The squares are always buzzing with life so you'll always find something to do.
Try something new, rediscover an old hobby or find your voice. You can choose from arts, sports clubs and societies to make your Essex experience unforgettable.
This is your chance to pursue your passion. You can meet like-minded people try out something new with our Students' Union's sports clubs and societies, or take part in some of our sports activities at Essex Sport.
From the departmentally-focused and culturally-based to the downright weird and wonderful (Harry Potter Society, anyone?), there's an SU society for everyone. Whether you enjoy cringing through those 'so-bad-they're-good' films, have a passion for cheese and wine, want to gain even more support and experience in your subject, or just want to see some friendly faces from your home country, the chances are there'll be a club or society for you to join.
If you can't find what you're looking for, why not set one up?
"I joined 11 societies in my first year and never looked back. I'm now part of the executive committees of four, and I try to get involved with everything, and so far, I've loved every minute of it!"
Our Lakeside Theatre also hosts internationally acclaimed plays, live music, performances by our own (incredibly talented) drama students, and you can get involved through the regular open mic nights, show auditions and creative workshops.
Check out our Essex Bucket List, brought to you by Essex student Ania Romankiewicz who is studying BA Modern Languages.