Students Staff

21 November 2014

You don’t need to be afraid of maths

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The Maths Support Centre

From left: Tudor Popa, Jamie Wallis and David Torres Sanchez who all help at the Maths Support Centre

Are you having issues with maths? If so, then we have a solution for you.

Our Maths Support Centre gives free advice and help to all students across the University, no matter what they are studying, on a range of maths problems from basic to advanced level. It is part of an on-going scheme by the Department of Mathematical Sciences to improve the employability of students.

They can help and support you with maths and statistical problems relating to your course or with more general numeracy and problem-solving that may help improve your employability skills.

PhD sociology student Roxana-Diana Baltaru said: “This was an enjoyable learning experience which has upgraded my understanding of the statistical techniques I use and it increased my confidence in my research skills. My tutor showed a lot of determination while explaining and, most importantly, he had a great capacity to adapt to my level of mathematical knowledge which proved to be a key skill.”

Another student, Lakshmi Premchand, who also received a lot of help added: “The Maths Support Centre has really helped me with certain things I found difficult to understand and I would definitely recommend it to anyone from any course.”

If you’re still not convinced, why don’t you try it out yourself? To contact the Maths Support Centre: email:mathssupport@essex.ac.uk.

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7 March 2014

Do you experience stress in your final year?

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Feeling stressed? Student Support is there for you

If you are feeling worried about life after graduate and want to learn how to cope with that sign up to our workshop in Colchester Campus. The workshop will be held on Wednesday 5 March between 9.30 – 11.30. To book a place and find out more details go to Student Support (4N.6.2) or email wellbeing@essex.ac.uk

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13 December 2013

Feeling stressed about exams? We’re here to help

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If you’re preparing for your January exams and are feeling stressed or anxious there is help available for you. The University Skills Centre (USC) offers Exam Preparation help as part of our Academic English Support classes as well

Don't suffer exam stress in silence - we are here to help

Don’t suffer exam stress in silence – we are here to help

as workshops in the Spring Term on Exam Preparation for all students. Our USC offers a range of great help and resources. You can find out more by visiting the University Skills Centre in person or contacting us by email on usc@essex.ac.uk.

Our student support team can also help you with Managing Exam Anxiety, there is information and guidance on our website or please do call in to Student Support  and talk to a member of our team or contact us via email at sso@essex.ac.uk. We can help you minimise stress before the exam and teach you self-help techniques to use during the exam too!

Don’t suffer in silence, we are here to help.

 

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12 November 2013

Do you have a disability or religious commitment which may affect your exams?

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If you have a disability including dyslexia or a medical condition which could affect your performance in examinations, you can apply for individual examination arrangements.

If you are unable to take an examination during the main examination periods, including Saturdays, on a Sabbath, holy day or religious festival, you can notify us of your religious commitments and apply for these to be taken in to account.

could a disability affect your exams?

could a disability affect your exams?

The deadline for applications for summer exams is 31 January.

There is no need to reapply if you are continuing on a course but if you have started to a new course for example a postgraduate course, please contact Student Support so we can put arrangements in place. More information about examinations can be found on the examinations office web pages.

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5 November 2013

Could you be eligible for a bursary?

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If you are a UK undergraduate student who is entitled to a university bursary, you should receive a confirmation letter later in the autumn term to your home address.  If you think you are eligible but haven’t received a letter by

Not received your bursary info? Contact Student Support

Not received your bursary info? Contact Student Support

the end of the autumn term, please contact Student Support who will be able to tell you why.

University bursaries are paid in two instalments in February and May, the eligibility criteria and information about other sources of funding can be found on the student finance page of our website.

You can also submit any other student finance enquiries by filling in a funding enquiry form.

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11 October 2013

Take a flickr tour of Student Support

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There are a range of support services available on Colchester Campus and if you have a query, Student Support is often a great place to start.

Student support reception

Student support reception

You don’t need an appointment, just drop in between 10.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday in term time Room 4N.6.2 over the SU bar on floor 6.

Our Flickr tour will show you around our offices so you’ll feel comfortable finding our way to us. We offer advice on a range of things from financial advice to specific advice for disabled and international students.

We are a confidential service and you are always welcome to see an adviser in a private room. You can also access help and advice from the Students’ Union Advice Centre and from Nightline.

Our University has a very well resourced Skills Centre that provides support and one-to-one advisors for all students on a range of key academic and employment skills. Visit us in room 4.204.

Take our flickr tour of Student Support services. 

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