Academic Support: Information for Current
Putting what you learn in lectures into practice is the best way to develop your legal skills. In our Essex
Law Clinic you'll work alongside practising lawyers to advise real clients on real issues.
Handbooks and important information
Social media pages:
External law resources
Essex prides itself on its active student societies, which help drive
interdisciplinary collaboration between students of all specialisms. Law
students are involved in a number of societies and the Law Society is one of
the largest on campus. We are very proud that our membership includes both
law and non-law students alike. Whatever your degree we want to help you
towards achieving a successful career.
The University of Essex website provides comprehensive guidance on all
aspects of plagiarism (including examples). The advice given is
straightforward and very accessible, there is also extensive information in
our handbooks. You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with it
early on in your studies. Most occurrences of plagiarism occur due to
negligence, either because students are unclear about what it really means,
or as a consequence of poor study skills. However, the responsibility for
understanding what constitutes plagiarism and for avoiding it rests with
Please look at the following webpages:
Research ethics/ ethical approval process
If you are planning to undertake a research project involving human
participants then you must obtain ethical approval in advance, before
starting data collection. This includes, for example, a project involving
interviews (formal or informal), questionnaires, surveys, and tests, as well
as personal data and records (such as criminal or administrative records).
This applies to undergraduates performing research for coursework, Master’s
students, PhD candidates, and staff. If you believe you need to obtain
ethical approval please contact the relevant administrator for advice.
More information, including the form you should fill out and the ethical
guidelines, can be found on the
Research & Enterprise Office governance webpage. Please note there are
two different forms: one for taught students and one for PhD students and
Several different surveys are conducted each year and we encourage all
students to complete them as they provide us with valuable feedback and
inform improvements that we make. Our School runs annual surveys for both
individual modules and individual courses. There is also an annual
University-wide student survey, as well as the
National Student Survey.
Student satisfaction feedback
The following summaries are our School's responses to the annual
National Student Survey (NSS) and Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS)
frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.
Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for
information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.
Human rights clinic
Our Human Rights Clinic gives you practical experience of working on real human rights issues alongside our experienced academics and allows you to take an active role in your own professional development.
Proficio is our innovative doctoral training scheme. Our University gives you funding to spend on
a variety of courses, from research skills to personal development and career management.