Information for students
Documents and study guides
We provide important documents for both undergraduate
and postgraduate students. Please take time to
familiarise yourself with the resources available.
If you have any pastoral or academic problems or questions, please
consult your Personal Tutor:
If you have any queries relating to specific courses or modules, our
administrative responsibilities list details the directors for each
programme, and other staff roles within our department.
You can also approach our University's student
service for any help that you may need.
We are keen to hear the views of our students. We offer formal mechanisms
for student representation (the Staff-Student Liaison Committee and the
Graduate School Liaison Committee), and also welcome informal feedback.
Student-Staff Liaison Committee
Student-Staff Liaison Committee (Essex users only) provides a forum for
course representatives and academic staff to discuss problems that arise in
the Department: policy, improvements and so on.
Student representatives at departmental meetings
One representative from each of the three undergraduate years and the two
postgraduate cohorts attend the Departmental meetings (normally twice a
term). The representatives are chosen from members of the Student-Staff
In addition to the formal student representation described above, and the
student assessment of modules, we always welcome the views of our students -
both positive and negative - on all aspects of your academic experience.
Feel free to see either the Director of Education, Graduate Director or the
Head of Department during their consultation hours if there are matters you
wish to discuss. During the later weeks of some modules you will be given
the opportunity to complete a questionnaire. We encourage departing students
to provide either verbal or written feedback on their time at Essex. Here
are some of the changes we have incorporated recently ...
You Said We Did!
National Student Survey and Student Satisfaction Survey
The National Student Survey (NSS) is a national survey of student
experience completed by UK undergraduates in the spring term of their final
year. The Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS) is our University's additional
survey, based on the NSS, and normally completed by first and second year
students in the spring term. The SSS is a slightly longer version of the NSS
and allows students to make written comments.
Departmental NSS and SSS reports