The Students' Union is here to help you make the most of your time at Writtle. We are an enthusiastic group of volunteers, who get involved with everything around the College, and above all look after your interests!
- There are on average 12 Students' Union committee members, comprising of four executive officers and approximately seven supporting officers.
- Elections for the new Union are held in March, with the new members taking up their posts in September, after a period of shadowing the current officer.
Academic SupportThe Students’ Union at Writtle has recently installed an Academic Sabbatical Officer, who is employed by the college in a full time capacity to aid the students in all their academic needs. The officer also attends the majority of the academic boards that take place at the college and at the University of Essex. The Officer also organises training for all HE course reps in association with National Union of Students. The position is a yearly post and is occupied by a student who has recently graduated from the college.
Clubs and SocietiesThere are many clubs and societies that run at the college and we have an officer who is dedicated to setting up and running these clubs and societies. Clubs that currently run at the college include the Equestrian, International students, Christian Union, LGBT Society and various others that arrange various activities throughout the year. If you are interested in setting up societies from wine tasting to dog grooming then please contact our Involvement Officer on:
WelfareIn the Students’ Union we also have a dedicated Welfare Officer, who is here to support students with personal issues that they have while they are at the college. The officer is also here to aid students if they need representation in disciplinary hearings providing support and guidance when the going gets tough. For more information on this please contact:
Social EventsThe Students' Union organises a range of social events including discos, barbecues and sports nights throughout the year. These events are well attended and provide a night where everyone can join in and have good time. The main events of the year are the three student balls:
- The Freshers Ball – the finale of your first week at college and is the first formal dress event of the year.
- The Xmas Ball – a send off before Christmas! The festive spirit will be in full flow with a mix of fancy dress and smart dress.
- The Summer Ball - is the main formal event of the year providing a last hurrah in the social calendar, with huge marquees, live music (previously the Hoosiers and Chappers & Dave have played here) and fairground rides - all taking place on the College grounds
Other highlights throughout the year include RAG/charity events and, perhaps most importantly, Moulsham 11 which kicks of the week. This is a traditional pub crawl down the local Moulsham Street! 11 pubs, one brilliant night!
On the occasions when you fancy a change of scenery, Chelmsford town centre and the surrounding areas offer an exciting and varied scene every night of the week.
- The main nightclubs: Evoke – hold student nights every Wednesday’s with £1.50 drinks! Alternative clubs such as Basement, Chicago's and Hooga hold event nights with the attraction of big name artists.
- There's plenty of choice on the pubs and bars scene too, Missoula, The Cross, The Fleece, Yates and many more all provide cheap drinks with nice atmospheres.
The BaaThe College Baa is a wonderful establishment for students and staff to come and relax, have a drink and a chat, it can also be transformed into a attractive venue for event nights. It is modern and spacious with state of the art audio/visual equipment enabling allows all events held to be of a high quality. With its spacious beer garden it is the prefect venue for a relaxed drink in the summer sunshine. The Baa is regulated by national legislation and therefore under 18s are unable to be served any alcohol. The Baa is open from 12pm, every day until around midnight.
Multi-faith SpaceThe inter-denomination Chapel is used not only for services, bible study and meetings of various faiths but also for music and singing practice.
Sports TeamsRugby (men's), football (2 x men’s), clay pigeon shooting, hockey (mixed), netball and equine all play and compete regularly.
Fixtures are arranged in the British University Sports Association (BUSA) and Southern England Student Sports Association (SESSA) leagues and cup competitions, with a supporting programme of friendly fixtures and tournaments.