We offer a range of support services designed to help you to achieve your full potential and to get the most out of your studies.
These form a coordinated network of support, and are an important part of the overall student experience.
There are Student Support Advisors available at our Loughton and Southend Campuses who can offer initial advice and information.
Support Services aim to be accessible to you and responsive to your individual needs. We offer confidential advice and information on many issues, including finance and funding, entitlement to benefits and immigration issues.
There are Student Support Advisors available at our Loughton and Southend Campuses who can offer initial advice and information. You may be referred to other services for specialist advice. Further advice is available on the University’s students website, the University of Essex Students’ Union Advice Centre.
We aim to create an accessible and enabling environment. We encourage you to contact our Student Support team to discuss your needs. These discussions are confidential. You may qualify to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance and we can provide you all the information you need.
We have a strong tradition of encouraging and supporting students with dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Provision includes: screening and/or referral for a diagnostic assessment and advice on the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
Our Wellbeing Team offer a drop-in and appointment service which is dedicated to promoting positive wellbeing. They can sign post you to a number of support services that the University have to offer internally and externally. Find out more here.
Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the drop-in service has moved to virtual appointments. You can learn more about what our Wellbeing Team do via this introduction video.
We aim to create an accessible and enabling environment. We would encourage you, before you arrive, to contact the relevant disability service to discuss access to the University and to your course. These discussions are confidential. Students may qualify to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance and can contact us for advice.
At the Loughton Campus, we are able to provide you with official letters and documentation, such as bank letters, confirmation of enrolment and council tax exemption forms, as well as authenticating documents by providing a University stamp for specific forms. We can also give general, non-academic advice about other services provided by the University of Essex and the Students’ Union. At the Southend Campus, all of the above services are available from the Student Administration Team located on the second floor of The Forum.
Conservatoire training can be demanding and, in response to this, the School has developed a network of support to help with academic and personal pressures. A personal tutor is appointed to each student and they are a channel for any enquiries or anxieties that the student may have.
East 15 and the University of Essex are committed to helping graduates enter their chosen career with confidence. This support is given in the second and final year of undergraduate courses and throughout the year for postgraduate students. It includes career guidance, casting and audition preparation and advice from working professionals.