When giving back to Essex, we know that it’s important for you to be able to choose an area that means the most to you, and our new website makes it easier than ever to learn about our current fundraising priorities, where donations go and the impact they have. 

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest challenges throughout the last year and a half has been uncertainty. We have been united in supporting our student community to overcome the financial struggles thrown at them during the pandemic. But it’s time to look ahead. Uncertainty still lingers, but our students are what make Essex special, so we’re doing everything we can to support them on the pathway back to normality, bringing them the university experience they deserve.

To do this, we’ve expanded our fundraising appeal to focus on three key areas:

  • Scholarships, to support students from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds
  • Student experience, to promote greater sports and society membership and help those with dreams of starting their own business
  • Hardship fund, to continue to financially support students through unexpected events

 Every Essex student deserves an Essex experience – whether a new student joining us in the autumn, or a student eager to make up for lost time and soak up all that’s on offer in and out of the classroom. Your help is vital in helping us deliver the special Essex experience that we hope you remember fondly.  

To learn more about our new focus areas, visit our philanthropy page and, if you find a cause that means something to you, please consider donating.