Student communities

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students

Find out how our University supports and promotes representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students.

Care leaver students

If you have lived in care and you are looking to study at Essex, or you are already studying with us, there is support available for you.

Commuting students

Lots of students every year choose to commute to Essex. Find out how to get the best out of your time at Essex.

Estranged students

You may be studying without the support or approval of a family network - at Essex we're committed to supporting you.

Supporting our first-generation students

Starting university is a thrilling and transformative experience, but it can also feel complex or daunting at points, especially for first-generation students.

Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boater (GTRSB) students

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service recognises that students coming from the GTRSB communities may need additional support during their time at the university.

International students

Find how you can get involved with events and activities for international students.

Supporting our LGBTQ+ students

Find out what support, advice and information are available for LGBTQ+ students.

Mature and part-time students

Information, support and resources for mature students currently studying at Essex.

Postgraduate students

Find out what help, advice and support are available for postgraduate students.

Student carers

Information if you're a student who is caring for a partner, family member or friend who is elderly or has a disability.

Students with children

If you are studying with us and you have a family with you, there is a wide range of information, support and advice available.

Students under 18

No matter how old you are when you start your studies, we want you to feel welcome and included.

University of Sanctuary students

As a University of Sanctuary student, you can get extra help during your studies. The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service can offer you a designated member of staff who can support and guide you through your time at Essex.