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Making our campuses safe and welcoming

"Essex is a place for everyone."

"That’s why we’ve been working with teams from across the University to make sure our campuses are safe and welcoming places where we can tackle issues like sexual violence, sexual harassment and hate crime head on."

Find out more about the work being done to make sure Essex is a safe place for everyone from Zoe Garshong, the President of our Students’ Union.

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Winter break activities

There's loads of stuff happening over this year's winter break. Check out the SU website for details of what's happening on and off campus, including details of our Just Play sessions.

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Essex Blades cut a path to the National Cup Final

Our women’s basketball team have reached the National Cup final after a 81-50 defeat of the Derbyshire Gems. We'll face Ipswich Basketball Club in the final on Sunday 21 January.

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Making a difference to our environment

We're passionate about sustainability. Part of this is about making our buildings more efficient, but we can all play a part in reducing our impact on the environment. Find out more.

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Phishing scams - what you need to know

Phishing is one of the most common ways that cyber criminals get hold of your personal details. Find out what could happen if you fall victim of a phishing scam, and how to spot a phishing email.

Study skills workshops

Our study skills workshops are open to all students and run throughout the term at our Colchester and Southend campuses. Why not book your place now?

Boost your talent

From critical thinking and better writing to improving your English, if you’re looking for support in any aspect of study skills – our Talent Development Centre can help you.

UROP placements

Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme gives you the chance to work with an academic on a research project.