University of Essex Student Jobs

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University of Essex Student Jobs

University of Essex Student Jobs

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University of Essex

The University of Essex is a public research university in Colchester, Essex, England. It was established in 1963 and received its Royal Charter in 1965.

The university’s largest campus is within Wivenhoe Park, less than a mile (1.6 km) from Wivenhoe and two miles (3 km) from Colchester. Apart from the Wivenhoe Park campus, there is a campus in Southend-on-Sea and the East 15 Acting School is in Loughton. The university’s motto, “Thought the harder, heart the keener”, is adapted from the Anglo-Saxon poem The Battle of Maldon.

The university has collaborative partnerships with a number of institutions across eastern England including the University of Suffolk, Colchester Institute, South Essex College and Writtle University College.

The university has an international character with 132 countries represented in its student body. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 ranked Essex in the top twenty universities in the UK for the quality of its research and the top five for social science. The university is referenced by QS World University Rankings as being in the top 2% of universities in the world, and as a world leader in social sciences (top 150) and management, with internationally recognised strengths in the arts and humanities (top 250). The QS statistics ranked Essex the fifth most international university in the UK for staff and the 11th most international student body.


The SU are the biggest employer on campus – for good reason. Working while you study is a great way to boost your CV and earn yourself some pocket money.

what can i do?

Students make up the majority of staff at the SU.  You will be the face of the Union, providing excellent customer service and making sure that students get that kick ass membership everywhere they go.  You’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to the life of your fellow students on campus and gain a range of skills and experiences for your C.V.

  • SU Bar, Top Bar, Level Up or Sub Zero
  • The Store, The Kitchen, The Burrow or Everything Essex
  • Frango’s or Mondos
  • Reception, Advice Centre or Finance
  • Promotions and Marketing
  • Events and Entertainments
  • Premises

Tips before you apply

We’ve put together a few tips to help you get it right first time.  If you have any other questions check out our FAQ page, or get in touch at 

  • Read the job description all the way through before you start your application – it tells you exactly what we’re  looking for.
  • Explain how you meet each of the criteria in the job description – give examples.
  • Don’t just tell us about the jobs you have had.  We are interested in you, so tell us about all the skills and experience you have, wherever you got them from.
  • We’re interested in more than your academic record, so tell us about informal training you’ve done as well as your qualifications.
  • Take your time.  It’s not always easy to get your message across on paper, so make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete a really good application
  • Check and double check what you have written, or  get someone else to check it for you.  An application full of typing mistakes probably won’t make a great first impression.
  • If you really want the job, let us know!


Current Vacancies

These positions are for the next academic year, training will begin in term 3.