The health and wellbeing of our students is our priority. This means we are constantly monitoring advice from the UK Government, Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the World Health Organisation.
To protect our community on campus, we have introduced the following measures:
- Enhanced cleaning and sterilising regimes
- Social distancing in line with international guidance
- Signage and floor markings in key locations to help you move around our campuses safely
We’re asking you to wear face coverings in all public campus areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain or in specifically designated locations. We’ll be supporting you by giving two washable face coverings to all students.
We are asking all students who attend face-to-face sessions to have two negative COVID-19 tests 3 days apart, with the last test being no more the 24hrs prior to the planned teaching session. We are running a COVID-19 rapid testing programme for students and staff at our three campuses in Colchester, Southend and Loughton. Alternatively, you may prefer to complete a home test. Home tests can be ordered for free via the government website. If for whatever reason you are concerned about this, or it is difficult for you to do so, please make contact with your programme lead or Personal Tutor.
There are a number of support systems available to you whilst you are at Essex, for whenever you need them and for however long you wish to use them.
- Medical support and healthcare (and our online mental health programme SilverCloud)
- Mental and emotional health support
- Personalised advice and support from the Student Services Hub
The University also runs a variety of online events throughout the year including at-home yoga and mindfulness sessions.
To find out more about the network of support you will benefit from during your time at Essex, please visit the Student Directory.
Within our School you will be assigned an Personal Tutor, who will be your key contact point throughout your time with us. If you are concerned about your academic progress, or are worried about managing your deadlines, then you can always talk to them.