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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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Who's watching you?

Concerns over state surveillance are nothing new, but the emergence of powerful, artificial intelligence-based technologies have intensified the debate. Ground-breaking research at Essex on digital surveillance showed worrying flaws in live facial recognition technology used by the Metropolitan Police. This ongoing work has been instrumental in revealing gaps in existing regulation, directly shaping policy at national and international level.

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University of Essex June Open Day

Postgraduate Open Evening

Come along to our Postgraduate Open Evening on Wednesday 20 March. This is your chance to chat with students and staff, have a tour of 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