by a friendly team of student advisers who can help with maths problems relating to your course or general numeracy and problem-solving skills to improve your employability.

Book a workshop place

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Get help with academic writing and learn new research and study skills at our workshops. We'll help you get the most out of your studies during your time at Essex. Workshops are available at Colchester and Southend. Book your place today.

Get one-to-one help

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Our Advisers can help you with all aspects of academic study and assignment preparation. From finding self-study materials to essay language, style and organisation, you can book an appointment to get one-to-one help from an Adviser.