Our charitable status

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The University of Essex is an exempt charity subject to the provisions of the Charities Act 2006.

From 1 June 2010 the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) became the principal regulator for all higher education institutions (HEIs) in England that are exempt charities.

Charitable status requirements

All HEIs with exempt charity status are required to publish the following information on their websites:

  1. The legal name and correspondence address of the HEI (see below)
  2. The main constitutional documents of the HEI
  3. The names of its trustees, together with other relevant information: list of charities of which they are trustees; disclosure of any payments made; related party transactions
  4. The full audited consolidated financial statements from 2009-10 onwards

Legal name and correspondence address
University of Essex  Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Constitutional documents


Audited consolidated financial statements