Essex Global

Reaching around the world

Reaching around the world

Our students come from 150 countries, and our alumni network has almost 100,000 members. 


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. 



Our alumni network

All our former students are part of a network of around 100,000 alumni, 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.

Meet some of our recent graduates; hear their stories.

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.

In 2016 and 2017, Essex had five finalists in the British Council Alumni Awards, chosen from more than 1,700 applications from 125 countries. Our finalists include a leading academic, a roboticist, a biotechnologist, an innovator in the central Asian finance sector, and a founder of an English school who has become a YouTube sensation!

In 2017 Roichatul Aswidah was a finalist in the Social Impact category of the awards. As a former Human Rights student at the University of Essex, Roichatul is now a commissioner of the Indonesian National Commission of Human Rights in the Indonesian Parliament. 

Also in 2017, Ricky Gunawan won the Social Impact category of the awards, having earned his Master’s degree in Theory and Practice in Human Rights from the University of Essex. Ricky’s work focuses on ending the death penalty, reforming drug laws, and protecting the rights of Indonesia’s most vulnerable people.

Pictured left is Aswidah Roichatul, British Council alumni award finalist and centre, Ricky Gunawan, winner. Both are University of Essex graduates.

International student experience

Getting involved in our global village 

We are a truly international university that welcomes students from around the world. When you join us, you will meet people from all over the planet and have wonderful opportunities to broaden your own horizons through a range of educational, cultural and leisure activities. Take a look at our country-specific information to find out all you need to know about studying here. 

Our Students' Union offers explore more about how you can get involved in .