RSS feeds at the University of Essex

What is RSS?

"RSS" stands for "Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary" (depending who you ask) and is an XML-based format used to publish frequently updated works such as blog posts, news headlines and website articles.

Why should I use RSS?

RSS allows you to subscribe to updates from your favourite websites, so you can be alerted as soon as new content is put online, rather than having to browse through the website to find it.

How do I use RSS?

In order to subscribe to an RSS feed, you will need an RSS feed-reader (or aggregator). The feed-reader will regularly check for new online content, and provide it in handy bite-size chunks for you to read and review at your leisure.

What RSS feeds does the University of Essex provide?

There are lots of RSS feeds available for the University Essex. Have a look through the list of RSS feeds to see which ones you'd like to subscribe to. To subscribe to a feed, copy and paste the URL (web address) of the feed into your feed-reader.