University strategy 2019-25

Priority 1: People

Students covered in holi-paint smiling

Our purpose, as set out in the University Charter, is “to advance education, scholarship, knowledge and understanding by teaching and research, for the benefit of individuals and society at large”. Our first priority is to inspire, empower and support all students and staff across academic departments and professional services sections to fulfil their potential in contributing to the University’s vision and ambitions for 2019-25.

‘We looked for people who would work together, and who were in sympathy with the University programme and determined to see it through.’ (Albert Sloman, Reith Lectures)

Our ability to improve people’s lives through excellence in education and research is built on the talents and capabilities of our people. In the period 2019-25, we will recruit students and staff who are committed to contributing to our mission of excellence in education and research for the benefit of people and communities. Our first priority will be to develop and enable every student and every staff member to realise the full potential of their Essex Spirit.


A University in the Making - Sir Albert Sloman


Albert Sloman
'We looked for people who would work together, and who were in sympathy with the University programme and determined to see it through.’
Sir Albert Sloman Reith Lectures
Albert Sloman
'Freer, more daring, more experimental'
Sir Albert Sloman Our first vice chancellor