The University of Essex is located across three campuses, in Colchester, Southend and Loughton - all easily accessible from Central London and offer a range of different Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses including Masters with Professional Placements.
Did you know that notable alumni from Pakistan include Omar Asghar Khan, Pakistani social activist, economist and politician, who studied Economics at Essex; and Muhammad Ali Saif, former Pakistani Minister of Tourism.
In 2023 we also held a graduation in Pakistan for our students, where we had the honour of our Vice-Chancellor being the first British Vice-Chancellor to visit Pakistan for over a decade. We have a long history of recruiting students from Pakistan, with our first student graduating in 1972 and were delighted to visit our graduates in their own country to celebrate their success with us.
Hello, I’m Muhammad Talha, I am based in Pakistan and I look after thePakistani students who are joining the University of Essex. Currently, UoEboasts of over 200 students from Pakistan, and we’re pleased to know you’reconsidering being a part of the family! Country specific information to help you out has been listed below. I hope this answersany queries or questions you might have. For further information you cancontact me at Muhammad.Talha@essex.ac.uk or call 0092 3071133377
If you'd like to meet us please get in touch by email with our Pakistan Regional Team at email@example.com.
You can find contact details for the rest of the team (Sabahat and Marium) at the bottom of this page. All of our regional staff are based in Pakistan.
You can also chat to our staff and students too.
In February and March 2023, a University delegation; led by our Vice-Chancellor visited Pakistan - the first British Vice-Chancellor to visit the country in over a decade, to celebrate the successes of our students through Graduation. Starting with our first Pakistan Graduate in 1972, we now have 700 students studying with us from Pakistan and were delighted to visit and graduate our students in their own country.
Read more about our visit and the graduation on our Vice-Chancellor's blog.
Award speeches from the Graduation
During my time at Essex, I joined the Student Union's vTeam and worked with the SU on various projects for ten months. They ranged from helping tutor children at local schools to multiple SU vTeam one-off projects such as helping to set up and marshal the big Bonfire Night celebration events in a nearby town; helping with the annual firework display at the University; and contributing to the International Gala and other festivals. Participating in these projects gave me opportunity to work part-time with the SU. The role gave me valuable opportunities to develop and improve skills such as communication, teamwork, planning, and time management. This experience helped grow my personality and confidence and will remain a part of by CV. Above all, I am using these skills in my newly founded law firm as a Partner.
Various faculty members of the university I worked for in Pakistan got their PhD degrees from Essex; it was from them that I first heard about the university. I decided to come to Essex because I wanted to do a PhD in management control systems in firms operating in developing economies and one of the experts in this field works at the university. The university is a wonderful place with friendly people who come from many diverse cultural backgrounds. If you come to Essex you won’t regret it, believe me!
I really appreciated the outstanding research culture that I was exposed to at Essex. The University has a great library with excellent facilities, while the positive research environment and friendly people within the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science ensured I enjoyed my stay as a research student at Essex and graduated with very good feelings towards the University. Since leaving Essex, I have joined the University of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa, Pakistan, as an assistant professor. My studies at Essex have truly helped me in this role, particularly as my PhD is in the same area in which I teach, so I can now supervise other students who are undertaking their own research in this field.