African Caribbean society is orientated around unity, entertainment and empowerment. The society focuses on giving students the opportunity to experience the warm and vibrant culture through different media, including music, drama, food, poetry and dances, and many more.
Bulgarian Society aims to embrace the Bulgarian culture and traditions and help Bulgarian students to adapt easily to the student life in UK. We welcome you to take part in the activities and events we organise which include Bulgarian MUSIC nights, SPORTS and DANCE-FITNESS events, FILM screenings, traditional CUISINE socials, and much more!
University of Essex Eurasian Society aims to unite students from the CIS region. We welcome anyone to join us irregardless of your nationality and beliefs.
Hong Kong Chinese
We are about the people who love to learn, love to play hard and love to challenge why. As a part of the university, we cooperate with other societies and communities in order to promote a friendly learning culture, as well as to provide help for students and assist them to face the challenges they have. We organise a wide range of social events ranging from academic, sports, careers and much more.
The Korean Society is a welcoming community whose members share an interest in Korean culture, music, art, film, cuisine and much more. We provide an opportunity for Korean students to meet up weekly and for non-Korean students to experience Korean culture, language and have loads of fun. We invite you to join, take part and help expand our now thriving community!
Students who are Nepalese or are interested in this culture can meet and share interests. We celebrate the cultures and festivals of Nepal with the university, as well as helping the students who just came from Nepal to adjust in the University.
The Portuguese Speaking Society aims to bring together all students from the 5 continents that speak our language (Portugal, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Guinne Bissau, Sao Tome e Principe and Timor). However, we are not limited to native speakers, we strongly welcome those who are learning to speak the language or are simply interested in learning the language and culture.
The Saudi Society aims to familiarise the university community about Saudi Arabian culture, and provide some services to society members such as give newcomers some short training courses (e.g., how to live and cope with the new society, how to overcome life's problems such as culture shock, how to follow and apply UK law in campus or of campus).
The Azerbaijani Society of the University of Essex unites all Azerbaijani Students of the University of Essex studying on different majors. Current students and Azerbaijani Alumni of the Essex University are in a close communication which makes it vital to unite every student under one umbrella in an organizational structure.
Chinese Student Scholars
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association (also known as CSSA-ESSEX) is a non-profit and non-political student society. It is the largest official Chinese student society on campus. Other than our regularly Chinese cultural events, we also provide fun activities, such as day trips, second hand good markets, festival parties, and much more!
You are curious about French habits and want to discover French culture and people, this is the opportunity! We organise several events such as French movie screenings, French cuisine sessions, French venues in Frango's and more. If you are interested in learning French, this is your chance!
Ciao belli! The Italian Society welcomes everybody to become part of our family. We are group of friends who aims to make your time at Essex even more enjoyable and fun adding our culture, music, food and personality to what this university already offers.
MSE stands for the Malaysian Society, Essex University. MSE is an integral core of the tight-knit Malaysian community in Essex, providing friendship, networking, a series of events every term and general welfare for our members. The society mainly focuses in making their members' stay in Essex a memorable and enjoyable one!
The Nordic Society is a fun and social society which brings together Nordic students and those who are interested in Nordic culture. We aim to promote Nordic culture thorugh drifferent types of socials, trips and other events. These mostly relate to the Nordic countries, which are Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, but we also host joint events with other cultural societies!
The Romanian Society brings together all Romanian students and those interested in the Romanian culture who want to make the most out of their Essex experience! We promote the Romanian culture through socials, trips and other events.
We represent the Tamil culture at the University, and provide a place for those who are either Tamil themselves, or interested in Tamil culture, traditions and festivals to meet up and learn something new!
BruEssex is a society of Bruneians from Brunei, a small country in Southeast Asia, with a tradition of making Bruneian feel home in the United Kingdom. We want to continue this tradition by having BruEssex as a union of diversely talented and skilled Bruneians from our university campuses at Colchester (main campus), Southend and Loughton.
One of the most popular and active societies on campus the Cypriot Society is a part of the cultural societies. Being committed to the efforts of the people of Cyprus in reunifying the island our society promotes aspects of the Cyprus Question always with reference to approved brochures published by the Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus.
Hellenic Society is ideal for Greek and non-Greek students to join because it covers a wide range of events. Entertainment, sport and cultural events are held on a monthly basis by the society and the members have several benefits, like cheaper prices and the chance to win prizes. For non-Greeks we organise Greek Language courses which are free of charge with membership!
The JapanSociety (JapaSoca) is a society aiming to celebrate Japanese culture in the University of Essex. You don't have to be Japanese to join us - JapaSoca is open for everyone interested in Japan, whether that is the language, culture, films, anime, cuisine and so on! The society offers weekly language classes and film showings, as well as other activities throughout the year.
Are you a Modern Languages Student, or interested in learning the languages of other countries? Do you want to be a polyglot*? No matter how experienced, we welcome all passionate language learners or language lovers to join us and share your experiences, gain language-learning techniques, practise languages, and of course make friends from all over the world! *polyglot: a person who speaks more than 8 languages.
Our aim is to integrate students of all nationalities that have an interest in Polish culture as well as to create a stronger Polish community at the University of Essex. We also aim to promote awareness of Polish language, literature, history and cuisine.
Russian Society gives you an inside on the Russian Culture and Traditions. We offer a great variety of activities which you will enjoy throughout the year like nights out, BBQs, Sport evenings, Russian movie evenings, trips across the UK and many more. Moreover, we offer Russian language classes for international students.
Turkish society is basically gathering all the Turkish students together and exposing the Turkish culture with various academic and social activities. Also, we try to demonstrate and represent the Turkish culture at several events we host during the year. In addition, the society is for anyone who wants to join our activities and is interested in experiencing our culture.