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Celebrating 60 years Where Change Happens 1964 - 2024

We’re celebrating 60 years of making change happen. 60 years of boldness and bravery from our students past and present. 60 years of creating change. So, to celebrate, we’re showcasing "Sixty Stories" a weekly series that sheds light on how our students, staff, research, and partnerships are creating global impact.

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Transforming businesses through innovation

Too many businesses don't realise they can unlock their potential with support from universities. At Essex we're blazing a trail through award-winning partnerships which are helping businesses grow and placing us at the forefront of working with industry. This commitment to connecting companies to innovation and making change happen means Essex is now home to a thriving business network.

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Mini Open Day

Our next Mini Open Day is on Saturday 20 January, in Colchester. This is your chance to chat with students and staff, tour our campus, listen to a variety of talks and get a feel for what life at Essex is really like.

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Top 30 in the Guardian University Guide 2024
Five subjects in UK top 10 for research power (Times Higher Education 2022)
We are 15th for international outlook (Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2024)
89% of our graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023)
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With 7 miles of award-winning coastline on your doorstep and London just a stone's throw away, our Southend students have the best of both worlds