“It is a privilege to be a
member of such a strong community that is clearly making a difference across the world.
We are all truly Essex.”
Sarah Oatham, University Relationship Branch Manager, Santander
A unique offering
The Essex Spirit exists far beyond our three campuses. From the beginning,
we set out to be a hub for scholars from around the world, where international
learning and perspectives could inform and enhance each other.
We continue to build upon that ethos. Our human rights work makes an impact
on policy and practice around the world. Our collection of art from Latin America
(ESCALA) is the only collection in Europe
dedicated to modern and contemporary art from Latin America.
Built on philanthropy
Our community supports this global outlook through scholarships, international
partnerships and funding for student opportunities abroad.
Since 2008, we have worked with one of our key international partners, Santander,
to deliver almost 200 scholarship and internship opportunities as part of their Santander
Universities programme. As a result, students have gone on to work with companies
including the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Centre for Justice and International Law in
Brazil and Santander.
Making a difference
Today, our global impact includes:
- our students undertaking challenging fieldwork in Nepal
- our researchers working to preserve coral reefs in Indonesia
- students and researchers at our Human Rights Centre Clinic supporting human rights
practitioners to address issues across the world from Mexico to Sri Lanka
With your help, we can continue to foster our international community and global outlook.
Want to know more? Get in touch.