Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boater (GTRSB) students

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service recognises that students coming from the GTRSB communities may need additional support during their time at the university. As a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, GTRSB students can request a named adviser within the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service who can assist throughout the entirety of their degree. You can email wellbeing@essex.ac.uk and expect support on:

  • Academic queries
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Social events and opportunities

Legal advice

Our Essex Law Clinic provides legal advice and support to residents facing eviction. The clinic operates by appointment only and they undertake an initial assessment to prepare the best advice for your case.

As an institution, we are committed to supporting and protecting our diverse communities, and this includes our Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showmen and Boater students. You can contact the university through the Report and Support platform if you would like to report any incidents or get support related to one. 

External support

Friends, Families & Travellers

This organisation provides advice and help for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people and seeks to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.

  • Advice and information on your work, your health and wellbeing, your rights and more.
  • We celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Travellers’ rich history, culture and contributions to society and share this with the wider public.

If you want to get in touch for advice, phone the helpline on 01273 234 777, Monday to Friday between 10.00am to 4.30pm. 

Student Services Hub
Need help?

If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.