Students Staff

Essex Essentials

Essex Essentials is a one-stop shop to help you make your time at university hassle free. You can purchase kitchen, bedding and electrical packs either before you arrive or until mid-September. The collection point will be the Event Essex Summer Hub located on Square 5.

Any questions? If you've checked our FAQs page and can't find your answer there, you can contact us via email or the telephone number below. (Monitored between 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday).

From Friday 30 September all orders placed on the webshop will be collection only, to be collected from the Event Essex office which is located in 6.314. Southend orders will be delivered by the courier every Tuesday.

All orders for items are to be collected from the Event Essex office which is located in 6.314.


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 5 Day Meal Plan (SELF-ISOLATING STUDENTS ONLY)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 5 Day Meal Plan (SELF-ISOLATING STUDENTS ONLY)
£35.00

SELF-ISOLATING STUDENTS ONLY

Please note - we only deliver to isolating students residing in accommodation on our Colchester campus and, at The Copse, Meadows and University Quays.

Lunch, dinner & breakfast 5-day meal plans have been developed for students that have to self-isolate, either upon arrival or throughout their stay with us at the University of Essex. Therefore these meal plans should only be purchased by self-isolating students only.

This package includes a fully delivered meal package to including a continental breakfast, cold lunch and an evening ready meal requiring reheating in a microwave or oven, for 5 days.

Please place orders by 2pm to ensure delivery in time for the following day. Weekend meal boxes will be delivered Friday and all fresh food will have a minimum three day shelf life. We will arrange for food to be delivered to your accommodation. Our inbox is not monitored over the weekend so any orders placed on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on the Monday.

Breakfast box contents include:

  • long life butter croissant
  • strawberry jam
  • mini granola bar
  • uht yoghurt
  • orange juice and cutlery pack

Lunch box contents include:

  • cold sandwich of the day (vegetarian option is also available, please inform us if you require this option)
  • crisps
  • mini belgian choc brownie or butter flapjack
  • apple juice

Dinner includes a different meal every day with meat and vegetarian options (please let us know if you require a meat or vegetarian option). Examples of dinner choices include chicken tikka masala and macaroni cheese.

The menu is subject to change and contents may vary slightly subject to availability.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements and allergens in advance.

Bedding packs

Single bedding pack with towels
Single bedding pack with towels
£40.00

Contents:

  • 10.5 single poly cotton duvet
  • Poly cotton pillow
  • Poly cotton fitted sheet
  • Single poly cotton duvet cover
  • Poly cotton pillowcase
  • 400gsm cotton hand towel
  • 400gsm cotton bath towel

Students staying at The Meadows or The Copse will require the double bedding pack.

Double bedding pack with towels
Double bedding pack with towels
£50.00

Contents:

  • 10.5 double poly cotton duvet
  • Poly cotton pillow
  • Double cotton fitted sheet
  • Double poly cotton duvet cover
  • Poly cotton pillowcase
  • 400gsm cotton hand towel
  • 400gsm cotton bath towel
Induction saucepan for The Copse
Induction saucepan for The Copse
£20.00

This induction pan is for use in accommodation at The Copse as the cookers in this accommodation use induction hobs.

These pans are compatible with all hob types including ceramic and electric and so can be used on hobs other than induction.

The kitchen packs for sale are also compatible with induction hobs.

Kitchen pack standard
Kitchen pack standard
£45.00

Contents:

  • Dinner plate
  • Side plate
  • Bowl
  • Mug
  • Drinking glass
  • 18cm saucepan with lid, suitable for all hob types including induction
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • Dessert spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Can opener
  • 5 piece utensil set: serving spoon, slotted serving spoon, slotted turner, ladle and a masher
Induction frying pan for The Copse
Induction frying pan for The Copse
£20.00

This induction pan is for use in accommodation at The Copse as the cookers in this accommodation use induction hobs.

These pans are compatible with all hob types including ceramic and electric and so can be used on hobs other than induction.

The kitchen packs for sale are also compatible with induction hobs.

Other

Clothes horse
Clothes horse
£14.40

Bi-fold metal clothes dryer

Laundry basket
Laundry basket
£20.00

Laundry Basket with handles to make transport of your laundry easier

Coat Hangers (10 pack)
Coat Hangers (10 pack)
£5.00

10 x plastic coat hangers

Extension Lead for UK
Extension Lead for UK
£10.00

4-way surge protected extension lead.

  • University approved extension lead (complies with BS 1363)
  • 4 way
  • Surge protected
  • 2 metre lead
Travel Adaptor - Worldwide & European to UK
Travel Adaptor - Worldwide & European to UK
£5.99

British travel adapter allows worldwide adapter plugs to be used safely in the UK.

  • Check appliance compatibility with local voltage before inserting plug.
  • Not for use with plugs that have side mounted earth contacts.
  • Standard: BS5733
  • Convert from: all continents
  • Convert to: UK plug
  • Rating: 13A, 250V AC
  • Connector colour: white

Please note that this travel adapter does not convert voltage.

Travel Adaptor - Indian to UK
Travel Adaptor - Indian to UK
£7.19

Travel Adaptor - Indian to UK.


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