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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
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Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

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Information for the media

The Communications Office works closely with the media to highlight the work of the University and respond to questions about any aspect of university life. Our work includes proactively contacting journalists about news and events at the University, preparing press releases and dealing with media enquiries.

Contact us

You can contact our Communications Office by:

  • Email comms@essex.ac.uk
  • Telephone +44 (0)1206 872400
  • Out-of-hours telephone 07867 977728

You can also directly contact individual members of the Communications Office.

How we can help you

Working with the media

We actively promote the University through liaison with journalists, issuing press releases and identifying experts/spokespeople for newspaper, television and radio opportunities. We also handle all media inquiries. Request press releases or view our latest news.

Directory of Experts

We manage an online Directory of Experts for journalists which allows you to quickly find experts in the field you are reporting on. The Directory also highlights academics available for consultancy.

What's On

We produce and update the What's On diary of University events and issue the daily e-mail bulletin for staff and students.

Event management

We co-ordinate and manage high-profile University events. If you have any questions about an event at the University please contact us.

Monitoring media coverage

Media coverage of the University is collated daily in electronic format and in our weekly cuttings service. You can view the latest coverage online. If you have any questions about a story about the University – let us know.

News and events

News and events

Our news pages will keep you up-to-date on all that has been happening around our University, including latest research and forthcoming events and activities.

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.

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 engineering, humanities and comparative studies, and law and management.


We publish our stakeholder magazine Essex Quarterly, and an in-house newsletter, Essex Weekly allowing you to keep up-to-date with everything that is happening at Essex, including latest news, research excellence and information on forthcoming events.