Support our future


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Help transform Essex

Our University was built on a vision that our people, and our work, could change the world for the better. Essex would be freer and more daring than the rest. This founding ideology remains at the heart of everything we do.

From educating the next generation of talent to pioneering research, state-of-the-art facilities and campus activities; we have built an institution that is known for its excellence in both research and education, for its bold people and for its hunger to make a difference.

Your support, ideas and insight all form a crucial part of the Essex Spirit - providing the margin of excellence, improving and transforming lives around the world. With your help, we can address some of the biggest problems society is facing, from protecting the human rights of the most vulnerable to caring for an ageing population and conserving our natural environment.

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Make a donation online

Every penny you donate to Essex will go directly to the cause you choose. If you would like to make an online donation to the university, please complete our form and choose whether you wish to make a one-time or a recurring gift.

Philanthropy in action

Investing in students

At Essex, we believe in the power and potential of our students and are committed to investing in their education, growth, and success. Through generous philanthropic support, we provide scholarships and bursaries to ensure that deserving students have access to a world-class Essex education, regardless of their background or financial circumstances.

By investing in our students, we are investing in the future leaders, innovators, and trailblazers who will make a positive impact on society.

Transformative research

We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge through transformative research. Our researchers are daring, visionary thinkers, constantly asking difficult questions and providing answers that give insights into your life. We look at issues that affect society both now and in the future, producing research that shapes thinking and influences policy.

 With the support of philanthropic partners, we are able to undertake ground-breaking studies and investigations that tackle the most pressing challenges of our time.

The future of our campuses

Philanthropic support plays a crucial role in shaping the future of our campuses, allowing us to create state-of-the-art facilities and spaces that inspire learning, collaboration, and creativity. We invest in modern infrastructure, cutting-edge technology, and innovative teaching environments to provide students with the best possible education and campus experience,

Through philanthropy, we can transform our campuses into vibrant hubs of knowledge, discovery, and community engagement, preparing our students for the challenges and opportunities of the future.