Over the last 35 years, the Human Rights Centre has produced over 2000 graduates who now work as human rights professionals across the globe.
We feed this experience into the courses and extra-curricular activities we offer to ensure you receive a comprehensive education in preparation for a successful career. With this in mind we offer a number of opportunities to develop your skills and gain invaluable professional experience.
The Human Rights Centre Clinic is a focal point of the Human Rights Centre, bridging the gap between human rights practitioners in the field and academia, and delivering cutting edge human rights based research on behalf of partner organisations around the world. Students receive on-going training and professional development opportunities, and gain experience of working in a professional human rights environment
Each year the Human Rights Centre organises two study trips which give you opportunities to engage with human rights professionals, organisations, and institutions, and offer an insight into the practical application of human rights.
These trips allow access to individuals and institutions normally inaccessible to students, and give you a unique opportunity to experience the reality of human rights while enhancing your learning experience.
Trips are open to all Human Rights Centre students and are led by Human Rights Centre staff.
Over 2,000 people have graduated from the Human Rights Centre since the first course began in 1983. Our alumni are an essential part of the human rights community at Essex, ensuring that our human rights reach extends across the globe.