Life at Essex allows you the opportunity to experience so much more than your degree and gain the edge you need in a competitive world. Boost your CV through a wealth of programmes and activities on campus, in the local community or even overseas.
Take advantage of our range of programmes and events to enrich your Essex experience, provide you with skills for life and make you stand out from the crowd. We have everything from studying, volunteering or working abroad, to helping with community and climate change projects or joining a summer internship.
If spending time abroad is on your bucket list, why wait? Rather than taking a gap year before or after your studies, why not combine the two and get that experience as part of your degree?
At Essex, we offer you the chance to study, work or volunteer in another country, through our Essex Abroad programme. Check out our Essex Abroad Blog Series to see what others have done to give you some ideas.
If you want to make a difference, gain some life skills and enhance your CV while you're at it, try volunteering. There are plenty of opportunities on and off campus to get involved with a variety of projects from one-off events to regular activities and partnerships with external organisations.
Improving your life chances and gaining new skills aren't the only benefit to volunteering. Some of our student volunteers have gone on to win awards for their work. Read more in this blog about volunteering for a more sustainable world.
If you want to get out there and experience the world of work in a particular sector, or explore a potential career through a practical hands-on environment, our work placements are for you.