Student communities

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive student community. We offer a wide range of support to individuals and groups of student members who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities – to help you fulfil your potential.

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.

International students

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

LGBT+ students

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

Mature and part-time students

The mature student community is a diverse one and if you're over the age of 21 at the start of your course, you're a part of it.

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.