You will receive a kitchen pack, bedding pack, food pack and cleaning pack free of charge. A laundry service will also be available. Support will be provided to facilitate Tesco deliveries to flats at the Colchester Campus and Sainsbury’s deliveries to the flats at the Southend Campus.
A number of restaurants and food outlets also deliver takeaways to the University via apps such as Uber Eats, Just Eats and Deliveroo.
All registered items of post are kept in the Post Room. If you are in self-isolation and require your post urgently, please email Accommodation Operations to request a delivery.
The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service is here to support your health and wellbeing throughout your time at Essex.
One of the Student Isolation Support (SIS) Assistants will get in touch with you via your university registered email address or registered phone number during your period of quarantine to make sure you have the support you need.
The Wellbeing Assessors can also provide advice and support on areas such as personal, welfare, emotional/mental health concerns on weekdays across all campuses. If you want to book a virtual meeting or call with one of the Wellbeing Assessors you can do this via the appointment request form.
Our friendly Residence Life team host a range of social activities for students living on and off campus, for you to participate with and meet new friends and make new connections.
The Students’ Union will also be organising a broad range of virtual and in-person activity; further information will be available nearer the beginning of the new academic year.
We will also be offering a range of online activities to help you prepare for your time at Essex.
Depending on where your other flat mates are travelling from, you may have other students in your flat during your self-isolation period. You will be sharing kitchen facilities (and in some flats bathroom facilities) but you should avoid using these facilities at the same time.