Essex Business School is a diverse, international community and we will be operating as a community whether we are online or in-person on our campuses.
We have developed a unique package of support that is tailored to the needs of business students. This includes EBS student staff, who volunteer in various roles to support fellow students. Our team of Student Advisers will be in regular contact with those of you starting your first year and you’ll hear from our SET Connect Team (second and third-years who take the lead on organising social events and activities for the School) during the autumn term too. In fact, they’re already planning socials for the autumn term and working out how they can offer Zoom meet-ups with new students who might have questions.
You’ll get to know EBS Student Services very well. This is the team who run our (currently remote!) helpdesk and they’ve been supporting students during lockdown throughout the Spring and Summer Terms; they are the first port of call for many student queries.
We also have our own in-house EBS Learning Team who provide skills workshops, training sessions, study resources, one-to-one feedback and advice, and other support to help you to develop the skills you need to succeed.
During your time in EBS you will also get the chance to work with the Essex Start-ups Team, who offer a range of support for student entrepreneurs. This includes bootcamps to generate and develop business ideas, funding opportunities, competitions, workshops and 1:1 support. They’ve continued their varied programme of activities throughout the Spring and Summer Terms, while the University has been working remotely. In fact, two of our recent EBS graduates have been working with the Start-ups Team throughout lockdown to apply for the Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme in order to secure further funding for their own fledgling business.