Essex Student Journal Conference

Join the Essex Student Journal community to celebrate the hard work of our authors, reviewers, and editors at the ESJ Conference 2024. Hear from our authors as they present on their work, and come meet the community.

  • Wed 1 May 24

    12:00 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    The Hex

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    Essex Student Journal Team

The Essex Student Journal is a unique opportunity for students at Essex and we want to celebrate the hard work of everyone involved. Come and celebrate with us for an afternoon of student-led presentations and discussion, with free lunch provided.

Booking is now open.

Venue and time

The Hex, Colchester Campus

12 pm - 2 pm

Please arrive by 11:50 am so we can start promptly at 12 pm.


Further details for the programme will be added as they are confirmed. Exact timings subject to change.

12:00 - 12:10 pm - Welcome

12:10 - 12:25 - Celebrating the current and former Editors

12:25 - 1:00 pm - Author presentations

1:00 - 1:05 pm - Insights from the Director of Library and Cultural Services, Jon White

1:05 - 1:10 pm - Closing by the current Editor, Kimia Aghasoleimani

1:10 - 2:00 pm - Networking and free light lunch 

Lunch kindly sponsored by Cambridge University Press.

Further information

The Essex Student Journal is an open access journal run by students, for students, and managed by the University of Essex Library. It publishes the work of undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at Essex, with peer review being undertaken by Essex postgraduate researchers.

Few universities have a student journal, making this a rare opportunity for Essex students to experience the academic publishing process in a supportive environment. To date, the Journal and its predecessor, ESTRO, have enabled over 150 students to publish their writing, giving them official recognition for their hard work and helping to kickstart their academic careers.

If you have any questions about the Essex Student Journal or the ESJ Conference 2024, please contact the Essex Student Journal Team.