After Graduation

From students to alumni

After your graduation, there are still plenty of ways that you can benefit from being part of the Essex family. You will automatically become part of our vibrant, global alumni community and we hope that you'll stay in contact with us, and take full advantage of the benefits of being an Essex graduate.

A range of Graduation souvenirs to commemorate your Graduation Day are available to graduates, including Graduation photography.

Alumni benefits

Alumni card

Sign up for your alumni card to access campus events like SubZero nights, Sports Weekend and Cine10 and enjoy discounts at the Sports Centre, Lakeside Theatre and Wivenhoe House.

Postgraduate loyalty discount

If you’re considering further study, then look no further than Essex. With your alumni membership, you'll be entitled to a discount which reduces the first year postgraduate tuition fee by up to 33%. Find out more about the loyalty discount.

Careers support

As an graduate, you can use Generation Essex; our careers support package. This can involve careers events or workshops, CV or interview advice as well as help from our Internships team, even after you graduate.

Access to resources

Essex alumni get continued access to the library and thousands of academic journals and books for free through JSTOR.

JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books, and primary sources. Being an Essex graduate now gives you the same access to JSTOR that current students and academics have.

Alumni blog

Feeling nervous about what the future holds? We’ve plenty of advice from fellow Essex alumni over on our alumni blog.

Click crowdfunding

Click, Essex's crowdfunding platform is still available after you graduate with specialist support and no fees.

Student Documentation Ordering System

The Student Documentation Ordering System allows you to order and, where applicable, pay for copies of award certificates, academic transcripts, award confirmation letters, and DOATAP letters.


If you began your undergraduate studies in 2014 or completed your studies in November 2020 you will have the HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report). Find out more about how to activate, access and share your HEAR.

Find out more about the Essex alumni community.

2017 EBS graduation
After Essex: In conversation with Essex Alumni

Hear from members of our inspiring global alumni community about their time at Essex and where life has taken them since.

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