As an Essex Pathways student, you will be able to get involved with a range of extra-curricular activities within the Department. We are planning a range of online social events to make sure you meet with your classmates and get to know each other. There will be virtual study clubs, where on-campus and off-campus students can join each other in a virtual environment to study together and discuss their work.
Every term, there will be a Student Voice Group meeting, where you can provide feedback through your Student Representative to the academic staff in the department. You can also stand to become a Student Representative yourself. Additionally, the Head of Department will hold regular virtual, ‘Essex Pathways Listens’ sessions which are open to all students, where you can let us know what you think is going well and what we could improve together.
Other social activities could include virtual pub quizzes and opportunities to socialise with staff. You will be able to get involved in our tradition of hosting events in the department’s social space, moving these online if circumstances require it. Where possible, you will have the opportunity to attend ‘in-person’ events and activities with your peers with appropriate social distancing to keep you safe, so that you can meet your classmates.
As in previous years, we will invite guest speakers from your future department to give lectures, so you can get to know the departments, and what they offer. There will be virtual field trips where applicable and you will also have opportunity to meet fellow students in your future department.
We have been working in partnership with our Students’ Union to ensure that you can enjoy our clubs, societies, activities and services. We have built in flexibility to enable you to access support and activities, and to shape your experience around your life.
To learn more about the range of events Essex will be hosting, please visit our events calendar. To stay up to date with the very latest guidance on how to visit your campus, view our coming onto campus guide.