Demonstrating impact

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At Essex, we are proud of the diversity of our students, they represent all backgrounds and come from all over the world. Our students are what make Essex so special and we will always do everything we can to give them the amazing university experience they deserve.

Coming to Essex is a life-changing opportunity and we are proud that we recruit students based on their potential to benefit from a transformational Essex education. Essex isn’t just a degree. The Essex Spirit makes students part of our community for life, builds their questioning and challenging mindset and gives them a global outlook. Now more than ever, the world needs people with these skills and attitudes. We want everyone to be able to experience and enjoy what makes Essex unique, whatever their background or individual circumstances.

The Essex experience begins the moment a student is interested in joining our community. We make sure that anyone who wants to come to Essex has the opportunity to do so. We make sure that they can afford to stay, that they have access to the activities and experiences that are a treasured part of a student’s Essex experience and that they are supported if they find themselves in financial difficulty through no fault of their own. These are the moments in a student’s journey where our alumni and supporters can really make a difference.

How your support can help make a difference to our University

Thanks to our supporters, we are a strong community with a tenacious, bold and challenging spirit to make amazing things happen.

Our community

Today, communities around the world are supported by Essex. We now have a global community of thought leaders breaking new ground and continuing to challenge conventions.

With your help we can continue to nurture the next generation of researchers and policymakers and continue to improve the lives of communities throughout the world.


Excellence in research and education

Today, our research has an impact across the globe. With your help, we are able to solve more problems on a larger scale with our research and educate a greater number of people who are hungry to learn.

Our global outlook

With your support, we can continue to foster our international community and global outlook.

Arts and culture

With your help, we can continue to nurture the next generation of artistic talent and offer a high-quality artistic experience for our community.

Read our latest Impact Reports