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Just play transforming sporting opportunity

Introducing free sport across all three of our campuses has seen participation levels shoot through the roof.

In addition to Just Play the University and Students’ Union have made a wide range of sporting activities free, including sports club subscriptions and training sessions as part of the My Essex Sport membership.

The Just Play programme also offers employability opportunities for club members who take voluntary roles.

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Challenge Essex

First year students can apply now to take part in Challenge Essex, our new competitive research challenge.


Book your place at Graduation 2015

Online booking for Graduation is now open. You can book your place for Graduation 2015 and buy up to 2 guest tickets each.

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Summer luggage storage

If you have any luggage that you'd like to store over the 2015 summer vacation then we can help.

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Have a heart

We're working with the British Heart Foundation to raise money and help the environment by reusing your unwanted items at the end of term.

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your career beyond graduation. So get the most from your Essex experience by tapping into our friendly, professional employability and careers support.

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From critical thinking and better writing to improving your English, if you’re looking for support in any aspect of study skills – our University Skills Centre can help you.

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Spend a term or year studying abroad during your degree and gain new skills. You'll get a fresh perspective on the world and your subject and a chance to experience a different educational system.