Media information

Media information

Our Communications Office can help journalists access the expertise of our academics. Our world-class rating for research excellence means we can provide knowledge across the social sciences, science and health, and humanities.

Communications and External Relations brings together the main areas involved in leading the University’s strategic positioning and profile.

Engaging with students, staff and stakeholders we promote the University’s excellence in research and education, and ensure its profile is communicated in a consistent way. We take an innovative and creative approach to our work and are at the forefront of new and best practice in communications, marketing, and stakeholder and customer service.

What we do

  • Alumni relations, fundraising and major events
  • Management of Lakeside Theatre, ESCALA and Art Exchange
  • Outreach, marketing and student recruitment in the UK and internationally
  • Communications and management of our website
  • Delivery of admissions services

University identity

University branding colours

Our identity allows us to project clearly and proudly what makes Essex a special place to work and study. Find out how to express our Essex identity.

Arts events


We have theatres at each of our three campuses and a whole range of activities taking place for you to enjoy or get involved in, including student productions and performances by professional touring companies.



Our news pages will keep you up-to-date on all that has been happening around our University, including news of our latest research and news of alumni and present students.