In the School of Law, we are aiming for the Gold Green Impact Award! Over the last year we have been recycling, ensuring staff are only printing necessary documents, reducing our use of single-use plastics and more! For Earth Day, we thought we would take the opportunity to suggest some ways that you can reduce … Continue reading How to Reduce your Impact on the Environment as a Student!
Exams are a necessary evil. They allow lecturers to check whether you understood the content covered in the course and they can show employers some of your strengths. Believe it or not, but they are also beneficial for you too. You can find out how well you knew the topic as you are tested on … Continue reading Revision tips and tricks!
We are currently sending more emails to each other as everyone has been asked to stay at home. This means that you are unable to visit staff in person to resolve any queries. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to post a guide on writing emails as many students have little practice … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide: Writing an email to a member of staff
Staying focused whilst studying at home can be really difficult when there are so many distractions. However, it is really important to be focused when studying as it will help you to complete work of a higher standard, memorise information better and will save you time. Here are some things you can do to help … Continue reading Advice on how to stay focused whilst studying at home
Now that submission deadlines for coursework are fast approaching, Joshua Gauci from our Undergraduate Education Team, is here to remind you all of the late submission and extenuating circumstances process. Please note that the University of Essex does not allow any extensions to coursework submission deadlines to be granted in advance, this is both for … Continue reading Guest post: A Guide to Late Submissions and Extenuating Circumstances from our Undergraduate Education Team.
It's easy to procrastinate and put off writing that assignment for another day, especially when it's Christmas! However, a time will come where you will have to start that assignment whether you like it or not. Therefore, here are some handy tips to help make writing and submitting an assignment easier. 1. Start the assignment … Continue reading How to make writing and submitting an assignment easier (and less stressful!)
What is FASER? FASER is an online coursework submission platform. You upload your coursework here and it is timestamped and checked for plagiarism. It shows upcoming deadlines and recent feedback. You can view previously uploaded files and submit drafts. How can I find FASER? If you visit MyEssex you can find FASER under the Education … Continue reading Beginners Guide to FASER
With this year's first big Open Day coming up this weekend, our Student Engagement Worker Hazel Jackson takes you through all the sights and sounds any prospective Law student can't afford to miss when visiting our Colchester campus! The School of Law The School of Law is located in the south-east corner of Square 4, … Continue reading 7 things any prospective Law student shouldn’t miss on their Open Day visit to the Colchester Campus
Although they're not always the most accurate, many films explore the legal system. Here are a few you should catch if you're looking at studying, or are studying, law. 1. Legally Blonde 1 and 2Legally Blonde follows Elle Woods after she gets into Harvard Law School while being obsessed with pink, while the second film … Continue reading 5 legal films to watch if you want to study law
I love to sit and binge watch TV shows, it's definitely something I do when I need a break from studying. While I'm currently rewatching Game of Thrones, here's 5 TV shows I love to watch that have a legal theme. 1. Law and Order: Special Victims UnitAs one of the spin offs of Law … Continue reading 5 legal TV shows to watch when you want a break from studying