Essex Global

Global community

A worldwide network 

Our vibrant campus communities are made up of students from 150 countries, and our extensive alumni networks reach the world over. 


Our three campuses reflect a genuinely international setting, that fuse ideas, cultures and different perspectives: internationalism is central what we do, and who we are.  

International student experience

Getting involved in our global village

We are a truly international university that welcomes students from around the world. When students join us, for shorter or longer-term study, they will meet people from all over the planet and have wonderful opportunities to broaden their own horizons through a range of educational, cultural and leisure activities. 

Across our three campuses in the county of Essex, we work hard to create a living and working environment that helps them make their mark. With over 165 sports clubs and societies to join, our community and activities will help to make sure every student’s Essex experience is completely unforgettable.

Our sports teams have travelled the world over, spreading our Essex Spirit and enhancing our partnerships, including basketball and volleyball visiting Germany and Macau. Take a look at our country-specific information to find out all you need to know about studying here, and explore our Students' Union to find out more about getting involved in student life.

Global networking

All our former students are part of a network from more than 150 countries around the world.

No matter where in the world our graduates live, the Essex alumni membership gives access to exclusive events, networking opportunities, alumni discounts, professional development, business webinars, reunion support, and news from our departments.

Our alumni team is here to here our graduates stay connected, get involved, share experiences and support the University’s work into the future through volunteering and philanthropy.

Register for your alumni membership

Join our Linked-In Alumni group

British Council alumni awards

The British Council Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni from UK universities.

The awards also showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education.

Winners and finalists in the awards are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying in the UK to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries.

Several Essex alumni reached the finals in 2022, in the areas of business and innovation, culture and creativity, science and sustainability and social action.

Dr Faisal Al Homoud won in the culture and creativity category, for his work to bring new and innovative strategies to English language teaching in Saudi Arabia

Qais Altoubi from Oman won in the business and innovation category for his work to establish the largest online learning platform in his home country, focusing on the skills needed by the market in that region.

 For more detail on our 2022 finalists and winners, take a look at Study UK alumni awards

I enjoyed everything. Starting with all the facilities available on campus that make students' lives interesting and comfortable, and ending with the international community, which made the whole study period a journey full of emotions and positive experiences. The University of Essex developed my personality, it made me believe in my own power, to be innovative and to have my own point of view on any issue and to be able to defend it.
Nagima Ayubayeva Bsc Economics