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THE_Awards Winners of the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Support for Students 2013

Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Support for Students in 2011 and 2010

Most students need support or guidance from time to time and Student Support is a good place to start. Student Support offers confidential advice and information on many issues to assist you through your time at University. These include adjusting to University life, financial concerns and immigration issues. We provide support to disabled students and students with Specific Learning Difficulties, mental health difficulties or long term medical conditions. We also provide support to students in University accommodation through the Residents' Support Network (RSN).

Contact details and opening times of Student Support at your Campus. 

Featured Links:

  • New! If you feel that you have experienced an issue which may affect your coursework or exams then you may be able to apply to be considered for extenuating circumstances. We would advise you to read the guidance in full before submitting your application.
  • New! If you are experiencing anxiety and/or stress as a result ofyour studies then we have information available to support you through the process. You can also sign up for one of the three one-off Mindfulness Courses which are being run during the summer term.
  • Are you interested in the issues affecting disabled students at our campuses? Sign up to the new info-disability mailing list and keep up to date with current news and events. 
  • April is National Autism Awareness month. Further information about Autistic Spectrum Disorders can be found on our pages or by visiting the website of the National Autistic Society.
  • Thinking of postgraduate study here at Essex? If so, there's good news: you may be eligible to receive funding for a work based placement or mentoring opportunities. Check you are eligible and find out more.
  • Wondering about your University of Essex bursary? Notifications have now been sent to eligible students.  If you think you should be eligible for a bursary but have not heard anything please contact Student Support and we will look into it for you. You can see answers to frequently asked questions and check eligibility criteria on our student finance web pages. Instalments will be paid on the 19th February and 15th May 2014.
  • A summary of the support services available at all of our Campuses is now available.

Feedback from students who have used Student Support:

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