Our student bloggers

Would you like to know what it's really like to study at Essex? Well now you can! Follow our student bloggers to get a first-hand insight into their experiences of studying and living at the University of Essex.

Our bloggers write about their experiences at Essex, but they will also tell you more about what they have been getting up to outside of University and other interests.

Have your say

Got something to say yourself? Write your own piece and submit it to digitalmarketing@essex.ac.uk for your chance to feature as a guest writer on the University blog.

Get organised

Student in Square 3

Tips on getting yourself organised, covering everything from budgeting to sorting out accommodation, our bloggers will help you cope with life as a uni student.

Making friends

Students in SU bar

Find out about making friends when you get to uni, read about amazing events happening around campus, and get the low-down on the big Instagram-worthy moments.

Taking care of yourself

Students chatting

Rule number one - whether you’re feeling homesick, stressed or haven’t eaten a proper meal in weeks, our student bloggers have been there and offer the best advice for you.

Job hunting


Need a bit of extra cash? Want to get more work experience? Need to know how to write the perfect cover letter or personal statement? These blogs have got all the tips you need.

What our students say

Students in the park

Whether it’s a commentary on politics, a critique on a novel or the latest film review, these blogs give the opinions of our students in their own words.

Study tips

Students studying

Whether you need to know the best places on campus to study, revision techniques or just how to make time to study AND have a life, these blogs have all the tips you need.