Res Life Online Activities: Enhance your Student Skills (30 Nov - 6 Dec)

Each week we'll be posting a selection of online programmes hosted by our fantastic Residents' Assistant (RA) team. Take part in any events or activities which you're interested in. This is a great opportunity to make new friends, stay connected, and be part of our online community.

  • Mon 30 Nov - Sun 6 Dec 20


  • Online


  • Event type

    Networking or social

  • Event organiser

    Residence Life

  • Contact details

    Residence Life

Here's your chance to learn something new alongside other students at our Res Life events. There are so many things you can take part in from the comfort of your bedroom.

All Residence Life programmes are open to both on and off campus students from any location – no booking needed, just log on and join the event at the start time.


What's on this week

Here's a selection of activities designed to enhance your student skills and know-how!

  • Let's get Househunting!

Monday 30 November 2020
7.30pm onwards
Zoom Meeting ID: 989 4043 1047

Are you starting to think about your options for the next academic year, and where you will live in the local Colchester area? This event will be hosted by a current Essex student who will give a short presentation on the benefits of starting to look for student rentals now, which areas are popular for students, and give examples of reasonable rent prices and what you should be looking for. This will then be followed by an opportunity to go online to seek rental properties for students for the next academic year. Hosted by RA Kris (South Towers). Please note that this is not an event designed to give rental or financial advice. SU Homes has a good range of guides available on how to rent in England. 

  •  David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet Screening

Monday 30 November 2020
Zoom Meeting ID: 989 1017 4957 

You're invited to join us to watch David Attenborough’s new documentary together, reflecting on human impact on the planet. This will be followed by a discussion on ways individuals can help reduce their negative impact and how students can lead more sustainable lives. Hosted by RA Georgia (Copse). 

  • Language Exchange Night

Wednesday 2 December 2020
Zoom Meeting ID 998 6406 6603 

Come along to our language exchange event where you can share your culture and language with others. This event will help you meet new people, have fun and even learn some phrases in a new language. Hosted by RA Mtendere (Southend)


  • Culture Quiz Night

Thursday 3 December 2020
Zoom Meeting ID: 255 668 2046

Join our Cultural quiz to learn new and interesting facts about different cultures and meet new people. The programme will consist of a fun Quiz and breakout room discussions so attendees have the opportunity to chat and learn more about each other’s cultures and customs. Hosted by RA Alex (Southend)



  • Online Volunteering for a Kenyan Wildlife Refuge

Friday 4 December 2020
Zoom Meeting ID: 669 305 4276

Come and join RA Margaux (Meadows) for a volunteering opportunity by tracking giraffes and other wildlife animals from Kenya while meeting other students online.

  • DIY Decorate your Uni Room

Sunday 6 December 2020
4pm onwards
Zoom Meeting ID: 921 8086 014

Let's get together for an art party! Self-isolation and lockdown has made students spend more time in their University accommodation bedroom, more time than ever before. 
It's important to make your space homely and comfortable. Getting creative and expressing your artistic license can be a great way to de-stress as well as produce artworks to display in your University bedroom. Share your DIY ideas with other students; our RA will talk through creative projects you can do to make your bedroom homely. Hosted by RA Keshma (South Towers). 

Remember, all Residence Life programmes are open to both on and off campus students from any location – no booking needed, just log on to Zoom and join the event at the start time. Find out more about using Zoom. If you have any suggestions for future programmes, please email us