One of the first things you'll do when you get to Essex is collect your heirloom.

The heirloom is your unique, customisable symbol of belonging to the SU family. It's available in handmade shapes with a choice of attachments, all presented in a box to treasure. 

Individually numbered and yours for life - when you graduate, your number is passed down to a new student, and you get the chance to hand down your stories, tips and experiences.

Over time we’ll create generations of connected Essex students that can help each other get jobs, start businesses, do research and change the world.

We even build a secret house to give students their heirloom and take them on a journey through the SU, here’s a sneak peek...