About us

Our Manifesto

Challenge why, challenge inequality, challenge convention

Are you one of us?

Are you tenacious, inquisitive, impatient for change? Are you willing to push boundaries?

Not sure? - Then, we're not for you.

WE ARE ESSEX. We’re on the side of people with guts – Rebels with a cause. We’re about people who love to learn how, but want to challenge why. But why do we have to stop here? Why can’t we take it further, to the bit where it really gets interesting? We’re about the people who huddle outside a class long after it’s finished because there’s much more to be said, more arguments to be had. We’re about people who are bold enough to challenge inequality and the status quo. People who don’t expect the world to change simply because they posted on social media or nodded when someone else spoke. At Essex you’re not just a student, you’re a member, someone with genuine licence to shape what goes on around you. To us it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from. We’re interested in how you want to grow and what you want to change. We’re after people who will help us push the frontiers of knowledge. Challenging convention is in our DNA. All of which leaves you with a decision: are you going to sit and watch the world go by? Or do you have the courage and energy to shape it? We’ll help you explore, question and create powerful ideas. We’ll introduce you to people from every corner of the planet, a genuinely global community that lives, works and plays together. If you give up at the first hurdle, Essex isn’t for you. If you want to be spoon-fed a degree, Essex isn’t for you. If you are brave enough to have ideas and generous enough to share them,WELCOME HOME.